Sex Mesearch, a how-to guide
Updated: Jan 23
Historically, the idea that peyote and cannabis are "sex drugs" was an important part of the sex-panic arguments that led to these plants being made illegal.
One study found that 19% of people who use recreational cannabis report they consume cannabis for an improved sex life. A study examining the association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States found :
“A positive association between marijuana use and sexual frequency is seen in men and women across all demographic groups.”
The vast majority of the published research relates to cannabis improving female sexual experiences. One study conducted by a team at Saint Louis University School of Medicine found that “Of the 373 participants, 34.0% reported having used marijuana before sexual activity. Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication. After adjusting for race, women who reported marijuana use before sexual activity had 2.13 higher odds of reporting satisfactory orgasm”.
Another much larger study done by Standford University examining data on 28,176 women averaging 29.9 years of age and 22,943 men whose average age was 29.5. Found that ”pot users are having about 20 percent more sex than pot abstainers” “Moreover, the positive association between marijuana use and coital frequency was independent of demographic, health, marital or parental status.” “In addition, coital frequency rose steadily with increasing marijuana use, a dose-dependent relationship supporting a possible active role for marijuana in fostering sexual activity.”
Scientists have even discovered the underlying biochemical link between cannabinoids and female sexual functions. “Results: In study 1, masturbation to orgasm significantly increased plasma levels of the endocannabinoid 2-AG, whereas anandamide, oleoyl ethanolamide, palmitoyl ethanolamide, arachidonic acid, and cortisol levels were not altered. In study 2, only masturbation to orgasm, not the control condition, led to a significant increase in 2-AG levels. Interestingly, we also found a significant increase of oleoyl ethanolamide after masturbation to orgasm in study 2. “ ”Our data indicate that the endocannabinoid 2-AG is involved in the human sexual response cycle and we hypothesize that 2-AG release plays a role in the rewarding consequences of sexual arousal and orgasm.”
Healthy humans are sexual, so it is not surprising that our sleep cycle and our sexual biomechanisms are closely related. It is common for people to use orgasms to help them fall asleep. Cannabis/peyote have been shown to have the ability to help with sleep, and also the ability to improve sex and intensify orgasms. The two go hand-in-hand, so your mesearch experiments will work better if you include both. For this reason, when you are conducting sleep mesearch, I encourage you to also wear your heart rate sensors during any sexual activity and pay attention to how cannabis/peyote is affecting you. Typically you can see an escalating pattern where the heart rate decreases at first, as you relax and switch gears. Then it increases incrementally. A climax is generally easy to see as a spike in heart rate.
Professional athletes often use a chest strap heart rate monitor like a Polar chest strap because it offers richer data. Watches use optical sensors to see the blood flow. They are not able to detect sudden increases and decreases in heart rate. The chest strap measures the electrical signal in the heart and is, therefore, able to get a much clearer picture. With the help of a chest strap monitor, it’s easy for both men and women to use mesearch to test how cannabis/peyote is affecting your sexual experience. You can try various cannabis/peyote products and see how long it takes to achieve orgasm once sexual activity begins. You can see how long the orgasm lasts and how intense it is compared to your baseline. And you can see if any cannabis/peyote products help you to have multiple orgasms or whole-body orgasms.
For both men and women, you can typically see a pattern consistent with rhythmic entrainment in any sexual activity. The heart rate escalates, but not in a straight line. There is a pattern where you pass threshold points on the path to climax. These threshold points are not static; they can change. It's these threshold points that some cannabis/peyote products appear to modulate.
One of the best biometric sensors for sex mesearch is the Lioness smart vibrator. Engineered by women for women, it uses a biometric sensor inside a vibrator to measure rhythmic contractions on the pelvic floor. These contractions often show a pattern consistent with rhythmic entrainment. Like with a heart rate monitor, you see a clear pattern including the passage of threshold points leading to climax. The thing that makes the Lioness so powerful for mesearch is that it can show each individual’s orgasm rhythm. These rhythms have patterns, known as an orgasm pattern.
An orgasm pattern is not the same thing as an orgasm type. Orgasm types are categorized as clitoral, vaginal or blended, a classification system that is somewhat dubious. Orgasm patterns, on the other hand, are about a rhythmic pattern of contractions on the pelvic floor. For sex researchers, measuring these rhythmic contractions is considered the most accurate method of tracking female orgasms.
Almost immediately after the Lioness hit the market people began conducting cannabis mesearch experiments using it. Lioness has a fantastic blog, and they post feedback from users about how cannabis impacts orgasm patterns. The discoveries posted on this blog are truly groundbreaking. They used good mesearch methodology and demonstrated that some cannabis was able to intensify orgasms and change orgasm patterns.
For best results, I recommend using the Lioness in combination with a Polar chest strap heart rate monitor. Use of the heart rate monitor should start prior to cannabis/peyote consumption and continue throughout the night’s sleep. Combining the two data sets gives you much greater insights.
For some truly next-level mesearch, the Emotive 14 channel EEG is an amazing tool. This neuroimaging system lets you see brain activity. The 3D images it generates are incredible, but it’s hard to know what to do with the data it generates. Using it in combination with the other sensors gives the data context.
If you have questions about cannabis and peyote, check out the FAQ and use the search tool to find the answers you are looking for. If you are considering trying mesearch, Mesearch 101 is the place to get started. If you are interested in purchasing peyote or participating in future research, visit www.PeyoteAcution.com for more information.
I want to again remind everyone that I am not a doctor, and this is not intended to be medical advice. For those of you who are going to be using peyote and cannabis anyway, I hope that you are inspired to take a more scientific approach. Always talk to your health care professional before attempting any mesearch experiments.