Los Angeles, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) – The use of marijuana becomes increasingly common in the United States. New Stanford-based population studies show that despite the concerns of doctors and scientists that frequent consumption of marijuana may affect sexual desire or performance, the opposite is more likely.

The relationship between sex and marijuana was confirmed by researchers from Stanford University Medical School. The findings, published in the latest issue of Journal of Sexual Medicine, are based on an analysis of more than 50,000 Americans, between 25 and 45years old. And they are not ambiguous.

“Often use of marijuana seems to affect both motivation and sexual performance, but in any case it is associated with a higher incidence of sexual relations,” said Michael Eisenberg, author of the study and assistant urology, in a statement.

The study is the first to investigate the relationship between the use of marijuana and the frequency of sex-related relationships at the population level in the United States.

They used variation, which controls the demographic, socioeconomic characteristics to assess whether there is a connection between the use of marijuana and sexual frequency

Overall, Stanford researchers obtained 28,176 women with an average age of 29.9 and 22,943 males with an average age of 29.5 years. They evaluated the self-determined patterns of the use of these persons of individual persons over the past year and their self-evident frequency of heterosexual relationships over the past four weeks.

He found that women who smoked marijuana every day had sex on average 7.1 times a month with a male partner, compared to 6 times a month in a woman who did not smoke. For men, the corresponding amount was 5.6 for non-users and 6.9 for daily users.

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Moreover, according to Eisenberg, the positive association between the use of marijuana and the frequency of sexual relations is independent of demographic, health, marital or parental status.