Sex study shows cannabis makes for much better female orgasms

Can using cannabis lead to more enjoyable sex and better orgasms for the women who use it? That’s exactly what one study, titled “The Relationship Between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women”, which was published in the medical journal Sexual Medicine earlier this month argues.

Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. Previous surveys, as well as plenty of anecdotal evidence, has shown cannabis to have sex-enhancing abilities. This, however, is the first rigorous study to look specifically at the sexual experiences of women using cannabis.

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Corroborating that evidence, this new study found that cannabis significantly increased the pleasure women derived from sex. Using cannabis before sex more than doubled their odds of having a satisfactory orgasm.

“I have seen it used in women with chronic pain disorders that lead to painful sex, women who experience difficulty with orgasm or an inability to orgasm, and women who use it to improve their libido, which may not match their partner’s libido,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Becky K. Lynn, in an interview. Noticing that many of her patients were using cannabis for their sexual needs, Dr. Lynn was inspired to study the issue further.

To gauge the effect cannabis has on women’s sexual experience and performance, the study surveyed 373 women over a period of 11 months to see how they perceived the effects. The group was comprised of a mix of women who did and women who did not use marijuana during the course of the study.

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In addition to the increase in orgasm intensity, the study found that most women reported an increase in sex drive, as well as less pain during sex. Furthermore, women who used cannabis frequently had much higher odds of attaining a satisfying orgasm than those who only used it occasionally. Having a little cannabis before an intimate encounter helps, but having a little cannabis on a regular basis helps even more.

While humankind understands the basic biology of sexual reproduction, modern medical science has only scratched the surface of the many other dimensions of sex, including how we experience it. For all the knowledge we already have about sex, we know even less about what happens when cannabis is part of that experience. This study is evidence that we need more research on the subject for us to better understand the full potential of cannabis as an aphrodisiac.

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