Tag: orgasm

Reminder-In One Week-Tuesday-April 16- The Erotic Literary Salon Live / Adult Sex-Ed, Marijuana-Orgasms

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Marijuana really DOES give women better orgasms: New study finds cannabis leaves users twice as likely to report sexual satisfaction

It’s a common claim among marijuana enthusiasts that the plant can boost sexual arousal and even lead to more powerful orgasms.

And now, there’s research to back it up.

A new study that analyzed reports from hundreds of women, both pot smokers and non-smokers, has found that marijuana use prior to sex doubles the chances of having a more satisfying orgasm.

Researchers found significant differences in the participants’ reported sexual experiences depending on whether they used marijuana beforehand or not. These differences translate to 2.13 higher odds of reporting ‘satisfactory orgasms’ for women who smoke pot. Stock image


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both derived from the cannabis plant.

Together, they are part of the cannabinoid group of compounds found in hashish, hash oil, and most strains of marijuana.

THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the euphoric, ‘high’ feeling often associated with marijuana.

THC interacts with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and brain and creates the sensations of euphoria and anxiety.

CBD does not fit these receptors well, and actually decreases the effects of THC, and is not psychoactive.

CBD is thought to help reduce anxiety and inflammation.

Exactly why marijuana seems to improve the sexual experience is still somewhat of a mystery. But over the years, scientists have come up with several possible explanations.

‘It has been postulated that it leads to improvement in sexual function simply by lowering stress and anxiety,’ researchers explain in the new paper, published to the journal Sexual Medicine.

‘It may slow the temporal perception of time and prolong the feelings of pleasurable sensations. It may lower sexual inhibitions and increase confidence and a willingness to experiment.

‘Marijuana is also known to heighten sensations such as touch, smell, sight, taste, and hearing.’

The study led by a team at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine reviewed self-reported survey responses from 373 women.

About 47 percent of the participants indicated that they were marijuana smokers, and of this group, 34 percent noted that they used it before sex.

To find out how pot use factors into sexual satisfaction, the researchers developed a Sexual Health Survey addressing a broad variety of topics, including sex drive, lubrication, and the presence of sex-related pain.

‘To limit bias, the authors embedded the questions about marijuana deeper into the questionnaire,’ the paper notes.

In reviewing the data, the researchers found significant differences in the participants’ reported sexual experiences depending on whether they used marijuana beforehand or not.

A new study that analyzed reports from hundreds of women, both pot smokers and non-smokers, has found that marijuana use prior to sex doubles the chances of having a more satisfying orgasm. Their findings are charted in the graph above

A new study that analyzed reports from hundreds of women, both pot smokers and non-smokers, has found that marijuana use prior to sex doubles the chances of having a more satisfying orgasm. Their findings are charted in the graph above

‘Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication,’ the researchers wrote.

These differences translate to 2.13 higher odds of reporting ‘satisfactory orgasms’ for women who smoke pot.

‘Marijuana appears to improve satisfaction with orgasm,’ the team concluded.

‘Women who used marijuana before sex and those who used more frequently were more than twice as likely to report satisfactory orgasms as those who did not use marijuana before sex or used infrequently,’ the researchers wrote in the paper.

‘Our study is consistent with past studies of the effects of marijuana on sexual behaviour in women.’

Reminder – Next Tuesday, Jan 15 The Erotic Literary Salon Live / Adult Sex Ed, Male Sex Robots

Hope to see you next week at the Erotic Literary Salon Live. Doors open 6:30.

Male sex robots with unstoppable bionic penises are coming this year

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Picture: Instagram/ RealDoll

Up until now, it looked like women would be missing out on the exciting opportunity to make love to the cold, lifeless bodies of machines.

But don’t despair, ladies – RealDoll (maker of those alarming plastic sexbots for men) is making one for women too.

And he’s quite a hunk (as well as coming with a bionic penis which never, ever tires), the makers promise.

Just look at those lifeless blue eyes – mmmm!

Matt McMullen of RealDoll said that the company’s currently tweaking the sexbot’s voice and personality – and says that users will be able to choose any penis size that suits them.

Picture: Instagram/ RealDoll
Picture: Instagram/ RealDoll

‘We’re working on a male version of the robot AI,’ McMullen told the Daily Star. ‘We’ll eventually have a male and a female platform available.’

David Levy, author of Love and Sex With Robots, says, ‘I’m sure women will find robots equally appealing as men.

‘If women are that interested in getting satisfaction from a vibrator, imagine how the same women will feel having a robot they can put their arms round them and having the robot squeeze them.’



Tonight-Tuesday, Oct 16-The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed Live, Orgasm Faces Differ Between People from Eastern and Western Cultures

Arrive early you do not want to miss Adult Sex-Ed. You get to ask questions anonymously and answer other attendee’s questions.

Interesting research:

How orgasm faces differ between people from Eastern and Western cultures

Across cultures, the look of pain may be the same—but orgasms have a different face.

In the unspoken language of love, the face you make at the pinnacle of pleasure may have something of an accent based on where you come from.

