So, what’s the best weed for sex? By now, with all the media attention most people — well, at least most cannabis users — know that prior to prohibition, cannabis was used for millennia to treat a wide variety of ailments, from cramps and PMS to depression and pain. However, most people don’t know that as long as cannabis has been used medicinally, it’s also been used to boost sex-drive, intensify touch and sexual sensations, and heighten pleasure and arousal. Yes, not only can cannabis boost appetite for food, it can also boost one’s appetite for erotic pleasures.
Thanks to a bevy of sexually-minded cannabis products introduced to the market over the last few years, there’s no reason for any couple not to have a mind-blowing, fantastic and fulfilling sex life.
What Are The Benefits of Using Cannabis for Sex?
Nearly everyone knows that cannabis has a long list of health benefits and treats numerous health conditions, but most people don’t realize cannabis is nature’s aphrodisiac. And, in fact, it can yield numerous benefits to improve your sex life and intimacy with your partner.
Here are six ways weed can benefit your sex life:
1. Cannabis Users Have More Sex!
Dr. Michael Eisenberg, assistant professor of urology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Dr. Andrew Sun, a resident in urology, published a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, where they found cannabis consumers (both men and women) have on average 20 percent more sex than those who don’t partake in weed.
So much for the theory that weed lowers sex drive! “Frequent marijuana use doesn’t seem to impair sexual motivation or performance,” Dr. Eisenberg reports. “If anything, it’s associated with increased coital frequency.”
2. Weed Lowers Your Inhibitions And Opens You To New Adventures
As part of our endocannabinoid system (our body’s natural cannabis system), there are two prominent receptors, CB1 and CB2, that are activated by cannabinoids. Dr. Mitch Earlywine, a psychology professor at SUNY Albany and author for High Times, notes that the “CB1 receptor seems to be involved in improved tactile sensations and general euphoria,” which would explain from a scientific perspective why cannabis may heighten sexual euphoria while lowering inhibitions.
Moreover, many cannabis users report that because weed helps them lower inhibitions and boost creativity, they’re much more likely to try out different sexual activities that they may have been too shy about when they haven’t used weed.
3. Cannabis Increases Sensuality and Fosters Intimacy
Cannabis, of course, makes you more relaxed and less anxious. Simply by reducing anxiety around sex (or even body image insecurities), many “cannathuisasts” report weed allows them to be more intimate and sensual with their partner. Weed can, in fact, foster intimacy between partners, as suggested in a study published by Current Sexual Health Reports.
4. Weed Can Help Women Achieve an Orgasm (Or Orgasms)
Unbeknownst to most people, cannabis and the female libido are closely associated. For millennia up until the near-universal prohibition of cannabis, weed was not only prescribed for chronic and acute medical conditions, it was prescribed as an aphrodisiac (especially for women).
As women get older, they often have a decline in sex drive and for some women, they may experience pain or discomfort whilst having sex. Many women claim cannabis not only enhances sex but eliminates discomfort.
Moreover, because cannabis enhances the senses and lowers inhibitions, many women find cannabis helps them achieve orgasm, often more often with greater intensity.
5. Pot Strengthens the Emotional Bond Between Partners
As cannabis lowers inhibitions and boosts intimacy, it makes it easier for partners to relax, chill out, and communicate with each other, strengthening their emotional bond. Also, because weed can intensify sex and orgasms, couples often report they feel a greater emotional bond after weed-infused sex.
“Cannabis allows you to connect with other people, but from a place of acute awareness. It doesn’t allow you to lie to yourself in a sense,” said Dr. Nick Karras, a sexologist and couples coach. “Instead it allows you to be much more sensual.”
6. Cannabis Enhances Sex
Newsflash! Cannabis enhances sex. Well, of course, it does. Psychology Today published findings from an informal study in which two-thirds of respondents claimed definitively that cannabis enhances their sex lives. Only 12% reported cannabis as having an adverse effect on their sex lives, often attributing it to weed making them want to withdraw to themselves (so combining weed and sex may not be great for those types of users).
