Cannabis users have more sex, scientists find, and drug may increase arousal

Regular cannabis users have more sex, a new study has shown, and scientists think the drug may be stimulating sexual arousal.

A study by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine shows that despite concerns that frequent marijuana use may impair sexual desire or performance, the opposite it actually more likely.

Around one in 12 (8.4 per cent) of British adults aged between 16 and 59 have used cannabis in the last year, according to DrugWise.

For the research, academics quizzed 50,000 Americans aged between 25 and 45 about their sex lives and cannabis use.

They found that women who regularly used cannabis had sex on average 7.1 times a month, compared with abstainers who had six encounters over 30 days. Male cannabis users had sex 6.9 times in a month compared to 5.6 times for non-users.

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