According to The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, the woman, known as Mrs. A, is the first person to have weed-induced spontaneous orgasms. Wild, right?
First reported by The International Business Times, the 40-year-old Mrs. A said her orgasms lasted for hours at a time and were usually triggered when she was lying down but receiving no sexual stimulation. She thought she may have Restless Genital Syndrome, so she immediately contacted Marcel Waldinger, a doctor who specializes in psychiatry and neurosexology.
But Dr. Waldinger and his colleague came to the conclusion that she didn’t have Restless Genital Syndrome, which is typically triggered in a sitting position and often accompanied by restless legs and an overactive bladder.
So what gives?
After ruling out a neuroma—a tumor in the nerve tissue that’s typically benign—near the clitoris, the doctors told The Times that Mrs. A’s prolonged period of sex may have led to overactivation of a nerve, which made her orgasms insanely intense. They also suspect the pot could have had something to do with it as well.
And New York City-based sex and relationship specialist, Ian Kerner, Ph.D., agrees.
“Edibles or smoking marijuana can definitely have a positive effect on sexual inhibition,” he told Men’s Health. “It can help people’s anxiety melt away and achieve orgasms they’ve never had before.”
Kerner adds it’s common for women to reach extremely heightened states of arousal and confuse them for orgasms.
However, more research on how marijuana impacts sex needs to be done.
“From a pharmacological point of view, this is very interesting,” Dr. Waldinger told The Times. “What part of cannabis is inducing sexual pleasure and function, and what part is inhibiting it? It is fascinating to know that there is a drug that has a specific effect on orgasm.”