Cannabis in the Bedroom
With Valentine’s Day approaching, you may be wondering how to add a little extra fun to your romantic festivities. Cannabis has long been known to be an aphrodisiac, cited in ancient texts and folk medicine. Given the many forms in which cannabis is now accessible, you and your partner are likely to find a way to enhance your love life.
One great ways of getting in the mood is using a cannabis lubricant. Available at most dispensaries on the west coast and very easy to make at home, cannabis lube is fast-acting, enhances sensitivity in the skin and works for both men and women. Cannabis lubricant can be transformative for women with endometriosis or who experience any pain or discomfort during sex due to other medical reasons, rejuvenating their sexual health. Most cannabis lubricants are coconut oil based, with some added scents and vitamin E. You can easily make infused coconut oil yourself, and many dispensaries carry it as well.
Microdosing edibles can also be a fun way to add flair to your sex life. Taking an edible or tincture in a dose of 1 – 3mg can be just enough to help you relax and get into an enlightened headspace without getting too high to focus on the task at hand. Edibles vary greatly from person to person, so make sure you are familiar with your preferred dose. This Valentine’s Day, try infusing a popular seductive food like chocolate-covered strawberries or using tincture to make an infused wine.
While the above-mentioned methods of dosing are awesome, the most common way people use cannabis in the bedroom is by smoking or vaporizing cannabis flower. This method is so popular in fact, that there are strains being developed specifically for their aphrodisiac properties. For example, strain Sexxpot was bred from parent strain Mr. Nice, and was intentionally designed to provide women with longer and better orgasms. Sexxpot has a moderate THC level in comparison to most strains, peaking at about 14% THC. This allows for the endocannabinoid system to become activated, balancing hormones in the body and encouraging a general feeling of well-being, while not creating an overwhelming high.
Many other strains are being touted for their similar effects, such as Asian Fantasy, Ultimate Trainwreck, Purple Princess and Sour Dream. These strains are on the sativa-hybrid end of the spectrum, so when in doubt, talk to your local budtender about finding a strain with an uplifting cerebral effect, and try to avoid anything that will produce the sedative “couch-lock” effect of an indica. Strains that are high in CBD are also instrumental in helping with anxiety and stress that linger in the subconscious, which can impede on your ability to relax in a moment of passion. If you are lucky enough to find a strain that is 1:1 THC:CBD, this will stimulate both the mind and body, truly elevating the experience.