A recent study has revealed that smoking cannabis before sex can significantly improve the pleasure.
According to the federal law in US, cannabis is still a Schedule I drug. However, in the last couple of years, numerous laws have been passed to legalize it in the country. Currently, medical marijuana is permitted in 30 states.
The legalization means an increased accessibility to the drug. This has led to numerous research trials being conducted to study the affects it will have on people’s life. From improvements in mental and physical health, to infusion in numerous food items, researchers have been trying to study its long term implications.
A recent population based study has showed that smoking a cannabis joint before sexual activity can improve orgasms, libido and also increase the sexual drive. The study was published in Journal of Sex Medicine.
The main idea behind the research was to establish a relationship between cannabis use and frequency of having sexual intercourse. The study was managed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and comprised of 51,000 participants from across the nation.
Apart from sexual drive, researchers also focused on the changes in mood, weight, metabolism, blood circulation and sleep patterns of the subjects.
Previously, there has been no study that links the two factors together. However, cannabis users have reported that it has a number of sexual benefits to offer.
The cannabinoids in cannabis attach to CB-1 and CB-2 receptors in the human “endocannabinoid system” (ECS). ECS is a network of neurotransmitters and nerves that runs through the whole body. It is responsible for maintaining and regulating mood, bodily functions, sleep, pain, appetite and emotions. Therefore, cannabis is also used for pain relief and treating inflammation.
Cannabis is also linked to an increase in the production of endorphins, also known as “feel good” hormones. Researchers believe these chemicals are responsible for improving the sex drive and “lubrication” in women.
The study, however, did not show any link to increased lubrication. Around 68% of the subjects reported an improvement in libido, pleasureful orgasms and overall sex drive. The research also suggested that cannabis use promote the production of a natural endocannabinoid known as 2-AG, during intercourse. This interacts with the ECS and improves the overall experience.
Smoking cannabis has the same effect on males as well. It is a vasodilator, which means that it increases blood flow. This can significantly help males in delivering a pleasurable experience. It also works for people with erectile dysfunction, allowing for longer erections.
Cannabis is loaded with THC and CBD. They are majorly responsible for the benefits of cannabis use. CBD, particularly, has a number of medicinal purposes. Hence, making it ideal for pain relief. It also reduces anxiety, which in turn results in a better sexual experience.
You can take cannabis in numerous forms. The most common way is through smoking a joint. Dried herbs are rolled into a cigarette and the smoke is inhaled. This gives an instant feeling of euphoria, also referred to as being “high”.
It can also be consumed through vaping or by infusing it in brownies or other edibles.