A new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM) reveals what most cannabis users have been claiming for years: that cannabis can enhance the sexual experience.
The study, titled The Association Between Marijuana Use And Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study, aimed to determine whether there was a relation between marijuana use and sexual frequency by using a nationally representative sample of reproductive-age men and women.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) surveyed 28,176 women and 22,943 nationwide via a questionnaire and the results were then analyzed by Stanford University Department of Urology researchers Dr. Michael L. Eisenburg and Dr. Andrew J. Sun.
The study revealed that “Marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency and does not appear to impair sexual function.” Daily users across all demographic groups reported having 20 percent more sex than those who have never used cannabis.
An additional study in the JSM titled The Relationship Between marijuana Use Prior To Sex and Sexual Function in Women set out to “determine if marijuana use before sex affects the sexual experience, by how much, and which domains of sexual function are affected.” In this study, researchers polled 133 sexually active adult women at one ObGyn practice with a questionnaire.
68 percent of the women who said they used cannabis before sex report more pleasurable sex, with 16 percent saying it ruined their sexual experience. Almost 62 percent also said it enhanced the quality of their orgasms and their libidos in general.
The same researchers later widened the survey to 285 adult women, and found similar results.