Marijuana has been likened to a “cure-all” for innumerable maladies. And indeed, studies abound regarding its healing properties.* But it’s long been known to pot aficionados that one of its primary benefits is how it induces a more gratifying experience during sexual intercourse.
Is Pot the high-way to Happiness?
“According to a research study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine (JSM), entitled the Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study, the goal of the study was, “To elucidate whether a relation between marijuana use and sexual frequency exists using a nationally representative sample of reproductive-age men and women.”
“The analysis represented 28,176 women and 22,943 men nationwide who were surveyed by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) via a questionnaire. The CDC’s broad, all-encompassing survey is often utilized by researchers as a basis for further, more specific analysis.”**
Since marijuana has been illegal under Federal Law – indeed it has been categorized as a Schedule 1 “drug” as is heroin – few scientific studies have been conducted (or even allowed). Other countries have filled in the void, including Israel.*
Euphoria? You be the Judge.
In general, anecdotal evidence, such as wide-spread word-of-mouth (so to speak), including social media reports, validate the supposition – namely, people with a buzz tend to enjoy sensual experiences with a greater degree of satisfaction. Simply stated, cannabis, acts as a sex aid for many participants. Unlike alcohol, which can have the opposite effect when consumed to a deleterious level, pot increases sexual pleasure with few negative side effects – not withstanding an appetite for the munchies.
“Your body’s natural endocannabinoid system is key in regulating things like pleasure, pain, relaxation, and homeostasis. When it is activated by the cannabinoids in cannabis, it can leave users feeling relaxed with increased pleasure and decreased pain. This can lead to increased arousal and make sex even more enjoyable.” ***
Several years ago, a survey was conducted with “responses of 373 participants (the majority of whom were straight, white women) who all sought care at a specific OB/GYN practice between March 2016 and February 2017. The survey included questions about overall sexual activity—including how satisfied they were with their current sex life, drive, orgasms and lubrication. The survey also asked whether or not they used marijuana, if they used prior to having sex and how frequently they partook.”
“Of the sample, 176 women said they use cannabis. Among those who reported using marijuana before sex, 68.5 percent stated that the overall sexual experience was more pleasurable, 60.6 percent noted an increase in sex drive, and 52.8 percent reported an increase in satisfying orgasms…”****
Turn on and Tune in to your Body
CNN reports: “People who use marijuana may have more sex because they put less pressure on themselves when they are high, so they don’t have the same performance anxiety as those who are sober,” suggested sex therapist Amanda Pasciucco, who practices in Connecticut, where medical use is legal. “A small amount of marijuana may also help increase your ability to communicate your preferences to your partner.”
“Sex therapist Lawrence Siegel noted that in particular, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol — the cannabinoid THC — appears to target a part of our brain associated with sexual arousal…”
It’s no surprise that weed usage is so popular. According to the United Nations, 158.8 million people around the world use marijuana—more than 3.8% of the planet’s population. Pew Research reports: “A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, according to a fall 2018 survey.”
The dictionary definition of libido is “the energy of the sexual drive as a component of the life instinct.”
If you’ve been experiencing a lower sex drive, you might be feeling concern, or even guilt about how it’s affecting you and your relationship with your partner. Worse, it could be causing you to feel depressed and even feel a loss of a zest for life.
What’s more, you might also be suffering from erectile dysfunction, or E.D. Though this condition is not always connected to a lower libido, the two often co-exist.
A lower libido can be caused by medications, depression, chronic illness, or stress… but especially, the cause could be a low testosterone level – commonly known as Low T.
Low testosterone (hypogonadism) usually happens with age. But it can also affect younger men for various reasons. Testosterone, the male hormone that is essential for the development of strength, also boosts sex drive – or libido.
Virility vs. Vitality
Men of all ages are universally challenged by society and also themselves by varying degrees of “manliness.”
Remember, testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as testes and prostate. As such, it promotes increased muscle and bone mass, and the growth of body hair. In addition, testosterone is involved in general health and well-being.
About 4 out of 10 men over age 45 have low testosterone. For men with low T levels, replacement therapy is a common solution to the problem.
Oral testosterone is available. However, some experts believe oral testosterone can have negative effects on the liver. Using other methods, such as skin patches, gels, orally disintegrating tablets, or injections, bypasses the liver and get testosterone into the blood directly.
Replacing Nature Naturally
Testosterone adapts to your body’s needs. Stay active. Your body gets the message that you need more of the testosterone hormone and will produce more.
- Walk briskly at least 10 to 20 minutes a day.
- Building strength with several sessions of weights or elastic bands each week.
- Work with a trainer to learn proper form so you don’t injure yourself.
The vast majority of prescription testosterone (cream, gel, injectable, patch, subcutaneous, etc.) is derived from plant sources such as soybeans and yams. Soybeans and yams are natural substances that are put through a chemical synthesis in a laboratory setting to derive the end product of testosterone.