Even more interesting were some of the respondents’ feedback:
“I’m not a frequent smoker, but when I have smoked and then had sex, it’s been the most amazing sex of my life.”
“Marijuana engulfs me in sex foam. I’m just pure sex on that stuff. It’s great. I could never feel that way sober or drunk.”
“After smoking, I can feel my nipples perk up, clitoris tingle, and vagina become wet to the point that I can feel it through my pants and my man knows he is in for a LONG night.”
Best Weed for Sex: Topicals
Topicals can be great for sex: You don’t need to inhale it. They’re absorbed quickly into the bloodstream allowing the active ingredients to bypass the slower digestive process that many women (and some men) find doesn’t always agree with them.
We’ve focused more on topicals, as these products are specifically designed to be used at those most intimate moments.
Keep in mind — and this is important — most topical products for sex are oil-based, so they’re not safe to use with latex (i.e. if you use them with condoms, there’s no guarantee you’ll be protected from STDs or getting pregnant).
Now that we’re done with the PSA, here are a few of our favorite sex-enhancing topicals. You wanted to know about the best weed for sex; here you go!
Bond Sensual Oil
Each bottle contains: 18.8% THC
Suitable for both solo intimacy and pleasurable partner play, unlike many sensual oils, Bond Sensual Oil isn’t sticky and provides just enough lubrication to get the sex right without overdoing it.
What we love about Bond is that you don’t need much of it to experience its signature pleasure-enhancing effects, and onset is quick for most users (within 15 minutes). We’ve also found Bond’s claim that this oil prolongs the duration of your climax is 100% consistent with our experience.
Each bottle contains: 100mg THC + 20mg CBD
A stimulating cannabis body oil, Muse never fails to heighten arousal and senses. A perfectly blended combo of full-spectrum cannabis extract and organic coconut oil, Muse isn’t sticky. According to Muse, they specifically created this body oil to “increase blood flow to heighten sensitivity and boost pleasure to elevate any sensual experience.” Likewise, they claim that “Your body awakens as the Muse arouses, inspires, calms, and attunes you to what it craves.”
Well, they certainly achieved those objectives!
You can use Muse for massage or more intimate situations. Muse recommends applying 30 minutes prior to sex, and then immediately after intercourse, you should apply liberally to both of your bodies for a “full body buzz and powerful afterglow.”
As they say: Hear the Muse and let it inspire you.
O Intimate Lubricant
Each bottle contains: 140mg THC, 30mg CBD
Remember we said most cannabis-infused topicals are oil-based so they’re not condom-safe? Well, meet the O! Boasting a long-lasting glide that is neither sticky nor drying, this cannabis-infused topical is hypoallergenic and condom-safe.
The producers created O Intimate Lubricant keeping in mind people with sensitive skin. Because oil-based lubricants don’t work well with condoms and water-based lubricants can quickly dry out, become sticky and aren’t always well-suited for people with sensitive skin, the Fairwinds team created a silicone formula based on “ultra pure ingredients” that’s long-lasting and won’t irritate the skin.
You’ll appreciate O’s mildly aromatic sensual scents and exotic nuance that will usher in a night of hot, unbridled marathon sex.
Feel the O!
Velvet Swing Sensual Lubricant
Each bottle contains: 100 MG THC, 33 MG CBD
Water soluble, Velvet Swing Sensual Lubricant is another one of very few latex-safe lubricants. It’s safe to use with condoms and your entire toy collection. Women created Velvet Swing, including sexual icon and dominatrix, Mistress Matisse — so you know this product delivers a high level of sexual satisfaction to women and men.
“Unlike other products, velvet swing was not cooked up in a lab by some scientists using an obscure combination of big data hoping that it might work. Velvet swing was developed and designed for you by me, an experienced sex professional to deliver lots of big orgasms.” — Mistress Matisse
Using their proprietary water emulsion cannabis suspension and exclusive terpene blend, Velvet Swing increases the bioavailability of CBD and THC.
