Some go-to effective aphrodisiacs can be wine, oysters, and even mangos! But, food doesn’t have to be the only aphrodisiac that spices up your sex life. Cannabis has become more common as it becomes legalized around the United States; many users are beginning to realize that the plant has more benefits than just intoxicating and high feelings.
Many cannabis users have found that cannabis can be an aphrodisiac and an actual bedroom toy that can enhance your sex life or help get that party started. The cannabis plant has aphrodisiac traits and can aid love lives by improving the consumer’s self-confidence. Also, when trying out cannabis in the bedroom, many users feel that it encourages vulnerability, enhancing intimacy between couples.
It’s nothing new what alcohol can do when combining intoxicating feelings and intimacy. Unfortunately, what happens between the sheets often falls flat if you get what I am saying. When alcohol dulls the senses, you can call on cannabis to aid your love life, help release some inhibitions and keep everything on the up and up.
I Can’t Get Any Satisfaction
Consuming cannabis before sex has been associated with satisfaction. Lucky for us, there have been plenty of studies on women’s libido, helping to prove this fact showing that cannabis can help get you “in the mood.” This works for both sexes; these studies also indicate that consuming cannabis can help ease some consumers’ performance anxiety without resorting to pharmaceuticals.
Which Is Right For Your Bedroom: THC or CBD?
CBD and THC both come from the same plant, the cannabis plant. However, CBD and THC have specific properties that separate them. For example, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol ) from the cannabis plant is what makes you feel “high,” gives you those euphoric feelings, and has psychoactive effects.
CBD is well known for its health benefits because it is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. In addition, many people use CBD for therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety properties.
Choosing to consume CBD or THC might depend on the legalization laws in your state. However, when it comes to the bedroom, if you are worried about THC’s psychoactive effects and how it might affect your head-game, then maybe CBD is the way to go. CBD is the way to go if you want to remain lucid and is commonly used for anxiety and performance concerns; while THC will be similar to what wine might do to you, it will provide a buzz, but the intensity can vary on the dosage.
Maybe test drive the goods before deciding which route to take, or combine your THC and CBD to enjoy the full effect of what the cannabis plant can do medicinally and recreationally.
Now that cannabis use is becoming more mainstream, you have choices to make when deciding how to consume your cannabis; you can consume cannabis-infused edibles, vaping, or smoking. Think about getting that bang for your buck, and if you choose foods that are already aphrodisiacs, you might get a double whammy if that’s the effect you are trying to achieve.
One thing to remember, edibles can take up to an hour to kick in, so plan accordingly. Your edibles will create more of a body high than mind high, so if you plan to consume cannabis-infused treats, you will need to prepare for an hour to start feeling the effects, which can last up to seven hours. When you choose to vape or smoke, you will feel the impact more immediately and decide whether to smoke more or hold back a bit to regain some control. If you are a cougher, you might want to opt for a vaporizer; coughing might ruin the mood.
Another option to try would be topicals, and by that, I am speaking about infused creams, massage oils, and even lubricants! As mentioned before, CBD can heighten the effects of touch, but it’s not such a bad way to try out creams and oils, and using that as an integral part of foreplay could be what your sex life has been missing.
So, Should You Consume Before or After Lovemaking?
The truth is, experimenting with cannabis affects everyone differently. For some, smoking before becoming intimate can help with the mood, but some might experience overthinking or feel a bit sluggish for others. If you happen to be someone that feels tired after consuming, you could also smoke, eat, or topically use it after sex. Remember when people used to smoke after sex; replace the tobacco with cannabis and enjoy the experience.
Don’t Feel Pressure To End With Sex
If you want to use cannabis as an aphrodisiac to turn yourself on, there’s absolutely no shame in that. This plant is a helpful way to explore your own body, get to know what you want, and inspire self-love, which continuously improves sex with partners in the long run.
If you’re not exploring alone, don’t feel you necessarily have to go through with the act. Creating expectations around this experience can set you up for failure. Instead, go with the flow, stay open, and communicate with your partner before, during, and after the encounter.
Integrating cannabis into your intimate routine is all about tapping into your body without judgment or a set goal in mind. Penetration and orgasms aren’t required, but exploration and enjoying yourself are.
Things To Consider
Start to get acquainted with the different cannabis products to help you maximize the aphrodisiac qualities of cannabis. Whether you choose THC or CBD in the bedroom, you are sure to find success if you have an open mind; anything can happen with an open mind in the bedroom.
Using cannabis as an aphrodisiac does allow you to remain connected to your mind and body and, in turn, could help you feel sexually satisfied. It’s time to try a new approach with your love life, take control, and surrender any inhibitions that you have while you rediscover your own body, as well as your partner’s body.