Cannabis & Libido

Reports both scientific and anecdotal suggest that relatively low doses of cannabis can make people really aroused, and it’s clear that the endocannabinoid system plays a role in female arousal. As HelloMD notes, “Medical marijuana containing a lower-than-average THC concentration has . . . been used to improve sexual health in women.” But don’t go crazy; larger doses appear to have the opposite effect. Cannabis is also reported to increase the orgasm sensation.

An informal poll conducted by a Psychology Today sex columnist reveals that nearly 70% of respondents claimed marijuana enhances sex.

“There’s no doubt that when people are high, they’re more sensitive to their sexual feelings and urges,” says Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a professor at Harvard. “Look, if you come to me and tell me that you’re having difficulty in getting turned on sexually, or that you’re experiencing premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction, I might ask, ‘Have you ever tried marijuana before? It won’t hurt you. You might try it.'”