Study links smoking pot to having more sex

Oct 28, 2017, 00:10
Study links smoking pot to having more sex

People who admit to using marijuana might be less inhibited about sex, they noted. That number is increasing as more states legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.

The study looked at data from the USA government's National Survey of Family Growth.

"I think if you asked a man or a woman, 20 more times to have sex over a year, that would seem like a lot", Eisenberg told Reuters.

Similarly, men who used marijuana daily reported having sex with a woman 6.9 times per month, compared to 5.6 times for nonusers.

Researchers found the frequency of sex rose steadily with the frequency of marijuana use.

For the study, the team included data on 28,176 women - 29.9 years old and 22,943 men.

"We were surprised to see the positive association between users", Eisenberg said. "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". The study focused on heterosexual sex, and it didn't explain why there might be a connection between sex and marijuana.

Given that the average couple has sex about once a week, Eisenberg said, the bottom line for partaking in a bong or blunt could add up to 20 more instances of sexual intercourse each year.

The study is the first to evaluate the relationship between cannabis use and frequency of sex at the national level in the United States.

He thought it was a "cool epidemiological paper" that "did the best it could with the data", but it did have limitations. In other words, it seems that people who like to smoke weed may have other character traits that lead them to be lustier.

But Palamar stressed that the findings show a correlation, not cause and effect.

The study appears Friday in the Journal of Sexual Medicine. "What we found was compared to never-users, those who reported daily use had about 20 percent more sex". "One question my patients always have is will smoking marijuana frequently negatively impact my sexual function?"

Both scholars hoped these studies will encourage other researchers to dive deeper into the topic.

To further explore the topic, Eisenberg and his colleagues analyzed data from the National Survey of Family Growth, conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which included questions on marijuana use and frequency of sex. Marijuana use can affect children. But thanks to the Stanford University School of Medicine, we now have substantive proof: Cannabis users have more sex. He said this independence suggests the positive correlation can not be attributed to a general tendency of people with fewer inhibitions to indulge in both drugs and more sex than their peers. Being overweight can give men arousal problems. "For a lot of guys, hearing that is an unbelievable motivator".

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