A recent study from researchers at the University of Buffalo found that smoking weed or otherwise using cannabis with your significant other can make your relationship better both in and out of the bedroom.
For the stoner-positive study, researchers recruited 183 heterosexual couples that had been living together for longer than six months, with one or both partners in each couple using marijuana at least twice a week.
The couples were asked to keep track of their cannabis use and intimacy in real time with their phones, and it was found that toking up often led to something the researchers call “intimacy events,” which includes demonstrations of love, caring, and support.
This can mean anything from sitting down together and having a heart-to-heart, to cooking a delicious meal to eat together, to getting hot and heavy in the bedroom.
“We found robust support for these positive effects within two hours of when couples use marijuana together or in the presence of their partner,” says head researcher Maria Testa, a social psychologist at the University of Buffalo. “The findings were the same for both the male and female partners.”
Moreover, a separate (and massive) study of 28,176 women and 22,943 men published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that “marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency and does not appear to impair sexual function.”
In fact, those who use marijuana daily reported having 20 percent more sex than those who don't use cannabis at all.
And so, if your love or sex life could use a little boost, a little sticky icky might be the solution you're looking for.