An attitude survey of the effects of marijuana on sexual enjoyment

J Clin Psychol. 1979 Jan;35(1):212-7. doi: 10.1002/1097-4679(197901)35:1<212::aid-jclp2270350135>;2-k.


Determined attitudes on the effects of marijuana on sexual enjoyment by self-report for a group of 84 graduate students of health sciences. The students were grouped in three categories: those who had sexual experience while under the influence of marijuana (experienced smokers), those who have smoked marijuana but who have not had such experience (non-experienced smokers), and non-smokers. Results are again inconclusive despite the fact that a majority in each category responded in a positive manner to the initial question concerning the effect of marijuana on the enjoyment of sexual intercourse. There is sufficient support to indicate that at least some experienced smokers have derived an enhancement of sexual pleasure while they were using marijuana. The implication is that there may be value in researching the use of marijuana in treatment of sexual disorders.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aphrodisiacs
  • Attitude
  • Cannabis*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires


  • Aphrodisiacs