Individuals who smoke cannabis have more sex than those who don’t smoke cannabis, according to findings from researchers at Stanford University. The groundbreaking study, “Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study,” was published October 27 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.
It confirms what many had already believed—that cannabis is an incredible natural aphrodisiac.
Women who smoke cannabis daily had sex 7.1 times per month on average, while women who don’t smoke had sex six times per month on average. Men who smoke daily had sex 6.9 times per month, while men who don’t smoke had sex 5.6 times per month on average.
“We reported how often they smoke—monthly, weekly or daily—and how many times they’ve had sex in the last month,” lead author Dr. Michael Eisenberg told NPR. “What we found was compared to never-users, those who reported daily use had about 20 percent more sex. So over the course of a year, they’re having sex maybe 20 more times.” Twenty more times per year, many would agree, is a significant change in lifestyle. The positive association between sex and cannabis crossed the boundaries of marital status, race and gender.
The researchers acquired figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual reports from 2002 to 2015. Other factors were considered including having children, religion and alcohol.
Women especially become aroused while under the influence of cannabinoids, according to a past study. Strains like Sexxpot are designed specifically for women in a sexual setting. Companies like FORIA have taken notice of cannabis’ aphrodisiac properties. Others disagree whether cannabis can increase libido. Obviously, everyone’s body reacts differently to cannabis and some consumers do not notice any increased arousal.
Both alcohol and cannabis have been associated with loosened inhibitions, such as people who claim they are “one hit away” from sex. The study opens the door to more cannabis-based medicines designed specifically for sex.