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Here’s how cannabis can help increase intimacy during sex

Nov 1, 2021
On the whole, it appears that marijuana improves sex, especially for women, who often link cannabis with more intense orgasms, improved arousal and greater sexual satisfaction. A study ...

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Not a lot of studies have been conducted on personal marijuana use, much less about the effect that the plant can have on couples. Still, as the years have passed and as interest in the topic has increased, a variety of cannabis products targeting people’s sex lives have appeared.

On the whole, it appears that marijuana improves sex, especially for women, who often link cannabis with more intense orgasms, improved arousal and greater sexual satisfaction.

A study published in Sexual Medicine suggests that the more a woman uses cannabis, the more likely it is for her to experience better sex overall, with less pain and discomfort.

Another study has found a key difference between alcohol and cannabis in sex. Published in Cannabis, the study claims that, unlike alcohol, cannabis has a positive effect on couples when consumed together, increasing the odds of intimacy and providing more opportunities for bonding.

Although the study was small, involving data from just 183 married or co-habitating couples, all of them claimed to be active marijuana users. Authors of the study asked the couples to monitor their cannabis intake for 30 days, with participants reporting their experiences through their smartphones before and after consuming weed.

Couples were asked to write a brief report each morning, indicating if they had consumed marijuana and if they had had an “intimate experience” with their partner, specifying the specific time. The study’s definition of an intimate experience was wide, ranging from sex and meaningful conversations, to interactions that expressed love, support and care.

Researchers analyzed the 30 days of data and found that smoking cannabis increased the couples’ likelihood of having an intimate experience, especially within two hours of consuming the plant. This increased intimacy remained even if only one partner used cannabis.

Cannabis dosage is important, with too much possibly resulting in a negative sexual experience and increasing effects such as paranoia and anxiety. It could also result in sleepiness and disorientation.

Investigators say to comprehend the full extent of weed’s influence on relationships and intimacy, more studies are needed, particularly ones focusing on larger samples of couples, monitoring their progress over longer periods of time.

The FreshToast.com, a U.S. lifestyle site that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp.

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