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.
Cannabis users are almost guaranteed multiple orgasms, according to a new survey.
An annual study conducted by Match.com surveyed over 5000 singles, regardless of whether or not they’re members of the site. The 2016 data looked at people’s attitudes towards cannabis and how it affects their personal relationships and dating life.
“Match is exploring at a new type of relationship – the one between singles and weed,” the company says. “For the first time, a dating company is looking at marijuana and the role it plays with singles and dating.”
Insights from the study include:
Cannabis users have more orgasms: Singles who have smoked marijuana were 109 percent more likely to have experienced multiple orgasms. Cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac for millennia, so it’s not surprising that couples who use cannabis are having better sex.
Cannabis users have an active single life: They were 58 percent more likely to have gone on a date in the past year, 44 percent more likely to be looking for a committed relationship, and 15 percent more likely to already have a partner.
Cannabis users are more likely to hook up: A cannabis enthusiast is 30 percent more likely to make out at the end of the night. There are cannabis products that can enhance arousal, not to mention strains of cannabis that enhance physical sensations. And since cannabis users are having multiple orgasms, they’re actively seeking out sexual activities.
Other insights from the study focus on cannabis as a factor in choosing a partner:
Cannabis users are picky: Cannabis users “are pickier about the type of person they date. They’re less likely to date someone who is unemployed, lives at home with their parents, is a virgin, and is messier than they are,” according to the survey.
Cannabis users are educated: Singles in support of ending cannabis prohibition are 65 percent more likely to have graduate degrees, employment and a healthy lifestyle.
Cannabis use is generational: Generation X was a product of the “Just Say No” campaign and it apparently worked. Both Baby Boomers and Millenials are more comfortable with marijuana, which indicates age is less of a factor.
Cannabis users are more likely to vote for Bernie Sanders: 76 percent more likely, in fact.
Alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs are more of a turn off than cannabis: When looking at habits, singles indicated that illegal drug use was the number one turn-off (90 percent) along with alcohol (78 percent) and tobacco (75 percent). Regular cannabis use came in at 70 percent, with gun ownership following at 34 percent.
Cannabis has documented use as an aphrodisiac in many ancient cultures across the globe, with the most notable coming from India in the enhancement of the practice of tantra. In the United States, Cannabis tinctures were sold at pharmacies, over-the-counter, as a cure-all medicine until the first half of the twentieth century. There are no documented cases of a marijuana-based personal lubricant being available, however, until now.
A medical marijuana collective, Aphrodite Group, in California, lead by Wellness Director Matthew Gerson, released this product, Foria, earlier this year, marketed as a “therapeutic aphrodisiac,” known to enhance the female orgasm by allowing the user to be “fully present with their own experience.” According to the Aphrodite Group, “The inspiration for Foria’s creation comes from the belief that healthy, pleasurable sex is a vital part of holistic wellness.”
What ingredients are used to make Foria?
According to the creators, Foria is composed of “a blend of nourishing liquid coconut oil and lab-tested cannabis oil from California-grown marijuana.” The creators boast that this product is gluten, sugar, chemical and pesticide free while remaining vegan, 100 percent natural and 100 percent safe for consumption and use in and on sensitive body parts.
The California-grown marijuana used to create Foria is the full fledged kind, too, with all cannabinoids still intact. That means that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psycoactive cannabinoid known for causing the feeling of being “high” is prominent in this revolutionary product. The combination of these two simple ingredients has inspired much curiosity in everyone who has heard of Foria, and several women have reported and published tales of their personal experiences with it.
How is Foria made?
The Aphrodite Group outsources Foria manufacturing to the professional Ph.D. scientists at the independent laboratory, The Werc Shop, to ensure only the highest quality product and accurate dosing information. The process used is solventless, and cannabinoid content is tested several times throughout the manufacturing process. According to the website, every bottle of Foria is tested for contaminants before it hits retail shelves.
How does Fioria work? Check out these user testimonials for a more detailed explanation:
For now, Foria is only available for state registered medical marijuana cardholders in California who are members of the collective. Luckily for women in two more states, however, there are plans to expand product sales into Colorado and Washington in the very near future.
Colorado release update: It will be released in Aspen, CO at Native Roots dispensary, 308 S. Hunter St. first, at the start of the 2015 X Games January 22-25. After the X Games, Foria will also be available at the rest of the Native Roots locations.