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The Science Behind Why Sex is Better on Weed

Zoe Wilder breaks it down compound by compound
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Everyone's got that stoner friend who touts cannabis as the cure-all to end all cure-alls. According to them, cannabinoid compounds are the solution to everything from the common cold to the conflict in Iraq.

Apparently, however, there may be more than a pothead's musings to suggest that smoking marijuana can benefit one's sex life.

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Zoe Wilder, a writer.

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In a recent piece, writer Zoe Wilder discusses how several of the naturally occurring chemical compounds in cannabis can positively impact the sex life of those who partake. For instance, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) itself can trigger the release of the bonding hormone oxytocin, and various terpenes like myrcene, pinene or limonene can enhance mood in a range of ways.

Needless to say, Wilder's article goes light on pseudo-science in favor of citing a number of actual reasons that smoking weed can impact an individual's sex life for the better. To learn more, take a look at Sex on Weed: 7 Ways Cannabis Enhanced My Sex Life on

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