Weed and Sex: Cannabinoids in the Bedroom

Many of the topics I choose to write about are sparked from the countless posts I see regarding cannabis while scrolling on Twitter. One of the recurring themes I stumble upon is the role that cannabis can play in intimate settings. 

We are human after all, so of course we are worried, or excited on how medications can diminish or enhance our sexual experiences. There’s a reason every medication has a section in their package insert on sex and reproduction. 

We evolved to enjoy sex, the future of our species depends on it, so it makes sense that we gravitate towards questions about where cannabis can fit, if at all, into our sex lives. One benefit may reside in the anxiolytic effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) to promote relaxation. These effects may help some people feel more comfortable and present during sex, which can increase pleasure.

Weed may also affect the body’s sensory perception, which can enhance the physical sensations experienced during sex. Additionally, some users even reported the feeling of increased arousal and libido after lighting up their favorite strains. 

On the other hand, there are some clear downsides to using weed before or after sex. Some people may experience negative side effects such as increased heart rate, dry mouth, and decreased coordination. You can see how these side effects can be of concern during sex, where physical coordination is pretty essential.

Additionally, while cannabis can enhance sexual sensations for some, it can also have the opposite effect for others. Some people may experience a decrease in libido, and others may feel less present during sex, which can diminish pleasure and lead many users to report difficulty reaching the same ‘climax’, to put it casually. 

It is important to note that the effects of weed can vary greatly depending on the individual user as well as the quantity, strain, route of administration, and other factors surrounding the cannabis product itself. Therefore, it is essential to exercise caution and understand the potential risks before utilizing marijuana before, after, or during (why not?) sex. 

It is always recommended to speak with a healthcare professional before using any substance, including cannabis. Thank you as always for reading, subscribing and sharing our content. Feel free to read more here!


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