How to Improve your Relationship using Cannabis
Cannabis Couples Have Improved Relationships and Sex Lives
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Couples who use cannabis together are couples who stick together. Cannabis has many health benefits that include the reduction of pain, anxiety, and stress, as well as an improvement in appetite. But even further than that, using cannabis can be a bonding experience for two individuals. Studies have shown that couples who use cannabis together have more in common, and have less issues than regular couples. Researchers acknowledge that it may not be directly linked to cannabis, but also admit that people who use cannabis often have similarities and therefore linger in the same social circle, concluding that they are more likely to have commonalities.
The study comes out of a 2014 Journal Psychology of Addictive behaviors that followed over 600 couples for 9 years to document their behavior. They not only found that couples who smoke cannabis together have a stronger relationship, but even if one of the partners, especially the man, uses cannabis, the probability of domestic abuse is still decreased. In comparison, research on alcohol proves the opposite findings; couples who drink alcohol together have a higher probability of domestic abuse, especially if only one partner drinks. In the study, researchers defined domestic abuse as acts of physical aggression such as hitting, choking, or any type of beating. The couples were asked to report any aggressions made by their partner in a yearly survey they took. The reason why cannabis is so effective in retaining a healthy domestic relation is still unknown, but it is known that cannabis couples do tend to have healthier relationships than those who don’t.
Perhaps the most startling portion of the study is the year it first began. In 1996, researchers started following their first set of couples. Back then, legal medicinal cannabis was hard to find. 1996 was the same year medicinal cannabis was legalized in California, so there were few avenues where researchers could find those who used cannabis legally, which meant that the social circles and cliques where people who used cannabis together were much smaller than they are now. Back in 1996, it may have been harder to find people who use cannabis so finding a partner that was willing to use it was exciting for that person and that couple. This may also explain why partners have such closer bonds while using cannabis. Although there may be reservations with the studies about what exactly causes people to use cannabis and be agreeable and docile in the relationship, cannabis has also been proven to improve other areas of relationships.
Using cannabis can not only increase the unlikeliness of intimate partner violence, but it also increases sexual pleasure and appetites for couples. Sex becomes more emotional between two partners because of the way emotions are processed between cannabis users and non-users fundamentally change. Partners that use cannabis have a deeper emotional connection that is due to the changes in the frontal and limbic systems. Not only does sex become more emotional and impactful for users, it also increases sensation and touch during sex, which helps improve sexual appetite, and longevity for couples. People who use cannabis often report increased sensitivity during sex on cannabis and those who do use it know that the sensations are heightened beyond any sensation of touch by those who never have. The heightened sensation in sex can be linked to one of the cannabinoid receptors in the brain that has been shown to produce stimulation for the body. To researchers and users alike, cannabis is, in fact, an aphrodisiac.
Cannabis has been linked to improve many facets of relationship, and it also improves the most important parts of the relationship. Tensions, emotions, desires are all fed and satisfied by the use of cannabis. To the couples who haven’t tried it together, giving cannabis a shot can be instrumental to learning new things about their partner. It’s not going to hurt like alcohol, research proves it.