Medical Marijuana May Lead to Having More Sex

Medical Marijuana May Lead To Having More Sex- New Study Image

Marijuana is famous for its many benefits including treating chronic pain, decreasing opioid abuse, improving life satisfaction, and heightening libido. Many countries have legalized the use of marijuana and CBD drugs for medical purposes.  They’ve designed laws and guidelines that ensure that psychotropic substances and precursors are only used for medical and scientific purposes. However, a recent study has shown that the legalization of Marijuana has led to increased sexual activity, especially sex in people between the age of 20 and 30 years.

Scientists also discovered that cannabis makes people reluctant to use contraceptives, which in turn leads to increased birth rates.

How Does Marijuana Affect Your Sex Behavior?

Marijuana increases relaxation, sensory perception, diminishes anxiety as well as enhancing senses that contribute to increased sexual drive.  

The dose of marijuana in the body affects sexual desire or men and women differently.

High and low doses of marijuana increase libido or sexual desire in women. However, high doses of Marijuana diminish libido in men, but low doses increase their sexual arousal.

High doses of marijuana in men reduces sexual desire in men because it affects the normal functioning of the smooth penial muscles.  This can even lead to erectile dysfunction.

Also, research has found out that heavy use of Marijuana reduces sperm counts in men, especially those who smoke it.

Marijuana stimulates the regions in the brand that’s associated with sexual arousal and activity. This explains the increased libido in both men and women who use it.

Negative Effects of Marijuana

Even though you might experience enhanced relaxation and sexual experience, marijuana usage may also lead to some negative effects.

Continuous use of Marijuana increases the likelihood of unprotected sex. Studies carried out in a State that has legalized Marijuana, discovered a drop in condoms for sale, contraceptives use, and increased childbirth rate. 

The study however cannot determine if the failure to use contraceptives is intentional or because of impaired judgment.

But it highlights that sensory effects from Marijuana may change the user’s attitude towards sexual risks by making them less apprehensive about the outcomes of sexual intercourse, leading in reduced contraceptive use.

Either way, this had led to increased birth rates in non-married couples. Evidence from studies also suggests there is a temporary increase in STDs like gonorrhea.

So, What Can We Learn from This?

The legalization of Marijuana is done with the best intention in mind and it mostly leads to increased sex and fertility, which are both positive and negative.

Marijuana might solve those seeking fertility treatment, but its side effects like increased STIs and childbirth rates can strain the social services.

It’s therefore important for policymakers to place these factors into consideration before legalizing marijuana.

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6522945/

http://med.stanford.edu/news.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171027085539.htm

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171027085539.htm

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/10/27/560268250/does-smoking-pot-lead-to-more-sex

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/amp/articles/319907

https://www.cdc.gov/marijuana/health-effects.html

Is It Possible To Get Infected With Corona Virus Through Sex?

Is It Possible To Get Infected With Corona Virus Through Sex? Image

This article might have outdated information. Please follow links in the article or use other means (like your regional health authorities) to find updated information about the spread, virology and complications of Covid-19!

With more than 70 countries infected with Covid-19, this extremely delicate and contagious illness continues to spread. Because of its relatively new nature, many people are ill-equipped to prevent it. But, experts suggest, knowing exactly what the coronavirus is capable of can help people avoid it altogether. 

That’s exactly why we’ve decided to give you the proper guidance. If you’ve recently started dating again and you are worried you might get infected, it’s important to know how this illness gets transmitted in the first place. 

Here, we will focus on everything you need to know on Covid-19 transmission and whether it can get transmitted through sexual contact.

We recommend: A useful guide about improving mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Viral Droplet Matters, Here Is Why

Before we can talk about the connection between sexual contact and coronavirus, there is one thing you should know about, and that is the viral droplet. A virus is, in fact, a very small microbe that will stick itself to a cell, take it over, multiply, and move on to a new cell to find another host. This is the lifecycle of any virus, including Covid-19. 

A virus without a host can’t get transported via droplets of saliva or mucus. The droplet is the one that contains all those viral particles of the virus. When you sneeze, laugh, sing, breathe, etc., you eject these droplets either from the mouth or nose. They can end up on another person, object, or on the floor. For an individual to get infected, these droplets have to enter the body through the mouth, nose, or eyes. 

Can Corona Get Transmitted Through Sex?

When you talk about sex and Covid-19, you need to consider these droplets. Since these droplets carry the infection in the saliva and mucus, when you are kissing, you actually swap the infected spit. 

The droplets will then transmit to the uninfected individual, and the virus will start to invade the cells and multiply. When you see it from this perspective, then yes. You can transmit the virus while kissing during intercourse. 

But, do have in mind, it’s very early to tell if the infection could be transmitted through sexual acts. There isn’t any research or analytics that could confirm that. However, generally speaking, this is NOT a typical sexually transmitted disease, according to WHO (World Health Organization).

How to Avoid This Virus?

According to Prof. Gary Whittaker, at the Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine, this infection can rather easily be destroyed. 

Hygiene is very important. Make sure to wash your hands all the time and avoid close contact with an infected individual. Disinfecting surfaces can also be beneficial. Disinfectants will break down the small microbes and leave them harmless WHO suggests standing at least 3 feet from an infected individual. But, it’s difficult to avoid the virus if it’s being spread through saliva. If you believe to be infected, it’s best to get a checkup. 

Since March the 2nd, statistics show almost 90,000 individuals have been infected, and 3,000 have died.

References

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html

https://www.menshealth.com/health/a31206692/coronavirus-covid-19-sex/

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/surfaces-sneezes-sex-how-the-coronavirus-can-and-cannot-spread/articleshow/74452682.cms

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/as-coronavirus-spreads-many-questions-and-some-answers-2020022719004#q11

https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200302-sitrep-42-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=edd4f123_2