Sexual drive is attributed to many factors both in men and women. For example, social, hormonal, physiological and psychological.
Even with these recent findings, some researchers still insists that marijuana reduces the sexual activity to a large extent.
Cannabinoids play an important role in enhancing positive feelings that correlate with sex. Also, it triggers the feelings that may decrease libido in both men and women.
As you read on, you’ll learn more about this as I explain the impact of cannabis on sexual health.
Marijuana use before sex —Pros
When marijuana is used before sex, it may enhance or decrease sexual performance. It all depends on the individual in concern, the amount of marijuana consumed and the type of strain. That being said, studies have shown that marijuana use may increase sex drive and may not inhibit performance. Furthermore, Ashley Manta, an American sex educator and the creator of CannaSexual®” shares her own personal experience on how Cannabis helps to boost her sexual health.
The reason why you should smoke weed before sex
Increase in sensitivity is a common impact expressed when marijuana is being used. Several marijuana users report that cannabis spice up their sexual experience.
People react differently when touched on certain parts of their bodies. Sensitivity increases when you are high on marijuana and engage in sexual activities.
The increase in sensitivity can be related to the relaxed feeling marijuana induces. Which in turn enhances the enjoyment associated with sex. Apparently, it’s more interesting to enjoy sex while in a relaxed, happy or euphoric state of being as opposed to having the opposite of these feelings.
Increase in the feeling of libido
There are studies that reveal that marijuana can boost libido (men and women). One study confirms that most users experience heightened sexual desire after the use of cannabis.
If you get high before having sex. You might notice a prolonged orgasm. A study conducted in 2009, shows that everyday use of cannabis may result in difficulty reaching orgasm for some men.
Typically marijuana elevates the mood, relaxes the body and may tend to make the user more emotional.
Interestingly, these factors can increase the bond between couples — eventually creating a better sexual experience. In other words, marijuana use before sex may create a pleasurable sexual experience.
Using marijuana to boost sex — Cons
We talk about the Pros, let’s look at the Cons of using cannabis to boost sexual performance. Marijuana can also be detrimental to sexual health.
The American Association of Neurologists reported from a study carried out that, cannabis dosage affects the action of individuals, especially while engaging in sexual activities.
If the user smoked too much weed, there will be no focus and physical responsiveness to enjoy sex.
Marijuana can lower sperm count
If you plan to have a baby, it may not be wise to smoke, eat or drink marijuana frequently. Marijuana can affects the sperm count of a man, making it less likely to impregnate a woman (bad news for men).
That doesn’t make it a birth control method. You would not be able to predict when the sperm is too low for pregnancy and when it’s fertile.
Generally, marijuana causes dryness (increased thirst). This explains the reason some individuals crave food and drink after smoking marijuana.
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For women, marijuana can cause vaginal dryness, which usually stands as a bad omen for good sex. The mucous membranes in the vagina are sensitive when dry.
It’s obvious that the feeling one derives from the intake of marijuana is personal. It can only be expressed from one individual to another.
However, as much as the use of marijuana is legal in some countries. The positive and negative effects of marijuana on sexual health must be made known to those who use weed frequently.