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Potheads Have Hotter Sex Lives

A new study finds that the more someone smokes pot, the more sex they're likely to have.

Barry Schultz/ZUMAPRESS/NewscomBarry Schultz/ZUMAPRESS/NewscomFor the Friday afternoon files: new research has discovered that regular marijuana users have sex more regularly than their non-toking counterparts.

The study, from Stanford University's School of Medicine, found that (heterosexual) folks who smoked marijuana daily had roughly 20 percent more sex than non-marijuana users. "The overall trend we saw applied to people of both sexes and all races, ages, education levels, income groups and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether they had kids," said senior study author Michael Eisenberg, an assistant professor of urology at Stanford.

The data Eisenberg and his team used comes from a large Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey of Americans age 15-49. Answers from around 28,000 women and 23,000 men were considered for their study, which was published online today in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Women who smoked pot daily had sex with a male partner 7.1 times per month, compared to 6 times per month for women who didn't smoke pot, according to the new study. Male pot users reported an average 6.9 sexual encounters with women per month, compared to 5.6 times per month for men who don't smoke pot.

While the findings don't necessarily show that marijuana use causes an increase in sex drive, they counter a longstanding idea that smoking pot will depress sexual desire or ability.

"Frequent marijuana use doesn't seem to impair sexual motivation or performance," said Eisenberg. "If anything, it's associated with increased coital frequency."

Researchers found the frequency of sex rose steadily with the frequency of marijuana use. This trend held even when researchers accounted for other drug use by participants.

Photo Credit: Barry Schultz/ZUMAPRESS/Newscom

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  • BestUsedCarSales||

    Gross. One more reason to avoid the devil weed.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    BUCS has had sex with no partner nearly 400 times this month, and counting.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    403. No, 404.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    407.

  • BestUsedCarSales||

    You flatter me. Those are closer to my teenage numbers. I'm an old man with less free time now.

  • Citizen X - #6||

    408.5.

  • Chipper Morning Truthjammer||

    What the hell? Are his sperm coming out one at a time?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    He eats a lot of salmon.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    So, basically, people like Sessions just really, really need to get laid.

  • Karen24||

    The poor woman who gets this assignment better be as high as Everest.

  • Eidde||

    "Who are you to question her punishment?"

    /too lazy to do the full set-up for that joke

  • brokencycle||

    Only 7 times per month? How does someone live like that?

  • ImanAzol||

    Yeah, since I'm managing 7X a week, I guess I don't need to get high.

  • Brandybuck||

    Basically the victims were really really mellow and didn't scream for help as loudly at frat parties...

  • ||

    Or, they were children who'd been given pot-candy at Halloween.

    Fiendishly clever pothead pedophiles.

  • Set Us Up The Chipper||

    Yep goes right to my Johnson with an enhanced pop.

  • Leo Kovalensky||

    Let me be the first to say, WOULD.

  • The Brakeless MAGA Train||

    i don't know man, he looks like he doesn't bathe, but hey whatever floats your boat.

    I like the girl though.

  • Think It Through||

    Isn't this just a classic "third variable" and "correlation but not causation" situation? More libertine person = more likely to smoke pot and more likely to engage in sexual activity.

  • Karen24||

    This is almost certainly correct, but anything to counter the 'pot will turn everyone into Manson clones' is welcome, and I say that as someone who's never used the stuff.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    Was a user "back in the day." Can't say it made much difference one way or the other, though it does mellow you out and I suppose one might be inclined to say "fuck it" more often.

  • EscherEnigma||

    To quote ENB:

    While the findings don't necessarily show that marijuana use causes an increase in sex drive, they counter a longstanding idea that smoking pot will depress sexual desire or ability.
  • Eidde||

    ...but they're less likely to remember it afterwards.

  • Zeb||

    You're thinking of alcohol.

  • Quo Usque Tandem||

    "Women who smoked pot daily had sex with a male partner 7.1 times per month, compared to 6 times per month for women who didn't smoke pot, according to the new study. Male pot users reported an average 6.9 sexual encounters with women per month, compared to 5.6 times per month for men who don't smoke pot."

    With numbers like that who would even notice?

  • Brandybuck||

    That 0.9 encounter must have been particularly frustrating. "Not now! I'm almost there! Come back! Come back! Shit."

  • Eidde||

    Oh, and I Googled the image, but the only links were to what seemed to be a couple Polish porn sites.

    Let the jokes begin...

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Director: "Okay, Stanislaus, the next scene you and Maria will do doggystyle-"
    Stan: "Ooh, the dog is NOT going to like that."

  • Diane Reynolds (Paul.)||

    Well that explains a lot.

  • Telcontar the Wanderer||

    Why Women Had Better Sex Under Cannabism: the latest installment of the New York Times' Red-Eyed Century series

  • AaronBonn||

    Another interesting fact this study apparently found: women, in general, appear to have more sex per month than men.

  • I am the 0.000000013%||

    It makes me look at my weed wacker in an entirely different light.

  • ImanAzol||

    That's a hookah in the stock image, not a bong.

  • Sal Paradise||

    If she smokes, she pokes.

  • Crusty Juggler||

    Hugs not drugs!

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