A recent study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that, of the 60,000 people surveyed, those who consumed cannabis reported an increase in pleasure, intimacy, and frequency of sex. The difference is quite striking: women who consumed cannabis had a nearly 35% increase in sexual activity weekly. A Psychology Today poll found that 67% of respondents believed cannabis improved their sex life, while further 20% said the effects depended mostly on the circumstances.
The answer depends on our own individual body and how cannabis specifically affects us. It can help with factors associated with sex such as anxiety, pain, confidence, and just being able to experience a higher sense of pleasure during sexual activity. Most studies looking into the relationship between cannabis and sex highlight that women using cannabis found sex overall more enjoyable. Well, what do the men say? Cannabis and CBD continue to show their power within the sexual world. Men and women alike both share improved arousal rates along with the comfort and wellbeing of their bodies and mind. Whether it's lighting up a joint, using a CBD tincture, or having fun with some cannabis lube, cannabis is gaining respect in the bedroom. Certain strains are also better at enhancing one’s libido or sex life than others: high CBD strains are great for anxiety and chronic or acute pain, while high THC strains may loosen your mental state and make you more in-tune with your physical sensations. Place caution as a new user as to not overmedicate or unwanted side effects just has sedation and paranoia can occur
shifting the user’s focus inwards and taking their attention away from their partner and experience. CBG and CBD are also a great way to go no matter how experienced you are. This pair is a powerful duo without the risk of overmedicating. When taken together, the anxiety lifts and the segway for deep connection becomes clearer.
With our cannabis options continuing to grow, our sexual lives deserve to follow the same curve. Don't be afraid to experiment, have fun, and test your own cannabis and sexual curiosity. Find the right thing that's perfect for you and always remember, to take care of you. You and her deserve it!