One male said he accidentally fell asleep during sex while drunk. The study found that “alcohol tended to numb sensations and marijuana tended to enhance sensations.”“Alcohol tends to be a lot more numb,” a male respondent said.
Rather, the purpose was to obtain a rigorous qualitative assessment of the different effects of alcohol and marijuana on people’s sexual behaviours and to use this as a jumping-off point for future quantitative research.
Here are a few of the observations the researchers drew from the interviews.1. Respondents “overwhelmingly reported that alcohol use was more likely to (negatively) affect the partners they chose,” the study found.
Both men and women were fairly likely to say that alcohol had the effect of lowering their standards for who they slept with, in terms of character and appearance.
With marijuana, this seemed to be much less of an issue.“With weed I know who I’m waking up with. Once you start drinking, everybody looks good,” a 34-year-old female said.
Marijuana use also was more associated with sex with people the respondents already knew — girlfriends and boyfriends, for instance.