Blueberry produces a strong, immediate body high that lasts for hours. We suggest smoking this potent strain right before sex without waiting too long; if you sit still, you might fall asleep! Nevertheless, its sweet, candy-like flavor and powerful head high serves as an awesome addition to pre-bedtime sex.
A true classic, Skunk #1 is notorious for its ability to increase libido while relieving pain and relaxing the body. It elevates mood while slowing a racing brain which is perfect for those who tend to stress about performance. However, please note that this strain may cause cotton mouth so keep a bottle of water close by if you need to rewet your tongue for any reason.
A sativa-dominant hybrid, Gorilla Glue is perfect for seasoned smokers thanks to its invigorating high and quick onset. Though its high THC content can make some consumers anxious or paranoid (which could hinder a sexual experience), its euphoric, pain-relieving high can help increase physical pleasure while taking the mind off more persistent discomforts.
This strain is a fun one to throw into the bedroom because it inspires quick thought (albeit a bit scatterbrained at times) lending itself to a whole world of spontaneous sexual experiences. Did a new position pop into your mind? Agent Orange will inspire you to voice it in the heat of the moment when inhibitions are low and pleasure is high. You’ll have a lot of energy after smoking this one, though, so keep it on the nightstand ready for some morning nookie.
If possible, consume cannabis with your partner as a form of foreplay. “Shot-gunning” a hit into your partner’s mouth can be a sensual way for the two of you to get high together, as can a pre-game massage (especially if incorporating some weed-infused intimate oils in the mix).
Friday February 14, 2020
I t’s Valentine’s Day and that means spending time with that special someone in your life. This year, why not add some cannabis to your love-filled day to make things even sweeter? It’s no secret that marijuana and love go hand-in-hand, and that extends to the bedroom as well. Follow along as we showcase some of the best strains to sample this Valentine’s Day if things get intimate.
Marijuana is well-known to improve sensations, but when it comes to weed and sex, balance is key. Avoid uncomfortable paranoia or the dreaded “performance anxiety” by consuming only half of your usual dose. Remember, cannabis affects everyone differently, so some strains might work better for you than others – so try out a few strains and see what works best for you!
The first strain on our list is Purple Dream because of its ability to help people relax and enjoy the moment. This sativa strain is uplifting and euphoric with most of the “high” being experienced in the limbs and body rather than the brain. Purple Dream is ideal for people who get lost inside of their heads during sex because it helps silence the internal.
Valentine's Day is here and there's no better way to celebrate than with some cannabis. If you're getting intimate with your partner, check out 7 of the best marijuana strains to enhance sexual pleasure. Then, learn more about cannabis and sex.
If you’re new to weed sex, experimenting with different sorts of highs solo can give you the privacy and freedom to explore. “Kicking off with masturbation is such a smart thing,” Manta says. Above all else, if you’re truly interested in infusing your sex life with cannabis, keep trying. There’s no one-size-fits all option.
“If you have anxiety with sex, you can ask your dispensary which varieties would work best for anti-anxiety,” says Vanessa Lavorato, proprietor of the cannabis confiserie Marigold Sweets. “I can’t say cannabis is some kind of wonder drug that’s gonna make you all of a sudden be able to have the best orgasm of your life, but for people who have anxiety, it definitely does help.”
Which weed strain is best for sex is a difficult question to answer. In fact, says Erica Kay of the Los Angeles’s Cornerstone Collective, “You can’t make a blanket statement about things like this.” There are simply too many variables. And what bud is best for the bedroom is pretty specific depending on the starting point before the drug is even introduced. For instance, are you in pain? Anxious? Are you using marijuana to give a boost to a dormant libido? There are different strains for different moods.
“If you want the ‘fuck your brains out’-kind of stuff, I would look at [strains] that are high in pinene and limonene, which are two different terpenes,” Manta says. Terpenes are aromatic oils released in cannabis alongside cannabinoids. Not only do they dictate the smell of a certain strain, they can tweak physical and psychoactive effects. Pinene, marked by its super good spruce-like smell, helps you feel more alert—which can be helpful, assuming you’re not content being a doormat in the sac. On the other hand, limonene is notorious for its sour citrus odor and helps significantly at melting stress.
The key to getting it right is glorious trial and error, with some applied knowledge about what it is you’re smoking/vaping/eating in the bedroom. Considering the topic, its a lesson most won’t mind learning.
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But broadly speaking, for the more anxiety prone, experts like Kay say it’s best to opt for a strain high in CBD and low in THC (AKA tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive chemical that can trigger both euphoria as well as paranoia). Cannabidiol, or CBD, is the cannabinoid in marijuana that helps unfurl shoulder knots; it’s what gives you that melted butter body high, and therefore can be helpful for getting in the mood. Relaxation—especially for people with vaginas and those with general anxiety—is essential for reaching orgasm.
“[You have] to actually really figure out what kind of sex you want to be having,” says sex educator Ashley Manta about another variable to consider. Whatever strain you decide on, and for whatever reason, Manta says a major key to making cannabis and sex work for you and your partner(s) is a little introspection. “Do you want to have slow, passionate sex with your partner that’s really connective with eye-gazing and gentle with a lot of intimacy? Or are you looking for, like, ‘Oh my gosh, I just wanna pound the heck out of you!’?”
That in mind, an indica strain like Yumboldt could be a good bet for intimate, snuggly sex, as it boosts relaxation and happiness levels. To help with nerves, weed-centric media outlet HERB recommends indica strains like Northern Lights as well as hybrid strains with an equal balance of THC and CBD like One to One. For more energetic boning, Lavorato recommends Green Crack, which also gets a nod from “the world’s largest cannabis information resource” Leafly for those looking to perk up while getting down.
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