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Does Marijuana Affect Your Sex Drive?

Does Marijuana Affect Your Sex Drive?
Dr. Constance Odom, MD Picture of Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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Many people are finding cannabis and marijuana an easy and enjoyable way to unwind at the end of the day. It eases symptoms of anxiety, relaxes the mind and body, and leads to a better night’s sleep. 

But does cannabis have benefits in the bedroom as well?

Some people believe that weed and sex go hand-in-hand, but recent research now supports this theory. 



One relevant Stanford Study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine claims that marijuana users have better, more frequent sex. According to the study, within a four-week period, female users "had significantly higher sexual frequency compared with never users," while men showed that "higher marijuana use was associated with increased coital frequency." 

Both sexes saw a 15-20% increase in sexual activity during that trial.

There are over 100 known cannabinoids, including THC, CBD, and CBN, all of which react differently in various combinations. So rather than diving into the effects of individual compounds on sex, the Stanford Study looked at general cannabis use on sexual behavior. 

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to cannabis, so finding the dosing and product that works best for each person is part of the equation. 


Although more research still needs to be done to conclusively state whether marijuana truly enhances the sexual experience, there are a few things we can deduct about cannabis and sex.



Marijuana does help ease anxiety and stress, which improves mood, and a better outlook can lead to quality intimacy with your partner. Leaving thoughts about work, kids, and life demands at the bedroom door and being fully focused on your partner can sometimes be difficult, and that's something cannabis can absolutely help release. 

When you can find the right cannabinoid composition and right method of consumption, it can have an arousing effect on mood and on desire.



Whether marijuana directly affects your libido or if it simply enhances sex to the point that you want to keep engaging in it is still unclear. Either way, results of the study showed that those who used cannabis were engaging in more sex. 

One thing we know is true? More sex yields to a heightened craving for more sex. 

Much like chocolate cake, good sex “tastes great” and you instantly want more. The more you have sex, the more you want sex. You’re like, “Wow, that was great. I want more of that'” 



Unlike the negative effects that alcohol can have on sexual function, marijuana use did not appear to impair function whatsoever.

THC enhances and heightens the senses. Combine that with CBD's reduction of stress and anxiety, and you've got yourself the ideal bedroom conditions. THC also increases amounts of dopamine, or the pleasure chemical, in our brains which increases during foreplay and sex.



If you’re skeptical about marijuana or cannabis, there are other options to heighten your sexual experience. 

Nu Image Medical is offers male patients Mt. Everest. While other popular sexual enhancement medications focus mainly on erectile dysfunction, Mt. Everest is the only three-in-one compounded product available that also ignites feelings of arousal as well as the desire for intimacy and closeness. 

Scream Cream is a transdermal cream for our female patients who want to experience maximum sexual pleasure. 

You can take full control of your sexual pleasure. Why would you wait? Start your medical profile with us today, and let’s talk about how to get your sex drive in high gear. 


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