Here Are the Science-Approved Health Benefits of Having Sex While High

Having sex and getting high are two fun things to do separately — but they’re even more fun to do at the same time. There are real-deal psychological and physiological benefits of a quick toke — or nibble, or spray — before climbing into bed.

If you’re in the right headspace for it, sex with a head full of cannabis is great. It’s been shown that cannabis can act as an aphrodisiac, strengthening orgasms in women and boosting libido. “Sometimes when couples smoke marijuana, they take more time to have a fuller sensual experience and slow down, which would allow more time for vasocongestion (blood flow to genitals) and myotonia (muscular tension),” sex therapist Ian Kerner previously told Mic. He said weed can cause couples to feel “relaxed, comfortable and sexy, [which may] lead to a higher quality of orgasm.”