Sex and Cannabis 101

Cannabis and sex go hand in hand – here’s how to make the most of it

SEX and Cannabis 101
SEX and Cannabis 101
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While alcohol tends to mute your feelings and experience during sex, cannabis does the opposite. It puts you in tune with your inner desires and can help you connect with yourself and your body. A toke or edible beforehand can help greatly with improving self-confidence while loosening inhibitions and setting the mood in a healthy way. A pandemic is a perfect time to explore how cannabis can spice up your bedroom antics – here are your sex and cannabis 101 tips for better sex.


We all react differently to cannabis strains, and there’s an encyclopedia of options available out there. CBD strains are better for those suffering from anxiety, as they can bring a more grounding and calm sensation. THC, on the other hand, can heighten sensation and sensitivity. If you’re looking for a result that’s somewhere in the middle, opt for a 1:1 ratio with equal THC and CBD levels.

Explore the Magic of Cannabis Lubricant

There are tons of sexy cannabis-infused products on the market, but one of our favorites would have to be canna lube. Cannabis lube feels like a cozy embrace on your genitals, and this sensation can change based on the levels of THC and CBD in the formula. We love this coconut-oil based lube by Foria which glides on with a silky texture and none of that gross, greasy feeling that other lubes can sometimes take on.

Cannabis Chocolates

Forget the wine – chocolate is the most natural aphrodisiac you can get. This delicious product by Chef’s Treats Full Spectrum Milk Chocolate KitKat is formulated to set the mood and induce euphoria in users. It’ll absolutely transform date night – either with yourself or a partner.  These cannabis-infused chocolates contain herbal aphrodisiacs, heightened by the wonderful effects of cannabis. They boost sensation and help you relax and reconnect with ease.

To Toke Before, or After?

A big question people have when combining sex and cannabis is: should I partake in this before or after the act? It all comes down to a matter of preference, but generally, consuming before can help ease performance anxiety and encourage relaxation. We suggest consuming a hybrid or low THC Sativa since a high THC Sativa might make you get in your own head.

A Bath Bomb, but Infused

Taking a bath together (especially as nights get chilly this season) is a sensual way to connect and steam things up, no pun intended. But instead of essential oils and rose petals, up the romantic ante with a cannabis-infused bath bomb. It’ll bring a new sense of calm that should leave you floating on a cloud before you explore your wildest desires.

Forget the Pressure

At the end of the day, cannabis is a fantastic tool for exploring your and your partner’s bodies. It doesn’t have to end in sex. Instead, there should be no goal. Just experiment and indulge without shame, opening yourself to new sensations. Sometimes playing with each other’s body is so pleasurable, you’re not even thinking about penetration. Connecting is all about creativity and explorations – not judgment and preconceived notions.

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Written by Naima Karp

Naima is trying to navigate the waters of being a twenty-something year old while empowering and inspiring those of all walks. She’s a New York City native, and still resides there. She’s been writing since she was a teenager on relationships, fashion, lifestyle and more. She has roots in many pots, being half Russian and half Pakistani, and hopes to learn as much as she can about other cultures while growing as an author.

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