Cannabis can make anything better, so why not sex? As a female, I have no idea what it is like to have a penis. For the most part, I know what cannabis does to my vagina. But, I can’t even fathom what might be going on down there when a man smokes a joint, especially before sexual stimulation. Plus, what causes an erection can be as unique as a person’s endocannabinoid system. I need satisfaction because this curiosity has been driving me crazy; does cannabis make it harder to stay hard?
Knowing how much cannabis helps me relax, I can’t imagine it would really help maintain an erection. I know that erections don’t come from a muscle in the dick. However, I can’t help but wonder if using something that causes relaxation everywhere else could have an impact.
I also know there is evidence to show that cannabis lowers blood pressure, which gets me thinking. Viagra also lowers blood pressure and it causes erections. Does that therefore mean that cannabis can cause erections? The question remains, just what does cannabis do to an erect penis?
For those of you who may not know, Viagra was originally created to treat hypertension and angina. However, during the clinical trials, one particular side effect kept on popping up, becoming pretty hard to ignore. Pfizer took notice of this reaction and then took advantage of the opportunity, creating the first approved prescription medication to treat erectile dysfunction. No question about it, blood pressure is a huge factor when it comes to having the ability to achieve an erection and cannabis may affect this measure…but how?
Let’s start with what causes an erection in the first place! (…um…within the human body)
When a man becomes aroused, little muscles within the penis relax, allowing for blood to pump into expandable tissue. Little sacs within this tissue fill up, causing the penis to enlarge, stiffen and result in an erection.
I asked around. This is what I heard…
“I don’t know about hardness but it increases stamina and sensitivity.”
“I don’t notice a change in hardness or anything but the orgasm is way better.”
“Cannabis? No. Niacin? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS”
“No effect that’s negative. Except sometimes your mind wanders and you don’t care about sex. Meanwhile, the girl can get super horny because she doesn’t smoke as often.”
“I find it to help with the emotions I’m feeling. They are more intense and intimate, allowing me to slow down and enjoy the moment way more. In turn, I guess it’s safe to say that yes, I am more aroused. But I don’t think it makes me harder or last longer. To me, I’m harder and lasting longer if I’m enjoying the feelings.”
“When I smell good weed in public, I pop a chub for sure”
“I don’t know how to answer this appropriately. It does not have the unwanted dysfunctional side effects as synthetics. As far as I remember, ‘sex whilst high’ is freaking fantastic but the theory requires further study.”
One would think that the effects that cannabis can have on blood pressure and muscle relaxation could be a benefit in the bedroom. As a female, I will never truly know. The only thing certain that I can be certain of is the fact that cannabis affects every erection a bit differently.
For more on sex and cannabis, check out the “Fucking with Cannabis” panel at the Cannabis Life Conference.
Featured image courtesy of Civilized.