Cannabis and Sex have both been held as taboo for many centuries, so, it makes sense they go hand in hand toward enhancing the experience for both you and your partner when they are paired together. Toking up with your sweetheart before intimacy has been proven to relax the mind and body, allowing you to fully indulge in those special moments.
If you suffer from erectile dysfunction, or have trouble getting aroused due to anxiety, have no fear, cannabis is here! For over 3,000 years, cannabis has been recognized as a natural aphrodisiac in ancient medicine practices and is even prescribed by doctors to this very day for many ailments (sexual or not!) It’s even been known as one of the only proven “female viagras”.
Cannabis can create an intimate bond between partners. A more open connection is found allowing one another to be completely submerged in the experience. It heightens all senses, making each little touch and sound that much more enjoyable. Cannabis also distorts the sense of time which allows you to experience prolonged arousal and longer orgasms.
Studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system can stimulate the production of oxytocin; a hormone produced in the hypothalamus and distributed by the pituitary gland. Oxytocin is widely known as the “bonding hormone.” Lowering your inhibitions and increasing your libido, THC can help you relax and really get in that sweet spot of relaxation that puts you in the mood.
Smoking isn’t the only way to heighten your senses during intercourse. Cannabis lubricants, such as Muse Oil from Ethos, and, Cannabliss from Honu, can enhance that juicy warm and tingly feeling. The level of THC in these lubricants is absorbed through the membranes of the woman’s vagina which becomes the CBD receptor, dilating the capillaries and increasing the blood flow. In doing so, it enhances circulation and adds sensation and sensitivity to the area. You can even use it solo, or as a massage oil for a little foreplay.
Granddaddy Purple and Chocolate Chunk seem to have aphrodisiac effects to get in you the right mindset before getting intimate with your partner. Be weary though, smoking too much before getting down, has been known to cause “cotton-mouth” but for the vagina (that’s when the Muse Oil comes in handy). It also has the ability to get you too focused on the meaning of life and not on your experience.
Caution, fellas, according to Perry Solomon, M.D., the chief medical officer at HelloMD, overconsumption can lead to lethargy, and even low testosterone levels in men. He recommends to choose a strain that has no more than 14% THC, and go slow. Long term use by men has also been found to lower sperm count, but, this does not mean it is safe to be used as a contraceptive.
So, next time you’re looking to spice things up in the bedroom, shotgun your hit to your babe, relax, and enjoy the ride.