Mixing pot and sex? Make communication a priority, says sexologist

When it comes to cannabis and sex, communication is key, a sexologist says.

Carlen Costa, who is also a relationship psychotherapist, advises couples who may already use pot or who are now introducing cannabis in their intimate relationship, to take it slow and always talk.

“Communication is the key to a really positive relationship,” Costa told The Current’s guest host Piya Chattopadhyay.

“Talk about how it helps you, how it supports you and how it will help increase your desire, pleasure and arousability.”

Stanford University School of Medicine researchers unveiled a link between marijuana and the frequency of sexual intercourse in a 2017 study, indicating frequent marijuana users have about 20 per cent more sex than those who don’t smoke pot. The study’s senior author, however, cautioned that it should not be misinterpreted as having proven a causal link.

To discuss the highs and lows of mixing pot with sex, Chattopadhyay spoke to: