Many studies present the benefits of smoking marijuana, showing people the drug is not as bad as they think it is. However, a recent report reveals one more benefit which can significantly improve one’s quality of life. It seems that those who smoke cannabis have a better sex life than those who don’t.
Marijuana seems to have a positive effect on one’s sex life
For this study, researchers took 23,000 men and 28,000 women, all of them at an age suitable for reproduction, and questioned them regarding their sex life and their weed smoking habits. The researchers were interested in these habits during the four weeks before the study.
Those women who didn’t smoke marijuana had had sex six times on average during these four weeks, while the regular smokers reported an average rate of seven times. The results regarding men were similar, the non-smokers had had sex five times on average, while the smokers had done it seven times.
The study was uniform when it came to sexual orientation, as it concentrated on heterosexual people. However, other factors varied, such as the social background, ethnicity, economic or relationship status. Marijuana use is quite common among young people nowadays, but this was the first time when researchers explored the impact of drug use on their sex life.
The drug might also reduce sperm count
The results were quite interesting. A previous study, published in 2011 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, argued that marijuana could cause erectile dysfunction. However, the new research presents the drug as promoting a better sexual performance. In fact, the truth might be lying somewhere between the two arguments. Cannabis does, indeed, increase arousal, but it might also reduce the production of sperm.
However, the study didn’t account for all factors that could have influenced the correlation. For instance, the participants weren’t questioned about the time of the day when they smoked weed, so it’s not clear if the drug was consumed before or after sex. The results have been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
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