Weed increases libido, says science.
Everything we thought about cannabis and sex is a lie?
The stereotypes and "theories" surrounding cannabis are pretty well known. The first and most widespread one, the one that wants cannabis users to be losers and lazy, has long since been debunked. Now, it seems that the science he wanted to shoot down a second one. What does the average person think about the relationship between cannabis and sex? That the former kills the latter. After all, you can't be hot and want to have sex. You'll probably want to eat a sweet crepe and make nani. How your orgasm will logically be somewhat weak and "dead". And yet no. After all, Carl Sagan, the astronomer and cannabis user, knew very well what he was talking about when he declared that weed enhances the pleasure of sex.
In other news, new study by East Carolina University and North Carolina State University researchers, published in journal of Cannabis Research, in which 811 people, aged 18 to 85, participated, showed that grass can provide more intense orgasms. Από τους συμμετέχοντες στην έρευνα, το 64% ήταν Women και το 73% σε μονογαμική σχέση. Πάνω από τους μισούς έκαναν καθημερινά χρήση κάνναβης, ενώ το 59% έκανε χρήση εσκεμμένα πριν το σεξ, ώστε να είναι καλύτερο. Οι περισσότεροι κάπνιζαν το φυτό, ενώ κάποιοι έκαναν χρήση βρώσιμης κάνναβης ή χρησιμοποιούσαν έλαιο.
Over 70% of participants reported increased orgasmic desire and intensity, while most who said they used cannabis before masturbation said it increased pleasure. Meanwhile, while there wasn't much of a difference between male and female orgasms, 40% of women said it helped them reach multiple orgasms. «Γενικώς, η χρήση κάνναβης έχει θετική επιρροή στη σεξουαλική λειτουργικότητα και ικανοποίηση των ατόμων ανεξαρτήτως sexυ ή ηλικίας και η κάνναβη μπορεί να βοηθήσει να μειωθεί το χάσμα των φύλων στη σεξουαλική απόλαυση», the researchers wrote.
Additionally, the study authors point out that although some reported intentional use before sex, they reported greater satisfaction than the rest, and this may be a self-fulfilling prophecy. What does this mean; How thinking weed makes you better at sex automatically relaxes you as a thought, so you actually enjoy it more. “This may be because you believe that using cannabis will increase pleasure because of the aphrodisiac properties attributed to it rather than because of any actual physical response. But the relaxation brought about by cannabis may contribute to increased desire or to the reduction of inhibitions and thus there may be increased sexual functionality and more intense satisfaction", the researchers state.
However, is not η πρώτη φορά που κάνναβη και απόλαυση συνδέονται με τις ευλογίες της επιστήμης. Έρευνα του 1984 showed that two-thirds of participants reported better sex when they used weed. More recent studies have looked at how using cannabis before sex increases libido and the likelihood of a better orgasm. Let us point out somewhere here, for those who are just looking for excuses, that there are not many studies that confirm that cannabis is an aphrodisiac. Of course, this is always somewhat difficult, if you consider that cannabis has always been illegal, which would make it difficult to finance a related research.