Study finds frequent marijuana use doesn't impair sexual motivation or performance but rather increases coital frequency.
According to a new study dispelling earlier research, it turns out that marijuana boosts libido and enhances sexual performance. This dispels earlier study where scientists associated the drug with sexual dysfunction.
However, the new study, carried out by the Stanford University School of Medicine has found that, on the contrary cannabis users have 20 percent more sex than non-users - and there appears to be a causal connection.
The findings were published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
Speaking about it, study’s senior author, Michael Eisenberg, MD, assistant professor of urology went on to say that frequent marijuana use doesn't seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency.
However, some studies have found the drug affects a man's sperm count and erectile function, while others have shown it activates sexual arousal in the brain.
Drs Eisenberg and Andrew Sun, the lead author, assessed data compiled from the National Survey of Family Growth and zeroed in on the age group of 25-45 - 28,176 women with an average ago of 29.9 and 22,943 men with an average age of 29.5.
Dr Eisenberg adds that the overall trend 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.
Crunching the figures, the authors found pot increased sexual activity by 20 percent.
They found this was true of all people - eliminating the theory that it is only true for people who smoke weed to relax before sex, they said.