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What Is Weed Doing to Your Sex Drive?


Libido is one of those gifts from the universe that people often take for granted. Humans are born with this instinctive urge to get dirty for fun and procreation, but they never consider being ready to beat might be short-lived.

While many of us are in a constant state of distress over the development of harmful diseases ranging from COVID to cancer, no one ever seems worried about possibly losing their desire to play. And the clock is ticking.

What’s really twisted about this progression from youth to the grave is that there’s not much you can do about it. Low libido can occur with physical and emotional changes, prescription drugs, surgeries, and substance abuse.

Or maybe we’re just tired. Who knows?

Sometimes our lack of desire to fuck like horny teens is a complete and utter mystery, so trying to pinpoint the cause can be a challenge. Unfortunately, there’s no magic potion to turn the sexually deceased into fully erect maniacs in the bag. It can be incredibly frustrating when their partner still desperately wants to bone their brains out like a wild animal in heat.

Of course, there are all kinds of so-called aphrodisiacs on the market, but most of them are ineffective scams – scams, I tell you!

Do you really think that horny goat weed you got from a vending machine for fifty cents in a gas station restroom is really going to give you the extra punch for love? Probably not. Eating sperm whale vomit, gnawing on a tiger penis, drinking cobra blood or any other hippy-dippy myth exists to amplify old baby makers.

There is, however, a growing community of people claiming that marijuana can increase libido.

“Weed definitely makes me more excited,” said Jason, a 32-year-old from Cincinnati, Ohio. Brutality. “It also accentuates it and gives me better control of my, uh, you know. Highly recommend it.”

Interestingly, passion and pot experts say the effects aren’t simple and dry. Many factors dictate how cannabis affects sexual appetite. Award-winning sex and relationship coach Ashley Manta Told Brutality that cannabis alone is not capable of creating desire out of thin air.

“There are so many things involved with desire and arousal – it’s multi-faceted and has to do with state of mind, physiology, feeling emotional and physical safety in one’s environment and with one’s partner, allowing his brain to notice sexually relevant stimuli,” she said.

Manta, the author of CBD Solution: Sex and podcast host High privacybelieves that weed is more of a wrecking ball against the ailments that keep people from pursuing lustful activities.

“Things like pain, feeling disconnected from the body, our incessant mental chatter, and attachment to results, and feeling nervous or embarrassed,” she said. “With these factors mitigated or at least reduced, it’s easier to get into a headspace conducive to pleasure.”

But sex has to be worth wanting. The weed is not a miracle weed with the power to make women with selfish partners produce orgasms like they had in college. Plus, being stoned won’t turn a minuteman into an Olympic-level orgasm giver.

In other words, while cannabis can help some couples have more fulfilling sexual experiences, weed can’t resolve emotional and physical disconnects or cure abuse. Weed is not a performance-enhancing drug. “Even the best cannabis won’t entice someone of mediocre sex,” Manta said.

Cannabis might not even be optimal for those in healthy relationships. In fact, some couples may prefer sex on magic mushrooms.

In some cases, both men and women complain that marijuana doesn’t make them horny. It actually has the opposite effect – either sucking up their libido or preventing them from having an orgasm.

“I don’t care about sex when I’m stoned. It’s the last thing I want to do,” says Amber, 34, of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Meanwhile, Lila from Roger, Arkansas, says she sometimes gets hornier after getting high, but headspace still gets in the way of her ability to climax. “It’s great fun, but I just can’t finish,” she said.

According to Manta, there are many circumstances in which marijuana can lower a person’s libido, most of which are caused by overuse.

“If you’re too stoned and feeling paranoid, dizzy, or sleepy, you probably won’t want to have sex,” she says. “That’s why it’s good to take the old adage of edibles, ‘start low, go slow’ and apply it to all cannabis consumption.”

Ok, but how can a person determine if marijuana will increase their libido? Practice on your own, to begin with. Yes, people should experiment with how the weed affects their own gear before allowing others into the mix.

“Try on a bit of what you plan to use in a couples setting, then masturbate,” Manta explained. “See what works for your body and what doesn’t. This will allow you to make more informed choices in a partner space.”

Sex under the influence of any intoxicating substance can sometimes lead to unwanted encounters, so having a clear guideline for those belly-pounding adventures before the underwear hits the ground is essential.

“If you’re having sex in altered states, be sure to have a thorough conversation about consent and boundaries before using,” Manta says. “Negotiate before you treat yourself!”

Marijuana might help some regain their libido more than others. For those who have had prostate or cervical surgeries, regaining their libido can be difficult. These procedures, arguably the most destructive of the throbbing flesh, can have devastating effects on a person’s psyche.

Inadequacy concerns often manifest as shame and regret. These are common and totally justified emotions. “Feeling broken, being afraid of discomfort, feeling discomfort, all of these things can make it difficult to be sexually aroused,” Mantra says.

The process of regaining pleasure after surgery must begin with letting go of expectations. Just because a person’s sex life changes doesn’t mean it can’t be satisfying anymore. However, finding a new pleasure can take time, so patience and understanding are crucial.

“I encourage people to take the pressure off,” Manta said. “Release the attachment to sex by having a particular appearance and just find things to do with yourself (and/or your partner) that make you feel good.”

Maybe cannabis can help with that.

“If penetration is painful, many have reported that topically applied cannabinoid-infused oils or inserted suppositories may be helpful,” advises Manta.

“But remember – there are plenty of ways to have sex that don’t involve penetration. Use inhaled cannabis to help slow you down and enhance your pleasurable feelings so you can find things you enjoy. – then do these things!”

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