The combination of sex and cannabis is a topic that isn't mentioned nearly enough. Sure, getting high and silly is great fun, munchies are an absolute marvel when you get hungry or thirsty enough, and falling asleep while high often results in the best sleep of your life. Yet when it comes to talking about the true euphoria that comes along with getting high, there’s a vagueness when it comes to the erotic sensations: body high, tingling, enhanced sense of touch/taste/smell, blissful drowsiness, and so much more. In honor of the lovely month of February (Valentine’s Day or SIngles Awareness Day, depending on your Facebook’s relationship status), we’ll be going into greater detail on which products are ideal for certain (ahem) situations. But first, let’s talk about how much you should consume and in what period of time.
How Much Is Enough?
There’s a saying that too much of a good thing can make it a bad thing, and that’s especially true of cannabis. All cannabis products have a recommended dosage, but it’s not always right for the individual consuming it. It’s best to start off with a low amount, typically between 5-10 mg, for your first time. As you become more comfortable with that amount, you can raise the dosage to fit your preferences over time. Cannabis has several fantastic side effects, but there’s a few that can prevent you from enjoying your time between the sheets.
Couch lock, better known as the feeling stuck on your couch, and getting lost in the whirlwind of thoughts in your own head can be a terrible mental block for intercourse. Consuming too much too soon can result in feeling extreme uneasiness and paranoia that quickly kills the mood. In extreme cases, your nether regions can feel numb and desensitized to the point where you no longer even want to have sex! We’ll talk more about this in a future article, but the important thing to remember is to go slowly with your dosages. Always allow enough time to pass before upping your dosages and take notes (either mental or physical) on how certain product types affect you. This will allow you to distinguish your preferences and overall enjoyment for the next time.
Which Cannabis Product Should I Start With?
Sexuality is often thought of as a strictly physical act; yet it’s important to realize that emotions and mental health also play a vital role. In our last article, we mentioned some ways that cannabis can improve your sex life including helping you try new things, get out of your head, and truly enjoy yourself in that moment. While achieving orgasm is unquestionably a great thing about sex, it’s not the defining moment of good sex. If you’re curious to learn which products can help you in the bedroom, check out the following products and see if anything tickles your fancy in juussttt the right way!
All Fun and Gummies
If you’ve got some time to warm up to the main event, sharing a gummy with your partner can be a fun way to introduce some playtime. You can feed the gummies to each other, discuss the flavor and texture to get some idea of what your partner likes, or make a game out of who can make theirs last the longest (see what we did there?). Some gummies may have a bitter aftertaste or a lingering film that coats your tongue and teeth, so try to have a glass of water on hand to help rinse away any unwanted residue.
Gummies have an extended wait time to feel the effects, so you have some options on how to kill time. Do you put on a good movie, start dancing to some romantic tunes, or opt for some extended foreplay? The choice is yours! Whatever you decide with, make sure you allot at least ninety minutes for the effects to take hold. Gummies also have a lengthy duration period, some lasting for several hours, which may be a bonus if you or your partner are anticipating a full-blown sex marathon.
Inhalables…The Other In and Out
Inhalable cannabis products are ideal for those impatient to feel the effects. Unlike gummies and other edibles, inhalable products have a rapid start time to feel the effects. In as little as ten minutes, you and your partner can be well on your way to Cloud 9 (literally!). The downside is that the high from inhalables tends to be short-lived (lasting for about an hour or so), so you’ll want to make every second count!
You can opt for a disposable vapes and device that’s usually ready to go right out of the box of a vape cartridge that screws onto a battery-style pen device. If you or your partner prefer to smoke pre-rolls or hand roll your own joints, this can be a fun way to bond while rolling and sharing the joint. Keep in mind that inhalable devices may cause minor coughing fits, so you’ll want to have a tasty beverage nearby to help soothe your throat as well as to rinse out your mouth.
