I don’t spend a lot of time covering various studies, either here in print or on our video news show, Cannabis News. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that studies often contradict each other, it’s hard to know just how accurate they are without digging into methodology and many studies just tell cannabis consumers what they already know.
And while it’s true that studies can be used to show non-cannabis consumers something they might not know about the plant, we again run into the “studies often contradict each other” conundrum.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for research. I have never encountered a single legalization advocate that didn’t favor as much research into what the cannabis plant is capable of as possible. But we must also remember that if a study contradicts the anecdotal evidence of a large amount of marijuana users, then its results can be taken with a grain of salt.
When it comes to the realm of sexual activity, there is decades of anecdotal evidence to suggest that cannabis enhances amorous adventures. As you can imagine, there are many studies that can attest to this as well.
One recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), titled “Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study”, stands out because of the particularly large sample involved. From the study:
The results of 28,176 women (average age = 29.9 years) and 22,943 men (average age = 29.5) were analyzed…After adjustment, female monthly, weekly, and daily marijuana users had significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users. Male weekly and daily users had significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users. An overall trend for men and women was identified showing that higher marijuana use was associated with increased coital frequency.
In other words, marijuana use led to more sexual activity. This is not news to most cannabis users, which is why surveying 50,000 people yielded these results.
Under the heading “Clinical Implications”, researchers wrote: “Marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency and does not appear to impair sexual function.”
I’m sure some of you could find studies that have different results, and that’s fine. But when it comes to cannabis, there is no better source of information than those who use cannabis. And most of them would agree that marijuana enhances their sexual relationships.