Cannabis and sex is there a correlation between cannabis use and a satisfying sex life?
While the cannabis and sex discussion has been littered with inaccurate warning stories of lowered sperm count and lazy lovers, there’s every reason to believe that the correlation between sex and cannabis is a very positive one.
Can it be that cannabis users are being treated to something extra in the department of carnal pleasures?
Cannabis has a definite spot in the history books when it pertains to sexuality. It was used as far back as 1700-500 BCE by the Hindi in Tantric sex practices. Early physician Galen suggested it brought “warm and pleasurable sensations” to its users. Mid-1800s British physician Sir William O’Shaughnesy wrote that cannabis created “intense aphrodisiac desire.”
Now, the sexual benefits of cannabis are being celebrated with our elevated knowledge of the body’s endocannabinoid system. At the very basic level, cannabidiol (CBD) introduced into the endocannabinoid system can stimulate users by increasing blood flow to certain parts of the body. When doses of THC is added into the endocannabinoid system, a sense of relaxation comes over the body and mind, making lovers feel relaxed and in the mood.
Earlier this year, scientists analyzed the statistics found in the US government’s National Survey of Family Growth and published their findings on the correlation between sex and cannabis in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The survey asked more than 51,000 people both men and women how often they had sex in the prior four weeks, as well as how frequently they used marijuana in the past year.
Women who use cannabis led the ranks in the frequency of sexual encounters with 7.1 encounters over the last 4 weeks as opposed to 6 encounters by their non-cannabis lady counterparts. Marijuana men reported having sex 6.9 times in the 4-week period in comparison to the 5.6 instances of sex for abstaining men.
Is this just a coincidence? Possibly not. With cannabis ladies leading the pack for carnal pleasures, it can’t be overlooked that cannabis is being called “the female Viagra” for its power for getting women in the mood, ability to add lubrication and amplify the sexual experience (and at time “Big O”) for women in particular.
There certainly seems to be a growing buzz around cannabis and sex, and the emerging body of research around cannabis will solidify that correlation with science. Until then, have fun exploring cannabis and sex – and the various products on the market that are packaging cannabis with sensuality for good reason.
When dosed properly and used lovingly between partners before carnal connection, cannabis just may possibly light a new kind of fire in the bedroom.