The survey was conducted online between October 20, 2019, and March 12, 2020. And is entitled: Assessment of the Association of Cannabis on Female Sexual Function With the Female Sexual Function Index. A total of 452 women participated in the study, which was conducted in the United States alone. Most of the women (54.7%) were between 30-49 years old. 72.8% of women reported having used cannabis more than 6 times a week in the last four weeks. Most of them did this in the form of smoking a joint.
The first part of the research was used to collect demographic information, among other things. It also looked at participants’ medical histories and drug use habits. After ticking their gender, women were transferred to the FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index). This is an index that consists of 19 parts and has been specially developed to look at sexual functions of women over the past 4 weeks.
Six different sexual functions
The study looked at six different sexual functions: lust, arousal, moisture, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and pain. Women were able to indicate scores in each segment from 0 to 5. If the FSFI score was higher, the sexual function became better. The study was designed so that only sexually active women could participate.
The results: increased lust, arousal, orgasms, and sexual satisfaction
Research shows that the higher a person has used marijuana in the past 4 months, the higher the FSFI score. The mean score for women who used marijuana more than three times a week is 28.9. Compared to 26.7 for women who used marijuana less than three times a week. Every additional “step” in cannabis use per week resulted in a 21% reduction in sexual dysfunction in the ladies. “Although the increase in index scores is small (and in some cases too low to be clinically significant), increasing cannabis use has been associated with more lust, arousal, orgasms, and sexual satisfaction and better FSFI scores in total compared to less frequent users ”. Say scientists.
Why do women who use marijuana have better sex?
It is not known exactly why women who use cannabis more often are hornier, wetter and more satisfied than other ladies, especially because so little research has been done on this. Certain substances found in cannabis may correlate with your sexuality, just as there are certain body substances that do. Furthermore, 81% of the respondents said that they smoke cannabis to relax, 74.1% to reduce stress, and 73.9% to sleep better. All things that ensure that your sex life improves in any case. “Also,” say the researchers, “THC can make you experience time differently, making the feeling of sexual pleasure appear longer.” The cannabinoid receptor CB1 also appears to influence sexual functioning.
Boost your sex life
The research was published in July in the journal “Sexual Medicine”. You can read the research extensively, but you can of course also just put it to the test.