with Psychedelics, Cannabis & Science
Emily Morris & Nathaniel Morris
Our earliest human ancestors mixed the pleasures of sex with the pleasures of plant medicines.
We co-evolved with these plants and fungi, incorporating them into our natural mating rituals.
History shows that cannabis and psychedelics were made illegal out of fear that they can enhance sexuality. With the modern world now embracing sex positivity and moving to legalize cannabis and psychedelics, it is time to rediscover this ancient connection.
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Featuring 75+ peer-reviewed studies, TRANSFORMING ORGASMS with Psychedelics, Cannabis & Science takes an anthropological look at our relationship with psychoactive plants and fungi.
Adjacent to the Stoned Ape Theory, the authors present a new sex-based hypothesis for the coevolution between humans and psychoactive plants and fungi.
Did humans evolve natural mating rituals that incorporate music and intoxicating substances?
Did sexual experiences on psychedelic mushrooms inspire the invention of music?
To advance the science further, the book also includes a journaling system designed to collect and structure the relevant data from sexual experiences involving cannabis and psychedelics, serving as a tool for:
+ anyone curious about exploring this ancient practice using modern science
Employing the use of biometric sensors like heart rate monitoring watches and smart vibrators, the journaling system adapts and integrates several independent models that are already established tools utilized in their respective fields.
Each sexual experience is broken down into seven categories of information.
1. Drugs, Dose & Method
2. Set, Setting & Tools
3. Desire & Inhibition
4. Laughing, Crying & Emotional Release
5. Genital Response, Pleasure & Euphoria
6. Trance & Connection
There is a growing body of evidence showing that cannabis and psychedelics can enhance sexual pleasure and facilitate rhythmic entrainment. This strongly suggests that the coevolution of humans and psychoactive plants/fungi was driven by adaptive mate choice, based on sexual pleasure.
Adjacent to the Stoned Ape Theory, we are proposing a new, sex-based hypothesis for coevolution between humans and psychoactive plants and fungi entitled the Sex, Drugs, and Rhythm (STD) Theory of human evolution.
Sexual pleasure drove selective forces to favor those who consumed psychoactive plants/fungi and made music because these behaviors result in more sex and better sex, and therefore more offspring that are predisposed to exhibit the same behaviors.
“Of the 373 participants, 34.0% reported having used marijuana before sexual activity. Most women reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, but no change in lubrication. After adjusting for race, women who reported marijuana use before sexual activity had 2.13 higher odds of reporting satisfactory orgasm”.
Lynn, B. K., López, J. D., Miller, C., Thompson, J., & Campian, E. C. (2019). The relationship between marijuana use prior to sex and sexual function in women. Sexual Medicine, 7(2), 192–197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2019.01.003
Pot users are having about 20 percent more sex than pot abstainers” “Moreover, the positive association between marijuana use and coital frequency was independent of demographic, health, marital or parental status.” “In addition, coital frequency rose steadily with increasing marijuana use, a dose-dependent relationship supporting a possible active role for marijuana in fostering sexual activity.”
News Center. (2017, October 27). Regular marijuana use linked to more sex. News Center. Retrieved July 3, 2022, from https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2017/10/regular-marijuana-use-linked-to-more-sex
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Authors Nathaniel and Emily Morris have a combined 30+ years as thought leaders in the cannabis and psychedelic spaces. Nathaniel's work with cannabis and rare psychedelic plants has been profiled on The Discovery Channel, Medical Jane, High Times, Third Wave, Microdose-Psychedelic Insights, MSNBC, PBS, and more. After being recognized for her work in the cannabis space, Emily was awarded Miss High Times 2012 by High Times Magazine, allowing her to immerse herself in different cannabis cultures worldwide. Over the last decade, she has had experience within both the legacy and legal cannabis markets and skills in cultivation and education. She is currently working as a cannabis subject matter expert at one of the largest cannabis companies in Canada.
The two were early pioneers in the study of rare cannabinoids and were among the first to popularize the use of CBD to treat pediatric epilepsy. They have been trailblazers in the use of biometric sensors to study the lesser-known phytochemicals found in cannabis and peyote.