According to the experts at Women's Health Mag, the three main, seemingly simple things to ensure a long and healthy relationship are the following: honesty, communication and loyalty.
While all of these things are decidedly crucial and do provide a beautiful canvas to grow a healthy, robust relationship, there is one thing that was left out of the equation that might be the crux in achieving all of these aforementioned standard qualities.
Is it passion? No.
Is it equality? It helps, sure, but no.
Is it love? Close, but still no.
It is weed. Yes, you heard me right. The key ingredient behind healthy relationships is actually the good old ganja. This might seem like a pretty whacky thing to state. I mean, how could smoking marijuana make a relationship stronger?
Isn't it just some silly, recreational thing teenagers do? Nope. Weed actually has the power to bring you closer, make your sex life better and make you more trusting of your partner and vice versa.
Keep reading to find out how.
Weed makes couples fight less.
Smoking weed together is directly correlated to happier marriages. It's true that couples who smoke together really do stay together.
According to the Washington Post, the University of Buffalo studied over 600 couples starting in the mid-90s and found that couples who smoke more have less violent relationships.
The study found that couples who smoke together really are more likely to fight less. Everyone knows that fighting less means more time for growing together and allowing the spirit to enhance and expand.
Why would you get green with jealousy when you can smoke the green?
If you're smoking together, you don't need to let jealousy distract you. You'll be too busy smoking green to ever get green with envy!
Couples who smoke together are too chilled out to fight or have a lot of drama. They're laid out on the couch spending time together and not throwing dishes at each other. If both of you can get behind getting high, you'll be better for it.
Sex is better on weed.
It is scientifically proven that sex is better on weed. It can intensify orgasms, improve your sexual longevity and even be an aphrodisiac.
As Psychiatrist Dr. Lester Grinspoon told the High Times,
[Weed] greatly enhances the sexual experience for many people. There's no doubt that when people are high, they're more sensitive to their sexual feelings and urges.
Weed is better than oysters when it comes to getting in the mood. Forget all the aromatherapy candles and bullsh*t lingerie. Fire up the old bong and call it a day.
Pot has the magical power to relax you in ways that only Rx drugs really can. According to Medical Daily, marijuana is like a cup of camomile tea for the soul. According to the site,
It has a calming and relaxing effect that must be associated with decreased anxiety.
No amount of stupid romance can measure up to the power of your old friend, Mary Jane. Embrace it. Leave the sexual tension behind and bring on the sexy vibrations!
Weed gives you the munchies and couples who eat together, stay together.
As we all know, smoking reefer leads to one very important, very lovely side effect: the munchies.
Why does this happen? Well, there is actual science that explains that sh*t.
According to Smithsonian Mag:
THC fits into receptors in the brain's olfactory bulb, significantly increasing the animal's ability to smell food, which leads them to eat more of it. A big part of the reason why you might eat more food after using marijuana, the research indicates, is simply that you can smell and taste it more acutely.
So, you want to eat everything you see because your senses are so damn enhanced. You're just like the cookie monster, only way cooler.
Everyone knows that a couple who can agree on food can jive together in life. Okay, maybe not everyone knows that, but I have a completely logical explanation for this as well.
Eating is the most animalistic act of socializing. Being able to share a meal with someone is being able to share your heart.
Being able to eat with your significant other is a serious sign of comfort. You know you're at peak levels of tranquility within your loving romance when you feel at ease stuffing your face together.
According to Elite Daily's Senior Lifestyle Editor, Ashley Fern,
Eating is the kind of experience that tells you a lot about people (aside from just their preference in food). Certain people can't even bring themselves to eat in front of others, so even feeling comfortable enough to do so is a step in and of itself.
When you are chowing down with your boo after smoking down with your boo, you know that sh*t is true love.
The best conversations happen when you're high.
The most epic conversations happen when you're high. Your brain just gets into the details of things and expands into subjects that you've never really considered before.
Sure, not all of it makes sense, but it can feel very profound. Smoking with your girlfriend or boyfriend gives you a unique, unfiltered view into that person's mind. Where all of the social pressures and anxieties of the world around you might have stopped you, you are now uninhibited to discuss your most intimate thoughts and desires.
All of the questions and curiosities you have about life are finally all out on the forefront. You can never really know someone unless you've gotten high with them.
Are they chill or are the relaxed? Are the inquisitive or withdrawn? So much about that person's personality is revealed in such an interesting way.
If you can smoke together, you can trust each other.
Letting yourself let go of yourself is the ultimate act of trust. Weed can have all kinds of different and fascinating effects on the human brain, and letting someone experience those changes with you shows that you truly believe in his or her ability to handle you.
When you get stoned with your partner, you're putting yourselves into each other's hands and truly trusting that each of you will take care of each other. It's a safe space.
The healthiest relationships are built from trust. And if you can't smoke with someone, ask yourself this: Can you really trust them?
Because I'm not about to give my heart to someone who can't even handle smoking a joint with me. That just isn't safe for either one of us.
This article was originally written by Anthony Franciosi for WeedHorn.