While marijuana has historically been touted as being bad for sexual performance, the latest studies now claim that the contrary: marijuana use is now lauded as having beneficial effects for problems such as Sexual Arousal Disorder and Erectile Dysfunction.
Researchers at the University of Catania in Italy, along with scientists from Charles University and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic contributed to this research, concluding that marijuana actually helps, not hinders, someone’s sex life.
This is an important statement because for years similar studies have proven inconclusive – most pointing out that while marijuana is shown to enhance sexual arousal, it can also be a cause of Erectile Dysfunction by inhibiting the nervous system response that can cause an erection. In non-nerd speak; it will stop your journey before it even begins.
This new study even takes a moment to address this, saying;
“For centuries, in addition to its recreational actions, several contradictory claims regarding the effects of cannabis use in sexual functioning and behavior (e.g. aphrodisiac vs anti-aphrodisiac) of both sexes have been accumulated…The identification of delta-9 THC and later on, the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) have opened a potential therapeutic target for sexual dysfunctions, given the partial efficacy of current pharmacological treatment.”
Stated plainly: it’s the cannabinoids they’ve found in marijuana that have a positive therapeutic effect on an individual’s sexual responses;
“In agreement with the bidirectional modulation induced by cannabinoids on several behavioral responses, the endogenous cannabinoid AEA elicited biphasic effects on sexual behavior as well,” the abstract continues. “The present article reviews current available knowledge on herbal, synthetic and endogenous cannabinoids with respect to the modulation of several aspects of sexuality in preclinical and human studies, highlighting their therapeutic potential.”
This view of marijuana as a positive therapy to help a reinvigorate flagging sex life has begun to gain more notice. In June of this year, Men’s Journal featured an article that points to a recent survey which shows that men and women had both seen a boost in their sex life when marijuana use was incorporated into it.