Study: Smoking cannabis improves orgasm satisfaction in women
A brand new study says that smoking cannabis before sexual activity can improve the experience for women. The Journal of Sexual Medicine has published a study performed by doctors at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine that surveyed 373 women found that women who used marijuana before having sex reported “increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication.” Women who did use marijuana before having sex reported higher odds of having more satisfactory orgasms, and women who reported frequent marijuana use in general (around sex or otherwise) “had 2.10 times higher odds of reporting satisfactory orgasms than those with infrequent marijuana use.”
Now, correlation, as they say, doesn’t mean causation, so it’s hard to say what the connection is here. Because all of this information is self-reported, it’s hard to suss out exactly what’s happening here medically (the study even says it’s about perceptions of these factors, rather than actual reactions). And one of other big themes of this study is that a lot more research could be done on the use of cannabis and sexual functioning in women. But it makes sense that women who smoke before sex would have a better experience — cannabis tends to enhance your senses, increase blood flow, and make experiences more visceral, and those all line up well with what’s being reported here. And of course cannabis and sex are like chocolate and peanut butter — two great things that go great together.
As the study says, more research in this area would help to expand the literature, and could help to solve some problems with sexual dysfunction in women, with or without cannabis. That’s a cause we’re in favor of, for sure.