Can cannabis contribute to improving women’s sex lives?

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With recreational marijuana becoming legal in Canada on Oct. 17, a number of so-called lifestyle brands are touting the benefits of cannabis for a range of wellness areas, including sex. (Photo Illustration)


For years, Kinleigh Stewart thought she was asexual. On the rare occasion the 27-year-old from Sarnia, Ont., had sex, she mostly felt anxious – a fact she attributes to early traumatic experiences related to sex – and preoccupied. “I’d think about what groceries I had to buy, if I needed to vacuum. I hated it … It put me in a crippling position,” she said. In the past year, however, Stewart has discovered that she can enjoy sex. It’s just that, in order to do so, she has to be high.

A pot smoker since adolescence,

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