How’s your sex life? Some of us get super anxious leading up to the actual activity while others are stoked and just want to experience it more by themselves and with their partner. Wherever you are on this spectrum, there’s no arguing that sex can always be better, even when it’s already great. By incorporating cannabis, in the form of pure CBD or CBD and THC, can not only improve the experience, but can also help with common sexual issues.

Did you know that using cannabis actually helps with sexual functioning instead of inhibiting it? There has been a long-standing misconception that cannabis acts similar to alcohol by making it harder to have sex by making things… softer. The truth is that using cannabis actually increases sexual activity and leads to more pleasurable sex and erotic pleasure for women, which is amazing since it takes women a lot longer to climax. Cannabis opens women and men up to better sex by lowering inhibitions. Cannabis has also been linked to enhanced orgasms and libido in women. While it may seem that cannabis benefits are unevenly skewed toward women, I think it’s fair enough considering that sexual pleasure and climax is definitely not as hard for men to achieve; it evens the playing field. It also benefits men because, hey, your partner is going to be way more horny and experimental, I would call that a win-win! But, for my dudes, the outlook isn’t bleak because there’s something out there for you, too… CBD! CBD has been shown to improve ejaculatory function and sexual performance. It also helps keep your partner lubricated, reduces any pain that may occur during sex, and increases sexual pleasure. CBD has some amazing benefits for both partners and would be perfect for experimental couples.

“The kind of terpene you look for will depend on what kind of sexual adventure you want”.

Now I know what you’re all wondering. Sounds great, but what products actually help? Terpenes are chemicals in cannabis products that determine what kind of high you’re going to get. Research has shown that you want to look for strains high in pinene, limonene, and linalool. The kind of terpene you look for will depend on what kind of sexual adventure you want. Strains high in pinene and limonene will lead to a more passionate sexual experience with no hold backs. These terpenes are great for euphoria and relaxation, which is great for couples looking to experiment and enhance their sexual experience. Green Crack is a great example of a strain high in these terpenes. 

If that’s not the experience you’re looking for and instead you want something that will decrease the anxiety felt before sex or increase relaxation prior then you’ll want something high in linalool. Linalool helps to relax you and it also provides stress relief to help you feel less nervous about and more open to your sexual encounters. If this is what you’re looking for, Amnesia Haze is a great product that has high linalool concentrates. Another product for anxious partners is Krumpl. Suppose you’re somewhere in the middle. You’re not looking for crazy, no holds, passionate sex, but you’re also not anxious about sex. You want that loving, snuggly kind of sex. The kind of sex you can share with a long-term partner, someone that you’re super comfortable with and want to use your bodies to communicate your love with. Yumboldt is a great strain that increases happiness and relaxation. It will put you in that snuggly mood and lead to some great sex.

It is important to note that moderation is key. Studies have shown that cannabis is most effective when used in moderation, if you go overboard it will actually inhibit sexual functioning. It’s also great to look for products with equal parts CBD and THC so that you can enjoy your experience without being high out of your mind, unless that’s what you’re looking for. Also, avoid strains high in the terpene myrcene. Myrcene is a no-no if you’re looking for a yes-yes!