Does Getting High Mean You Can't Get It Up?

We already told you the good - and bad - news about marijuana and male performance. Now Cosmopolitan, that respected global authority on confusing, awkward-to-execute sex tips, is sounding the alarm about something called "weed dick."

What the hell, you may well ask, is that?

According to the article, men who smoke cannabis daily have rates of erectile dysfunction three times that of non-users (note to Snoop Dogg: check yourself before you wreck yourself.) If that weren't sufficiently alarming, animal studies have shown cannabis negatively effects receptors in erectile tissue. In short, "weed dick" and its better-publicized-but-equally-evil twin "whiskey dick" could foil attempts to loosen up before your next rendezvous.

"But cannabis makes sex so much better!" we hear millions of hot-to-trot users declare. And they're right: endless anecdotal evidence suggests cannabis boosts the sexual experience. But Playboy theorizes it might not actually help men last longer, as many suppose.

"We cannot rule out the possibility that this drug simply alters men's perception of time," says Playboy. "In other words, sex might seem to last longer when you're high, but the actual amount of time you spend having sex might not really be any different from when you're sober." Whoa. Dude.

Fortunately, Cosmo offers a sliver of hope.

"Different cannabis strains will affect people differently," says Cosmo, "just as someone's sensitivity level to marijuana will affect them in a unique way (some people get tired, some get paranoid, etc.), so there are really no hard and fast conclusions that have been drawn yet, only a few pieces of information leading researchers to believe it's worth investigating further."

h/t Cosmopolitan, Playboy, High Times


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