According to a new study, cannabis leaves can improve sexual arousal in women and result in more powerful orgasms.
The study that involved hundreds of women, both marijuana smokers and non-smokers found marijuana use before making love doubles the chances of getting a more satisfying release.
Researchers explain in the paper published to the journal Sexual Medicine: “It has been postulated that it leads to improvement in sexual function simply by lowering stress and anxiety.”
“It may slow the temporal perception of time and prolong the feelings of pleasurable sensations. It may lower sexual inhibitions and increase confidence and a willingness to experiment.
“Marijuana is also known to heighten sensations such as touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing.”
Led by a team at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, the study analyzed self-reported survey responses from 373 women.
47 percent of the women said they were marijuana smokers and 34 percent of this group claimed they used it before sex.
The researchers developed a Sexual Health Survey addressing numerous topics, including lubrication, the presence of sex-related pain, and sex drive.
The paper noted: “To limit bias, the authors embedded the questions about marijuana deeper into the questionnaire.”
They found significant differences in the participants’ reported experiences depending on whether they smoke pot prior to sex or not.
“Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication,” the researchers added.
The team concluded: “Marijuana appears to improve satisfaction with orgasm.
“Women who used marijuana before sex and those who used more frequently were more than twice as likely to report satisfactory orgasms as those who did not use marijuana before sex or used infrequently.
“Our study is consistent with past studies of the effects of marijuana on sexual behaviour in women.”
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