A recent study has revealed that women who smoke weed or marijuana, ganja, pot – whatever you prefer to call it – could be enjoying orgasms that are twice as strong compared to those who don’t.
Before you light up that spliff, it’s worth noting that the research only had 373 participants so a better orgasm isn’t necessarily guaranteed just because you add weed into the mix (and don’t forget – it’s an illegal drug in the UK).
The report found that 47% of the participants were weed-smokers and out of these, 34% said they used it before sex.
To measure the relationship between weed and sexual pleasure, the researchers from Saint Louis University School of Medicine introduced a Sexual Health Survey, which included a range of topics such as sex drive, lubrication and sex-related pain.
It was noted that smoking weed can lower levels of anxiety and stress, and as a result provide a more intense orgasm. Another beneficial factor is that marijuana can ‘heighten sensations’, which further adds to the experience.
In other words, you’re more relaxed, confident and your senses are on high alert. The findings were published in the journal Sexual Medicine.
‘It has been postulated that it leads to improvement in sexual function simply by lowering stress and anxiety,’ researchers wrote in the report.
‘It may slow the temporal perception of time and prolong the feelings of pleasurable sensations. It may lower sexual inhibitions and increase confidence and a willingness to experiment.
‘Marijuana is also known to heighten sensations such as touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing.’
There were major differences found in sexual experiences among the women who smoked and those who didn’t.
But what are the odds that you’ll have ‘satisfactory orgasms’? According to the study, they’re 2.13 times higher.
‘Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication,’ the researchers explained. ‘Marijuana appears to improve satisfaction with orgasm.
‘Women who used marijuana before sex and those who used more frequently were more than twice as likely to report satisfactory orgasms as those who did not use marijuana before sex or used infrequently.
‘Our study is consistent with past studies of the effects of marijuana on sexual behaviour in women.’