People have been smoking weed for over the years. Since last year it has been made legal to smoke weed in your own home (in private) and for personal use. What exactly is marijuana? Marijuana is a popular drug (or herb as Bob Marley liked to call it) used for recreational and medicinal purposes. It is derived from Cannabis sativa, a hemp plant and can be smoked, eaten in foods or brewed as a tea. The medicinal marijuana has proven to be a wonderful addition for those who are suffering from a variety of illness. Although many questions of marijuana use on overall health have been inspected closely, what about issues with sexual health?
For the past years, anecdotal evidence has stacked up in favour of what the use of marijuana can do to a man’s sexual health. Many men have said that they last longer in bed. Some men have experienced more pleasure during a sexual encounter and lose their inhibition, which adds to the enjoyment of the experience.
Well science has discovered a few questionable points about smoking marijuana and sexual health that men should be aware of as well.
- A little too much relaxation. When smoking marijuana, a man should be very careful to not smoke too much. That’s because the mellow effect of smoking weed can easily lead a man to not care about sexual relations. Thus ending a fun evening well before it has a chance to begin. This can have a negative effect on a man’s sex drive making him not interested in being intimate with his partner.
- Lasting a little too long. Sure, smoking weed might make a man last longer in bed, which can be a great thing. But sometimes that delay becomes a little too much. Men who smoke marijuana often report that they do last longer. The consequence is that they can’t finish at all. That leaves them frustrated, and the lack of release mars what would otherwise have been an exceptionally good time.
- More risk-taking behavior. Men who smoke weed do experience a loss of inhibition, an issue that has been very well-documented. But just how far does that change go? For some men, it might mean doing things they would never do if they were not under the influence of substances like weed. Those who enjoy a smoke from time to time should be aware that it might affect them just like alcohol does. Some of the regretful events could occur like having unprotected sex. In addition, doing positions that are not safe and could result in injury.
- Erectile dysfunction. In addition to relaxation that hits the mark a little too well, men might suffer the penis health consequence of erectile dysfunction. Some studies have found that marijuana can affect nerve receptors in the body, including those in the penis. When those receptors misfire, it can lead to problems with getting it up in the first place. Of course, a man who is enjoying a smoke might not care about this problem. For some it’s a serious issue – especially if they want to enjoy their weed with a little physical affection.
Potentially smoking weed on a regular basis can have a long-term effect on your sexual health. A man who smokes weed occasionally might not see ill effects in the long run. However someone who makes a habit of enjoying a smoke might experience some penis function problems down the line.
What are your thoughts?
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