Imbibing During Sex
The most common physical consequences of drunk sex are dizziness, nausea, vomiting, blackout, erectile dysfunction and vaginal dryness. Alcohol can also numb sensations. That may or may not be a good thing, depending on who you ask, but numbing can affect the quality of sex and your chances of having an orgasm. Sex on marijuana can manifest physically as well. Some people reported feeling sluggish, lazy, or sleepy during sex. Some people felt anxious or distracted after high doses of marijuana as well.
It’s not all bad, though. Due to the numbing effect of alcohol, sex can last longer. So, if you’re into that sort of thing, drink up. Getting high before sex can result in a deluge of favorable features. Your body becomes more sensitive to touch. Some people talk about feeling tingly or warm sensations, or goosebumps. Increased sensitivity opens the door to a whole new level of sexual experiences. People often capitalize on this with more foreplay and exploration.
The pinnacle of sex for many is the orgasm. Some people in the study mentioned not having an orgasm while drunk, or having a quick one. The experience with marijuana can go either way. Some orgasm faster because the sex is so passionate. For others, the sex feels like it lasts longer because time seems to slow down. For may, the orgasm is prolonged, magnified and more intense.
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Imbibing After Sex
Many people don’t remember sex the morning after drinking. When they do, the most common feeling they experience is regret. With high doses of alcohol, there were many reports of reckless behavior- no condom use, missing birth control, or even potential sexual assault. Even when it wasn’t severe, many people described sex using words like “savage,” “sloppy,” “primal,” “aggressive,” “less emotional,” and “loss of control.” Some of these things can be sexy - others can be unpleasant and even unsafe.
But according to the same research, people tend to be more satisfied the morning after sex on marijuana. In contrast to being drunk, they reported feeling in control the whole time. When describing sex, they used more favorable words, like “slow,” “sensual,” “tender,” and “compassionate.” Oh yeah, and no hangover. That's a bonus too.
Does Sex Feel Better?
Alcohol can be a great way to boost your confidence ... and maybe take home a partner you'll wish you hadn't the next morning. When used in excess, it can also be a one-way ticket to awkward texts, projectile vomiting, and uncomfortable sex. If you’re looking for a wild ride (you know, the kind where you might assault someone and forget about it), drinking enough alcohol to cripple a circus might be the way to go.
Marijuana, on the other hand, may be a way to amplify the senses and take your sex life to another level. Getting high before sex can be a gateway to exploring your body (and your partner’s body) in ways you’ve never experienced. Expect intensity; in your orgasms, emotions, and tactile responses. You’re more likely to feel satisfaction into the morning - without the nasty hangover.
If you’re looking for arousing sex that leaves you begging for more, getting high might be the answer ... but only if it's legal in your state, of course (ain't nothing sexy about getting arrested). Of course, this is a small study and it's tough to generalize. Even so, people have been experimenting with sex and drugs for many generations. The only way to find out how it impacts the experience is to try it yourself.