The combination of rock n' roll and weed have always been associated by the mainstream media to cause increased libido. But now, there is a definitive research that may support this theory of weed usage leading people to have more sex.
According to a paper published at Stanford University in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the researchers did not initially try to look for the direct correlation of weed and sexual activity. Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who co-authored the paper with lead author Dr. Andrew Sun, said that they were only looking to solve their patients' problems with sexual health. This is where they began to dive in the lifestyle and impact of marijuana to sexual function.
Using the analysis of more than 50,000 Americans aged 25 to 45, the results were "unambiguous."
"Frequent marijuana use doesn't seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency," said Dr. Eisenberg.
Dr. Eisenberg noted that people should still not depend on using weed to maintain or create a healthy sexual lifestyle. However, he said that their findings "hinted" at a connection between the two. As they began their research, there were more and more cases that point to using marijuana and improved sexual activity.
"The overall trend we saw applied to people of both sexes and all races, ages, education levels, income groups and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether or not they had kids."Apparently, the ones who did use weed were able to be more sexually active than the ones who did not. The study noted that women who didn't smoke weed only had sex six times a month. On the other hand, more active users were able to report about seven times a month.
"Marijuana use is very common, but its large-scale use and association with sexual frequency hasn't been studied much in a scientific way."Dr. Eisenberg also added that there is a "positive association between marijuana use and coital frequency." But, these are independent of demographic, health, marital or parental status.
The study is just the first look at how marijuana can be associated to sexual health, but the researchers caution everyone that this is still not a direct correlation. Marijuana is still not an official medial prescription if you wish to improve your sexual health.
"Marijuana use is very common, but its large-scale use and association with sexual frequency hasn't been studied much in a scientific way.[Featured Image by milos-kreckovic/iStock]