Head to Google and search “does weed make sex better?”, or any combination of those words, and you’ll find many opinions on the subject from cannabis enthusiasts and beginners alike. The glaring similarity between those forums and blog posts is that nearly all agree with a resounding “YES!” that sex is better with cannabis.
It makes sense. Cannabis provides the user with a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings and their feelings, so you can imagine how that would enhance a sexual experience.
Many medical professionals have weighed in on the subject including Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a retired professor at Harvard Medical School and a prolific writer in the field of drugs and drug policy. He has authored more than 140 articles in scientific journals and twelve books, including Marijuana Reconsidered and Marijuana, The Forbidden Medicine.
According to Dr. Grinspoon, “[…] marijuana does increase sexual pleasure. It greatly enhances the sexual experience for many people. There’s no doubt that when people are high, they’re more sensitive to their sexual feelings and urges.”
Pot increases sensitivity, we know that. So is cannabis an aphrodisiac? Does it reliably increase libido in a relatively short amount of time? Vice has a detailed article on the subject, but to put it simply, cannabis cannot be scientifically defined as an aphrodisiac. The problem is there’s no definitive evidence to prove that case. There may be hundreds of people who agree that cannabis makes them “horny”, but scientists believe this is a result of being more in-tune with the senses and not because of its aphrodisiacal qualities.
So cannabis isn’t scientifically defined as an aphrodisiac, but it still makes a fantastic third-wheel on Valentine’s Day.
Civilizations across the globe dating back as far as 7,000 years ago have used cannabis as a “subjective aphrodisiac”. Ancient sacred texts detail how marijuana can be used to increase sexual pleasure. Leafly has an entire page dedicated to strains that arouse. Modern research and cannabis books report that a majority of users get hornier, feel increased lust in situations where they would normally have felt sexy, and have enhanced sexual pleasure when stoned.
And the bottom line is, it’s fun as hell to get high with your partner! Even if you’re medicating to Netflix and (actually) chill, dwell on deeper meanings, or meet up with friends in rebellion of a Hallmark holiday; cannabis is a great appetizer.
Of course, cannabis affects everyone differently based on personality, physiology, intention, environment, and amount taken. Always medicate responsibly.
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