How Marijuana Affects Orgasm

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Written by Alex Patsfield on 09/12/2022.
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Medically reviewed by Dr. Aaron Lee Wiegmann Author avatar Medically reviewed by Dr. Aaron Lee Wiegmann Dr. Wiegmann is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Chicago. Although he specializes in aesthetic surgery and reconstruction of the face, breast, and body, his medical knowledge is vast. He is passionate about medical research on the health benefits of any naturally occurring substance,...

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Why does marijuana affects orgasm

There are a lot of conflicting information out there related to marijuana and how it affects orgasm. Opponents of marijuana believe that the two kinds of pleasure received from making love and using marijuana can’t be combined. They believe that it is wrong and unnatural. The proponents of using marijuana, however, claim that it can increase the sensitivity of the whole body, thereby enhancing pleasure. They may argue that it awakens the flame of love in fading relationships and helps the fragile unions become liberated and passionate. In this article, we will try to figure this out.

Why does marijuana affect orgasm?

Why does marijuana affects orgasm?

According to the fans of marijuana, arousal during sex occurs almost instantly under its effect. Some people claim that it increases the duration of sexual intercourse and leads to an incredibly bright and long orgasm. The processes that occur inside the body when a person is under the effect of marijuana speak in favor of these statements:

  • Myocardium (heart muscle) starts to contract faster.
  • The volume of blood flow throughout the body increases.
  • Genitals are more filled with blood.

And if we take into account that marijuana relieves nervous tension, brings a sense of euphoria, and improves the overall emotional background, the enhancement of sexual activity doesn’t cause any doubt.

However, I would like to emphasize that all of this happens in the absence of psychological and physical addiction to the active substances of marijuana, which results from its long and regular use.

Facts from research

Facts from research

Research in the field of medical marijuana is progressing quite slowly. The fact is that in most countries its use is prohibited, and claims that marijuana positively affects some aspects of sexual function, including libido, arousal, and orgasm, are quite limited or frowned upon.

Scientists from the Medical School at the University of St. Louis decided to figure it out and conduct their independent study. They made a questionnaire and asked about 370 women to answer questions about health, sex drive, and, of course, about the use of marijuana and its effects on their bodies.

The participants who used marijuana reported increased pleasure from sex. 47% of women said that they use marijuana at least once a week. Of those, 34% reported smoking marijuana before sex.

“Women who used marijuana before sex, as well as those who used it regularly, reported about an induced orgasm (compared to those respondents who never used it),” the scientists stated.

This effect is explained by the fact that marijuana promotes complete relaxation, as well as a decrease in anxiety and uncertainty. It also helps to slow down the perception of time and prolongs the positive sensations from sex.

Influence on women and men (about libido)

Influence on women and men (about libido)

The use of marijuana can lead to a side effect, such as spontaneous female orgasm. This conclusion was made by doctors from the United States and the Netherlands in the course of research.

In an article published in the “Journal of Sex&Marital Therapy,” it is reported that the doctors suspected restless genital syndrome (ReGS) in one of the patients (the syndrome is accompanied by spontaneous and painful excitation of the genitals). But further research has led to the rejection of this assumption. 

It turned out that the 40-year-old patient who used marijuana suffered from unwanted multiple orgasms, which came after taking marijuana during sexual contact.

As a rule, uncontrollable sensations occurred at night, lasted for several hours, caused confusion and mild amnesia, and convulsions in certain areas of the body. In addition, the patient experienced mild attacks of spontaneous orgasm after using marijuana mixed with tobacco. 

The conclusion of the doctors was confirmed by the results of studies using functional MRI: tests showed that the use of marijuana affects the area of the brain activated by erotic stimuli.

Effect of marijuana on potency

Effect of marijuana on potency

Marijuana does impact male potency. However, whether this is a bad influence or a positive one depends on how often the man smokes weed. For instance, if you smoke marijuana infrequently, then this will not particularly affect potency. However, at  chronically high doses, weed can affect sexual performance and potency in a bad way.

One study shows that the use of marijuana my be sexually undesirable as it can reduce potency. This conclusion was made by scientists from La Trobe University in Melbourne. A team of experts surveyed 8,656 Australians to find out how marijuana affects erectile function. According to the study results, it turned out that those who regularly smoke marijuana experience many more sexual problems than those who do not smoke cannabis at all.

Also, in 2007, a team of scientists led by Marie Elloy-Steven of Cornell University’s Weill Medical College discovered that marijuana users were much more likely than others to take Viagra. Viagra is used to boost potency and combat libido decline, helping with a sustained erection. It is possible that the need for medicine was influenced by the regular use of marijuana.

So if you are wondering if potency will decrease when taking marijuana, then the answer is definitely no with infrequent use. However, remember that smoking large amounts of weed chronically can not only reduce potency but also harm other vital systems.

Strains of marijuana aphrodisiacs

Strains of marijuana aphrodisiacs

I would like to highlight the marijuana aphrodisiacs. They bring more vivid sexual effects, increase the sensitivity of all sense organs, remove social barriers, eliminate psychological complexes, and increase concentration. There is also an empathic state. All this inevitably leads to a brighter and longer orgasm.

