Sex and Weed and the Science of Pleasure

Not too long ago we published a blog post looking at some of the pros and cons of mixing weed and sex and came to the conclusion that, while yes there are definitely those health issues that come with smoking (if that’s how you choose to partake), and some other issues that weed can exacerbate like apathy and (not permanent) lower sperm count, overall, apart from the archaic laws surrounding it, there was far more good than bad, and now we have some scientific proof that we were on the right track all along!

In a recent study conducted by the St Louis University School of Medicine 373 women were given a range of questions on sexual satisfaction, orgasm frequency, pain during sex, and other related topics. To avoid bias and make sure they didn’t guide the answers too much, the marijuana questions were subtly placed within the questionnaire and interspersed with others so that the results were more naturally answered than if the study was solely based on cannabis use.

Marijuana does give women better orgasms!

Of the 373 women surveyed 47% said they were regular cannabis users, and 34% said they regularly used it before sexual activity and the researchers found significant differences between the answers from users and non-users.

Among those women who reported using marijuana before sex, 68.5% stated that the overall sexual experience was more pleasurable, 60.6% noted an increase in sex drive, and 52.8% reported an increase in satisfying orgasms compared to women who did not partake. 

There were also reported increases in desire, and decreases in pain and discomfort that women said they had experienced prior to cannabis use.

Why does cannabis improve sex?

Probably the most common reaction to pot is the relaxation of our bodies and the slowing down of our temporal perception of time. Both of these things have a flow-on effect to the body and its responses to stimulation, including prolonging pleasurable feelings and heightening the senses of touch, smell, taste and sound. The other big thing researchers concluded from these findings was that when your body and mind is in that relaxed state, our inhibitions become lower and our confidence and willingness to experiment and express our desires and needs becomes easier, and when all these factors come together they lead to enjoyable and memorable sex experiences that women had not experienced before using cannabis before sex.

Should Australia legalise marijuana?

Unfortunately here in Australia, with the exception of some medical applications, marijuana is still classed as an illegal drug and, while most people will know someone who knows someone, it can be a risk trying to procure it. Because of this it is mostly only available in smokeable forms which, for many people, isn’t something they want to do. In places where cannabis use and its use in products is legal there have been some incredible leaps and bounds in the creation of edibles, topical applications, and other infused products made for a range of needs, including sex. There are cannabis infused lubes that, by almost all reports and reviews, make your bits feel light and high and super responsive to touch and play. There are drinks and gummy bears and other edible products that allow you to feel the benefits without the smoking health risks, and then there are all the important medicinal applications it is used in. Things like reducing seizures, minimising chronic pain, helping with cancer relief, restoring appetite, calming the nervous system, helping to treat certain mental health disorders including anorexia and depression and a whole bunch more. 

It’s not just medicine and personal highs it can do either. Did you know pretty much anything made of plastic can be replaced by using hemp? Which is cheap to produce, easy to work with and, in the end, completely biodegradable and healthier for the environment. Clothing and other textile materials, building supplies, paper… So much of the stuff we use every single day can be made from this brilliant little bush that grows like a weed in almost any environment you plant it in.

The rest of the world is finally starting to see what an incredibly versatile and diverse plant this little weed is and we can only hope that Australia takes up the baton soon to allow far more medicinal, sustainable, and hopefully recreational use for us all. 

The science is there, the science is backed up, and the proof is in the pudding. Weed is, on the whole, a positive and natural substance and something the world should embrace and explore, it has the potential to save our sex lives, improve our health and, more importantly, save the world and, as the dominant inhabitants, we have a duty to use everything we can to preserve and love this planet for future generations.

When we published Eva’s first article about marijuana we were criticised for writing about drugs when we didn’t offer members the option of including drug preferences in their profile. We made the decision that we don’t want to force members to reveal if they indulge in any illegal substances, so under Lifestyle, if you choose, members can nominate if they don’t like to do drugs or smoke marijuana so you can refine your search for like-minded playmates. Choose Edit your Profile to update your preferences.

25 Comments

  • tatgirl
    More than a month ago

    Always pictured you as a smoker

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      Haha.
      I just read this comment.

      I'm gonna take that as a good thing.. Cos... It totally is
      Haha.

  • Givemeyou
    More than a month ago

    I'm a research scientist in the health sector and just want to point out that Cannabis does have different effects on different people thanks to different brain chemistry (CB1 & CB2 receptors + G protein coupled receptors).. so tread with caution. As for the comment below about increased testosterone I read that study, it does not increase testosterone. There were increased testosterone levels in participants that smoked up to 2 joints per week compared with daily smokers. But when you compare the 2 per week joint smoker to a non smoker the non smoker will in general have higher testosterone levels. There have been a multitude of studies into tobacco and cannabis use both of which lower testosterone significantly and there is a high correlation between long term use and erectile dysfunction so tread carefully men! that said it does improve the sexual experience in the short term but we all knew that :)

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      AMM.Editor
      More than a month ago

      Really appreciate your input. Thank you.