When needed, testosterone restoration treatment affects every man differently. But most report improvement in energy level, sex drive, and quality of erections. Testosterone can increase bone density and muscle mass. Men report positive mood shifts after testosterone replacement.
“Karen Herbst, MD, PhD, an endocrinologist at University of California-San Diego, specializes in testosterone deficiency. She estimates about one in 10 men are ‘ecstatic’ about their response to testosterone therapy…” *
Studies have shown that testosterone replacement therapy may offer a wide range of benefits for men with hypogonadism, including improved libido, mood, cognition, muscle mass, bone density, and red blood cell production.
“It’s well established that testosterone by itself, for men with sexual dysfunction that includes erectile dysfunction, can improve erections in the majority of men who take it,” says Dr. Abraham Morgentaler,** an associate clinical professor of urology at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
As far back as 5000 years ago marijuana was used to treat medical conditions and used in spiritual ceremonies.
Marijuana remains illegal under federal law in the United States. But state marijuana laws are continuing to change. More than 20 states now permit the sale of marijuana for medicinal use, whether inhaled or consumed via other methods, or given in a prescription drug. Currently, 2 FDA medications on the market, Marinol (dronabinol) and Cesamet (nabilone) are synthetic cannabinoids used to treat nausea or neuropathic pain. Other drugs in clinical testing include Epidelix for childhood seizures and Sativex for cancer pain.
Cannabidiol is also a popular remedy used for many ailments. Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. (Cannabis Sativa) THC or tetraydrocannabinol is the main psychoactive element found in cannabis, and causes the sensation of getting high that is often associated with marijuana. Unlike THC, CDB does not have that psychoactive effect?
Armed with this knowledge what is the medical usage for Marijuana or its compounds?
Marijuana has been used to treat pain as far back as the 2900 B.C. era.
More recently scientists in research laboratories have discovered that certain compounds of Marijuana, including CBD, are responsible for pain reducing effects.
CBD oil may reduce chronic pain by reducing inflammation. An oral spray called Sativex, when mixed with THC and CBD, is approved in several countries to treat the pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization) depression is the single largest reason for disability, while anxiety disorders are ranked sixth in the world population. Depression is usually treated with prescription medication that has a host of side effects and these medications can become addictive.
CBD oil has shown promise for both depression and anxiety.
Studies are being carried out in all corners of the world pushing medical discovery boundaries establishing validated research for all types of ailments that CBD oil and Marijuana can improve.
A partial list of ailments that CBD (or CBD Oil) or Marijuana can relieve are:
- Cancer related symptoms – nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
- Increase appetite of Cancer patients who are losing too much weight from radiation or chemotherapy
- Fights cancer
- Might reduce acme
- CBD might provide benefits for those with neurological disorders
- Multiply Sclerosis
- Heart Health – CBD oil may lower blood pressure
- Schizophrenia and mental disorders
- Substance abuse treatment
- Anti-tumor effects
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Restore natural sleep cycles
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Huntington’s disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Even Glaucoma
- CBD Oil can Assist people to stop smoking and with drug withdrawals
There are too many ailments to list in this publication for the benefit of CBD, CBD Oil and Marijuana and you are urged to continue to research this on your own and to monitor laws governing the usage of these products in your own state.
As with every medication or supplement there are side effects:
- Liver problems
- Changes in appetite and weight
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Rashes and other sensitivities reaction
- Reduced urination
- Breathing problems
The Marijuana and CBD /CBD oil industry is quickly changing offering many patient suffering from a host of ailments relief. The medical community and state governments have been slow to adapt their practice and policies to acceptance of the use of Marijuana and CBD products; however, there is a measurable movement to include Marijuana and CBD products in the treatment of patients with qualifying ailments.
Marijuana is illegal on the federal level, but is legal under some state laws. Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level but are still illegal under some state laws. Nonprescription CBD products are not FDA – approved and may be inaccurately labeled as well.
This is the dawn of a reemergence of a natural plant and its compounds to be used to help mankind with many illnesses that have plagued man throughout the centuries.
Laguna Hills, CA, Sept. 2019: Boston Medical Group (BMG) of Florida has announced the opening of a new office in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
For 20 years, BMG has been a leading provider of treatment solutions for erectile dysfunction (ED), premature ejaculation (PE) and low testosterone (Low-T). For men who don’t respond to the common ED pills such as Viagra, Cialis, BMG offers its own proprietary treatment known as The Boston Method™ which has helped over a million men restore their sexual confidence to the fullest. The Boston Method™ uses a combination of FDA-approved medications formulated to suit the individual’s need and health conditions; it is proven to work regardless of age or causes. It is now available to men in the greater Orlando and surrounding areas.