5 Ways Marijuana Improves Your Relationships
When people think about marijuana and its positive side-effects, they usually think about how it makes food taste great, or music sound amazing. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Did you know that marijuana use can also make you a better a partner and improve your relationships?
That’s right — your favorite herb has much to offer in the form of encouraging positive behaviors and habits that make you an excellent catch for most relationships.
Marijuana helps relieve stress and tension in our relationships
Not long after the honeymoon phase of most relationships, real stress and tension from our differences tend to bubble up and cause problems between partners. If the sources of this stress and tension are not carefully addressed, it can cause bigger problems down the road.
The good news is this: marijuana smokers (and eaters…dabbers…vapers) know firsthand how to relieve stress and tension. One rip of your favorite strain seems to just take the weight of the world off your shoulders.
Does it make problems go away? No! But it does free you up to process things in a more open and stress-free manner. It’s an outlet for that negative energy. After smoking, we are more relaxed and thoughtful. This can go a long way in terms of discussing what’s causing stress and tension with partners.
Marijuana makes us less judgmental and more open toward our partners
This one applies to relationships in general — with every type of person. We are naturally inclined to judge people and hold them to our own standards, which can cause us to close up and wall off other people.
Marijuana’s psychoactive properties tend to break down those barriers, allowing us to look at people (and ideas) with an open mind. Being more open and less judgmental is critical to building relationships in today’s diverse world!
Marijuana leads to more adventures and shared activities
Have you ever tried something new after smoking? Yeah, so have the rest of us! This goes back to our previous point of having a more open mind and being less judgmental when we are high.
When we smoke marijuana, we are more inclined to try new things. Whether that’s binge shopping everything in the snacks aisle of your local grocery store or exploring a new hiking trail.
When we are high, we are more spontaneous and more likely to do things we normally wouldn’t. Which is critical for relationships — because adventure and shared experiences are the best way for getting to know one another.
More communication, less arguing
Arguments. They are a real part of every relationship. When we get stressed out and fail to resolve differences in a calm manner, we tend to raise our voices and potential to say damning things to the people that we love.
Marijuana has a great way of diffusing most arguments. Or even preventing them in the first place. Next time you feel like going into a full-blown meltdown, try smoking a little something before. Now exhale, calm down, and relax. You’ll choose your words more carefully. And most likely you will just want to hug it out anyways!
Better sex — and more of it?
We saved the dessert for last. You read that header correctly — marijuana use is linked to more sex and increased pleasure from sex itself. For those of you without first-hand anecdotal data, there are some recent studies that are shining a light on marijuana’s positive potential for sexual health.
Standford University concluded a study that discovered that cannabis users experience more sexual frequency than their non-smoker counterparts.
Another study found that women enjoyed more sexual pleasure, and possibly even stronger orgasms. According to the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health:
…the majority of marijuana users before sex reported a better overall sexual experience, an increase in sex drive, a more pleasurable orgasm and a decrease in pain.
And… according to Green State:
Your body’s natural endocannabinoid system is key in regulating things like pleasure, pain, relaxation, and homeostasis. When it is activated by the cannabinoids in cannabis, it can leave users feeling relaxed with increased pleasure and decreased pain.
This can lead to increased arousal and even make sex even more enjoyable.
These all combine for some convincing data that cannabis really does improve our sex lives. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Yeah, we know you did, you dirty animal!
New year, better relationships
We’re all well aware of the lazy stoner stereotypes and how stoner couples are do-nothing layabouts. But that couldn’t be further from the truth — marijuana can have incredible effects on relationships if used responsibly.
Marijuana can help relieve stress and tension. It makes us more open and less judgmental. We end up doing more activities and trying new things when we are high. We also argue less and know how to better handle our differences. And there’s sex. Lots of sex.
This month, celebrate your relationships with others. And know that your favorite herb is actually working to better them. And if you are single — no worries. All of these traits make you an excellent candidate for your next partner!
What about you? Do you feel that marijuana plays a positive role in your relationships? Let us know in the comments below!