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.

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