Cannabis is known for its healing and psychoactive properties. But did you know it can also help between the sheets?
According to many consumers, getting high before you get it on can boost your sex life in a lot of ways. It can reduce sex anxiety, reduce pain, and possibly even increase sensitivity to touch.
But when it comes to getting baked in the bedroom, there’s a right, and very, very wrong way to do it.
Use this guide to plan what cannabis products you should, and shouldn’t, bring to date night.
1. Low doses of edibles
About 40% of cannabis users polled in a recent study said using cannabis made their sex better. But you certainly don’t want to be so stoned you can’t perform.
Edibles go through your digestive tract before they get you high, which creates a deeper and more sustained high. It’s best to microdose rather than go full tilt with edibles. They can take a while to affect you, and often overwhelm people not used to them when taken in high doses.
Reach for a cannabis product that can put you in a state of attentive relaxation. Consider getting a cannabis lollipop or a low-dose bag of gummy bears you can snack on during a date night or low-key weekend.
Use the build-up to the high for some quality cuddling and open conversation, as the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) helps you let go of your stress and inhibitions.
2. Strains that work as aphrodisiacs
There’s nothing like a nice toke of a quality cannabis strain to get you in “the mood.”
Research cannabis strains known for improving sex. Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid strains can all be helpful, depending on what effects you’re looking for.
Read consumer reviews to find out the general effect of the strain you’re looking at. There’s not a lot of scientific research on the differences between cannabis strains, but anecdotal evidence indicates the wrong strain can make or break your experience.
According to many consumers, an Indica is best for a body high, while Sativa strains stimulate or relax your mind. Hybrid strains are cultivated as a mixture of both Sativas and Indicas.
OG Kush is a hybrid strain that usually contains 18% THC and is known to provide arousing effects. Harlequin is a Sativa usually containing 5% THC that some say helps ease the anxiety that often comes with sex.
Sour Diesel is an Indica that generally has 18% THC in it and is reported to help you to relax and unwind into bedroom activity.
High-THC cannabis is often too overwhelming for many people, and others can’t use it or don’t prefer it. Cannabidiol (CBD) products are designed to provide many of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, minus the high.
You can use CBD tinctures to help you unwind and ease inflammation, but it’s the calming effect of CBD that makes it so excellent for sex. Many men have erectile dysfunction as a result of stress and performance anxiety, rather than biological issues.
4. Delta 8
Taking Delta 8 THC can provide all the benefits of regular THC products without an overwhelming high.
Many people are beginning to use Delta 8 THC for its overall wellness benefits, as well as for sex. By using Delta 8, you won’t have to worry as much about couch lock or paranoia that can come from Delta 9.
This lowers the likelihood of ruining the mood with a bad trip. Like Delta 9 THC and CBD, you can get Delta 8 THC in flower, edible, tincture and vape forms.
Don’t forget about cannabis-based topical products. Use topical creams, lubes, and massage oils to relax your body, decrease inflammation and put your body (and your partner’s body) at ease.
CBD-based topicals are particularly helpful because they can get rid of the aches of the day. Especially for those struggling with chronic pain, this makes it much easier to get ready for action.
6. Cannabis meals
A lot of people enjoy cooking with cannabis, and for good reason.
Infusing hemp into food products provides you with plenty of protein, fiber, omega 3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Though more research needs to be done on the subject, CBD supplements or powder may have the power to increase blood flow to the genitals while also relaxing the mind.
You may also add cannabis tea to your nighttime routine so that you train yourself to rest and relax when you get off work.
Try these cannabis products before sex
Using cannabis before sex can revolutionize your life in so many ways. But, it can also ruin the mood if you have a bad trip.
By sticking to the products in this guide and consuming small portions, you can take your love life to the next level without careening into space.