A 19-year-old male asked:
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can marijuana increase testosterone? i feel like i get better,stringer, harder erections after smoking. is this a real thing?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Decrease Testosteron: Many you are having heftier erections because you are less anxious. I don't know. THC reduces testosterone levels.
Answered on Jun 25, 2020
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Stoner: MJ is a psychoactive drug that messes with your brain. Despite the short term effect of better erection, it will damage your brain, testes among other harms. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/. Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
Answered on Jun 24, 2020
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pot & testosterone: Dr. Fowler is correct, marijuana decreases testosterone. There is currently more denial re: adverse effects of pot than there is about alcohol, because of legal status in many places. Also disrupts sleep cycle, possible worse lung damage than tobacco, decreased memory, mental acuity & concentration, suppresses immune system, increased baseline anxiety, many other problems.
Answered on Jun 24, 2020

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