Silky Oral Pleasures
Sublinguals like tinctures and oils are a fantastic middle ground between edibles and inhalables. They are designed to be held under the tongue for a minute or so, then swallowed. The mucous membrane in your mouth has an excellent absorption rate, meaning you won’t have to wait as long to start feeling the effects. Sublinguals can take anywhere from 45-60 minutes to kick in, and the high can last for quite a while (sometimes bleeding into the following day).
If you get a flavored tincture, you may find yourself becoming more drawn to your partner’s mouth. Try making a game with tincture tongue play; see how long your partner can hold the tincture under the tongue, then initiate a makeout session to ensure there’s nothing left. If there’s an aftertaste that you don’t particularly enjoy, consider drinking your favorite beverage and releasing it into your partner’s mouth for an enjoyable swish-and-kiss.
Touch Me, Tease Me Topicals
There’s something deliciously pleasurable about skin-on-skin contact, which is exponentially increased when you’re high. While topicals won’t actually get you high, they can be a great way to add some tenderness to your blissful euphoria. CBD massage oils can make for a magical massage while CBD lotions and creams can be a way to pamper your partner after a stoned shower (seriously, showering while high is incredible).
You can take turns giving a deep tissue massage or revel in the luxury of having someone lovingly caress your skin. You might be surprised with how much you enjoy incorporating topicals into the bedrooms (regardless if you were the giver or the receiver). As a bonus, your skin will feel silky smooth in the morning!
Not a fan of inhaling smoke/vapor or chomping on flavored edibles? Softgels might be your new best friend! These odorless flavorless products are great for those looking for a simplified cannabis consumption method. With no taste and smell, these products are ideal for new or inexperienced users. Some dosages may call for one or two capsules, so be sure to read the recommended dosages before throwing back a few innocent looking softgels.
Similar to gummies, softgels can have a lengthy wait time of 45-90 minutes before you start to feel the effects. Once the effects kick in, the high can last for several hours. The quiet unassuming nature of this particular product type is also its greatest strength. You may completely forget you took them until the warm and fuzzy effects start to creep in!
Honorable Mention: Sinful Suppositories
Cannabis suppositories aren’t as readily available as some of these other product types, but it’s worth mentioning if you ever come across them. Suppositories can be inserted vaginally to help you or your partner relax, while vaginal balms can be used to help alleviate any physical discomfort after you’ve finished. As with anything inserted down there, be sure to read the instructions and await the allotted time before consummation.
While most of us are aware that the mucous membrane exists in the mouth, it also exists in the vagina. Cannabis is easily absorbed into the mucous membrane, which can help increase your pleasure as you climax and can also help alleviate any post-coitus discomfort.
Cannabis can be a great way to enhance your sex life, but it is important that you and your partner are comfortable with incorporating it into the bedroom. It’s also common for one partner to be more familiar with cannabis than the other, which may lead to one feeling uneasy with consuming psychoactive cannabinoids. Rather than glossing over these concerns, be sure to talk about cannabis and its potential for enhancement between the sheets. Another thing to consider is dosages. Cannabis affects everyone differently, meaning that a full dosage is enough for you but your partner may only need half a dose. Start off slowly with a small amount and see how it makes you both feel. Remember that you can always increase your dosage the next time around, but consuming too much can leave you feeling uneasy and increasingly uncomfortable as the high progresses.
Ready to experience some cannabis coitus? You’ve come to the right place! Here at TwoHawk Extracts, we pride ourselves on having some of the finest psychoactive products on the market. Our hemp-derived extracts include Delta-8 THC, Farm Bill Compliant Delta-9 THC, HHC, and THC-O. All of our products have been rigorously tested by third-party independent labs to ensure purity and potency. You and your partner can view these results on our website (embedded in the product description) or by scanning the QR code stamped onto the product packaging. Should you have any questions about anything in this article or about cannabis in general, feel free to reach out to us! Our team of cannabis specialists will be happy to respond to your concerns and help you understand the benefits of the psychoactive cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. In our next article, we’ll be exploring how technology has helped shape and change the cannabis industry in a variety of ways. We look forward to seeing you there!