The fascinating role cannabis plays in sex

Experts have some fascinating news about weed and our sex drives, and it’s not quite what we all expected.



It’s all in a study titled “Masturbation to Orgasm Stimulates the Release of the Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in Humans.” The paper expresses a link between the orgasm state and the release of an endocannabinoid—chemicals produced by the human body—that looks and acts just like ones found in the marijuana plant.

Human sexuality can be divided into four states—desire, arousal, orgasm and satisfaction—and no sexual health medicines address this. Erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra and Cialis treat arousal in men, and that’s all. Interestingly, cannabis can help both men and women in all four of the sexual phases. It heightens the senses, leads to relaxation, opens the mind to deeper intimacy and promotes mindfulness.

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