USING CANNABIS AS AN APHRODISIAC
By: Alexandra Fox | Feb, 13th 2016
Have you ever had strain that left you feeling slightly aroused? Whether a skeptic or a sex and cannabis aficionado, it’s a question that is searched hundreds of times a day. Can this therapeutic plant unlock the mysteries of a great sex life? There is no doubt this plant was created to work in harmony with our bodies, but what about its effect on our natural instincts and feelings towards intimacy? While the research is sparse, we dive into the methods by which cannabis can be used as an aphrodisiac.
What makes an aphrodisiac, an aphrodisiac? It is, in essence, a substance that you can consume that increases your sexual desire. Many people believe that cannabis should not be categorized as an aphrodisiac because it doesn’t produce this explicitly sensual result every time. Which is fine by me, I enjoy smoking before being creative! I can’t imagine having to satisfy myself everytime I hit a bong. However, if you find the right strain and use it in conjunction with tantra and foreplay, cannabis can be an exciting supplement to add to your sex life.
Tantric practitioners made a concoction called Bhang for use in their erotic rituals, as an entheogen (generating the divine within), early as 1000 B.C.E. Bhang is a heated cannabis milkshake if you will that produces relaxing and euphoric effects that are ideal for promoting great sex. Try out our Hot Chocolate Bhang recipe on page 21, and see for yourself!
Stock up on some arousing strains to harness the sexual energy that cannabis can provide. Some of the most reported arousing strains are: Sour Dream, Green Crack, Northern Lights #5, Ancient OG, and Chocolate Chunk. Grab a sack of one of these delightful strains and smoke 30 minutes before having sex. If you have plenty of time maybe even consider using one of these strains for Chocolate Covered Strawberries.
Try weed lube! Now available in Colorado and California, Foria is a cannabis infused lube worth adding to your sexual arsenal. Its light, tastes amazing, and is perfect for sessions between the sheets. Also applied 30 minutes to an hour before sex, it allows for time to enjoy some foreplay and teasing. Foria is a unique treat for an elevated sex life. We had to try it for ourselves - read the full Foria review on page 26.
Sex is a wonderful thing. It is a combination of pleasure and duty, desire and satisfaction, and connecting with another on the most intimate level. To reach sexual enlightenment there has to be a certain amount of intention, if you will, to reach the depths of our deepest and most satisfying pleasure. Being present in the moment, really present, and focusing on the pleasure you are feeling and the pleasure you want to give to your lover are great ways to start exploring the joys of tantric sex.
As always, there is not a “one size fits all” approach to great sex. Using cannabis, tantra, and meditation are great tools for facilitating enlightening sex, but you have to be in the right frame of mind, with the right intentions to heighten your sense of pleasure. Next time you can dedicate at least an hour or two to sex, try incorporating some of these elements to see what works best for you. Have some happy love making Nuggets!