Aphrodisiac Cannabis Strains for Sex and Arousal
Spice up your Valentine’s Day!
Set aside the chocolate and oysters, there’s a new aphrodisiac in town that can help take your sexual pleasure to another level. Yep, we’re talking about cannabis.
Though research continues into cannabis and its benefits in and out of the bedroom, 68.5 percent of people in one study said sex while using cannabis was more pleasurable.
Do strains really matter? Maybe.
Experts disagree on the role strains play when it comes to effects, many believe strains lead to different preferences during sex, but don’t guarantee any outcomes.
The real magic lies in the terpenes when it comes to defining the effects of each strain.
Terpenes are compounds found in plants that are responsible for the aroma and flavour. If one cannabis plant smells like diesel and another reminds you of lemons — that’s terpenes at work!
If you want to boost your libido…
To ramp up your sex drive, it’s recommended that strains with high levels of the terpene limonene, like Mimosa and Wedding Cake may do the trick.
Both are indica-dominant, high-THC hybrids that hit you fast with a body-warming euphoria before melting to blissful relaxation.
- Farmer Jane – Hybrid Wedding Cake 1g vape carts
- Spinach – Wedding Cake 3.5g flower
- Qwest – Redneck Wedding 3.5g flower and 3×0.5g prerolls
- Fuego – Wedding Crasher 1g vape carts
- FIGR – Mmmosa 0.5g and 1g vape carts and 3×0.5g prerolls
If you’re prone to anxiety…
This is where cannabis really shines. Along with plenty of convincing anecdotal evidence, current research also shows that cannabis may reduce anxiety.
Beta-caryophyllene is a particular terpene that is one of the best terpenes that help reduce anxiety. Often associated with a strong black pepper scent and flavour, cannabis strains that contain beta-caryophyllene are considered to be some of the most calming and soothing strains available.
Some top strains for anxiety include Girl Scout Cookies, Bubba Kush and Sour Diesel.
- Virdis – Girl Scout Cookies 1g Blunt and 3×0.5g prerolls
- Stewart Farms – 1:1 Bubba Kush Bath Bomb
- Wagners – Pink Bubba 3.5g flower and 3×0.5g prerolls
- Canaca – Sour Diesel 3.5g flower
- Entourage – Lemon Sour Diesel 3.5g flower
- Legend – Super Sour Diesel Sativa 1g vape cart
If you’re worried about potential pain
There’s evidence that cannabis relieves pain and past studies have found that indicas seem to be the preference when it comes to pain relief.
If you’re worried about pain putting a damper on sex, look for strains with terpenes that might ease pain, such as beta-caryophyllene, humulene, myrcene, and caryophyllene. Top picks are the strains Zkittlez, Cannatonic and Harlequin.
- BOLD – Zktlz Glue 3.5g flower
- Loop Pool – Rhythm (Zk Pebbles) 3.5g flower and 3×0.5g prerolls
- Tantalus – Cannatonic 3×0.5g prerolls
- Tantalus – Harlequin 3×0.5g prerolls
What else can you use to spice up your sex sesh?
Loads of things! But since we’re talking about cannabis and sex, here are a few other cannabis products made with sexy time in mind.
THC or CBD lube
THC and CBD-infused lube is a thing — and a damn wonderful thing according to many who’ve tried them.
Makers of these lubes say they offer a number of benefits, from increased arousal to faster, more powerful orgasms. The scientific evidence to back some of the claims may not exist yet, but that doesn’t mean the benefits don’t.
Sufficient lubrication is key to comfortable and enjoyable penetrative sex. Also, it just feels great.
- Latitude – Sex Pot Intimacy Oil *Important to note non-water based oils and condoms don’t play nice together, so be mindful of your method of protection.
- Proofly – Water Based Lube
THC or CBD anal or vaginal suppositories
Clinical research on cannabis suppositories is limited. Users of CBD and THC suppositories say they’re great lubricants that also help mitigate pain during and after anal or vaginal sex, as well as enhance sexual pleasure.
- HydRX – Green Suppository Capsules
THC or CBD massage oil
Who doesn’t love a good, oily rub down? Since topicals don’t enter the bloodstream, this can be a nice way to make your body feel good physically, without the “high.”
- Shyne Botanicals – Muscle Rub
- Proofly – Warming Massage Oil
- Re+Play – Muscle Rub
- Dosecann – Hot and Cold Cream
General tips and tricks
Now that you’re armed with some cannabis strain and product ideas, here’s some advice to help you get the most out of the experience.
Negotiate before you consume
Communication is key to great sex and it needs to happen before you get high. Cannabis can impair your judgement and cause sedation if you take too much. Get consent and set clear boundaries before getting started!
Keep water on hand
There’s nothing sexy about a cotton mouth when you’re trying to get your freak on. Make sure you stay hydrated in every way by keeping water and lube on hand.
The bottom line
There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that cannabis makes sex better. Research even shows that cannabis users have more sex than non-users.
If you want to give it a try, cannabis is usually well-tolerated when used as directed. Be sure to purchase products or flower from a licensed source — and have fun exploring!
You can check out our live menus here to see which cannabis products we currently have in stock at our Farmer Jane dispensaries. Each Farmer Jane store is a little different so you will want to check out the menu of the Farmer Jane location closest to you. We are open 7 days a week and always open to questions in store, or via email. Reach out on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or give your closest dispensary a call and we will be happy to help you out with product questions, dosage questions, or anything else you might be curious about!