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posted by Fnord666 on Monday October 30 2017, @12:28AM   Printer-friendly
from the correlation-vs-causation dept.

A study has found that people who smoke more cannabis have more sex than those who smoke less or abstain:

Tobacco companies put a lot of effort into giving cigarettes sex appeal, but the more sensual smoke might actually belong to marijuana. Some users have said pot is a natural aphrodisiac, despite scientific literature turning up mixed results on the subject. At the very least, a study published Friday [DOI: 10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.09.005] [DX] in the Journal of Sexual Medicine suggests that people who smoke more weed are having more sex than those who smoke less or abstain. But whether it's cause or effect isn't clear.

The researchers pulled together data from roughly 50,000 people who participated in an annual Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey during various years between 2002 and 2015. "We reported how often they smoke — monthly, weekly or daily — and how many times they've had sex in the last month," says Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a urologist at Stanford University Medical Center and the senior author on the study. "What we found was compared to never-users, those who reported daily use had about 20 percent more sex. So over the course of a year, they're having sex maybe 20 more times."

Women who consumed marijuana daily had sex 7.1 times a month, on average; for men, it was 6.9 times. Women who didn't use marijuana at all had sex 6 times a month, on average, while men who didn't use marijuana had sex an average of 5.6 times a month.

When the researchers considered other potentially confounding factors, such as alcohol or cocaine use, age, religion or having children, the association between more marijuana and more sex held, Eisenberg says. "It was pretty much every group we studied, this pattern persisted," he says. The more marijuana people smoked, the more they seemed to be having sex.

An Anonymous Coward would like to remind you that he is "not cool enough" to acquire cannabis illegally from drug dealers.

Also at CNN.

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  • (Score: 2, Offtopic) by Post-Nihilist on Monday October 30 2017, @02:32AM (4 children)

    by Post-Nihilist (5672) on Monday October 30 2017, @02:32AM (#589311)

    I was such a degenerate when I got stoned every night after work.... Almost every night I fucked my wife before we sleep and got blowjob on weekend... My sober self is not nice enough to get my wife into the mood and most nights I am not either, being a competitive bastard is stressful... Much much more than just concentrating on my craft and not giving a shit about the politics...

    Thinking about it clean headed, I declare: fuck nighttime sobriety, i will order edible right fucking now, even thought my ganjastore wont ship edibles until the Halloween is over. Since it is not yet legal in Canada¹ my supplier is wise to avoid feeding the antipot media freenzy: today I read about a shipment of THC containing gummy bears being sized by the police in northern Québec.

    1-But you pay using the big Canadian banks money transfer by email, nod,nod, wink, wink.

    Be like us, be different, be a nihilist!!!
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  • (Score: 1) by Sulla on Monday October 30 2017, @02:49AM (1 child)

    by Sulla (5173) on Monday October 30 2017, @02:49AM (#589321) Journal

    In my local I loved how hard the pro-side pushed how children wont be interested or tempted by it and then immedietly made THC candy when it was legalized.

    Will be an internal struggle for me when the Fed fucks them like like they did the cig companies, I love karma but hate government. People should be free to do what they want, including judging people for doing what they want

    Ceterum censeo Sinae esse delendam
  • (Score: 2) by rylyeh on Monday October 30 2017, @08:37AM

    by rylyeh (6726) <{kadath} {at} {}> on Monday October 30 2017, @08:37AM (#589371)


    "a vast crenulate shell wherein rode the grey and awful form of primal Nodens, Lord of the Great Abyss."
  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30 2017, @01:11PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 30 2017, @01:11PM (#589421)

    yeah man i hate being on-call all the time as higher tier support person. not technically all the time, but even when not on-call, sometimes i am given the opportunity to make more money.

    usually that happens right at the moment things are getting started... just in time to ruin a buzz that isn't killed but might as well be

    i say fuck nighttime non-sobriety, because that is when society expects us to get high and have sex and do IT work! if they cant take the system down during the day, then heck i am going to try to convince her to at least do that to me.

    but uh ok i admit it that is what I will do in that dating sim if there is some path to get to it. i dont know what happens to people inreal life outside of the work campus. at least the chromebook doesnt have fans so that i can hear if someone is creeping up