It’s no secret that a little weed can go a long way, especially when it comes to sex. Not only does smoking the ganja improve your sex life, but there are also products that can help spice things up in the bedroom, like weed lube, for example. But some sources say that alcohol can also turn up the heat. So which is better? Drunk sex, or high sex? To each their own, but here are a few facts to help you decide.
From relieving muscle pain to treating diseases like Parkinson’s, the positive effects of cannabis are almost overwhelming. But when it comes to sex, weed can help in more ways than one.
In addition to lighting up strains that enhance sexual pleasure, there are pot-infused lubes that can do the same. And if that’s not enough to convince you, then perhaps a study will do the trick.
During the 70s, Erich Goode, a sociology professor at Stony Brook University, conducted a study on the matter. As a result, he discovered that 77% of the 200 people surveyed frequent users said that cannabis increased arousal, while 68 percent said cannabis increased pleasure,
Mainly the ‘enjoyers’ said that the drug makes them less inhibited, allowing them to become more sensuous. Some said they came up with new sexual ideas [while] high.
Ashley Manta, a sex educator, and cannabis writer explains the benefits and downfalls of using the herb for sex,
The biggest benefit of using cannabis for sex is that it can help people get out of their heads and into their bodies.
The biggest downfall with using cannabis for sex is that it’s easy to over-consume.
After a couple of drinks, you may start to feel a little hot and bothered. And some articles out there will tell you how beneficial alcohol can be in moderation.
In moderation, alcohol can help you relax. Not to mention, cause you to have lower inhibitions.
But there’s also plenty of downsides, too. For example, impaired judgment. And let’s not forget, “whiskey dick.”
And while alcohol can help “loosen you up,” sometimes you can become a little too dependent on it. Ducky DooLittle, a certified sexual assault and violence intervention counselor, and sexual abuse survivor speaks from personal experience,
The only way I could let my guard down and have sex was if I had been drinking. In my early 20s, when I found myself in a long-term relationship, it got hard to orchestrate the sexual situations. Next thing I knew I was trying to have sex without booze and I was a mess.
So I can say that drinking did help me find affection, sex, pleasure, and fun, but when I wanted something deeper with a person, I had to stop drinking. When I talk with other survivors [of sexual abuse] they report similar experiences.
So, there you have it. Both cannabis and alcohol make for great sex – remember, everything in moderation. But when it comes to the better option, it’s safe to say the herb wins this debate.