Connect with us

Trending

Marijuana may increase your sex drive

Published

on

The relationship between marijuana use and sexual activity is still not clear, but a large study now strongly suggests that regular cannabis use may increase sexual drive.


The findings come from a team of researchers led by Dr. Michael Eisenberg, who is an assistant professor of urology at Stanford University School of Medicine in California. 
Dr. Andrew Sun, a resident in urology, is the first author of the paper. It was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine
Speaking about the motivation for the study, Dr. Eisenberg says, “Marijuana use is very common, but its large-scale use and association with sexual frequency hasn’t been studied much in a scientific way.”
In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse report that in 2015, 22.2 million people reported having used marijuana in the past month. But so far, research into the effects of marijuana on sexual satisfaction has yielded mixed results.
Experiments in rats found that the active compound in marijuana leads to fluctuations in sex drive. However, more recent studiessuggest that endocannabinoids heighten sexual arousal in women, and that the drug enhances the sexual experience for both men and women.
In order to gain a better understanding of marijuana’s impact on sexual function, Drs. Eisenberg and Sun examined data from the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), which is a large-scale investigation conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on fertility, childbearing, family life, marriage, divorce, and men and women’s health. 

Studying marijuana use and sex frequency

The NSFG offers insight into the overall population of the United States and includes questions on the frequency of sexual intercourse and marijuana use.
More specifically, 28,176 heterosexual women and 22,943 heterosexual men were asked how many times they had had sex in the past 4 weeks, as well as how frequently they had used marijuana in the previous 12 months. 
Participants were aged between 25 and 45, with women being 29.9 and men being 29.5 years old, on average. The researchers included data that had been gathered since 2002 as part of the NSFG.
The researchers adjusted for possible confounding factors such as the use of other drugs such as cocaine and alcohol. 
Overall, 24.5 percent of the men and 14.5 percent of the women said that they had used marijuana in the previous 12 months.

Marijuana use linked with more sex

The researchers noticed a correlation between how often people smoked marijuana and how often they had sex. More specifically, people who used marijuana had 20 percent more sex than those who did not, and this applied to both genders. 
Women who refrained from having marijuana in the past year reported having had sex six times, on average, in the past 4 weeks, while for marijuana users, this number was 7.1. 
Men who abstained from marijuana had sex 5.6 times in the past 4 weeks, while men who used marijuana daily reported an average number of 6.9 times. 
The overall trend we saw applied to people of both sexes and all races, ages, education levels, income groups, and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether or not they had kids.”
Dr. Michael Eisenberg
Despite these strong associations, Dr. Eisenberg cautions, this study does not prove causality. “It doesn’t say if you smoke more marijuana, you’ll have more sex,” he notes.
However, the overall message from this research is clear: “Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,” concludes Dr. Eisenberg.
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

Published

on

For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

Published

on

American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

Published

on

After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

Continue Reading

Trending