A new case study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy illustrates what would appear to be the first-ever documented case of cannabis-induced spontaneous orgasms – I mean, that we know of (we’re not exactly Google-searching these keywords every day.)
The study describes how a 40-year-old woman reported to doctors that she was experiencing multiple spontaneous orgasms outside of sexual activity.
She explained that the orgasms began after a five-hour-long sexual experience with a man before which both of them consumed cannabis. Each orgasm was associated with diminished consciousness and mild retrograde amnesia.
The woman – who also said she took Tantra Yoga sessions to improve her orgasms – initially feared she was experiencing Restless Genital Syndrome after doing some research online, but her symptoms didn’t line up with the diagnosis.
Medical professionals recommended she stop smoking cannabis before having sex, but she opted to cut out sex altogether. However, within one minute of smoking a “large amount” of cannabis at a later date, the spontaneous orgasms were back.
“Apart from the use of cannabis, we speculate that the continuous five hour duration of hard pounding sexual activity may have led to an overactivation of the pudendal nerve resulting in a rebound effect, which made the spontaneous orgasms completely uncontrollable giving rise to a very understandable anxiety and panic,” wrote the study’s authors.
While the link between cannabis and coitus has been well documented, we have to admit this one’s a first (but probably not the last, if you catch our drift.)