We all know that cannabis can help with a lot of issues from insomnia to nausea, but some people may not be familiar with the role it plays in sex, intimacy, arousal and reproduction. The Answers is a helpful tool for anyone interested in learning more about marijuana and understanding how it can be utilized in their lives. We’ve gathered some of the most popular questions we’ve received about marijuana and sex, with the answers below to give you some insight.
Q: How does marijuana enhance sex?
Answer: @KarinDirector Great question! Using cannabis as an aphrodisiac is an ancient tradition. Cannabis promotes relaxation and increased blood flow. THC is also known to positively affect cell receptors directly involved in tactile sensation and euphoria, and inhibit pain while allowing for more pleasant signals to be received by the brain.
Q: I’ve read that you can use a marijuana oil for women’s sexual pleasure. Does this really work?
Answer: @DrEdmundsDoctor The good news is that THC is not harmful for the mucosal lining in the vagina, and women can and have used marijuana oil for the purpose of enhancing sexual pleasure. The oil typically comes in a spray bottle, which can be applied directly or by hand to the clitoris and outer and inner labia. Like most things, the results are mixed. Those that notice an effect have described it as producing a tingly sensation. Some women have noted stronger orgasms and/or multiple orgasms while using this product. On the other hand, some women have experienced no effects whatsoever while using the product and even suggest that it’s “bunk” or a “gimmick.” One complaint is that the patient is directed to wait 30 to 60 minutes prior to sexual activity for optimal effect, which affects spontaneity. Also, latex is not compatible; so condoms may not be used.
Q: Is there any truth to marijuana negatively affecting sexual function in men?
My husband recently started using marijuana to help with the pain from an old football injury. He’s 32 years old and I’m concerned that this will affect his sex drive/function because we are trying to get pregnant.
Several studies have demonstrated that marijuana use decreases testosterone in men, which may lead to decreased sex drive, impotence and gynecomastia. Cannabis also decreases sperm count and sperm motility. Interestingly, there is an association between premature ejaculation and cannabis use. Having said that, some men find that marijuana actually increases arousal and sex drive. These effects most likely occur with sativa dominant strains and THC.