Some smoke to take a little off the edge while others smoke to “amp” them up. For most people, weed helps to enhance whatever they’re doing, feeling, eating, etc. It seems that music sounds better, food tastes better, and overall experiences are better when you’re stoned. But does weed make sex better?
Although a general consensus regarding marijuana and sex has yet to emerge, if you know how to do it right, marijuana can definitely enhance your sex life in many ways. Lusty stoners everywhere have a long history of pairing marijuana consumption and sex, and many with great results.
From reducing stress, increasing libido, lowering inhibitions, and even prolonging one’s staying power, marijuana offers many benefits to those who are looking for ways to improve their sex lives.
Here’s how to use marijuana to enhance your sex life and how to avoid the pitfalls of marijuana consumption that can actually inhibit your sexual desire.
Ever had that awkward moment with a partner – maybe it was the first time you were about to have sex – and you just needed to relax a bit to get in the mood? Or perhaps the mood just felt awkward and you were both looking to change that?
No? Just me? Okay, noted.
While some may turn to alcohol to take that edge off, there is a better, healthier (and safer) way of doing so – turn to weed.
By smoking just the right amount of marijuana prior to sex, stress levels decline and mundane thoughts more easily drift away, giving you much more headspace to devote to the intimacy, magic, and pleasure of sex.
When we’re thinking about work, or chores, or bills that need to be paid, it’s hard to turn the brain off or to even contemplate something as fun and exciting as sex. Indulging in marijuana before sex will clear your mind and invite more pleasant, blissful thoughts to develop.
Marijuana can also enhance sex by lowering one’s inhibitions. We sometimes automatically reject the notion of trying something new, or perhaps we feel a bit shy when faced with the prospect of getting exactly what we want--whatever the reason, such inhibitions can stand in the way of having a good time.
Marijuana can help you to loosen up and put fears, insecurities, and preconceived notions aside.
Mixing marijuana and sex can help open your mind to new experiences and discoveries that may bring a lot more pleasure to your life.
Marijuana can even potentially increase your staying power, helping to prolong the moment of climax. If you or your partner are getting too excited too quickly and you want to slow things down a bit so that you can enjoy each other for longer, take a break to get some water and smoke a little bowl of marijuana.
Just be sure your partner is fully agreeable so they won’t get the wrong impression. Touch your partner softly as you smoke the bowl, and don’t wait too long before you get back to it. You just want to back up a bit but not diminish the passion completely.
But don’t just take my word for it – according to a study, a majority (67%) of the ones surveyed had said that weed does make sex better. However, it’s important to note that you must take caution when pairing weed with sex. Consider a few things when you’re experimenting with sex and weed.
Hold your horses there, Casanova. Take things slow when it comes to experimenting with weed and “gettin’ jiggy with it.”
There’s nothing worse than saving it for that magical night, all for it to blow up in your face – that is to say, have a bad experience. Let’s avoid the “This has never happened to me before!” phrase.
Test yourself with different portions. Start small and monitor how you feel. Introduce CBD to the mix if you end up taking too much, to counteract or balance out the effects.
Experiment with different types of cannabis, like concentrates, edibles, flower, etc. to see what your reaction is to each. Pay attention to how you feel with each variation of marijuana. Think about sex and see how you react to that thought.
Obviously, everyone is different when it comes to sexuality. It’s hard (see what I did there?) to measure how weed makes sex better because sex is so different for everyone.
Experiment with what you like, what your partner likes, and try new things. Introduce new things, other than marijuana, just to measure comfort levels.
Not all strains are created equal. Some strains may be better than others when it comes to sex, just as they are with things like creativity, stress, etc. Not only should you experiment with different types of cannabis, but strains.
How do Sativa strains make you feel? How do Indica strains make you feel? What about hybrid strains? Try all spectrums and compare. We do have a few suggestions on which weed strains may make sex better for you and your partner.
Yes, terpenes make a difference when it comes to the effects of marijuana, so consider a few different strains. Take note that any strain that contains the terpene linalool, which is known to take a load off.
SIDE NOTE: When it comes to using marijuana to improve your sex life, using marijuana in moderation is far more important than exactly what type of weed you choose.
If you over blaze and get too stoned, you will have neither the motivation nor the energy to have sex. Smoke just enough to take the edge off, and no more. That said, there are some marijuana products that are decidedly better than others when it comes to enhancing sex.
Marijuana-infused massage oils have become a popular choice, although they won’t actually get you stoned.
Avoid edibles as these tend to lead to a heavier, more sleep-inducing high.
Indica strains can also lead to sleepiness, so it’s best to avoid those as well.
While a pure Sativa won’t put you to sleep, it might be a bit too much of a head high, leaving you too spaced out to really focus on the act at hand.
What you want is a Sativa-dominant hybrid.
This will provide a well-balanced high with just the right level of mind and body relaxation.
One good Sativa-dominant hybrid strain to try is Blue Dream. This strain is known to boost your confidence, lower your inhibitions, and get you to be a bit more social and talkative than you usually are. Those may help make sex better.
Not too heavy of an Indica, as it’s an Indica-dominant hybrid, this strain is known for relieving anxiety and pressure. Relax – you got this. Walk on the clouds and enjoy the ride. Use a little Kush’n for the pushin’.
This Sativa strain is like a healthy energy drink. Tryin’ to go the distance? Super Lemon Haze may help with giving you energy and libido, so you can actually last as long as you say you will, without falling asleep after round 1.
This one’s a nice, balanced hybrid strain that won’t have you bouncing off the walls, nor falling asleep on your partners. It’s known for relaxation and for being a mood enhancer – in more than one way.
A few other notable strains to consider (as they all have qualities to help you enjoy sex a bit better:
And last but not least, be safe you horny stoners!