Cannabis Boosts the Sexual Life of Young People
A new study conducted by the University of Almeria, Spain, reveals that young people who are more likely to use cannabis regularly have better scores in regards to their sexual experience, including more intense desire and satisfaction.
Namely, 274 participants (185 female and 89 male) participated in this study for six months — from January to June 2020; all those involved were between 18 and 30 years of age.
In short, the team compared the scores of three scientifically-approved questionnaires that deal with the likelihood of cannabis abuse, alcohol abuse, and the level of sexual function. Consequently, these showed a positive link between high scores on the Cannabis Abuse Screening Test (CAST) and the reported levels of sexual function.
Put simply, participants that were more likely to abuse weed were also more likely to have a stronger sexual desire and higher satisfaction.
Similar conclusions were made for alcohol use — those that scored higher on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) reported better overall sexual satisfaction than those who didn’t drink at all.
That said, there was no real difference in the levels of sexual desire between the drinkers and the non-drinkers. Moreover, researchers observed a positive connection for those who drink moderately high, not for those characterized as alcohol-dependent.
Multiple past research studies have also concluded that cannabis use before sex leads to a more intensive experience, especially for women.
Experts considered different reasons starting with effects like the release of inhibitions, more relaxed muscles, and reduced pain and anxiety.
Last but not the least, the main non-psychoactive component in cannabis — CBD — became a popular ingredient in lubes because of the effects like increasing blood flow and tactile sensations.