Can Too Much Cannabis Numb Your Nethers and Affect Your Sexual Performance? – Leafly

We received this query from a reader through [email protected]. The message has been edited slightly for clarity, and is anonymous to respect the privacy of the reader.

“Me and my boyfriend got really high, like the most high we’ve ever been, last weekend. The first night edibles were consumed, 120mgs for each of us. Like usual, we had sex. The next day however, we smoked a couple joints. When we went to have sex everything was heated but he couldn’t get an erection. He said he was into it, which I’m inclined to believe, but said he couldn’t really feel his nether regions, which is what we attributed the difficulty to.

Now normally I wouldn’t believe that, only because it seems a bit out there, but I felt it was super hard to reach [orgasm] as well. I felt it was hard for me to recognize when I was being stimulated even though I was well aware what was going on. We’ve both smoked a fair bit before, and this has never happened. Is this a side effect from smoking? Or did we just get too high? Either way he felt pretty weird about it and I feel bad, so I figured I’d ask the pros.”

Dear Numbing in the Nethers,

Thank you so much for writing! I imagine having desensitized bits was probably pretty unsettling for both of you. My hypothesis is that those effects had less to do with smoking joints and more to do with the 120mg each of edibles you consumed the night before.

Most budtenders don’t recommend going too far above 20-35mg for advanced consumers, so it sounds like you two were well beyond that threshold. Totally a valid choice, so please don’t take this as criticism, but it

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