Marijuana Use, Marijuana Expectancies, and Hypersexuality among College Students

Sex Addict Compulsivity. 2017;24(4):248-256. doi: 10.1080/10720162.2017.1388203. Epub 2017 Nov 10.


Research supports links between marijuana effect expectancies and risky sexual behaviors among marijuana users, but associations between marijuana expectancies and hypersexuality have yet to be investigated. The current study examined links between marijuana lifetime use and hypersexuality among university students. A hierarchical regression adjusting for gender and alcohol use was used to determine the degree to which marijuana use and expectancies accounted for variance in hypersexuality. Marijuana lifetime use and hypersexuality were significantly and positive related. After adjusting for covariates, perceptual and cognitive enhancement expectancies positively correlated with hypersexuality, while tension reduction and relaxation expectancies negatively correlated with hypersexuality.

Keywords: Hypersexuality; college students; marijuana effect expectancies.