I have been using cannabis for sexual activities for quite some time, both right before sex and even during, and I’ve always felt that cannabis made it more pleasurable. So when a study examining the relationship between cannabis use and sexual function in women came out, I knew I was right all those years!
Out of 373 participants involved in the study, 34 percent (127 women) reported consuming cannabis before sex. From that group, 68.5 percent stated that the overall sexual experience was more pleasurable after using cannabis. Plus, 60.6 percent reported an increased sex drive, and 52.8 percent reported an increase in satisfying orgasms.
This is outstanding news for us ladies: Sex gets better with cannabis use! The study also concluded that women who use cannabis right before sex have 2.13 higher odds of a satisfying orgasm; and women who use cannabis frequently, regardless of whether or not it's right before sex, have 2.1 higher odds of satisfying orgasms all the time.
This got me thinking, so I turned to my ladies to back the study up. Was sex actually more pleasurable when cannabis was involved? The consensus is a definite yes. Cannabis is a truly amazing substance that can be used in many different ways for a plethora of reasons. One of those reasons, and one of the ways I use cannabis, is spiritually. Getting high tends to make me more in-tune and aware of my body, so it makes sense that enhances pleasure.
After speaking about our experiences with cannabis and sex, my friend Harlee Case said it best, “Smoking weed helps you loosen up and be in the moment, and to not overthink things.” This seems like it wouldn’t equate to increased pleasure, but it does. Getting high and releasing your expectations so you can live in the moment and enjoy all the sensations without criticizing how things should be will typically allow you to have better sex. When we get into our head and become clouded with expectations, it’s harder to enjoy things, period, and that definitely goes for sex, too.
Another point we noticed in our little focus group is that getting dry mouth will definitely equal a dry pussy and lead to the need for lubrication. Not all strains will do this to you, but when it happens, you’ll know. The study found no correlation with this, but it did find that the women in the study didn’t report increased lubrication from using cannabis. So my advice to fix, use a cannabis lubricant!
At the end of the day, we’re still winning. The pure fact that cannabis consumption can help women have better orgasms is a victory and one I’m glad to claim. So maybe the next time you go to play, roll up a joint or smoke a bowl because it will increase your chances of getting that oh so satisfying orgasm, and you’ll get high, too!