Research on the many benefits of cannabis continues to confirm what some of us have known for decades: cannabis is good medicine. It’s been used to treat conditions like inflammation, anxiety, pain, and more. Now science may finally be catching up with the other benefits of cannabis—in the bedroom.
Though research on the sexual benefits of cannabis is still in the works, word spreads. People have been talking about the mind-blowing effects cannabis can have in the bedroom for years. Cannabis is a sensory experience, after all. What better place to enjoy it?
Not only can it boost your sex drive and make orgasms more intense, but it also helps breaks down barriers to your enjoyment—like inflammation and pain—and helps you get out of your own head by relieving anxiety and encouraging relaxation. Cannabis can be physically and emotionally great for your sex life.
It’s Not a Sativa vs Indica Issue
If you’re planning a night in with cannabis, the first question that comes to mind: What type of is best? Is sativa or indica better for sex?
Both! Sativa and indica each have benefits in the bedroom; they just affect you differently.
Indica, with its chill reputation, might seem a little too low-key, but the right dose of the right strain hits your senses in all the right ways. Especially touch. You might find an indica-dominant hybrid with high THC content is just what you need for an unforgettable sensory experience.
And with its cerebral and psychedelic kick and energy boosting effect, sativa is a given. Energy in the bedroom is a good thing! But like indica-heavy cultivars, sativas should also be used carefully if sex is on your mind. Too much can leave you too much in your head.
It’s not totally a sativa versus indica thing. It’s more about the strain and dosing. Popular guidelines recommend limiting yourself to one to three hits before getting intimate. Much more than that and you risk running into the types of side effects that can ruin your plans. Paranoia or couch-lock just don’t go together with intimacy!
CBD or THC?
Again, maybe both.
CBD and THC can both make sex even better with a partner or solo. They can increase sex drive, relax you and your partner, lower inhibitions, increase blood flow to your genitals, and contribute to more intense sensations.
Both can also affect you differently based on the dosage and other factors, like the CBD to THC ratio and the presence of terpenes. Ultimately it depends on your plans and whether you’d enjoy the psychoactive fun of THC-dominant strains.
What are you looking for in the bedroom?
Cultivars with higher levels of limonene are favorites for boosting sex drive. You’ll find them in the indica-dominant hybrids Do-Si-Dos and Wedding Cake, which are both highly recommended for the bedroom.
The terpene linalool is calming with a slow start, intense euphoria, and easy comedown. Popular strains are LA Confidential and Amnesia Haze. Cultivars with linalool also have a reputation for being solid alone-time choices because of linalool’s calming effects. You can enjoy linalool (with a partner or alone) in Amnesia Hazeand LA Confidential.
Release of Inhibitions
Cultivars that reduce anxiety can help you relax in the bedroom, especially if your anxiety is bedroom related. The Kush family of indicas is recommended for anxiety and adult play. Try Bubba Kush or Skywalker OG Kush.
If pain is affecting your sex life, indicas are your best choice. Look for cultivars with the pain-relieving terpenes beta-caryophyllene, humulene, myrcene, or caryophyllene. Zkittlez, G13, and Harlequin can give you back the enjoyment you’ve been lacking due to pain.
Finding the right cannabinoid to enhance your adult playtime can take some trial and error if you’re looking for a specific effect like pain relief. But if you want to spice up your love life, take your time, try the recommended strains one by one, and enjoy the journey.
Burman’s has a wide selection of cannabis products available for your pleasure—gummies, vapes, tinctures, topicals, flower, and more. We also have CBD capsules available specifically for men, including Rhino 69, Sativa Stud, and CBD is Better for Boners.
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