You may have heard about cannabis helping with insomnia, chronic pain and seizures—but marijuana for women’s sexual pleasure?
The research shows that cannabis can make a big difference in women’s sexual experience. Research into how cannabis can improve sex shows that the plant can:
For many women (and men), a less than optimal sex life can be attributed to things like physical pain and anxiety. If you’re worried about bills, issues at work or an upcoming event, you probably won’t be focused enough on your partner or yourself to find pleasure. And if you’re dealing with pain—whether acute from an injury or chronic from a health issue—forget about fulfilling sex. Cannabis can help in this area as well.
Marijuana has been proven to:
These are just a few of the good reasons to indulge in some cannabis before your next bedroom encounter.
In fact, cannabis has been used to enhance sexual experiences since ancient times, and there’s even evidence that cannabis consumers have more sex than the average person does.
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Of course, the marijuana-based products that you use can have a big impact on how effective cannabis is at enhancing these experiences. The wrong type of cannabis can even have a negative effect.
That’s why we put together this list of our top five recommendations for marijuana products and strains to try if you’re looking to improve your sex life with cannabis:
One popular strain that’s highly rated for its arousing and pleasurable qualities is Green Cush. With a sweet and citrusy flavor and aroma, this energizing and euphoric sativa strain can boost your mood and get you ready for love. It can also aid with pain and anxiety relief and provide energy for long-lasting fun in the bedroom.
But be careful. This recommendation is for sativa lovers only. If you’re sensitive to the energetic effects of sativa strains, it may cause anxiety and worsen the sexual experience. If you’re sensitive to sativas, try an indica or hybrid to see if that’s more to your liking.
For those who prefer the effects of indica cannabis strains, Shishkaberry is also highly rated for its sexual enhancement. This purple indica strain has a sweet flavor with notes of blueberry, and it’s known for providing relaxation without too much sedation. This creates a happy and connected social high along with pain and tension relief. It’s a perfect combination for getting playful, relaxed and connected to your partner.
While finding the right marijuana strain is a great way to approach your search for a cannabis aphrodisiac, some prefer to go for the products that are already designed with sex in mind. The Passion dose pen from Dosist is a great option in this category. With a euphoric but relaxed high, this tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-dominant blend also includes:
It’s specially designed and market tested to increase sensuality and heighten the sexual experience.
While THC is known to boost arousal, too much THC can actually have the opposite effect, and negatively impact arousal and pleasure during sex. For some, this just means taking small amounts of THC. But for those who have higher levels of sensitivity, pure CBD may be a better option.
If you’d like to avoid THC altogether, try Juna’s Nude CBD tincture. This full- spectrum CBD extract from hemp is blended with MCT oil for an easy-to-dose tincture. A non-intoxicating option, Juna’s Nude tincture won’t get you high, but it will leave your body feeling relaxed and in less pain. And that may be just what you need to loosen up so that you can have a pleasurable experience with your partner.
For those who prefer not to ingest cannabis, there are also topical options to consider like Elevate Vital Oil from Verte Essentials. This hemp-derived CBD is mixed with MCT oil and a blend of botanical extracts. The chai tea aroma of ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves has both an invigorating and relaxing effect, which can help set the mood.
While this topical won’t affect your mental state directly, massaging yourself and/or your partner with this fragrant oil will leave your body feeling relaxed and in less pain. Plus, the massage itself can help increase arousal and set the stage for the intimate moments to come.
What works best for enhancing sexual pleasure with cannabis can vary from woman to woman. But whether you use indicas, sativas, flower, vaporizers, edibles or topicals, there’s a cannabis option that can help you have a truly satisfying sex life.
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