Over the course of history, there have been many proclaimed aphrodisiacs that were said to boost libido and increase sexual pleasure, from animal horns to spiritual artifacts. We are lucky to live in a century where most of our beliefs stem from reason and science. Through this modern approach, cannabis has emerged as an effective pleasure booster.
How Weed Can Get You in the Mood
If you’re not into messy situations that involve tons of coconut oil or sticky chocolates, weed may be your saving grace. Weed, in general, gives users a heightened attention to sensory cues and a stronger ability to focus on visual stimuli. Touch and sight are the two biggest senses used in sexual activities which make marijuana an untapped aphrodisiac.
Along with the enhancement of these two senses, weed can suppress anxiety that comes from high tension (sexual tension) situations. You and your partner will undoubtedly feel like you’re on a cloud, tuned into each other’s bodies and calm as the midnight ocean.
Research on THC and Sex
Although research on medical marijuana is still tightly regulated by the government, there have been a few studies that have revealed promising results suggesting that marijuana is great for its sexual enhancing properties (Herb, cannabis oil, vape pen, etc).
In a few studies conducted solely on women, it was found that more than two-thirds of women in each study stated that marijuana enhanced their sexual pleasure, increased blood flow and ability to reach an orgasm.
It is also important to note that in studies conducted upon alcohol in relation to sex found that alcohol has a general trend to desensitize touch and even kill the mood as a whole. This is due to alcohol’s altering of the nervous system, desensitizing of the clitoral area and an increase in male partners chances of erectile dysfunction.
How to Choose the Best Strains for Sex
The answer is, it depends on what you’re looking for. Choosing a distinct cannabis strain for sex carries a lot of variables with your choice. It’s like choosing a car, you need to ask a lot of questions such as, do you have a lot of friends? What is your occupation? Where do you live? and How tall are you?
Fortunately, the biggest variable at play is the type of sex you are participating in. There are times when you are on a solo mission, with a partner, a romantic session, high-energy lust and so many more categories in between.
CBD vs THC for Sex: The Difference
Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both very different in terms of experience for one big reason. THC users will experience psychoactive effects, while CBD users will not experience such effects. CBD will bring you calmness, chronic pain reduction, and an overall good feeling.
THC will bring you all of these with high and tingly feelings within your body with a little less calm.
However, you can obtain the best of both worlds if you use both CBD and THC. Many cannabis users have stated that mixing CBD with THC usually provided a much more in-control high that reduced their head high, reduced heart rate (when you consume an excess amount of medical cannabis) and a mellower mood overall.
Difference Between Indica and Sativa for Sex
Indica and Sativa both have their positive and negatives. Cannabis indica in sexual situations has the ability to enhance physical touch sensations which is a vital part of sex. However, you should be aware that Indica is usually used for a relaxing, laid-back high where you can watch movies and eat popcorn rather than getting ready for some intimate time.
With that being said, it is imperative that you keep the amount you consume to a minimum as you could end up glued to the couch and leave your partner hanging.
Cannabis sativa is known for its mental high, offering a more psychedelic experience for users. For sex, this translates to high-energy which is needed for any lust-filled event. This breed of cannabis will keep you and your partner in high-mental capacity to create that one on one connection.
Keep in mind that just like Indica, there are consequences for over-consuming such as going into an extreme head-high that keeps you in your own head the entire time.
10 Best Strains for Sex
The term best is highly subjective at this point as there are thousands upon thousands and rising when it comes to strains. The 10 that are listed below are tried and true strains that are guaranteed to enhance your sexual experience as long as you keep your consumption to an appropriate level.
This strain offers the beautiful aroma of berries and grapes that will surely prep your body and mind for sex. It has the ability to bring your senses to a heightened level while providing a strong sense of relaxation throughout your whole body and delivering a state of mind that compliments that situation when dosed correctly.
This is a sativa-dominant strain that will give you the high mental and physical energy to endure long, locomotor activity. With your high mental energy, you will be able to practice your imagination in the bedroom and bring some new spice to the equation.
This strain contains strong scents of earthy notes with candied fruit hidden beneath the surface.
Shining Silver Haze
Here we have another sativa strain that can provide a psychedelic high along with mental energy. These two traits combine to bring playfulness to the bedroom, confidence to conquer any bedroom insecurities previously lurking in your mind and provide a fun experience for you and your partner.
Girl Scout Cookies
This hybrid strain creates the perfect experience for solo-missions when life’s obstacles prevent you from being with a partner. However, that just means a new type of fun can begin. This strain provides a strong mental ability to bring every word and image to life, blurring the line between reality and imagination.
This indica strain will perfectly compliment a slow, romantic session with your partner and allow you to focus on the activity at hand at a leisurely pace. This strain will also provide the relaxation of your muscles and a sensitivity to touch.
In this evenly balanced hybrid, you will experience the relaxation of the body and mind, a care-free attitude and a wave of confidence. This is perfect for those who sometimes overthink their pending performance in the bedroom that can negatively affect the situation and mood for both partners.
Super Sour Diesel
This lively sativa strain is good for artists and those in creative occupations. Those euphoric creative traits can be extremely beneficial when in the bedroom. Relax and start exploring unknown territories or innovate old glories!
This strain is known to cause cottonmouth and other drought issues, so please keep a cup of water in arms distance! However, this strain is well-known for increasing sex drive which will surely offset the negatives (erectile dysfunction, etc).
Cottonmouth and vaginal dryness can be remedied easily, but a women’s increased libido can’t be equated to anything.
This strain is in its very own category as it is a CBD-dominant cannabis strain with very low THC content. It is no secret that starting the day off with sex is a positive, but you can’t always wake and bake. That is why this strain would be perfect for morning sex by giving you that calm focus while not wiping your motivation for the day.
Our last aphrodisiac cannabis strain is an evenly split hybrid that is loved by many communities from athletes to artists. I’m sure you can see where each trait would benefit you in the room. Just go with the Flo and enjoy the experience.
Now Go and Have Some Fun
We have discussed the research revealing the positive correlations between sex and marijuana. We have explained how to choose your particular strain to accompany your type of evening. You have received a crash course on sex in correlation to CBD, THC, cannabis sativa and cannabis indica.
We have even compiled a list and explained our top 10 strains for sexual activities. Don’t overthink this, you’re ready to rock n’ roll.
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