“One participant interestingly pointed out that marijuana use decreased his likelihood of engaging in risk behaviour because while high he was too paranoid to give in,” the study found.
There are some useful take-homes here from a public health perspective.
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.