Are you a cannabis couple? Do you have a marijuana marriage? Are you and your partner partaking in a ‘joint’ venture?
For all the couples out there that like to light one up together, we have some good news!
It turns out that there may be some benefits to consciously coupling with cannabis. Various studies have shown that couples that consume cannabis, either both partners or just one person in the relationship, not only have healthier relationships, but show increased intimate moments and have better sex. It’s true! You really can bond with buds.
Because cannabis changes how we process and deal with emotions, studies found that couples using marijuana were more likely to open up to their partners about their feelings. It also reduced the amount of tension and anxiety in relationships, even if only one person was a recreational user.
Cannabis creates changes in the frontal limbic system of the brain, which means that cannabis users tend to have deeper emotional connections and are more likely to openly share those emotions with their partner.
While cannabis can have some less than ideal effects on your sex life (mostly for people with penises), like less stamina or premature ejaculation, it also has some really incredible sexual benefits.
Those who use cannabis reported having orgasms that lasted longer, increased pleasure and body sensitivity and they reported wanting sex more often. The heightened sensitivity is attributed to the activation of one of the cannabinoid receptors, that is related to physical sensation.
Not only is marijuana classified as an aphrodisiac, it also deepens the emotional connection during sex, making it a more connected and enjoyable experience. Studies show that those who used cannabis during sexual experiences were more likely to have an increased libido and want sex more frequently.
A 2014 study from the Journal Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, followed 600 (heterosexual) couples over 9 years who used cannabis regularly.
It found that if one person in the relationship used cannabis, especially if it was the male partner, the likelihood of domestic violence decreased. These findings were almost in direct opposition to the findings of using alcohol in domestic partnerships, where the likelihood of abuse increases, especially if only one partner drinks.
Studies also found that cannabis couples were more likely to stay together. Marijunana users often had commonalities that made them more compatible, leading them to have less issues than regular couples. When it comes to THC twosomes, all the evidence points to them being healthier and happier.
Whether you’re already canna-buds with your life partner or you’re looking to add a little extra intimacy to your relationship, THC can have some great benefits for deeper more fulfilling relationships, both day-to-day and in the bedroom. So why not skip the romantic dinner and reach for the rollies this weekend?
Jennifer Doan is a sex educator, coach and the host of the podcast Taking Back Slut. Jennifer is committed to helping people connect to their sexual power in a way that feels safe and comfortable to them. Connect with her on Instagram @jenn_doan for sex rants and unapologetic nudes.