Author: Olivia Jayne
Published: January 28, 2017
Elevated Insider PSA: This article is anecdotal based on the author’s personal experience. In the vast world of intimacy and sexual arousal, no two people are exactly the same. In other words, different strokes for different folks. We wish you safe, loving, and joyous sex lives.
The complimentary pairing of cannabis and sex goes way back. Although the scientific community is at odds with how marijuana impacts our biochemistry, plenty of people claim a spike in libido after taking a few happy puffs.
In a 1984 study for The Journal of Sex Research, Ronald Weller and James Halikas famously reported this of survey participants, “Over two thirds reported increased sexual pleasure and satisfaction with marijuana. Increased desire for a familiar sexual partner was reported by about one half. The sensations of touch and taste were particularly enhanced by marijuana. Many felt marijuana was an aphrodisiac.” So is the case for this serial monogamist and pot-newbie.
Before you go get uber-blazed, understand that moderation is key. Although marijuana consumption effects men and women differently, a commonality in both sexes is that cannabis overload is likely to make you feel more sloppy than sexy. Smoke too much and you’ll experience lethargy in lieu of increased libido. You’ll become a couch spud instead of bedroom stud – You get the idea. Remember, the idea is to enhance sexual pleasure and responsiveness, not dull your senses.
At this point in the article, you’re probably ready to unleash your inner sex panther. We won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here are our Elevated Insider tips to spice up your sex life with a little bit of herb.
Taste like terpenes, not yesterday’s bong water.
Ditch your smoking device in exchange for a low-dose edible or vaporizer. Not only will you be able to savor the flavor of your favorite strain, you’ll have better breath. Let’s face it, very few people like french kissing an ash tray. (Stay tuned for an upcoming review of the Puffco Pro 2 – pictured in this blog post).
Chemistry counts! Discover your personal sexy strain.
Certain strains help me to shed away the stress of the day while injecting a revitalized vigor to the action between the sheets. Even tried and true moves become infused with new pleasurable sensations and fresh tingles. For me, a high CBD indica dominant usually does the trick, instilling an overall relaxation and full-body hum. In contrast, many find that sativas yield an energetic, passionate roll in the hay. Find a strain that works with your unique body chemistry, and don’t be deterred if it takes a little trial and error. Leafly has compiled a list of arousing varieties here, or you can try the Karyn Wagner’s designer sexy-strain, aptly named Sexxpot.
Intimate oils crank up pleasure, naturally.
Ladies, you don’t need to consume cannabis to benefit from the sensual side effects. Topical oils like FORIA Pleasure are all-natural solutions which promote vaginal lubrication, tame tension, and may even unlock next-level orgasms. A 10-mL spray bottle will run you $38 – a small price to pay for sexual bliss, no? The seductively slippery oil takes about 15 minutes to kick in and then you’re on the road to Pleasure Town. *Beep, Beep!*
For the truly adventurous stoner (or couple who loves to multitask)…
Couples can get stoned while getting off via dual purpose pleasure wands like the Peter Piper Pecker Puffer, a glass dildo that doubles as a pipe. Everyone likes a good two-in-one, right? Full disclosure, EI has zero plans to test the “magical glass you’ll never want to pass” so we can’t vouch for this implement personally.
Stay sexy, you glorious beasts!