The body’s natural response to sexual arousal consists of a hormone flush, blood rush, ejaculation, and orgasm, while cannabinoids will bring blood flow to a specific area.
In Seattle, Babeland, a woman-founded adult entertainment store, educates people about how cannabis can enhance their sex life. Following are some pointers I gleaned from a cannabis and sex workshop I recently attended at the store about how to include cannabis in your sexual and sensual experiences.
Preparation for Using Cannabis During Sex
Before adding cannabis to your sex life, have a conversation outside of the bedroom. Go on a casual date for a chat regarding the expectations of sex and cannabis when all parties are sober. Try any cannabis products you’d like to use in the bedroom by yourself so you can see how you react before you enjoy cannabis with a partner.
For most people, a very high THC strain tends to make them too sleepy to be sexy, while a high CBD strain doesn’t elevate their mood. A 50/50 hybrid can work as a great combination to help put one in a sexy space without going to sleep.
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Also, have some flavored lube at your disposal. Cotton mouth after consuming cannabis is a real real sensation, and dry mouth can interfere with any stimulation involving the mouth. A flavored lube allows you to salivate and also keep your mouth well lubricated without the bad aftertaste sometimes associated with non-flavored lube.
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Heighten Sexual Sensations with Cannabis
The body’s natural response to sexual arousal consists of a hormone flush, blood rush, ejaculation, and orgasm, while cannabinoids will bring blood flow to a specific area. When the blood flow is triggered, it increases hormones like serotonin and oxytocin. (Also, cannabinoids can help with cramps, low libido, and vaginal dryness.)
After taking cannabis, slowly build arousal by using a massage candle. When lit, this candle produces a warm oil that’s the temperature of bath water. Giving and receiving a massage with this oil will push blood flow around the body, thus increasing arousal. Consider adding a blindfold as it cuts off one’s sense of sight, which will then heighten other sensations. Also, a stainless steel massage wand can provide a fun heat and weight sensation while a feather tickler offers a more lighter touch.
Enjoying Cannabis Edibles, Wine, and Sex
Try a cannabis infused edible if you want more of a body high. Combining a cannabis edible with wine is one way to get an extra boost. Then begin to engage in foreplay and you’ll be ready for game time by the time the edible kicks in.
Using Cannabis Sensual Oil
When a cannabis sensual oil is applied to the mucus membrane, this balm serves as a non-psychoactive means of bringing a lot of blood to the area. After application, wait about twenty minutes to an hour for the cannabis to kick in. Sometimes people report they don’t feel anything when using cannabis sensual oil for the first time. But after a few times applying this balm, most people report they experience sensual sensations.
Also, these balms work well for solo play when one wishes to increase their sensations especially when using a vibrator.
Bear in mind that as most cannabis sensual oils are oil based, they are not compatible with latex condoms. However, one can use oil based cannabis sensual oils with polyurethane condoms. Also, because cannabis enters the mucus membrane, there’s a slight possibility that one may test positive for cannabis on a drug test.
Babeland offers this disclaimer: “While mixing cannabis and sex can lead to an amazing time, we want to remind everyone that if you are going to be drinking, smoking, taking edibles, or participating in anything else that could affect your thought processes, you want to make sure that consent is explicit and ongoing. Discuss a safe-word, and make sure to communicate needs before, during, and after play. Remember, if someone is in too altered a state of mind to make a definitive, free-willed, and fully informed decision, they are not able to consent.”