When you get supremely stoned, you’re probably not good for taking care of anything beyond a couple bags of Doritos. However, more and more doctors that specialize in medical marijuana are noticing a surprising side effect from a light buzz: Patients getting cannabis for pain management, anxiety, or chronic conditions are reporting it’s helping in the bedroom, too.
“We’ve known for a while, at least anecdotally, that cannabis can enhance the sexual experiences of women,” says Jordan Tishler, M.D., a Harvard-trained physician who now runs a cannabis clinic in Boston. But, a recent survey of medical cannabis users conducted by HelloMD, a telemedicine platform, found that men and women (in equal proportions) had seen a boost in their sex life.
Traditional medical literature doesn’t back what doctors in the field are finding. A series of older studies from the ’80s and ’90s shows that, at best, cannabis doesn’t help male sexual function. Some even show that at worst, it could cause problems like erectile dysfunction or low testosterone levels. Rany Shamloul, Ph.D., an Ottawa-based researcher who has conducted several more recent studies that link marijuana use to ED, says that from all the research he’s seen, there’s no evidence to support cannabis being the new Viagra.
– Read the entire article at Men’s Journal.