You’ve heard all the tried-and-true methods to get you and your partner in an intimate mood: chocolate, red wine, massages and a liberal scattering of rose petals. But what about adding cannabis to the mix?
While it may sound surprising, surveys and studies have shown that not only is regular cannabis use linked to higher amounts of sex, using cannabis in the bedroom can help take you and your partner’s sexual experience to the next level.
Cannabis and Sex: What’s the Connection?
According to a 2019 survey of women, nearly 70 percent of respondents who consume cannabis said that having sex after using cannabis made the experience more pleasurable. The study also found that women who used cannabis before sex were twice as likely to report orgasms compared to those who did not use cannabis.
So what’s the link between sex and cannabis?
According to a 2017 study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, when the human body reaches a state of orgasm it releases various chemicals, including endocannabinoids. This response is something that makes us feel good and happens with behaviors such as eating food, exercising and yes, having sex.
What’s special about the specific type of endocannabinoid associated with orgasm is that it appears to look and function similarly to phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Researchers hypothesized that the release of endocannabinoids “plays a role in the rewarding consequences of sexual arousal and orgasm,” so it stands to reason that using cannabis in the bedroom has the potential to deepen arousal and heighten orgasms.
Cannabis Intimacy Products 101
So now you may be wondering, what’s the best way to use cannabis in the bedroom? When it comes to timing and what form of cannabis to try (flower, edibles or a topical), it’s recommended that you start low and take it slow. And experimenting on what works best for you and your partner will hopefully be part of the fun.
Dosing and the amount of time it takes for you to feel the effects will also vary depending on how you choose to consume.
Vaping or smoking are fast-acting methods that are easy to titrate and dial in for an optimal experience. Edibles, on the other hand, come with some challenges. They generally take much longer to take effect, and you and your partner are likely to peak at different times due to how much an individual’s physiology factors into when the effects of an edible kick in.
If you want to avoid inhalation methods, you could try a tincture that’s applied under the tongue and absorbed by the tissues in the mouth. It will take effect slower than vaping or smoking but much quicker than an edible, and it can provide a significantly more consistent experience for you and your partner.
If you’re looking for cannabis products for intimacy specific to the bedroom, they don’t necessarily have to be intoxicating. Cannabis-infused lotions or oils are great for a massage and can start getting things intimate without a head high.
For the more adventurous, there are also cannabis-infused lubricants that are designed to provide enhanced sensation and arousal. However, as with any lubricants, make sure to read the product label carefully, as certain oil-based lubricants should not be used with condoms because of their potential to weaken the latex.
In the Mood for Some Fine Cannabis?
If you and your partner are incorporating cannabis into your sex life, finding what works and feels best for you both is part of the fun. And at Veritas Fine Cannabis, we’ve organized our craft cannabis strains into effect-based categories to make your choices that much easier. Whether you’re getting intimate in the bedroom, kicking back on the couch, or heading out and about on the trail, Veritas Fine Cannabis has the perfect strains to pair with the experience.