What could be more disappointing than having your passionate adrenaline flushed away when that mighty penis won’t greet the day? As with many of life’s challenges, often with age comes erectile dysfunction (ED). What was once called impotence, this problematic hurdle can lead to low self-esteem, depression and partnership conflicts. Dr. Clare Morrison of MedExpress says of this impulse, “it’s not uncommon for the partners of those affected by ED to feel hurt or even angry. The reality is that although ED is perceived primarily as a sexual issue, it can sometimes indicate an undiagnosed physical problem, such as diabetes, high cholesterol or the early stages of heart disease.”
What are the risk factors of erectile dysfunction?
- High blood pressure
- Cardiovascular disease
- High cholesterol
- Smoking tobacco
- Alcohol and addictive drugs
Men over 50 are at highest risk and more than 50% of them experience ED. It’s time to remove the taboo, talk about medical marijuana and how it might help. Patients have expressed a lot of joy when they write reviews about cannabis strains that cause arousal. There are various theories on the subject, but the chemical compounds found in hemp-derived cannabis work with the endocannabinoid system (ECD) in many ways that are not commonly known. Medical marijuana works in tandem with the ECD on physical and mental functioning. “People who use marijuana may have more sex because they put less pressure on themselves when they are high, so they don’t have the same performance anxiety as those who are sober,” suggested sex therapist Amanda Pasciucco. “This can lead to increased arousal and make sex even more enjoyable. For others, the reason is the increased pleasurable sensations that can arise with cannabis,” explained Peter Barsoom.
While Viagra is the most common pharmaceutical prescribed for ED, it’s imperative to avoid alcohol while medicating with it. Thus, eliminating an element that some may use to relieve sexual and social anxiety. Some of the common side effects of Viagra include headaches, nausea, sinus congestion, altered vision and in rare cases, loss of vision. Additionally, medical marijuana could also be used as an aid in treating the side effects caused by Viagra. Indeed, cannabis may not only offer the benefit of treating arousal disorders, but many medical marijuana patients have reported relief from headaches, migraines, nausea, congestion and visual clarity as well. DNA carts are an easy, effective way to dose medical marijuana and they offer a way to control the dosage as well. Hybrid cannabis strains like London Pound Cake with a high percentage of the cannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG), might be a good choice in treating those side effects.
A variety of indica, sativa and hybrid strains offer relaxation, tingling, libido enhancing and arousing effects that medical marijuana patients reportedly enjoy with their partners. In fact, science-based Ayurveda practitioners have employed cannabis sativa for centuries to improve ejaculatory function and sexual performance. “Many a seasoned cannabis user will tell you that certain strains increase sensitivity to touch and change tactile sensations for the better. Everyone’s different, so some strains may enhance touch for you, while your partner’s body may respond to different strains.”
Which medical marijuana strains are similar to Viagra?
Sour Diesel – beta-caryophyllene and myrcene work to reduce anxiety, stimulate physical sensations and lower inhibitions.
Wedding Cake – Andrew Blakey (verified purchase) December 17, 2022, “Great strain. Relieves stress and has good feeling to it. Definitely a staple purchase.”
Gelonade – offers a tingly sensation, that most consumer find arousing
While many patients enjoy the entourage effect of a live resin cart, which offers a quick onset and lasts an hour or more, others choose CBD products like tinctures and gummies. The key is to find the best strain that offers relief from the symptoms that concern you and ultimately a strain well-suited for sexual arousal and stamina.