The cannabis industry has grown exponentially over the past decade or so, with research becoming so advanced into the benefits that almost every state has now opened its doors to the herb.
From physical conditions to mental health, the medically beneficial cannabinoids found within marijuana have become sought after for all sorts of things. However, perhaps one of the most recent findings for the plant is its benefits in the bedroom.
So exactly how does cannabis increase libido, improve sexual experiences, and bring couples closer together? In this article, we are going to take a look at how smoking cannabis can work wonders for your sex life!
Cannabis as an aphrodisiac
When we consider the fact that our bodies are predisposed to receive cannabis, it is no wonder really that it works so effectively for our sex lives. The cannabinoid receptors we have within our bodies are situated all over, meaning that when cannabis is consumed, it can take effect in our entire body.
There have been many studies done on just how cannabis can increase libido in consumers. A study performed as far back as 1984, for instance, revealed that most cannabis users found their sexual desires to be heightened following cannabis use.
Studies such as these along with hundreds of customer testimonials who have stated how dramatically their sex lives have improved provide a solid ground for the argument that cannabis is the perfect bedroom essential.
Cannabis Heightens Sensitivity
Experienced cannabis users will tell you just how heightened certain senses become when high – every sound is louder and crisper, and every morsel of food is perhaps the most delicious thing you have ever tasted! Well, it works just the same with sex; imagine your body being highly charged to every touch, including those already sensitive and pleasurable areas!
A study done for The Journal of Sex Research, in fact, revealed that the sensations of touch and taste were particularly enhanced by marijuana consumption – great news for those looking for a little something “extra” beneath the covers.
Marijuana Helps to Improve the connection with your partner
When we consume cannabis, it often leaves us feeling relaxed and more open to experiences and emotions. This can be an incredible game changer in the bedroom, as it often leads to both parties being much more laid back and open to each other.
In fact, studies have shown THC to have a direct impact on the way we process emotions. Situated in the brain is our CB1 receptor, which THC binds to when cannabis is consumed. Ultimately, this is what leads to that famous high. A study published in December 2013, revealed that cannabis (in particular THC) did have a strong impact on the way we felt emotions – meaning that when combined with intimacy, could lead to unexplored grounds.
The medicinal benefits of Cannabis
It is already well documented that cannabis can have a massive impact on our health, and whether it is being used for a specific condition or general preventative health, the plant has properties that can help virtually everyone. Here is just a short list of several conditions we know cannabis has the ability to provide relief for:
- Chron’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
What’s far lesser known, however, is that many of these conditions can also lead to low libido, which often can have a knock-on effect on personal relationships (for obvious reasons).
For this reason, cannabis is not only beneficial to spice up the bedroom for those who are in good health, but even more so for those who are suffering from other health conditions. The CBD contained within marijuana can work with our endocannabinoid system, which oversees the regulation of many vital bodily functions such as the way we feel pain, our body temperature and a lot more!
So when we remove some of the negative side effects that come with so many conditions, it makes way for THC to “do its thing” and allows for a more relaxed and stress-free experience in the bedroom. This can have a huge positive impact on relationships between people who perhaps haven’t had intimate moments for some time, due to long-standing health conditions.
An excellent example of this is cannabis use for stress and anxiety, which is a most common side effect of most of the aforementioned conditions, and one of the key complaints that remove sex drive in many patients.
Cannabis is often used to combat stress and anxiety, and coincidentally, sex is also meant to be an excellent way to relieve stress. When you combine the two, then, great things can (and will) happen!
A word of caution
While it is well documented that cannabis can improve sexual relations in a big way, it is also important to understand how to go about getting the best results.
High levels of THC are likely to leave you in a sleepy and sluggish state, which obviously won’t be great for either of you. So aiming for smaller doses of the right strain will see you in the right direction.
Not every strain will lend itself to a long night of passion, though, so consider doing a little research before jumping right in. Strains like Grandaddy Purple are well-known for their ability to boost passion, as it provides a relaxed body high but clear-headed short-term effects.
Final Thoughts About Cannabis and Sex
Ultimately, what works for some won’t work for others – this goes without saying, especially when it comes to intimacy. It would certainly be our recommendation to start off light with dosing, and see for yourself what works best. And of course, the most important thing is to have fun with it, after all!