A Study Has Found That Frequent Cannabis Consumers Have More Sex

A Study Has Found That Frequent Cannabis Consumers Have More Sex

A Study Has Found That Frequent Cannabis Consumers Have More Sex

Research published Friday by Stanford University in the Journal of Sexual Medicine shows that those who smoke marijuana every day have 20 percent more sex than those who don't inhale.

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Given that the average couple has sex about once a week, he said smoking marijuana could add up to 20 more instances of intercourse each year.

Researchers questioned more than 50,000 people aged 25 to 45. People who have more sex, on average, are happier and less stressed, they have lower blood pressure, and better cardiovascular health overall.

They compared the data about daily, weekly and monthly users with the records of those who never use and the results were pretty telling. Male marijuana users had sex 6.9 times a month while those who didn't engaged in intercourse about 5.6 times a month. "If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency", the study's senior author, Michael Eisenberg, M.D., assistant professor of urology, said in a news release.

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The study focused on heterosexual sex and did not explain why there might be a connection between sex and marijuana, CNN reported.

That seems to indicate that the association can't be explained away by saying that people with fewer inhibitions are likely to both smoke pot and frequently engage in sex, Eisenberg said.

Marijuana is legal for medical or recreational adult use in 29 states and the District of Columbia in the US.

Eisenberg told CNN that if a patient asks whether frequent marijuana use is getting in the way of his or her sex life, he will tell them that "it may not be the culprit".

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors the survey.

The researchers found that the volunteers who had smoked marijuana were the ones who were more sexually active. About 24.5 percent of men and 14.5 percent of women reported having used marijuana.

In addition, the trend remained even after accounting for subjects' use of other drugs, such as cocaine or alcohol. "This was across the board: marital status, race, none of that mattered".

The survey had also asked the participants how frequently they had engaged in sex with a partner from the opposite gender in the past month.

However, Eisenberg cautioned that the study should not be misinterpreted as having proven a causal link.

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