Legalizing marijuana may lead people to have more sex, says study — but there’s a downside


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Legalizing marijuana may lead people to have more sex, says study — but there’s a downside .
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https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/leg...ys-study-but-theres-a-downside-222814230.html

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In the study, researchers looked at states that implemented medical marijuana laws between 2005 and 2014 and states that did not, and then analyzed how these policies might have influenced sexual activity and fertility in people in their 20s and 30s. The researchers found that medical marijuana laws are associated with an increase in sexual activity. But there’s also a serious downside: The same study found that cannabis use may make people less likely to use contraception, which can, in turn, contribute to higher birth rates.

So how does medical marijuana influence people's sex lives? The study authors noted previous research that shows marijuana “heightens sensory perception, increases relaxation, reduces stress and diminishes anxiety,” adding that “enhanced senses may contribute to an increase in sexual activity.”

David Simon, PhD, co-author of the study and an assistant professor in the department of economics at the University of Connecticut, tells Yahoo Lifestyle that because marijuana “treats chronic pain, improves life satisfaction, and decreases opioid abuse, it could result in heightened libidos/improved sex life.”
 

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