Draped in dreamy green and orange hues, this hand-picked hybrid from Master Chong has truly been cultivated to perfection. Hailing from Humboldt County, this euphoric strain grown by Denver-based Verde Natural brings the easy-going creativity of the West Coast straight to the Mile High City.
Blue Dream’s super dense flowers have the appearance of fluffy sand-covered limes that beg the observer to gaze deeper into its crystalline depths. The coconut brown-tinted pistils weave throughout these jungly nugs while gigantic glittering trichomes stick to the fingers like Gorilla Glue.
Despite its starry-eyed namesake, this specimen has a subtly floral scent well-suited for family gatherings or other important events where you may not want to advertise your elevated status. After a quick grind, a hint of Sweet Tarts presents Blue Dream’s sassier side and gets the salivary glands kick-started into action.
No session with Blue Dream would be complete without the proper apparatus, so I took Angelina Bowlie (a.k.a. my large-lipped 3-foot bong) out of retirement and put her to work. With a heaping salad bowl loaded up, the first hit produced a cloud so thick the neighbors probably thought I built a sauna in my living room.
The heavy-hitting tokes let you know right away why it’s called “Blue Dream”; it’s simply one of the most sensational highs you’ll experience outside of being deep inside of a dream. Calming, relaxing, uplifting and body-buzzing, this hybrid truly showcases the generations of hard work that have gone into producing this incredible strain that is designed to saturate both body and mind.
A substance that can relax muscles, ease anxiety and enhance your mood seems like the perfect aperitif for some fun time in the bedroom. Cannabis can increase your sensitivity to touch, get your nerves under control and create a feeling of euphoria that adds to the already-heightened experience of sex. And with the diversity of strains, you can customize your intimacy, depending on what you’re trying to achieve (besides the obvious).
It’s important to note that your favorite edible or a heavy concentrate might not be the best bet for a sexual experience unless you are fully aware of how it will affect you. So instead of ill-advised experimentation, here are some basic tips before incorporating cannabis into sexy time:
- Don’t consume too much. Unsurprisingly, the more stoned you get, the less some are able to function. A study by the American Academy of Neurology explains as much, so go easy and practice moderation when using cannabis to enhance sex.
- Prepare (and protect) yourself. Any substance that can lower your inhibition can also lead to high-risk behavior. Protect yourself from STD’s by having protection readily available.
- Do a trial run. At least make sure you have an idea of how you’ll react when trying a new strain or delivery method, especially if you plan on using it with a new partner. Paranoia and dizziness are not ingredients for great sex.
- Dryness. Ladies: Marijuana can occasionally cause dryness in the mucous membranes, which includes your vagina. If you’ve tried a strain you like but have never used it during sex, you might want to have some lube close by. You, and your partner, will be thankful.
With these guidelines in mind and the knowledge that one strain of cannabis may affect every person differently, here are some of our favorite cannabis strains for sex:
For Wild Nights
Silver Haze: This fast-acting sativa will come on strong and stay that way. If you have plans to experiment in the bedroom, this might help you overcome your insecurities with its playful qualities that may give you the giggles.
Trainwreck: As the name suggests, this is a sativa-dominant hybrid that packs a punch, and will bring with it inspiration and focus very quickly. It eventually tapers off into a soothing body high and euphoria that will keep you in the mood.
XJ-13: If you’re looking for a sativa experience without overstimulation, XJ-13 will keep you energized and focused without the anxiousness that can sometimes accompany a strong sativa. It’s a good strain to try if you want to sample a sativa and also like a body-tingling high.
For Balanced Experiences
Chemdawg: This balanced hybrid can have strong, immediate effects, but you’ll come out of it with reduced anxiety and relaxation. If you’re nervous about your performance, this is a great strain to try.
Blue Dream: While this strain can be considered sativa-dominant, users can experience both the clear-headed effects as well as a body high. If you like the cerebral effects of sativas and the body high of an indica, blue dream is a great way to experience both in one night.
Bruce Banner: With both an uplifting mind experience and skin that is extra sensitive to touch, this hybrid comes on quickly with some serious stress relief. While it can produce a balanced experience, it’s a strong strain that may not be ideal for cannabis novices.
For Sweet, Sweet Love Making
G13: This indica strain was allegedly created in a government research facility trying to grow powerful strains of cannabis. Indeed, it produces significant body effects that are great for getting touchy-feely, but with clear-headed effects that will keep you in the present.
Skywalker OG: Although this strain is a considered a hybrid, it has both the strong body effects and the mind-altering qualities of a classic indica. The effects are gradual and it may take a few minutes to experience them. If you’d like to get lost in the stars with your partner, this strain is for you.
Grand Daddy Purple: This potent California indica produces a psychoactive high that’s common among West Coast indicas. Users can expect feelings of happiness and euphoria with a significant body buzz that heightens sense of touch. Consider this strain if you’re looking for a shared experience of intimacy with your partner that borders on psychedelic.
Blue Dream is true hybrid known for it’s pain relieving qualities and great taste. The buds are pale-green with vibrant orange hairs, and a sticky texture. The strain has become popular nationwide in recent years, accounting for the large variances in appearance and testing results.
Blue Dream truly gives the best of the sativa and indica worlds — a balanced sense of euphoric energy and creativity paired with a mellow and focused calm down period.
Many users report it’s effectiveness in treating anxiety, however using too much of this powerful strain has caused some to experience paranoia. This strain also provides strong and long lasting pain relief.
Crossed from Blueberry and Super Silver Haze, the Blue Dream strain has become a favorite among growers as well, yielding an average of 7 pounds per plant. Depending on the phenotype – Indica vs Sativa dominant, the onset of Blue Dream’s effects can vary.
A quick search of the Instagram API reveals there have been approximately 274,500 pictures tagged “#bluedream’ and the chart below from Google Trends illustrates it’s demand against other popular strains.
Blue Dream is readily available at several dispensaries in Colorado, Washington, and California. For those looking to experience a night full of creative energy or a mid day pick me up, we highly recommend Blue Dream.
The Blue Dream used for this review was purchased at Denver Relief, and is pictured above.