There are many reasons that finding someone that has the same appreciation for marijuana as you can strengthen your relationship. The obvious fact that it means you automatically have something in common is only the beginning – as it turns out, couples who are in committed relationships and enjoy consuming cannabis share more intimate moments than those who don’t.
According to a survey conducted by Andrew J. Sun and Michael L. Eisenberg of Stanford University, an analysis of data provided by the National Survey of Family Growth from 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2015, those who use marijuana regularly have appear to have more sex than non-cannabis consumers. Survey responses were from 28,176 women and 22,943 men aged 25-45 years old, with the average age for both genders being 29 years old.
“In other words, pot users are having about 20 percent more sex than pot abstainers,” said the study’s senior author, Dr. Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology at Stanford.
The survey asked how many times the respondents had sexual intercourse in the previous 4 weeks, and how often they smoked marijuana in the past 12 months. Looking at these responses, those who used cannabis daily also had sex 7.1 times over the last 4 weeks – compared to 6 times in the same time frame for non-consumers.
Interestingly, the study found that women used cannabis daily had sex 7.1 times in the previous 4 weeks – while monthly consumers had sex 6.7 times and weekly consumers had sex 7.3 times on average over the same 4 weeks, compared to non-users who had sex 5.6 times.
The study also found that men who used cannabis had sex roughly 6.9 times over a 4-week period, while those who used it monthly and weekly had sex 5.7 and 6.0 times in the prior 4 weeks respectively – while non-consumers had sex 5.6 times over the same month.
While this information may not specifically suggest that consuming cannabis will help you have more intimate encounters, it does however suggest that couples who toke have sex more often than those who don’t.