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They note there may be a connection between THC, one of the psychoactive ingredients in marijuana, and the stimulation of dopamine in the brain. They explain this is often called "the happy neurotransmitter" and is released when doing things like eating chocolate or winning money while gambling. Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho says THC can cause some people to feel extra energy or experience more pleasure.
But she warns that the long-term use can actually desensitize sexual feeling and may lead to some people to not enjoying sex without the use of the drug.