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Marijuana smokers may have better sex lives

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A new research conducted by a team of health experts has confirmed that not all smokers are liable to die young, after all. In fact, pot-smokers have more to gain and are most favored to enjoy a blissful sex life.

According to a report published on the October edition of Journal for Sexual Medicine , people who see marijuana consumers as “weak and unproductive” in bed are advised to better reconsider their outdated beliefs for what they’ve been missing – a priceless information.

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People who smoke weed everyday have an enhanced sexual performance level than occasional users and those who never found use for the stuff, researcher argued.

 

People who report daily pot use have sex more often than either occasional users or those who never touched the stuff, the researchers found.

However, the recent findings contradicted earlier assumptions from Dr. Michael Eisenberg, director of male reproductive medicine and surgery with the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, who said pot-use may be related to some sexual problems.

‘There’s a 20 percent gap between the sex lives of people who never used marijuana and those males or females who reported daily use,’ Eisenberg said

‘A large number of patients suffering from erectile dysfunction have asked if marijuana use could be the cause of their chronic impotence…really, there isn’t a lot of research out there to prove it so it’s hard to advise weed smokers,’ Eisenberg said in an earlier statement, adding that he decided to counsel pot smokers the same way he would on tobacco cigarette use.

‘It causes vascular disease that can impair sexual function, so it’s not advisable.’

The author said he picked interest in this research since most countries in the U.S. legalized pot smoking. About 29 states have declared marijuana legal for recreational or medicinal purposes.

Over 22 million Americans use marijuana, the researchers said in their background information.

Dr Eisenberg and his team of researchers claim they analysed data collated from the National Survey of Family Growth which was conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to arrive at answers to the questions on marijuana use and frequency of sex. Over 50,000 Americans aged 25 to 45 took part in the survey.

In conclusion, the results showed that daily marijuana users have frequent sex and enjoyed an active sex life more than their counterparts who never or rarely used it, regardless of their marital status or education level.

 

‘Actually, we carried out this survey across the board in every group we evaluated, and we noted the same association,’ Eisenberg said, however, adding that the study did not provide any clues on how marijuana smoking can lead to an increased sexual activity.

Researches on animals have also confirmed that stimulating the brain’s cannabinoid receptors can increase arousal and spark a supercharged sexual behavior, Eisenberg said.

In addition, MRI scans of humans have shown that marijuana use activates the brain’s satisfaction or arousal centers, a point which has been corroborated by Dr. Manish Vira, vice chair for urologic research with the Arthur Smith Institute for Urology in New York.

Dr Vira said MRI scans provided forceful evidence that at the very least, regular marijuana use is not associated with decreased sexual desire or performance.

‘It is remarkable and heart-warming that these findings were consistent across various time points, socio-economic strata and patient demographics,’ Vira added.

Meanwhile Dr Eisenberg said he wouldn’t recommend marijuana as an aphrodisiac to anyone unless there are further proofs with follow-up studies aimed at confirming these findings.

 

‘Although the results from this research are very interesting, it’s too early to suggest that marijuana may have a medicinal use in the treatment of sexual disorders such as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation or orgasmic disorder,’ Vira cautioned.

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