Although it may not seem like the most obvious pairing, cannabis and sex have been long associated with each other as a match made in heaven.
Whether you use it as a way to spice up your sex life in the bedroom or a more effective way to combat pre-sex nerves, marijuana has been suggested for years of being a potent way of improving sex life.
But what is better for sex, CBD or THC? Today we are going to be looking at the pros and cons of both, and seeing who comes out on top as the ultimate in sexual partnerships!
Stick around to see whether you should be introducing CBD or THC to your sex life . . .
Cannabis Use In Sex: A Brief History
We’re certainly not the first to talk about the benefits of using marijuana in sex, and we won’t be the last – as it turns out cannabis has a range of benefits that lend itself to fun in the bedroom, not least the sense of relaxation, euphoria and increased blood flow, but plenty more to boot!
Marijuana use for sexual exploration can be dated as far back as 700 AD to the Hindu culture where the plant was used in tantric sex and yoga practices. You can trace cannabis use across most areas of the world and find at least one sexual ritual from Eastern Europe to Norway, and everywhere in between!
Much more than just providing a boost of fun and increased sensitivity, marijuana has been strongly linked to combating erectile dysfunction in men. In fact in Uganda, cannabis is regularly used to remedy erectile dysfunction and has been for centuries.
CBD Vs. THC For The Ultimate Sexual Experience
So it is pretty clear that we’re not alone in thinking cannabis is an excellent addition to anyone’s sex life, but how can you tell what will work better for you? It is widely understood that it is cannabis’s psychoactive component THC that we have to thank for many of the sexual benefits, so where does CBD come in?
To make this a fair fight, we must look beyond the psychedelic benefits of THC and consider what kind of people would reach for a more CBD heavy strain to get down and dirty with. Below we have taken a look at some of the key benefits of both THC and CBD, and why people may be drawn to one over the other.
|CBD Vs. THC Benefits||1||2||3|
|Benefits of THC In Sex||THC is known to improve sensitivity, allowing for heightened pleasure during sexual activity.||THC has the ability to cause a mental shift, which can help you, feel more confident and carefree in the bedroom.||THC can help relax you and lead to feelings of adventurousness if you are looking to spice up your sex life.|
|Benefits of CBD In Sex||CBD can effectively counteract the effects of THC, so if you are feeling too euphoric, a higher CBD strain will help balance you out.||CBD is well known for its ability to relieve symptoms of anxiety, which can help massively when it comes to sex.||CBD is great for relieving pain, which can often get in the way of a healthy sex life.|
As you can see, there is a wealth of benefits that both CBD and THC can bring to the table, and in the right quantities, the two can work perfectly together to promote a healthy and exciting sexual experience. However, like with anything too much isn’t necessarily a good thing, so what about the negatives associated with using THC vs. CBD in sex?
|CBD Vs. THC Disadvantages||1||2|
|Benefits of THC In Sex||THC can cause users to become sleepy, or even to fall asleep (not very sexy!)||Too much THC can cause anxiety, paranoia, and panic.|
|Benefits of CBD In Sex||CBD will not cause any earth-shattering orgasms in the way that THC can.||CBD’s effects are not massively mind-altering and so would not improve confidence.|
Scientific Backup: What The Experts Have To Say About CBD Vs. THC In Sex
It turns out we’re not the only ones wondering about the sexual benefits of CBD vs. THC, with a plethora of scientific research into the subject, we can now explore even deeper into what works best for sex, and the findings are pretty interesting!!
Surveys show that women are the biggest user of CBD for improving sex, as it can help with penetration pain, anxiety and even aid natural lubrication. In a survey of around 1000 people, 64% who had tried CBD in the bedroom said it had improved their sexual experience, so it certainly shouldn’t be knocked!
There is a range of people who would be more likely to opt for high CBD strains of weed when compared to the more trippy strains. Whether you are unable to get high, don’t want to get high or can’t afford to lose a large portion of the day to being stoned, CBD can be a great way to get the physical benefits for sex, without the sometimes inconvenient high that goes with it.
Interestingly, it seems that introducing marijuana into your sex life not only helps the experience of sex but can also make you want more of it! A study done in Stanford looking at 28,176 women and 22,943 men of an average age of 30, revealed that weekly cannabis use led to an increase in sex of 22% in men, and 34% in women! Amongst those participants who used marijuana even more than weekly, there was a direct correlation between use and an increase in sexual activity.
But what about high THC strains in sex? When it comes to the bedroom, we have probably all had those times where we are stuck in our own head. Whether it is self-consciousness around experience, our body or our abilities, sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. THC can loosen the mind, allowing for more free thought and can be a massive boost in confidence too.
Although it can be a fine line between the perfect amount and too much THC, it is undoubtedly true that the psychoactive effects of this cannabinoid can lend itself well to a wild night between the sheets, easing both mind and body for a night of fun. However, unlike CBD it does have some side effects, particularly when taken in too high a dose, so this is indeed something to consider.
Final Thoughts: CBD Or THC For Your Sex Life?
In general, cannabis has a great rep in the bedroom. However, things get a little more complicated when we try to discuss CBD or THC for the best time!
If you are planning to smoke weed before sex, we would recommend a 1:1 ratio CBD: THC for the most balanced high that sees you getting the best of both worlds. Similarly, edibles should be microdosed, because the very last thing you need is to fall asleep on your partner or be racked with paranoia!
We guess the ultimate answer comes down to personal preference, tolerance levels and what kind of experience you are looking for. A romantic, carefree evening may see you reaching for a high CBD strain, while a wild sexual adventure may have you looking for something more THC-heavy!
We would love to know what your thoughts are down in the comments below; is it CBD or THC for you?