NOV 16, 2017 7:03 PM PST

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Sex Drive

WRITTEN BY: Carmen Leitch

What effect does marijuana have on sex drive? While it is not known stereotypically as a drug that will increase libido, since marijuana use is rising, people are curious about what effects it may be having on their bodies.

A limited study that used self-reporting, in which people merely answer questions about their habits, showed that across many social groups, there was not much of an effect. There were some caveats in the study, as the video describes.

Limitations on the research of marijuana have made it tough to learn a lot about all of its physiological impacts. One study did indicate that men may experience some sexual dysfunction became of marijuana use, as men carry receptors for marijuana in the penis muscle, and there may be an inhibition of that muscle because of exposure. Women too may experience some negative effects, as marijuana could potentially affect mucous membranes in the vagina. It is important to note, however, that these are small studies that would have to be confirmed with additional research.
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