This Is How Drinking Booze and Smoking Weed Affects Your Sexual Performance, According to Science

Turns out being wasted isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

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Real talk: Getting fucked up before sex is one the greatest things ever. Don’t even try to deny it. Sure, sober morning sex or an afternoon delight is cool, but smoking a joint or having some drinks for a nice buzz before getting it on? Even better.

This universal truth was confirmed recently, thanks to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, where it was found that a lot of people actually enjoy indulging in a couple drinks or a bit of pot before hooking up, because doing things with your penis truly feels a lot better when you’re turnt.

In the study, researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 24 participants from New York City, and asked them about their experiences with alcohol and marijuana use during sex. 

It was found that most participants reported feeling a lot sexier and more attractive when they’re under the influence, but it was more common for people to feel foxy after a few drinks instead of after smoking a bowl.

This totally makes sense, considering there’s literally a song called “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off.”

Moreover, participants said both substances affected their choice of sexual partner, but “people said that alcohol tended to have a more negative effect on partner selection,” says Dr. Justin Lehmiller, who elaborated on the findings for the Kinsey Institute.

“When people were drunk, they were more likely to have sex with strangers they probably wouldn’t otherwise hook-up with (the old “beer goggles” effect). By contrast, when people were high, they tended to have sex with people they already knew.

“This difference in partner selection is probably a function of the fact that people tend to use alcohol and marijuana in very different settings: alcohol is consumed more often in bars and clubs, whereas marijuana is consumed more often in homes and private parties.”

That said, alcohol use was linked with more regrets the morning after, relative to marijuana. This shouldn’t be surprising, because you can’t black out on weed, but you can totally black out after one too many drinks and fuck a rando without a condom, or something.

The study also found that drunk sex was linked to more impairments during sex, such as whiskey dick, and falling asleep during sex. Haha. Of course.

You could also need to stop mid-fuck to go vom in a corner, or straight up puke on her. I don’t know which is worse. 

Weed, on the other hand, was also associated with negative effects, but of a different variety. While your penis works just fine when you’re faded, you might be paranoid or anxious, which isn’t cool, either. 

But nonetheless, the positives of fucking while fucked up far, far outweigh the negatives. 

But which feels better? Stoned sex or drunk sex?

Honestly, they’re both awesome. It just depends on your personal preference. If like it sloppy, messy, and really fun, you probably like drunk sex. But if you like sex where it feels like your dick is traveling to a different dimension, you’d be better off taking a hit before hitting it.

H/T: Kinsey Institute