The Sex Therapists Using Pot to Help Patients Find Their ‘Full Sexual Potential’

According to thousands of people who swear by stoned sex, marijuana enables more present, embodied, and pleasurable sexual experiences. I’ve spoken with several people, women especially, who’ve found that smoking is the only way they can get out of their heads enough to orgasm.

“As someone who can often have a difficult time enjoying sex, discovering high sex in college was huge,” says a 26-year-old woman named Rebecca. “It upped my libido and kind of gave me an excuse to be weird.”

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While weed is not a traditional tool in mainstream sex therapy, both because it’s still illegal in most states and because its sexual side effects have not been widely studied, a handful of California sexologists and therapists have begun informally incorporating cannabis into their practices, suggesting their clients try masturbating while

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