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Marijuana smokers have 20% more sex: Study

Raghu Kshitiz

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Cannabis smokers have about 20 percent more sex than those who don’t smoke weed, an American study has revealed.

For the study, participants were asked how many times they had had heterosexual intercourse in the past four weeks and how frequently they had smoked marijuana over the past 12 months.

And the findings, published online in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, revealed something surprising about those who indulge in smoking up — pot users have about 20% more sex than those who do not use it.

“Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance. If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency,” said the study’s senior author Michael Eisenberg, Assistant Professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine in the US.

“The overall trend we saw applied to people of both sexes and all races, ages, education levels, income groups and religions, every health status, whether they were married or single and whether or not they had kids,” Eisenberg added.

To reach an exact determination of marijuana’s effect on intercourse frequency, the researchers turned to the US National Survey of Family Growth, sponsored by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The researchers reached the conclusion after a retrospective analysis of data on 50,000 Americans ages 25 to 45, compiled between 2002 and 2015 by the National Survey of Family Growth. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors the survey.

Researchers found that women who were daily pot users had had sex an average of 7.1 times in the previous four weeks, compared with 6.0 times reported by those who denied using marijuana in the past year. Among men, daily users reported 6.9 times compared with 5.6 for non-users.

“In other words, pot users are having about 20% more sex than pot abstainers,” said Eisenberg. Given that the average couple had sex about once a week, he said, smoking marijuana could add up to 20 more instances of intercourse each year.

However, he cautioned that the study should not be misinterpreted as having proven a causal link.

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26 rhinos die in a year in CNP

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CHITWAN — Chitwan National Park (CNP) witnessed zero poaching of endangered one-horned rhinoceros in the fiscal year 2074/75. But the death of the rhinos by natural causes has increased recently, as the park has lost a total of 26 rhinos to various causes in this period.

26 rhinos died from various reasons including natural disaster in the period, according to the CNP information officer, Nurendra Aryal.

Four rhinos were killed in flood-related incidents with two caught in a marsh caused by the flooding while two were swept away by flood waters, he informed.

Fighting, delivery complications (in case of some female rhinos) and aging are other reasons behind the deaths of a noticeable number of this endangered wildlife last fiscal year. Three female rhinos succumbed to child delivery complications in this period. They died after failing to give birth to their babies.

The park however has recorded no case of rhino poaching since April 8, 2017.However, the number of rhino deaths due to other reasons was slightly up in the year compared to the previous year, according to the CNP Information Officer Aryal.

This figure is followed by 25 and 15 rhino deaths in previous two fiscal years respectively.

The natural causes led to the death of 24 rhinos in the fiscal year 2073/74 and 15 in 2072/73.

The need of a study was felt to seek potential ways for minimising the death risk among rhinos with their death toll increasing every year, CNP chief conservation officer, Bed Kumar Dhakal said. A squad from the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation has already begun a study to this end.

The CNP latest details mentioned about 605 rhinos here.

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