A study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy describes the case of a 40-year-old woman who reported to medical professionals that she was frequently experiencing spontaneous orgasms without being involved in any sexual activity, in what appears to be the first case of marijuana-induced spontaneous orgasms.
The orgasms would occur spontaneously and were associated with a diminished consciousness and mild retrograde amnesia. Understandably, she worried about losing control in public. The spontaneous orgasms began after a 5-hour-long sexual encounter with a man, both of whom had consumed marijuana before the intercourse was initiated.
The woman also reported that she had participated in Tantra Yoga sessions to improve her orgasmic experiences.
After researching her symptoms on the internet, she feared that she had developed Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS). However, she did not fit the diagnosis. The woman was advised to avoid combining sex and cannabis. But she took the advice a step further and avoided sex altogether.
However, she continued to smoke cannabis and this appears to have triggered more spontaneous orgasms. When using a large amount of cannabis, she experienced a spontaneous orgasm within 1 minute.
“Apart from the use of cannabis, we speculate that the continuous five hour duration of hard pounding sexual activity may have led to an over-activation of the pudendal nerve resulting in a rebound effect, which made the spontaneous orgasms completely uncontrollable giving rise to a very understandable anxiety and panic,” wrote the authors of the case report.