A common stereotype is that smoking weed makes you lazy. The image of a “stoner” is often portrayed as someone who sits around, snacking on junk food, and is too languid to do anything — including have sex.
But scientific research has pushed back on this cliché. According to one study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine last year, marijuana use is associated with increased sexual frequency. In other words, people who used cannabis had more sex than those who didn’t — as much as 20% more.
The team from Stanford University in California analysed data from over 28,000 women and 22,000 men who were surveyed by the Center for Disease Control. Results showed there was no basis in the idea that cannabis reduces your libido, as there was no link between its use and impaired sexual function.