I’d be willing to wager that many couples out there frequently use marijuana to improve their sex life and get them in the mood. I myself have heard several friends (who shall remain unnamed) swear by the magical effects cannabis has on their climaxes. The only problem is, up until recently all of these ravings were purely anecdotal. There was really no scientific evidence to back up such claims.
This is somewhat astounding, as the sexual effects of other legal and illegal drugs has been fairly well-documented. Marijuana, however, has been a bit more complex.
“This range of findings is pharmacologically unique,” wrote Michael Castleman in a 2010 article for Psychology Today. “The sexual effects of every other mood-altering drug — alcohol, amphetamines, antidepressants, cocaine, narcotics — are well-documented, fairly consistent, and not particularly controversial. But oddly, marijuana’s sexual effects are highly unpredictable, from strongly sex-inhibiting to strongly sex-enhancing.”
The reason for this phenomenon is likely that there just never seemed to be a large enough sample group from which to draw accurate conclusions. Most notable studies took place among 100 individuals at maximum.
Luckily and amazingly, the folks at HelloMD conducted a study of over 1,400 marijuana users in January 2016 over the course of seven days, and procured some pretty compelling numbers. Though the study’s investigations were more all-encompassing than sexuality, there seemed significant reason to believe that marijuana might lead to a more fulfilling sex life.