It is actually a common claim among a lot of marijuana enthusiasts and supporters that marijuana can actually aid in boosting arousal and sensations. Sometimes, it can even lead to more powerful climaxes – particularly for women.
But naturally, there are many people who are skeptical of this information. However, science is there to actually back these statements up. Research is there to support these claims.
There is a recent study that has looked into the reports from hundreds of women and the effects that having marijuana has on their sexlives. The study looked into the experiences of women who were both marijuana smokers and non-smokers. And it was during this study that it was found out that women who engaged in marijuana use prior to sex were actually twice as likely to have a more satisfying climax.
However, the research was inconclusive when it came to the reasons as to why marijuana seemed to improve a person’s overall sexual experience. However, over the years, scientists have tried to come up with a few possible explanations as to why that might be the case.
In a paper that was published to the journal Sexual Medicine, the leaders of the study explain, “It has been postulated that it leads to improvement in sexual function simply by lowering stress and anxiety.” They go on to add, “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.” The researchers also claim, “Marijuana is also known to heighten sensations such as touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing.”
The study was actually spearheaded by a team at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine that looked into the survey responses from 373 different women.
Around 47% of the women who participated in the study admitted to smoking marijuana on a regular basis. And of this particular group, 34% said that they smoked marijuana prior to sex.
In order to find out more about how the smoking of marijuana really does factor into sexual satisfaction, the group of researchers developed a specific survey for it. The Sexual Healthy Survey addressed a wide range of topics that covered sexual drive, lubrication, and the existence of sex-related pain.
“To limit bias, the authors embedded the questions about marijuana deeper into the questionnaire,” stressed the leaders of the paper.
Upon review of their data, the researchers found out that there were significant differences in the participants’ sexual experiences – and it all depended on whether they had been smoking marijuana prior to having sex or not.
“Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, a decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication,” the researchers wrote.
That means that these differences actually translate to 2.13 better odds of achieving “satisfactory orgasms” for the women who smoked pot before sex.
“Marijuana appears to improve satisfaction with orgasm,” the team noted.
“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,” the researchers wrote in the paper.
“Our study is consistent with past studies of the effects of marijuana on sexual behavior in women.”
What are your thoughts on this?