Cannabis’s Role in Treating Female Orgasm Disorder

The TDR Three Takeaways on Cannabis Orgasm

  1. Cannabis significantly increases orgasm frequency, satisfaction, and ease in women with orgasm difficulty.
  2. Women with orgasm difficulty report more mental health issues, indicating a potential broader impact of cannabis.
  3. The study underscores the need for controlled research to explore cannabis’s efficacy on female orgasm disorder.

For many years, researchers have been examining cannabis’s potential benefits for various health issues. A recent study by Mulvehill and Tishler in The Journal of Sexual Medicine focuses on how cannabis affects women with female orgasm difficulty (FOD). Despite the high prevalence of FOD, affecting up to 41% of women, effective treatments are scarce. The study, titled “Assessment of Cannabis Use Before Partnered Sex on Women who Experience Orgasm Difficulty,” identifies cannabis as a potential solution for FOD, addressing a significant gap in the research on this issue .

The study, conducted between March 24, 2022, and November 18, 2022, aimed to evaluate the impact of cannabis use before partnered sex on women both with and without FOD. It was a comprehensive observational study, assessing factors such as sexual behavior, mental health, and cannabis use, alongside orgasm-related metrics. The significant findings from this research reveal that cannabis use prior to partnered sex markedly improves orgasm frequency, satisfaction, and ease among women with FOD.

Interestingly, the study highlighted a strong correlation between the frequency of cannabis use before partnered sex and increased orgasm frequency among women with FOD. Additionally, the reasons behind cannabis use appeared to influence orgasm response, suggesting that the context of use plays a role in its effectiveness. This nuance adds depth to the conversation about cannabis as a treatment, indicating that its benefits may vary based on individual circumstances and motivations.

Another critical aspect of the study is the light it sheds on the mental health challenges faced by women with FOD. Compared to their counterparts, these women reported significantly higher rates of mental health issues, including PTSD, depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as a higher incidence of prescription drug use and a history of sexual abuse. These findings suggest that FOD is not merely a physical condition but is intertwined with mental health, highlighting the potential of cannabis to address both aspects due to its psychoactive properties.

Despite the promising results, the study calls for randomized controlled trials to further explore cannabis’s efficacy in treating FOD sub-types and to understand its implications on mental and physical health. The research also points to the necessity of examining dosage, strain, timing, and method of intake to optimize treatment strategies. Want to keep up to date with all of TDR’s research, subscribe to our daily Baked In newsletter.   

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