Stanford Study: Increased Pot Smoking Linked To Sexual Desire


There are certainly limitations to this study: as Joseph Palamar, an associate professor in the Department of Population Health at New York University, told CNN, to truly find if marijuana depletes sex drive, you would want to do a larger test when people have smoked within the immediate hours before having sex. That means that routine cannabis use could add up to 20 more sexual encounters per year, said Eisenberg.

Women who did not use cannabis within the past year reported that they had sex six times, on average, over the previous four weeks.

But thanks to the Stanford University School of Medicine, we now have substantive proof: Cannabis users have more sex.

The study asked 50,000 men and women how many people they had slept with, and how often they've smoked weed over the past year.

He also said that the data compared was nearly the same in any case compared.

Yet another research from 13 years ago found beneficial properties of CBD for reducing neurotoxicity in the brain which makes cells die significantly faster. "If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency", he said.

"We reported how often they smoke - monthly, weekly or daily - and how many times they've had sex in the last month", said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, the lead author. Among men, marijuana users had sex 6.9 times a month, compared with 5.6 times for nonusers.

"Marijuana use is very common, but its large-scale use and association with sexual frequency hasn't been studied much in a scientific way", Eisenberg said.

As such, a fair amount of other research has found a link between the frequency of sex and overall physical and mental health. But that rose to 7.1 times for those who smoked it daily.

They included data from respondents between ages 25-45. About 24.5 percent of men and 14.5 percent of women reported having used marijuana. "However, the fact that the association persists for all the subgroups - age, marital status, education, religion, etc. - suggests that there may be some biological explanation". It contains explicit questions about intercourse with a member of the opposite sex in the past four weeks, as well as the frequency of smoking marijuana in the previous 12 months. The trend remained true even for weed smokers who also consumed other substances like alcohol and cocaine. Therefore, the study has suggested that the finding does not imply that people who are less inhibited have more sex or use drugs.

The study does not establish a causal connection between marijuana use and sexual activity, Eisenberg noted.