A new study reveals that cannabis use has a positive impact on their sex lives.
Marijuana and sex, particularly when it comes to women, tend to have a positive relationship. Plenty of studies have shown that for some people, the drug can help them have better orgasms, feel more relaxed and more connected to their partners.
A new study published in the journal Sexual Medicine compiled data from over 400 women who consumed marijuana on a regular basis and found that frequent cannabis use was linked with higher arousal, better orgasms and more sexual satisfaction overall.
“Our results demonstrate that increasing frequency of cannabis use is associated with improved sexual function and is associated with increased satisfaction, orgasm, and sexual desire,” said the authors of the study.
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Researchers contacted women who’d responded to an invitation from cannabis retail stores, asking them to fill out a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI), a survey designed to assess sexual activity throughout their previous 4 weeks. The test implies that the higher the score, the higher the sexual function, with low scores relating to low sexual function. In order to draw results, researchers compared the level of cannabis use of each participant with their FSFI score.
Women who consumed cannabis more frequently reported better sexual function in different aspects of their sex lives, from better orgasms to higher levels of arousal. A subset of these women also reported experiencing less pain during sex, something that has been echoed in other studies conducted on cannabis use and sexuality.
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While there have been some negative links between sex and male arousal, when it comes to women, it appears the drug makes them feel less anxious and more relaxed, which translates into a more positive sexual experience. Researchers haven’t yet pinpointed the relationship that exists between cannabis and sex, but more and more evidence suggests that there’s something there and that it’s worth investigating.