Marijuana Might Contribute to Male Sexual Dysfunction (Sorry to Harsh Your Little Mr. Mellow)
Simon WillisonHarder, faster, stronger than weed, apparently.
Yeah, we know: Weed makes you get a freaky deaky and you do it like a porn star after you've partaken of a bowl full of nature's finest.
You were a superstar on Valentine's night. Now here's the hangover:
Maybe the best thing marijuana does as an aphrodisiac is make you hallucinate so that you actually believe that you're getting down like Warren Beatty (when maybe you're not).
So before you toke and stroke, consider ...
... cannabis actually gives men that sinking feeling, if you know what we mean. In other words, pot can be the anti-Viagra.
Which means that either some of you should quit inhaling or go ahead and see your doctor about erectile dysfunction.
A 2010 study echoed in a recent analysis by physician Rany Shamloul of the University of Ottawa found that "THC has an inhibitory effect on the muscle," according to LiveScience.
Shamloul says more research is needed but that the evidence so far sends "a strong message to our younger generations and younger men" that weed could have long-term effects on their, er, boners.
So, in conclusion, young dudes: Weed bad (even though it's medicine here in California). Viagra good.
Now get to work.
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