The best marijuana strain for orgasm is such because it can stimulate the production of oxytocins – love hormones. They significantly increase the level of sexual desire, which brings unprecedented sensations. So sex under the influence of marijuana receives only positive feedback.

The lion’s share of aphrodisiacs is a variety of the Sativa strain. This is because this type of marijuana has a potential effect on the human nervous system and brain. It should be borne in mind that the impact of marijuana largely depends on the person’s psychophysical state and body characteristics. However, as a rule, the desired effect is obtained by those couples who are open to new sensations.

Marijuana is described as a plant of love. It definitely promotes the fusion of souls and bodies and therefore a positive effect on sexual intimacy. Just remember, everything in moderation.

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  • Edibles yes please 03/18/2023 04:21:44
    As a female discovered nipple orgasms for the first time (and many times afterwards) over 2 days this week. Definitely looking forward to the next time or having my partner get in the mix. This week was all solo and holy cow edibles just took it to another level.
  • Vic 12/04/2022 12:46:53
    Great read, thank you! One thing that you mention is so vitally important and often overlooked by the majority of males, and that is ‘nipple stimulation’ and the intensity of orgasms. I’m forever indebted to a person in my youth who described and demonstrated the power-of-male-nipples. WOW! Just WOW! When I first made friends with my nipples, twirling and caressing them, squeezing them and flickering them, my orgasms increased ten-fold and I began having multiple orgasms just like women do. Weed & Nipples equals intense self love and exquisite long lasting waves of continuous bliss. One light flick across my breastplates and an instant stream of glorious pleasure radiates to my nether regions and ricochets up my spine and shoots back down to my thighs and genitalia. INCREDIBLE!
  • Dylan 10/03/2022 09:12:49
    As embarrassing as it may be to admit, marijuana has a very strong effect on my orgasm. It has improved my relationship with my husband and strengthened our marriage. However, you should not smoke more weed than you need, otherwise, the consequences can be sad
  • Gummies! 07/26/2022 19:50:08
    I understand more research needs to be done in order to verify or reject the widely reported positive effects of marijuana on sexual desire as well as the positive effects on physical sexual experiences. As one individual, I can fully attest to the very positive sexual effects I get when either smoking or eating THC gummies. For me, when smoking or eating, my libido is increased. Yet, I do not have any issues with libido, want to have sex. As I've aged, over 50, I have experienced the common physical changes in physical sexual functions. By that I mean that it takes me longer to achieve erection, compare to when I was younger, as well as not achieving the same full and hard erections that I used to get. THC does help to reverse those aging affects. I can achieve much faster, fuller, and harder erections when smoking or eating marijuana. For me, that is a great positive. Prior to reaching and passing 50 years of age, the physical positive effects were not as evident. My perception is that when younger my physical experience didn't benefit, nor need to benefit, from the current positive physical effects. The best aspect from marijuana before sex are the amazingly heightened sensations, feelings, and orgasm. That has been true for me since my late teens when I started smoking. Now, I still get those positive enhanced sensations, feelings, and orgasm. When I'm high I can have sex longer before orgasm/ejaculation. My whole body has enhanced enhanced sexual sensitivity and feelings. For example, having my nipples stimulated when not high feels good, nice. But, when I'm high having my nipples stimulated feels amazing, and my male nipples respond greatly getting harder, thicker, and very sensitive. I love that. When I'm not high, nipple stimulation is nice, but I can easily not have that stimulation. When high, I want that stimulation. Also, when high, my penis is much more sensitive to all stimulation. The wonderful sensitivity is so great that I don't need as much stimulation to get amazing feelings. That lets me go slower and softer and still get much greater and better sensations during sex. Going harder and faster is not something I need nor want when high. Most women like that, because they can enjoy me better as they too get better and longer stimulation for their own sensations. It is that aspect that increases sexual duration. If I were to go harder and faster, orgasm can happen faster. Just as time perception can slow down when high, so do sexual movements and stimulation. Going slower and longer lets me enjoy those movements and stimulations at a much higher level. And the ladies like that too. :) The finale, the orgasm is at a greater level of feeling. Physically, my orgasm feels stronger, longer, and what feels like, more "complete". The "more complete" feeling feels like I have ejaculated all of the semen in me, feeling like the orgasm has squeezed so hard and long that every drop I produced has been expelled. That feeling is amazing, much better than orgasm while not high. For me, my sexual experience while high is distinctly heightened, and feels a magnitude greater, better. I'm sure continued and more scientific testing will confirm what many of us already experience and know. I welcome the research so that all that can be confirmed by scientific study. That data will result in many people learning and know that marijuana can increase, and even aid, in their sexual physical functions, and especially in the amazing sensations they are really capable of having. For those don't get those positives from marijuana, that's unfortunate. My recommendation is for everyone to "test" how marijuana effects their sexual experiences. Now that marijuana and edibles are legal in many states, more and more people can "test" marijuana high while having sex. BTW, all of those things I wrote above happen even when I am going solo. Masturbation sensations are also as heightened. You don't know what you're missing until you experience what you have been missing. Give it all a, GO.

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