Given the fact that cannabis is known to heighten your senses and induce relaxation, it’s not surprising that it can enhance sexual experiences, especially for women. Dr. Becky K. Lynn, a sexual medicine and menopause expert, notes to The New York Times, “I’ve had several patients come to me and say, ‘I have low libido. Can you help me? And, oh, by the way, if I use marijuana, I can orgasm, no problem.’ They also tell me that low libido improves with marijuana.”
This is backed by a 2023 study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research. The researchers surveyed 811 participants (mostly women) who had previously used cannabis, ranging in age from 18 to 85, and found that nearly 70% reported increased desire and orgasm intensity. This suggests cannabis as a viable treatment possibility for those experiencing sexual dysfunction. Additionally, per 2019 research in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, cannabis use could improve the sexual experience and libido due to how it enhances the intensity of feelings and touch sensitivity.
Importantly, enhancing sexual experience might also come down to dosing. Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a primary-care doctor and medical cannabis consultant, told The New York Times, “At low doses, cannabis helps libido, but at high doses, it often isn’t as effective.” Basically, even a little can take you a long way.