Regular pot users tend to have more sex, reveals Study

Posted by Sagar Satapathy on October 28, 2017.

A medical research on marijuana has revealed that regular marijuana users tend to have more sex than those who refrain from smoking cannabis.

A study conducted by the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, and published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, has revealed that pot users have around 20 per cent more sex than others.

The conclusions were reached by the researchers after a retrospective analysis of data on 50,000 Americans between the age of 25 and 45. The data was compiled from 2002 to 2015 by the National Survey of Family Growth.

The study negates previous studies which had suggested that marijuana use could impair sexual desire or performance.

“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,”said Dr Michael Eisenberg, the study’s senior author and assistant professor of urology at Stanford.

The study was based on how many times the respondents had heterosexual intercourse in the past four weeks and how frequently they have smoked marijuana over the past 12 months.

The study found that women marijuana users had an average of 7.1 times sex in a month, while those who denied using pot had sex around 6 times in a month. For men, marijuana users reported to have sex an average of 6.9 times in a month, compared to 5.6 for non-users.

“In other words, pot users are having about 20 percent more sex than pot abstainers,” said Dr Eisenberg.

However, Dr Eisenberg cautioned that the study should not be misinterpreted as having a causal connection and that more study was required.

“It doesn’t say if you smoke more marijuana, you’ll have more sex,” he said.

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