Pot Smokers Say They Have a Whole Lotta Amazing Sex

Got a joint on you? It'd be a lot cooler if you did—for your sex life. At least, that's the word from a new survey that suggests that common belief about how pot smokers can't get it up is total B.S.—and the opposite actually might be true.

According to the SKYN Condoms Millennial Sex Survey, which asked 2,814 women and 2,302 men between the ages of 18 and 34 about their sex lives, 14 percent of people who smoke weed every day say they have sex “several times per day.” Meanwhile, only five percent of people who have never smoked say they get busy multiple times a day.

It's not just quantity, though: Nearly 60 percent of smokers rated their performance as “amazing” or “very good,” while just 41 percent of non-users say the same. Hmmmm.

Though there’s no telling if their partners would rank the weed aficionados' performances that high, board-certified clinical sexologist Debra Laino, Ph.D., says that pot smokers might be on to something.

“Smoking pot definitely helps many people relax before and during sex," she says, "and it's long been associated with aphrodisiac properties."

The main reason: Marijuana helps the brain produce the feel-good hormone dopamine, which elevates your mood, says Laino. And when you’re feeling good, you have better sex.  

It can also lead to a more intense time between the sheets. “The neurochemicals marijuana plays with in the brain can also enhance sensory awareness,” says Laino. “So touch, orgasm, and even the sounds and smells of sex can be enhanced.” 

There's no need to start baking a special batch of brownies this instant, though: Too much pot, like too much alcohol, can backfire. “It can act as a depressant,” says Laino. She adds that the sex-boosting dosage would be different for everyone, so it’s hard to say how much is too much.

While we don’t recommend you form a new pot habit, it’s good to know that a weed habit probably won't hold you (or your man) back in bed. 

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