Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Too high for Lurve
News that smoking cannabis can cause a fall in fertility has set me thinking. Gez Smith, on his blog has sought to debunk the research and I am not going to even attempt to comment on that. My scientific knowledge is far too limited, though it strikes me that most drugs will have some effect on one's bodily functions and health if taken in sufficent quantity, whether cannabis, alcohol or tobacco. No, what caused me to smile was the assertion on the radio that cannabis caused the sperm to get very hyperactive and that after that it just loses momentum. For anybody who has seen Woody Allen's "Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex But Were Afraid To Ask", in which Allen plays a neurotic sperm worrying about what might be on the other side - "what if he is wearing a condom" etc. (you get the idea) - the thought of a sperm, high on cannabis, too "chilled" to go out and make the effort to fertilise the female egg was too good an image to resist.