Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about a study that claimed smoking marijuana prior to sex can actually make it a hell of a lot more pleasurable, with 70 percent of pre-sex stoners involved in the study saying they experienced, “enhancement in pleasure and satisfaction.”
Most of us probably don't find that too surprising, considering weed often helps mellow people out and forget about all their anxiety. What's surprising, though, is that, in a similar study, via High Times, roughly half of people who used pot prior to sex reported aphrodisiac effects.
So, what's the verdict? Is marijuana really the next way for men to experience longer-lasting sex and women feel more pleasure? We reached out to some of the top experts in the marijuana industry to get the lowdown, no holds barred answer.
“Many women are discovering that cannabis can relax them and even prevent pain during intercourse. And it's not just smoking—the best options here are topicals and vaginal suppositories.” — Shanel Lindsay, Founder and President of Ardent
“Cannabis is GREAT for Date Night for so many reasons. While the effects vary with each individual, when experienced together, it increases the libido and enhances sexual pleasure.” — Andy Williams, CEO of Medicine Man
"The positive side-effects of having sex while high on cannabis are well-documented, and given that there exist zero physiological drawbacks to the activity, there doesn't seem to be any reason to avoid the act—save for personal preference, of course." — Seth Yakatan, CEO of Kalytera
"Most cannabis users feel that consuming prior to (or during) sex makes the act more pleasurable, and while neither scientific studies nor anecdotal evidence has been able to produce universally agreed-upon results, it doesn't seem that there isn't any harm that can come from combining the two activities. My personal recommendation is that anyone interested in engaging in sexual activity while high on cannabis should, and anyone that isn't, shouldn't." — Tyler Knight, Co-Founder of MassRoots
"I'd say that cannabis affects sex differently for every person. The majority of people seem to say that using cannabis before sex makes them more relaxed and better able to tune out the noise of the world, and thus provides for a more pleasurable experience. Men state that being high does not affect their performance, the direct opposite of their experience with alcohol. Of course, most agree that sex is best when both partners are high." — Sally Vander Veer, President of Medicine Man
“Cannabis and sex; some say that it increases their sex drive, others…well, they say it depends on the circumstance. An informal poll by Psychology Today showed that 67% of respondents felt cannabis enhanced their sex lives. However, I’d have to say that would depend entirely on the strain. For example, a strain high in mycelene will likely make you want to sleep in bed and not romp around in it.” — Shauntel Ludwig, Director of Sales and Marketing at DaVinci Vaporizer
Now, we're never going to tell you to go get high and then have sex, but, our experts to support the claim that doing so might make the experience a little bit more pleasurable. Of course, as many of them stated, if you do it, great, if you don't, great; it's your call, guys.