Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Does Pot Make Women Horny?

Over the last few months, I've been discussing various manifestations of female sexual arousal disorder, a common "disorder" women experience as they age. Women don't want to have sex as much as they used to in their younger years. I am of the opinion this is more of a situational issue related to boredom than a biological issue. The preferred solution would be to alleviate the boredom, which I've discussed previously. However, if we're not willing to take the leap into the world of alternative relationship models, we're left with artificially influencing female desire.

The quest to find a "female Viagra" has been well-documented. The company that finally finds, tests, and receives approval for a drug that will increase female arousal will have struck gold. And oil. 

But what if such a drug already exists?

I have a few friends that, thanks to their states' recreational marijuana initiatives, started experimenting with sex and pot. According to their anecdotal reports, certain strains of weed had a profound effect on arousal. Specifically, female arousal. Even more specifically, physical sensations and orgasm.

Being the skeptical person I am, I chalked it up to a placebo effect. After all, if female arousal were a common side effect, I would have expected to hear about it somewhere

Then another friend sent me this link:



The sample size is tiny (n=21), but the implications are fascinating. There's a link between the body's endocannabinoid system and arousal. The connection is poorly understood and more research is definitely needed, but it's enough to give credence to my friends' anecdotal reports.

Maybe the magical female Viagra already exists, and we just don't talk about it. If it turns out to be the case, I still don't believe it would be the ideal solution to "cure" female sexual arousal disorder, but it would certainly be better than some of the alternative (like a lifetime of sexual frustration or boredom.)

I'm curious just how wide-spread this phenomenon happens to be. I have a sneaking suspicion quite a few of my regular female readers may have first-hand experience with this phenomenon. If so, leave a comment!


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