People from Western and East Asian cultures had consistently different ideas of what facial expressions indicate the moment of orgasm, researchers found in a study published Monday in PNAS. Specifically, Western participants expected widened eyes and gaping mouths, while East Asian participant’s ideas culminated in a slight, tight-lipped smile.

But contrary to those cultural climaxes, the look of dire pain had universal contortions. Participants from both cultures recognized the apex of anguish by inward-pulling facial expressions, such as lowered brows, wrinkled noses, and raised cheeks.

The researchers behind the study—led by psychologists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland—argue that the new data disputes earlier conclusions that faces of physical pain and sexual pleasure are indistinguishable. “This finding is counterintuitive, because facial expressions are widely considered to be a powerful tool for human social communication and interaction,” they note.

With their data coming to a head with different facial expressions, they speculate that culture-specific expectations of o-faces and p-faces could one day be useful to study human interactions. Those nuanced expression could offer an intimate peek into our “complex social world and provide a richer, more accurate account of social communication.”

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To bang out accurate representations of orgasmic and pained facial expressions, the researchers turned to mathematic modeling. They set up a dynamic face-movement generator which randomly selected a set of nuanced facial movements from a core set of 42. Those core movements included things like a mouth stretch, eyelid raising, and jaw dropping. The researchers then displayed those random sets (including one to four facial movements) onto a photorealistic face to produce quickie animations.

The researchers then had 40 participants from each of the two cultures (80 total) look through 3,600 of those animations each. The participants labeled every one of the animations as showing either “pain,” “orgasm,” or “other.” They then ranked the animation’s intensity from “very weak” to “very strong.”

From there, the researchers mashed the results within the two cultural groups and let loose assembled facial models for orgasm and pained faces. They had 104 other participants (26 people of both sexes from each of the two cultures) look though them. For this group, the models were each displayed on photorealistic faces of the same race as the participant but the opposite sex. The observers had to discriminate if they thought the face represented pain or orgasm and how well it did at either. The modeled representations were effective, the researchers found: the participants were in consistent agreement about what looked like pain and what looked like pleasure.

With the participant-confirmed representations of o- and p- faces, the researchers then compared how they differed—or didn’t. They found that the pained models had similar inward-pulling facial expressions, while the pleasure models were more culture-specific.

The authors speculate that those differences could be explained by culture-specific expectations and preferences for overt excitement and content calm. More specifically, they explain:

These cultural differences correspond to current theories of ideal affect that propose that Westerners value high arousal-positive states such as excitement and enthusiasm, which are often associated with wide-open eye and mouth movements, whereas East Asians tend to value low arousal-positive states, which are often associated with closed-mouth smiles.

They’ll need more data to back up that hypothesis and confirm their results. But, they add, with new technologies decoding facial movements, such data should be easier to come by in the future.

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Tonight-The Erotic Literary Salon + The Adult Sex-Ed Salon – Live, May Masturbation Month-Ejaculation & Orgasm

To honor masturbation month the Adult Sex-Ed Salon will focus on self-pleasure. How it benefits sexual health and informs our sexual pleasure with partner/s. Come with lots of questions regarding the act of masturbation, orgasm and ejaculation.


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For more details regarding the live Salons: http://theeroticsalon.com/details-live-salon/

Did you know: …ejaculation and orgasm don’t actually need to happen at the same time. Why? Ejaculation and orgasm are two separate responses to stimulation. Ejaculation refers to the physical reflex that releases semen, and orgasm refers to the feeling of climax or pleasure as a result of physical and/or psychological stimulation.

For some men, orgasm and ejaculation both happen…but not at the same time. Some men may ejaculate after orgasm or before orgasm. Some men may not ejaculate at all. Other men might ejaculate but fail to orgasm.

If a man experiences early, late or no ejaculation, it’s time to see a doctor or urologist. Several different health conditions may influence the way a man’s body responds to stimulation. One example isretrograde ejaculation which occurs when, instead of exiting out of the penis, semen flows into the bladder. While this usually isn’t harmful to a man’s health, he may notice that he doesn’t ejaculate when he orgasms…and, in some cases, retrograde ejaculation can signal a complication with diabetes or medications. David Sobel, M.D., J.D.

Is Female Ejaculation the Same as Orgasm?

By Dr. Debby Herbenick



When women squirt, is it the same thing as them having an orgasm? Or are they different?

My response: 

Female ejaculation (aka “squirting”) involves women releasing fluids through their urethra during sexual excitement or orgasm. It was described in some detail in the 1980s book The G Spot and has since gained all sorts of attention in various porn films. In reality, we don’t understand a whole lot about female ejaculation. Some studies have found that the fluids released are distinctly different from urine; in other research, it seems that some women are emitting a urine-like fluid. Generally, though, women who release fluids during sex are NOT peeing accidentally—just as men are not either. But because both men’s and women’s ejaculations occur through the urethra, there may be some urine-like residue still in the tube.

How common is it for women to squirt? We don’t know as there has been no good population based studies on the subject. Is it the same as orgasm? Well, it happens at the same time as orgasm for some women. Other women, however, squirt but do not orgasm. And even more commonly, women orgasm but do not squirt. In this way, it seems similar to men’s orgasm. Though men usually ejaculate when they orgasm, ejaculation and orgasm are actually two different processes.