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Cannabis helps sexual minority men get rid of fear or shame and strengthen intimacy

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Angela Stelmakowich

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June 18, 2020 • • June 18, 2020 • • Read for 2 minutes The benefits of cannabis use varied, but these included making them last longer, experience stronger orgasms, decrease inhibitions, be less ashamed, enjoy different sexual activities, and experience greater intimacy with partners. The benefits of cannabis use varied, but these included making them last longer, experience stronger orgasms, decrease inhibitions, be less ashamed, enjoy different sexual activities, and experience greater intimacy with partners. Photo by / Photo: Denisfilm / iStock / Getty Images Plus

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Cannabis could be a welcome relief for unidentifying men who experience fear and shame during sex.

The small Canadian study of 41 young men from sexual minorities (non-heterosexual, transgender, non-binary, or intersex) aged 15 to 30 in Vancouver found that most participants reported using cannabis before sex to improve their overall experience.

Two main themes emerged among respondents, according to the abstract of the study published last month in Culture, Health & Sexuality. Based on interviews with the men about their experience, they first reported that they used cannabis to increase sexual pleasure and decrease inhibitions. Second, they used weeds to reduce feelings of fear and shame, as well as to encourage intimacy and connection with sexual partners.

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The benefits of using cannabis varied, but according to The Insider, they lasted longer, had stronger orgasms, decreased inhibitions, felt less ashamed, enjoyed various sexual acts, and felt more intimate with partners.

One participant’s rating of 10 for having sex after consuming an edible rose from 6 to 9, reports The Insider.

Cannabis could help sexual minority men struggling with fear of sexual stigmatization, researchers wrote. “The sexualized use of cannabis can help men with sexual and gender minorities overcome feelings of fear and shame resulting from internalized homophobia, biphobia and / or transphobia so that they can better enjoy the sex they want,” the researchers wrote in The Conversation.

young man smokes or vaporizes cigarette or cannabis Cannabis can potentially help men of sexual minority groups struggling with fear of sexual stigmatization. / Photo: Getty Images Photo by / Photo: Getty Images

Aside from being a strategic resource for consciously producing both physiological and psychoactive effects, weeds could be used in place of more dangerous drugs like crystal meth, according to the study. These drugs are used to improve the overall sexual experience by lowering ambition, maximizing pleasure, and reducing feelings of fear and shame.

Given the small size of the study, the results may not apply to the larger population. Still, researchers suggest that the results may provide clues about how weeds can contribute to better sex lives.

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