Marijuana is one of those drugs that have many sides with many people claiming many things on it. There are those who believe it makes you smart and there are those that believe it makes you dumb. In the same way, just as there are those who believe it decreases your sex drive, a study now claims marijuana increases libido.
A research work which has been published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine has provided some vindication for the drug which was claimed to be one of the causes of poor sexual performance.
The research reached this claim after it drew data from 50,000 Americans aged 25-45. This contradicts earlier research works on the same issue.
We reported how often they smoke – monthly, weekly or daily – and how many times they’ve had sex in the last month,” author of the work, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, from Stanford University Medical Center said about volunteers in the work.
“What we found was compared to never-users, those who reported daily use had about 20 percent more sex. So over the course of a year, they’re having sex maybe 20 more times.”
The work pointed out that while women who don’t use marijuana at all had sex on average 6 times a month, their counterparts who have it every day were seen to have had sex on average 7.1 times a month. For the men, it found out that those who don’t use marijuana had sex 5.6 times per month compared to 6.9 times of those who do.
This is very interesting most especially when you look at it from the point of men and previous works that have claimed that cannabis could cause erectile dysfunction for men.
After looking at different things in the lives of participants including drug use, religion, and if they have ever had children, the work concluded that “It was pretty much every group we studied, this pattern persisted,” Eisenberg explained. “The more marijuana people smoked, the more they seemed to be having sex.”
“We don’t want people to smoke to improve sexual function, but it probably doesn’t hurt things,” he added.