A new study suggests that using cannabis before having sex could result to better orgasms for women.
The study, published in the journal Sexual Medicine, has found that women who consumed marijuana before engaging in sexual acts reported having much more satisfying orgasms. More specifically, they had a 2.13 percent higher chance of experiencing better orgasms compared to those who do not use the drug prior to an intimate encounter.
The study involved collecting information from anonymous responses from 373 participants who got treatment at a singular OB/GYN clinic in a one-year period beginning March 2016. Majority of the participants were female, Caucasian, and heterosexual.
Participants completed a survey where they had to rate factors including sex drive, orgasms, and sex life in general. They were also asked whether they used cannabis, the frequency of their consumption, and whether they used the drug before they engaged in sexual activity. Out of all the participants, 176 reported to be cannabis users.
According to the researchers, among those who reported using cannabis before having intercourse:
–> 68.5 percent said that, overall, they had a more pleasurable sexual experience,
–> 60.6 percent said that their sex drive increased, and
–> 52.8 percent noted an increase in satisfying orgasms.
Lead author Becky Lynn, who is an associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Louis University, admitted that the reason behind their findings is still unclear.
The study concluded that cannabis appears to improve a user’s satisfaction with orgasm. It also acknowledged the importance of having better understanding of the role of a female’s endocannabinoid system, noting that there is a current lack of literature on the matter. This could also help with the development of treatments for female sexual dysfunction.