    • strechticles
      More than a month ago

      Have you got any links to related papers for the effect of long term use? That'd be worth the read, luckily it's not really an issue for me, been smoking for 16 years and still get a boner 20 times daily, same as always, but it effects everyone differently so who can say if not the researchers? Would genuinely like an alternative for getting relief for my fucked nervous system, but the CBD/CBN oil is more expensive then weed, and is still illegal here.

      Thanks either way, I appreciate your work.

    • topfkr
      More than a month ago

      How long is your long term. Smoking 24 years still powering along and I'm 45 .I'm your research.

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    wunwulf
    More than a month ago

    Moderate use ie a joint or two on a fortnightly roster increases testosterone in a male(unsure effect on female hormonaly) but not so high that normal testosterone production slows much like tongkat ali or the African yohimbe

  • topfkr
    More than a month ago

    I been smoking weed for over 24 years no downside .always smoke the good stuff .there different types of weed for a Variety of uses eg.sleeping better ,concentrating and relaxing and helps make sex better. There are edibles and concentrates as well overall great experiences. There are indicas and sativas and hybrids best to do research to find which one suits you better.

    • topfkr
      More than a month ago

      None.

    • strechticles
      More than a month ago

      Yeah the main down side is the cost & or being judged by morons who think "it only does bad because illegal :/ derp" but hey, if we're still cracking fats as frequently as we were as teenagers, eating as much and able to fuction because of no spasms anymore, at a slight cost to our lungs *shrugs* doesn't really seem like a negative, with all that beneficialness going on.
      Plus stupid people seem heaps funnier when I'm high, so it's a win win/break even scenario for me ;)

  • Masterplussub
    More than a month ago

    Probably the most common reaction to SHIBARI (rope play ) is the relaxation of our bodies and the slowing down of our temporal perception of time. Both of these things have a flow-on effect to the body and its responses to stimulation, including prolonging pleasurable feelings and heightening the senses of touch, smell, taste and sound. The other big thing researchers concluded from these findings was that when your body and mind is in that relaxed state, our inhibitions become lower and our confidence and willingness to experiment and express our desires and needs becomes easier, and when all these factors come together they lead to enjoyable and memorable sex experiences that women had not experienced before using cannabis before sex.THIS HAS TO BE DONE WITH100% TRUST and results are the same and it is legal lol

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    Zamboon
    More than a month ago

    I have a fb who uses it every time we are together - Im often curious as to how long it lasts and how soon it takes effect - Ive never used it really - Im not sure it does anything for me - plus I hate smoke lol - thanks to dad smoking 40 a day for most of his life..

  • Sissymilf
    More than a month ago

    Prohibition only makes criminals of normal people. It places money in the hands of criminals and devoids the country of taxes. But old beliefs die hard and politicians dont want to loose their control of the masses via fear, that is, am armed police force.
    Remove all the out of date laws and put policing where it is needed. Not people seeking enjoyment but against those who choose to spread fear among the population

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    barkly48
    More than a month ago

    Interesting to note that since you (AMM) have included to chance to nominate if people use marijuana, EVERY profile that I have looked at, that has opted to nominate if they use it, have all said they don't use it..... So it seems to me that the users aren't taking the opportunity to tell all if they are users...

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      No... The option is only to say you don't.

      Unfortunately due to legalities etc mentioned in the editor's note underneath the article it can't be done the other way.

      So we've given people the option to say they don't... Which, by default, can mean if it's not there, they could possibly partake.

      But, like with everything... The best way to find out if you're not sure is to ask.

  • FullMast
    More than a month ago

    I’ve found it a duel edged sword. Pot can most definitely heighten your senses and therefore your sexual pleasure. The downside is that it also significantly dries you up, & while lube can help it doesn’t fix a dry mouth! For men it has the twisted effect of prolonging erections, but at the same time making them harder to get, as it lowers your blood pressure.

    Like all things, it’s all about balance... whilst overdoing it can bring things undone, the right amount at the right time can lead to incredible ‘reality enhancement’.

  • Meetoconnect
    More than a month ago

    We in Australia have archaic and draconian laws, lets all have the opportunity to experience the benefits and pleasures that Marijuana gives the body/mind now!

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    jaycee51
    More than a month ago

    There is no mention of the sexual effect it has on males. Does it improve male performance?

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      DeliciousEva
      More than a month ago

      It was based on a study that looked specifically at women and their reactions. We also write articles specifically for men. And we do general non gender specific ones.

      No one is being left out.
      It just wasn't about you this time.
      :)

    • topfkr
      More than a month ago

      Smoke a big fat indica bud.you'll have a massive fat .sex all night .natural herb from the earth .

  • soreadytogo
    More than a month ago

    just visit nimbin and see and feel our lifestyle. Medical marijuana is available if you seek. Vote to legalise a very usabile herb

    • Account Closed
      More than a month ago

      Medicinal cannabis is different to what people smoke to get high

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    Intimit1
    More than a month ago

    I have also heard anecdotally that partaking of marijuana by males can prolong their erection. The street name for this is potcock.

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      Lollylovelace
      More than a month ago

      I have never heard that .potcock.word
      Guess we learn new words everyday
      All the best!

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