A recent survey by Playboy Enterprises and Eaze found that more than two-thirds of respondents said they had paired cannabis and sex during quarantine related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The survey found 32.9 percent said they “very often” paired cannabis and sex, along with 29 percent who said they did so “sometimes,” and 14.4 percent who said they “always” consumed cannabis before having sex.
The survey, part of a recently announced partnership between Playboy and cannabis advocacy groups and businesses, found a 5.6 percent increase in those who reported having more orgasms — versus pre-COVID — while using cannabis.
Sexual satisfaction also improved during shelter-in-place months, according to the survey, with 22 percent of respondents saying they are “extremely satisfied” with solo sessions (up from 18.7 percent pre-COVID) and another 35 percent said they were “extremely satisfied” with partnered sex (up from 33.2 percent pre-COVID).
Post-COVID, the number of people who reported having no sex in a typical month increased by 110 percent, along with a 20.8 percent decrease in sex five or six times a month, and a 27.3 percent decrease in sex seven or eight times a month. Masturbation frequency and duration also decreased in conjunction with cannabis use. The survey found a 16.9 percent decrease in those who masturbated one to four times a month pre- versus post-coronavirus.
The survey also found an increase in cannabis use during lockdown and a decrease in alcohol consumption. Daily cannabis use increased by 3.2 percent, while weekly use decreased by 18.4 percent, and less than once a month cannabis use increased by 7.1 percent. Daily drinking among the survey respondents saw a 15.9 percent decrease pre-COVID versus today, with once-a-week drinking increasing by 24 percent. There was a 17.8 percent decrease in people who drink alcohol two or three times per week, and a 9.5 percent increase in the number of respondents who said, “I don’t drink.”
The survey found that during quarantine cannabis topical use increase 100 percent, along with edible use (13.8 percent increase), vaping (4.3 percent increase), and joint and preroll use (3 percent increase). Flower use among respondents decreased 10 percent, while usage rates for tinctures, capsules, and concentrates stayed the same.
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