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How Marijuana Affects Our Sex Lives

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May 30, 2022 by Justin Lehmiller

Research finds that nearly half of American adults (46%) have used marijuana in some way at least once before. People use it for all kinds of purposes, from pain relief to psychological escape to relaxation. However, another way it is often used is as an aphrodisiac, or as a way of enhancing sexual desire and/or arousal.

So how well does marijuana work in this way? Check out the video below for a summary of what the research says—which, overall, points to more positive than negative sexual effects.

For a deeper dive into the research and data on this subject, check out this article.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller

Founder & Owner of Sex and Psychology

Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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