Could cannabis enhance our sex lives? And if so, how?
Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac for thousands of years. And although scientific studies continue to confirm the herb’s ability to arouse, a lot of couples have yet to fully explore cannabis together in the bedroom.
The truth is many couples have all sorts of challenges with sex and intimacy, whether it’s lack of arousal, inability to orgasm, impotence, or premature ejaculation – and cannabis can help.
Dr. Tishler cited a 2013 study where researchers had women watch pornography before and after consuming THC (the control was watching CNN). Before using cannabis, the porn did not elicit much from the women. After cannabis, their levels of arousal increased significantly.
Men can also experience enhancement with cannabis in the bedroom, Tishler points out, so long as they don’t take too much.
Less is more, as they say.
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Enhanced Pleasure and Satisfaction
Looking for more scientific research on cannabis and sex?
A recent study reviewed a large number of research gathered in the 1970s and 80s on the effects of cannabis on sexual desire and satisfaction.
What the study revealed was that people who consumed cannabis before sex experienced “aphrodisiac effects” in roughly half of the reported cases, while 70 percent of studies showed that pre-coitus consumption led to “enhancement in pleasure and satisfaction.”
Of course these numbers are far from concrete, because you also have to factor in elements such as strain variety, dosage amount, and a whole heap of other variables.
Cannabis may also make people feel closer to their significant others. Research conducted in 2015 found that using cannabis triggers the release of oxytocin (a chemical in the brain that promotes bonding).
Do you know what else triggers the release of oxytocin? Orgasms.
More Powerful Climaxes
Speaking of orgasms, cannabis may make them more powerful. A 2013 study showed that cannabis increases sensitivity, making sex feel better, leading to stronger Os.
Researchers also found that cannabis use before sex can help people feel more relaxed, euphoric and emotional – all good things in the bedroom.
Get educated on how to make the most out of cannabis in the bedroom
As with any aspect of cannabis, there are all sorts of nuances you want to consider when experimenting with your partner.
For example, taking too much could make you paranoid or you could lose yourself in inner dialogue.
And yet cannabis can bring couples a healthy, natural and relaxing opportunity to enhance sex and intimacy – ultimately bringing you closer
While cannabis isn’t always perfect for everyone, it’s definitely worth a shot with the right guidance. And we hope you can check out the new online class with Dr. Jordan Tishler: “Can Cannabis Solve Our Sex & Intimacy Problems?”
Do you think cannabis improves sex and intimacy?