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 Men, Sex & Marijuana: Can Weed Affect Performance?

Men, Sex & Marijuana: Can Weed Affect Performance?


The answer depends on you.

This article originally appeared onThe Fresh Toast

Is there such a thing as weed dick? The answer isn't a simple yes or no.

As Playboy reported, studies on animals have shown that marijuana can inhibit receptors inside the erectile tissue of the penis that control erection. Whether this is true for humans is unclear, but like with any drug or alcohol, too much can impact sexual health in a number of ways.

For marijuana, especially, dosage is key. Too much and you'll be too high to get to the bed, let alone get it up. For heavy users, erectile dysfunction is three times as prevalent, compared to those who don't use cannabis at all.

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As Ball State University researcher and sex educator Justin Lehmiller writes:

"The accumulated research exploring the effects of marijuana on male sexual functioning is pretty limited. While this research suggests that marijuana is likely to be an erection inhibitor, the answer is probably a bit more complicated than this, and we need a lot more hard data (pun fully intended) to understand why different guys report experiencing different sexual effects."

How you personally react to different strains, situations, and doses will differ, and only you can find your perfect scenario for getting sexy with weed. So get experimenting.

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast: a lifestyle and entertainment platform with heaping sides of cannabis--you can read more, here.

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