Regular Marijuana use Linked to More Sex

The first study to examine the relationship between marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse.

Regular marijuana use linked to more sex
Stanford researchers analyzed data and found a positive association between frequency of marijuana use and frequency of sexual intercourse. Mitch M/Shutterstock

A new study just confirmed the association between sex and at least one drug, marijuana. Scientists at Stanford University indicates that, despite concerns among physicians and scientists that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, the opposite appears more likely to be the case.

The study’s senior author, Michael Eisenberg said, “Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency.”

An estimate suggests, more than 20 million adult Americans are current marijuana users. Be that as it may, inspite of Maryjane’s developing status as a recreational medication, its status as a procreational sedate stays uncertain.

In reality, the study does not establish a causal connection between marijuana use and sexual activity. But its results hint that.

Eisenberg said, “Marijuana use is very common, but its large-scale use and association with sexual frequency hasn’t been studied much in a scientific way.”

For better precision, scientists collected data from the National Survey of Family Growth, sponsored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The data pertaining to family structures, sexual practices and childbearing, reflects the overall demographic features of the U.S. population. It explicitly queries respondents on how many times they’ve had intercourse with a member of the opposite sex in the past four weeks, and how frequently they’ve smoked marijuana over the past 12 months.

The relationship was applied to both sexes. Women reported, they denied marijuana use in the past year, for example, had sex on average 6.0 times during the previous four weeks. The number was 7.1 for daily pot users. Among men, the corresponding figure was 5.6 for nonusers and 6.9 for daily users.

Eisenberg noted, “In other words, pot users are having about 20 percent more sex than pot abstainers.”

“The positive association between marijuana use and coital frequency was independent of demographic, health, marital or parental status.”

Eisenberg said, “The trend remained even after accounting for subjects’ use of other drugs, such as cocaine or alcohol. This suggests marijuana’s positive correlation with sexual activity doesn’t merely reflect some general tendency of less-inhibited types, who may be more inclined to use drugs, to also be more likely to have sex. In addition, coital frequency rose steadily with increasing marijuana use, a dose-dependent relationship supporting a possible active role for marijuana in fostering sexual activity.”

“Nevertheless, the study shouldn’t be misinterpreted as having proven a causal link. It doesn’t say if you smoke more marijuana, you’ll have more sex.”