Cannabis use is associated with a lower risk of diabetes in chronic hepatitis C-infected patients (ANRS CO22 Hepather cohort)

Authors: Tangui Barré, Marie Libérée Nishimwe, Camelia Protopopescu, Fabienne Marcellin, Fabrice Carrat, Céline Dorival, Elisabeth Delarocque‐Astagneau, Dominique Larrey, Marc Bourlière, Ventzislava Petrov‐Sanchez, Mélanie Simony, Stanislas Pol, Hélène Fontaine, Patrizia Carrieri on behalf of the ANRS/AFEF Hepather study group Published in Journal of Viral Hepatitis August 2020 Abstract Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a…

A Survey Exploring the Relationship Between Cannabis Use Characteristics and Sexual Function in Men

Authors: Hriday P. Bhambhvani BS, Alex M.Kasman MD, Genester Wilson-King MD, Michael L. Eisenberg MD Published in Sexual Medicine September 2020 Abstract Introduction Cannabis is the most commonly used drug in the United States; however, the effects of cannabis use on male sexual function are poorly understood. Aim To characterize the contemporary landscape of cannabis…

Assessment of the Association of Cannabis on Female Sexual Function With the Female Sexual Function Index

Author: Alex M. Kasman, MD, MS, Hriday P. Bhambhvani, BS, Genester Wilson-King, MD, and Michael L. Eisenberg, MD Published in Science Direct  July 2020 Abstract Introduction: Cannabis use has increased in the last decade, and the impact of cannabis on female sexual function remains unclear. Aim: To assess the impact of frequency of use, chemovar (tetrahydrocannabinol,…

Masturbation to Orgasm Stimulates the Release of the Endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol in Humans.

Authors: Johannes Fuss, Laura Bindila, Klaus Wiedemann, Matthias K. Auer, Peer Briken, Sarah V. Biedermann
Journal of Sexual Medicine, November 2017

BACKGROUND: Endocannabinoids are critical for rewarding behaviors such as eating, physical exercise, and social interaction. The role of endocannabinoids in mammalian sexual behavior has been suggested because of the influence of cannabinoid receptor agonists and antagonists o…

Endocannabinoid system in sexual motivational processes: Is it a novel therapeutic horizon?

Authors: Renata Androvicova, Jiri Horacek, Tibor Stark, Filippo Drago, Vincenzo Micale
Pharmacological Research, January 2017

The endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is composed of the cannabinoid receptors types 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2) for marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the endogenous ligands (AEA and 2-AG) and the enzymatic systems involved in their biosynthesis…

Circulating endocannabinoid concentrations and sexual arousal in women.

Authors: Carolin Klein, Matthew N. Hill, Sabrina C.H. Chang, Cecilia J. Hillard, Boris B. Gorzalka
Journal of Sexual Medicine, June 2012

INTRODUCTION: Several lines of evidence point to the potential role of the endocannabinoid system in female sexual functioning. These include results from studies describing the subjective effects of exogenous cannabinoids on sexual functioning in humans and the observable eff…