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Carl Sagan thought marijuana led to better sex. And many who frequently uses marijuana will tell you they completely agree with the late astrophysicist. Of course, better sex is one thing. But can cannabis use actually lead to more sex?
The answer, according to a new study, is “yes.” Although it’s a qualified “yes.” More study, as researchers often say, is needed.
Andrew J. Sun and Michael L. Eisenberg, both doctors affiliated with the Department of Urology at Stanford University, conducted the new study. They used data on 28,156 women and 22,943 men taken from the National Survey of Family Growth.
That survey has information both on the frequency of sex and marijuana use. The two doctors found a clear trend: “A positive association between marijuana use and sexual frequency is seen in men and women across all demographic groups.” In other words – more marijuana use, more sex.
Frequency of sex
Generally speaking, the doctors found those who had used marijuana had about 20 percent more sex than those who did not use marijuana. But where’s the fun in that? The following are the actual numbers on the frequency of sex, as reported by the study participants.
- Women who don’t use marijuana – 6 times per month
- Women who do use marijuana – 7.1 times per month
- Men who don’t use marijuana – 5.6 times per month
- Men who do use marijuana – 6.9 times per month.
So, those who used marijuana reported having sex one more times per month than those who didn’t. That’s 12 times per year, obviously. Or 480 times over 40 years of adulthood, if you really want to extrapolate that far.