NPR

Does Smoking Pot Lead To More Sex?

Surveys of 50,000 people found that those who smoked marijuana had sex more often than those who abstained from the drug. What's unclear is whether other factors explain the apparent link.
In every group the researchers studied, the more marijuana people smoked the more sex they reported having. Source: Katarina Sundelin

Tobacco companies put a lot of effort into giving cigarettes sex appeal, but the more sensual smoke might actually belong to marijuana.

Some users have said pot is a natural aphrodisiac, despite scientific literature turning up mixed results on the subject.

At the very least, a study published Friday in the Journal ofsuggests that people who smoke more weed are having more sex than those who smoke less or abstain from the chronic. But whether it's cause or effect, isn't clear.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR2 min read
More Than 10,000 Civilians Injured Or Killed In Afghanistan Last Year, U.N. Says
For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.
NPR3 min read
Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran
The tally of new cases is declining in China, the heart of the outbreak. But rising numbers beyond its borders have officials worried, including for regions that have scarcely seen the virus so far.
NPR2 min read
Opinion: Democratic Debate Ignores The Question of Syria
NPR's Scott Simon notes a topic that didn't make the debate stage on Wednesday: the humanitarian crisis in Syria.