Venspark stands behind its product backed by science, noting the following evidence-based claims:
- THC dilates the smallest capillaries, increasing blood flow and heightening sensitivity, which they claim leads to longer, stronger orgasms.
- Velvet Swing makes their Sensual Lubricant with full-spectrum cannabis, meaning it has a rich terpene profile that they claim works with heightened efficiency in the densely vascularized areas of the body.
- CBD works synergistically with THC and terpenes (known as the “entourage effect”) to relax your blood vessels and muscle tension, which Venspark believes can lead to easier and more pleasurable intercourse.
They’ve even produced this nifty explainer video. Check it out!
Best Weed for Sex: Edibles
Edibles affect everyone very differently and can be less reliable for having great sex. Topicals and flower tend to work better. Especially since users can easily titrate the amount of weed they’re smoking or vaping, and the effects are near-instantaneous.
Nonetheless, some edibles can be great as a warmup to sex, particularly chocolates. Who doesn’t love chocolate, right?
A few chocolates you may want to experiment with (that you can also find on our menu) include:
- CBD Dark Chocolate Squares 10:3 130mg
- CBD Dark Chocolate Squares 20mg
- CBD Dark Chocolate Squares 60mg
- CBD Dark Chocolate Truffles 1:1 200mg
- Dark Chocolate Espresso Minis 100mg
- Dark Chocolate Hazelnut 10mg
- Dark Chocolate Koko Gemz 100mg
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt 10mg
- Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Minis 100mg
- Dark Chocolate w/ Mint Koko Gemz 100mg
Best Weed for Sex: The Strains
Best Strain for Solo Sex: GSC (aka Girl Scout Cookies)
A slightly Indica-dominant hybrid with strong sativa tendencies, Girl Scout Cookies is 60:40 Indica to Sativa, with THC levels that can reach a mind-blowing 28%. GSC fans report that one of the things they appreciate most about this strain is that it tends to produce the best effects of Indicas and Sativas — including dry mouth and (fortunately or unfortunately) “couch-lock.” So it’s great for solo-sex just before bed! Just make sure you hydrate well and stock your fridge with plenty of beverages.
Best Strain for Passionate Lovemaking: Bubblegum Kush
A Kush strain with 80% Indica, Bubblegum Kush’s Indica effects are unmistakable. For example, it’s a great strain for passionate love-making; just don’t expect to pull off all-night marathon sex, as you’ll feel those Indica effects and want to snuggle up with your partner and sleep through the night. THC content usually runs in the 16 – 20% range.
Best Strain for Frenzied, Lustful Sex: Sour Diesel
Ah, the infamous Sour Diesel, or as its commonly called, Sour D. With a 90:10 Sativa to Indica ratio, Sour D is a true Sativa that is great for getting your hot, frenzied, lustful sex on. It will stimulate your creative juices (and more). A cross between Chemdog and a Mexican Sativa or Mass Super Skunk and 91 Chemdog (no one seems to know for sure), Sour D will keep you and your lover up all night for some of the most mind-blowing sex you’ve ever experienced.
Best Strain for Morning Sex: Harlequin
Harlequin is one of North America’s most popular high-CBD strains. With its impressive genes tracing back to Colombian Gold, Thai and Swiss landrace strains, and a Nepali Indica, Harlequin is just what the doctor ordered for a sizzling morning session just before work (or while on holiday). Harlequin is usually 5:2 CBD to THC with 8–16% CBD and 4–7% THC. Moreover, Harlequin is also great for producing a clear-headed, energy-boosting (yet calming) high with little to no psychoactivity.
Creative, Kinky Sex: Jillybean
A cross of Space Queen and Orange Skunk, Jillbean consistently reaches THC levels of 18%+, making it great for those intimate moments when you’d like to get a bit creative with your sex (translation: kinky). Moreover, with a Sativa: Indica ratio of 60:40, Jillybean leans Sativa (great for marathon sex) and reliably will produce an uplifting, euphoric, inspiring high that makes it ideal for sex.