For those men and women having some difficulty rising to the occasion in the bedroom, a new study suggests that marijuana may be the only therapy needed to remedy sexual dysfunctions.The days of gnawing on Yohimbe Bark and popping pharmaceutical grade boner pills just to get that old van a rockin’ could soon be in the rearview mirror, as researchers have found additional evidence to suggest that the cannabis plant may be a saving grace for those people suffering from a variety of sexual dysfunctions.These findings, which appeared online courtesy of the National Institute of Health, were first published in the latest edition of the journal Pharmacological Research.“For centuries, in addition to its recreational actions, several contradictory claims regarding the effects of Cannabis use in sexual functioning and behavior (e.g. aphrodisiac vs anti-aphrodisiac) of both sexes have been accumulated,” the study’s abstract reads. “The identification of Δ9-THC and later on, the discovery of the ECS have opened a potential therapeutic target for sexual dysfunctions, given the partial efficacy of current pharmacological treatment.”
This means men living with conditions such as Erectile Dysfunction and women contending with Sexual Arousal Disorder may want to consider leaning on medical marijuana in order to get back in the saddle again.
“In agreement with the bidirectional modulation induced by cannabinoids on several behavioral responses, the endogenous cannabinoid AEA elicited biphasic effects on sexual behavior as well,” the abstract continues. “The present article reviews currently available knowledge on herbal, synthetic and endogenous cannabinoids with respect to the modulation of several aspects of sexuality in preclinical and human studies, highlighting their therapeutic potential.
Of course, this is not the first time a study has emerged outlining the potential sexual healing associated with the cannabis plant.
In 2013, a study in which researchers had a group of women smoke marijuana before and after porn films, found the female persuasion was significantly more aroused after indulging in THC.
There was also a study published in 2015 that found cannabis consumption could increase the production of Oxytocin, the hormone the body releases after sex, which could make couples feel more tightly bonded than they would in un-medicated situations.
Other research published over the past few decades has shown a variety of pros and cons when using marijuana in the bedroom, with science unable to truly pinpoint the herb’s magic, especially when it comes to its affect on male performance.