The Influence of Cannabis on Sexual Functioning and Satisfaction

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Amanda Moser (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the perceived influence of cannabis on sexual functioning and satisfaction. This study used Kaplan's and Masters and Johnson's sexual response cycle (desire , excitement , orgasm , plateau , resolution) and included satisfaction as the final stage. This framework was complimented with feminist theory to provide insight and explanation. A scale was created to measure participants' perceptions of how sexual functioning and satisfaction are affected when using cannabis ([alpha] = .897). This nationwide study had a final sample size of 811 with participants of varying ages , occupations , and cannabis use preferences. Overall , scale scores indicated that participants perceived that cannabis use increased their sexual functioning and satisfaction. Age and gender were not found to have significant effects on cannabis use and sexual functioning and satisfaction. Participants reported increased desire , orgasm intensity , and masturbation pleasure. Results indicated that taste and touch were enhanced when using cannabis. This study updates the current literature and provides implications for improving sexual quality.

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Language: English
Date: 2019
sexual functioning, sexual satisfaction, marijuana

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