Why Weed Improves Sex For Some But Not Others

People have mixed experiences when it comes to weed and sex—and a new study could explain why.

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It turns out that cannabis has a “bidirectional” effect on sexual functioning, according to research published in the journal Current Sexual Health Reports last week. That means it literally has opposing effects, in this case depending on how much and how often you consume.

“Low and acute doses of cannabis may enhance sexual human sexual functioning” such as sexual desire and satisfaction, the study found. That said, “chronic use of higher doses of cannabis may lead to negative effects on sexual functioning such as lack of interest, erectile dysfunction, and inhibited orgasm.”

That could explain the disparate responses to a 2003 survey, which asked 104

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