You might remember a song from Marcy Playground called Sex and Candy. In today’s lightness perhaps the band was referring to Sex and Candy Kush. It’s not just sex though, it’s romantic intimacy all together that seems to be better with the help of one particular lady.
That lady is none other than Mary Jane. Several studies suggest that cannabis increases intimacy between partners. This news is coming as a surprise for newcomers to the cannabis community, culture, and lifestyle.
For those of us who have blazed for many days, we know the couples that blaze together, play together, and most of them stay together. Science is trying to figure out exactly how cannabis and if cannabis enhances an individual or couple’s sex life.
Let’s Talk About Sex
The hard part about studying the effects of cannabis on the sex life of an individual or couple has to do with many underlying issues. Is there a problematic relationship or have there been problematic relationships in the past? Is there any history of physical or sexual abuse? Are there any current prescription medications in the picture?
These are just a few of the factors that play pivotal roles in the mood of an individual or couple. Cannabis may help to increase sexual pleasure with women by helping them to relax. It also tends to take the edge off and produce feelings of happiness and euphoria which help encourage the mood.
If you come home from work, eat dinner, discuss bills and financial plans for the future like so many do you can find yourself feeling stressed out. Stress not only makes sex unenjoyable for women it makes it hard for men to perform too.
Try talking about those finances over a joint, bowl, vape, or dab and most likely it will be a completely different experience. Who knows it could even lead to sex. If you’d like to look at some of the research papers published about the effects of cannabinoids and sex, you can do so by going to the NCBI.
The Recent Intimacy Study
The most recent study on this topic was published in the journal Cannabis. This research study took a close look at a 183 married heterosexual couples over a course of a month. The participants were required to send individual reports on their cannabis consumption through a mobile device. The scoring of these reports assessed whether participants smoked around the same time together, alone while in the presence of their partner or completely alone.
The results of the findings concluded that couples that consumed cannabis at the same time together reported higher instances of intimate events taking place. These events which included emotionally engaging and being supportive of one another, deep conversations, caring responses and other acts of intimacy not just sex. The majority of intimate encounters happened within an hour of couples consuming cannabis together.
The report also concluded that men tend to consume more frequently than their women counterparts. The science has shown that a healthy sex life leads to longer and happier relationships and based on results of a study such as this it seems like cannabis could play a significant role in this aspect as well.