Frequent marijuana users had 20% more sex than those who never inhaled, a new study reports.
Talk about having a high libido.
Regular marijuana users had 20% more sex than those who never inhaled, according to a new Stanford University study of more than 50,000 Americans ages 25 to 45.
Researchers noted that while more than 20 million U.S. adults use marijuana, and 29 states have legalized the drug for medical or recreational use, a large-scale study of its association with sexual frequency had not been studied much. And the American marijuana industry – which enjoyed a buzzworthy $6.7 billion in sales last year – could be worth $50 billion annually by 2026.
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And getting intimate more often could help your career. A recent study revealed that employees who orgasm once a day were in better moods at work the morning after. They were also more productive and more engaged on the job, and reported more job satisfaction.
There have been some reports of erectile dysfunction and reduced sperm counts in men who toke heavily, but other experiments have also found that marijuana actually stimulates brain activity in the regions involved in sexual arousal and activity in both humans and animals.
So the Stanford team decided to get to the bottom of this by studying National Survey of Family Growth data, which asked subjects how many times they’d had sex with a member of the opposite sex in the past month, and how frequently they’d smoked pot in the past year. And not only was there was a positive association between those who had sex, and those who smoked pot – but the frequency that they got busy increased with the frequency that they got baked. So the researchers suggest that there’s something more going on here than marijuana simply making users feel less inhibited about having sex.
They cautioned that this study can’t say why exactly marijuana use makes people more amorous, however, and it still merely hints at a causal connection between the two instead of a definite cause and effect. More research is needed to fully understand the connection – such as surveying same-sex couples as well as heterosexual ones.
Still, this could put previous concerns about cannabis hurting your sex drive or bedroom performance up in smoke.
“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,” wrote the study’s senior author, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology at Stanford. “The overall trend we saw applied to people of both sexes and all races, ages, education levels, income groups and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether or not they had kids.”
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