For years many proponents of cannabis have touted that using the herb enhances everything. From food to music to movies, reportedly even sex. After all, sex is good, and cannabis is good, and generally when you combine two good things something great takes place. But is there any validity to that? Can cannabis really make you more attractive or boost your libido? While the evidence isn’t conclusive, many signs point to yes, cannabis has a place in the bedroom.
According to a study published in an October, 2017 Journal of Sexual Medicine, people who used marijuana on a daily basis had more sex on average that infrequent or non-users. The study found that daily female users had sex an average of 7.1 times over a four-week-span, as opposed to six times for non-users, and male daily users had sex an average of 6.9 times, compared to 5.6 times for non-users.
Unfortunately, that study didn’t explore why people who used cannabis had more sex. However, our noses may hold that secret. Pheromones are chemical compounds secreted by all animals, humans included, that reveal things about us to others (such as our mood at any given moment), and also illicit a physiological response from those around us (such as physical/sexual attraction or desire), leading many to believe that our idea of attraction is based more off of scent than sight. One of the most defining characteristics about cannabis is its smell, which is also one of many users’ favorite characteristics about cannabis. So it’s possible that smelling cannabis on another person could make you attracted to them, and smelling your favorite strain on someone else could be absolute magic.
Other research, as well as user testimonials, has shown that the euphoric side of cannabis can help to really put one in the mood. Certain compounds contained within, specifically the terpenes limonene and linalool, are known for that.
There are many socio factors that go into the sexy side of cannabis as well. For one, the legal status of marijuana itself keeps most users confined to either their own or another users home, so the possibility to be alone “talk” with each other are greatly increased.