Women’s health expert Dr Jennifer Wider, isn’t shocked that some people are using pot as a sex-enhancer. “Some people report that it can elevate their mood and reduce inhibitions, similar to alcohol, and can stimulate the desire for sexual activity,” she says.
New York City sex therapist Dr Ian Kerner, says pot can help lower anxiety in many people, which can then help with arousal and orgasm issues. “I work with men, who have had more success with pot than Viagra for maintaining erection,” he says.
However, pot can have the opposite effect on some people. “Marijuana can have different effects on a person's libido,” says Wider. “Some people experience a drop in libido and lack of ability to get aroused.”
Since you’re probably wondering, people also said they used pot to relax (shocker), elevate their mood, help them sleep, and as a substitute for alcohol.
Bottom line: Just like your friend who turns into a dance floor ninja only after tequila, pot can affect people in very different ways. If you’re looking for a libido-booster but have never been into the stuff, now is probably not the time to pick up a pot habit. But if you’re already a marijuana fan and find that it revs you up in the sack, well, it’s good to know you’re not the only one.
This article was originally published on WomensHealthMag.com