People who consume marijuana have often reported an increased urge for sex, especially right after consuming it in one form or another. Some surveys have even suggested that regular users of pot have better, satisfying orgasms in comparison to those who don’t.
Cannabinoids are naturally-occurring chemicals in marijuana; however, not many people know that even the human body produces cannabinoids, technically referred to as the ‘endocannabinoids’.
A number of previous studies have highlighted the fact that marijuana may prove to be beneficial in improving the ‘sexual condition’ of men suffering from age-related sexual dysfunction, and post-menopausal women, who don’t experience the ‘heightened’ sexual experiences that they were used to while they were young.
Though men and women have entirely different reproductive systems, what’s still common to them is the endocannabinoid system. It has been seen that the cannabinoids from marijuana interact with the endocannabinoid receptors in our body, which are of the following two types:
- CB1: These receptors are generally present in the brain and deal only with the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
- CB2: This kind is present in our immune system and ‘peripheral tissues’. They are stimulated each time you smoke and thus you may have a higher probability of experiencing satisfying intercourse, especially if you are age is 50 or over.
According to a study published on an online(.com), consuming marijuana right before an intimate act slows down our perception of time, which again contributes to the overall experience of those few minutes!
You can enjoy your intimate acts only when you are conscious, and that will only happen if you consume a moderate amount of marijuana. Over-Indulging will only sedate you and you might even go to sleep before doing anything you came prepared for!
For erectile dysfunction
Another study points out that Cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive chemical present in marijuana, may be effective in treating erectile dysfunction in men. The research concluded with the fact that the CBD stimulates the CB2 receptors in the corpus cavernosum, an area of the penis that plays an important role in erection.
As more research becomes available, the day is not far when even sexual disorders will find their name in the list of conditions/diseases successfully treated by cannabis.