Researchers Say Marijuana Caused a Woman in the Netherlands to Have Spontaneous Orgasms for a Month

A new paper in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy suggests cannabis could have some serious unknown effects on the body’s sexual pleasure circuits.

Researchers Say Marijuana Caused a Woman in the Netherlands to Have Spontaneous Orgasms for a Month

With cannabis products of all kinds flourishing under America’s spreading legalization laws, an entire marijuana sub-market has emerged to combine kush and kink, with THC and CBD-infused lubrication, pipes that double as sex toys and strains specifically formulated to put you in the mood. But for one woman in the Netherlands, one night of cannabis-fueled sex lead to an entire month of spontaneous and incredibly uncomfortable orgasms that doctors say could be linked to the woman’s continued weed use.

According to the Miami Herald, the woman, a 40 year-old known only as “Mrs. A,” is the subject of a new article from the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, with researchers claiming the incident is the first recorded connection between marijuana and spontaneous orgasms.

In the scholastic journal, authors Marcel Waldinger and Dave Schweitzer describe a scene in which the woman smoked marijuana with a partner before engaging in, and we’re quoting here, “a five-hour long period of hard pounding sexual activity.”

After the evening was over, Mrs. A began experiencing unexpected orgasms without any sexual stimulation, with some of the climaxes lasting for hours at a time. The woman was, not surprisingly, worried, embarrassed and scared, and sought out medical help.

The woman contacted Waldinger, a psychiatrist, with the hypothesis that she was suffering from Restless Genital Syndrome. When he listened to her story and examined her, though, Waldinger did not diagnose Restless Genital Syndrome, but instead supposed that her cannabis use and the extended sex had overstimulated a nerve, with continued cannabis use causing the spontaneous orgasms.

“She said she continued to use cannabis alone and without having sex. Even after several weeks, only a small amount of cannabis induced spontaneous orgasm. When she took higher doses, she got spontaneous orgasms that she 'couldn't handle' any more," Waldinger told IBTimes UK.

Waldinger and Schweitzer still haven’t nailed down exactly why the combination of cannabis and extended sex would cause such spontaneous orgasms, but they are encouraging more research into the subject and for people who might be subject to the sexpot combination to be cognisant of the less-than-sexy possibilities.

“This is not only important for physicians but also for highly exposed subjects like those active in the sex industry,” the study explains.

“From a pharmacological point of view, this is very interesting,” Waldinger said. "What part of cannabis is inducing sexual pleasure and function, and what part is inhibiting it? It is fascinating to know that there is a drug that has a specific effect on orgasm.”

Written on September 30, 2017 by

Zach Harris

Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.