There are plenty of great reasons to give cannabis a try, including using it to enhance your sexual experience. Cannabis, after all, has been considered an aphrodisiac for centuries in cultures all over the world. And we all know a healthy sex life can do wonders for our physical and mental health.
The two most important things to consider before mixing marijuana and sex are tolerance and preference. Choosing the wrong product or consuming too much of a product you love before getting intimate could turn a romantic night into a decidedly un-sexy event. It may take a period of trial and error to figure out exactly what strains increase your sex drive and sexual sensitivity, without making you anxious or tired.
If you’re typically a fan of indica strains, stick with an indica before sex. If you prefer the energy and cerebral high of a sativa, go with that instead, and start by consuming your typical dose. If you have yet to establish a typical dose, start slow and ease into the experience.
Here are our recommendations for cannabis strains that can increase sex drive. The list includes different options for a wide variety of cannabis consumers, from newbies to connoisseurs.
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Green Crack might have one of the most unfortunate marijuana strain names, but it’s a fan favorite for a reason. This is a sativa-dominant strain that offers a sweet aroma and smooth hit. Its cerebral, energetic and euphoric high make it a great choice to set the mood before having sex.
Green Crack is a good option for moderate-to-heavy cannabis consumers looking to liven up their sex life. Since this tends to be a high-energy strain, try it for an upbeat bedroom performance or a daytime rendezvous.
There’s nothing worse than the anxiety that can come prior to having sex with a new partner or trying something different in the bedroom. Northern Lights is a great strain for just these situations.
It’s a pure indica strain known for its ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety, stress and pain. A couple puffs of Northern Lights, and you’ll feel stress and anxiety melt away, replaced with a euphoric high and relaxed body. Go easy on it though, because it can cause sleepiness if you consume too much.
Blue Dream has been one of America’s favorite cannabis strains for a very long time. A sativa-dominant hybrid, it’s as close to a perfectly balanced high as you can get. Blue Dream’s manageable and pleasant high makes it a ubiquitous strain for experienced cannabis consumers and beginners alike.
Because you can expect a long-lasting high from Blue Dream, it’s great for a second round energy boost or an extended period of foreplay.
If you have a high tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) tolerance and want heightened sexual stimulation and pleasure, Sour Diesel is a good choice for you. Sour Diesel is a sativa known for its high THC content (19–25%), which results in a very uplifting and happy high that can make you feel like you’re floating.
But if a lot of THC makes you uncomfortable, this cannabis strain probably isn’t for you. (Don’t worry, we’ve got something following that you may like.) Use Sour Diesel night or day for spirited sex.
If you don’t want high levels of THC before you get intimate, Harlequin is tailor-made for you. This sativa-dominant strain has a high cannabidiol (CBD) to THC ratio of 5:2, perfect if THC tends to make you anxious or paranoid. Not everyone experiences psychoactive effects from this strain, but if they do, the high tends to be minimal.
Try a little Harlequin before sex to help relax the body without compromising mental clarity. This is a great strain for those who want to be completely present mentally while having sex, but with added body relaxation.
Mixing cannabis and sex can create some really beautiful results. If you don’t find the perfect strain for sex your first try, don’t get discouraged. Take the time to learn your body’s preference, and you’ll reap all of the rewards for your patience.
Do you have a marijuana strain you love to consume before having sex? Let us know in the comments.
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