People Who Use Marijuana Are Having More Sex, says Stanford Study

People Who Use Marijuana Are Having More Sex, says Stanford Study

Is it all about sex, drugs and rock n’ roll?

Not sure what smoking marijuana is possibly good for? There are many valid arguments on either side of the ganja debate, but one thing is for certain: people who are smoking pot are having more sex.

Of course, whether this is a good thing or something that’s not so great, remains to be seen. A study completed at Stanford University Medical Center discovered the news.

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“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,” said the study’s senior author, Michael Eisenberg, MD, assistant professor of urology.

Eisenberg went on to note the overall trend applied to people of both sexes, as well as “all races, ages, education levels, income groups and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether or not they had kids”.

So, basically just about anyone who is using marijuana could be having more sex.

Sexual Dysfunction

Interestingly, the study was done in response to other reports that detail cases of erectile dysfunction in heavy marijuana users, as well as reduced sperm counts in men who use the drug.

These claims could be true scientists say, however marijuana has been found to stimulate the part of the brain that’s involved in feeling sexually aroused.

Should we be up in arms about it, and throwing condoms to the crowd? The numbers are still low. The study found that only about 25% of men and 14.5% of women used marijuana regularly.

On the whole Eisenberg said that pot users were having about 20% more sex than those who abstained.

He thinks it isn’t a causal relationship though, indicating that if you smoke pot you won’t automatically have more sex. Still, the findings could raise some eyebrows.

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