Legalization of marijuana has opened up both the availability and acceptability of using cannabis to enhance every aspect of our lives. And that, of course, includes sex.
More than ever, people are curious about how they can combine their two favorite hobbies (what, you really enjoy stamp collecting more? Hey, that’s cool too.) But, wonder no more as the adult toy boutique Babeland, the curated online cannabis marketplace Say Hi, and the Seattle dispensary Ganja Goddess have teamed up to give you the best tips for using cannabis during sex.
As with any new sexual activity, it’s important to talk about it beforehand to make sure everyone is totally on board. This can be especially important when consuming a substance that can alter your decision making. Talking with your partner about what you want and how you envision your night (or day) going is a great way to ensure that you are all on the same page about boundaries and experiences.
When choosing what to consume and how to consume it, it is also crucial that you figure out your dosage beforehand in order to work out how it is going to make you feel. This can easily be done by popping into an area dispensary and having a one-on-one conversation with a knowledgeable budtender about your options for strains, dosage and consumption type.
For example, at Ganja Goddess, they’d recommend a 50/50 Hybrid as an excellent choice for a place to start for newbie consumers This type of strain is a split right down the center, 50 percent Indica and 50 percent Sativa. That means it’s relaxing but not too sleepy and allows you to calm your mind and engage with others. A Hybrid is a nice body high with a bit of euphoria. Examples of this would be Dutch Treat, Ewok or Girl Scout Cookies.
When using cannabis for sex it’s key to take things slow, allowing you to really feel and appreciate the experiences. Cannabis can improve your relationship with your partner by bringing you closer together, by making you more relaxed and open to creating new sensations.
After consuming, your body’s sensitivity will increase as well, making urges feel stronger and more intense. Cannabis relieves tension and anxiety so your mind can be calm and you can be in the moment with your partner. In turn, cannabis use can lead to stronger, more intense orgasms through mind and body relaxation.
And, if you really want to up the ante, blindfolds are a great way to utilize the full body sensation that being high brings, but placing a vibrator at different speeds around the body is a fantastic way as well, especially because once those psychoactive effects kick in places you never considered by also become aroused.
Beyond the kind of cannabis that gets you high, there are also things like cannabis lube to consider. It doesn’t give you the same high, but lube does bring blood flow to the area where it is applied, making things extra sensitive and noticeable. This can result in harder, strong orgasms for many people.
So, if you’re excited about the potential to incorporate cannabis products into your [anything but] routine, try some of Say Hi’s personal favorites:
1906: High Love Chocolates
These gorgeous and delicious chocolates are infused with a specific blend of terpenes to give you a boost in your most intimate moments.
Available in Colorado.
Empower BodyCare: Cannabis Infused Sensual Oil
This sensual oil contains activated THC, which heightens arousal. As a side benefit, you can also use it to relieve your PMS cramps.
Available in Oregon.
Fairwinds: “O” Lube
PH balanced, hypoallergenic and great for sensitive skin. “O” is silicone based so it is safe to use with latex (i.e. condoms). It has more CBD than most other lubes which can be great for body-centered activities.
Available in Washington.
Bond has more THC than CBD and is coconut oil based. It is targeted to enhance a woman’s experience, as the effect of the Bond is a more reliable, localized and intense sensation than the “O.”
Available in Washington.