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Stoners and Sex

Gentlemen, put down those blunts. Could it be? A new study suggests that men who smoke marijuana daily are four times more likely to have trouble reaching orgasm than men who don’t. Smokers experience premature ejaculation at almost three times the rate of non-smokers. The experiment, conducted by scientists at La Trobe University in Melbourne, tested 8,656 Australians.

On the bright side, even though male smokers appear to have more problems in bed, they don’t have much problem getting to bed. Pot users were twice as likely to have had two or more sex partners in the previous year than non-smoking men. Female performance doesn’t appear to be affected by the drug.

To be fair, the study definitely has its shortcomings– one being that it doesn’t show a clear cause-effect relationship between smoking marijuana and sexual performance. There are many other factors that have to be taken into account, like age and alcohol use. But there’s clearly a correlation. What it is, we’ll have to wait and see.


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