sex and flower
Like most people I think making love, sex, fucking – whatever you want to call it – feels really good. As I’ve mentioned before, my husband and I have a very active and very good sex life. But we’ve been together for twenty years. So, like most partners, or even if you’re going solo, we still like to explore new things to keep sex fresh and exciting. Sometimes sex is two people sharing a really tender, intimate moment. Other times it’s just two people acting out their animal instincts and fucking the shit out of each other. Both serve a purpose, and both feel really good.
I see a lot of postings about flower and sex. Some state that flower is the new Viagra. Others simply boast how flower can improve sex. The question that comes to mind of course is, can cannabis really improve your sex life?
Well, of course, I have to start with the science because that always provides a logical answer to most questions. So let’s talk about how cannabis reacts in the human body and how that reaction could affect certain aspects of sex. First let’s start with the whole cannabis and Viagra thing. Why would anyone tout cannabis as the next Viagra? Well, there actually is a scientific reason why this might be true.
For those of you who might not know, Viagra was actually developed as a drug to treat high blood pressure. Getting an erection from Viagra was a side effect. Jackpot! I know, sounds crazy right. But this is how it works. Some blood pressure meds are what we call vasodilators, and this is how they work. Think about a garden hose for a minute. When you turn on the water to a garden hose the water runs out of the hose in a steady stream. But sometimes you want the water to spray really hard, so you put your finger over the end of the hose and the water sprays out stronger and farther. That’s because your finger makes the whole smaller where the water comes out of the hose. If you make the hose or opening of the hose smaller with the same amount of water, then the pressure increases making it spray harder.
The same thing happens in the blood vessels. If there is some kind of resistance in the blood vessel, like plaque, or constriction, from smoking or caffeine for instance, then the force of the blood must be greater to get through the smaller tubes. One way to reduce this pressure is to make the tubes, or blood vessels, bigger, and that’s what vasodilators do. They cause the blood vessels to relax and expand so that the same amount of blood requires less force to get through the larger blood vessel which lowers blood pressure.
Well, what the hell does that have to do with sex? Well, the male penis gets “hard” because of increased blood flow to the blood vessels in the penis. When you take vasodilator blood pressure meds, like nitrates (which is what Viagra is), for instance, they make the blood vessels relax and get bigger, but this also means more blood goes to the extremities – think hands, feet and well, penis (and also the clitoris, btw). And voila, more blood in the penis means a bigger, harder penis. Viagra doesn’t do anything to increase your libido or make you horny, it just allows more blood flow to the penis which makes it big and hard.
Can cannabis do the same thing? Well, yes, theoretically. Why? Because THC is also a vasodilator which is why it can cause the blood pressure to drop. This is usually accompanied by an increase in heart rate which is how the body compensates for low blood pressure to get the same amount of blood the rest of the body. But cannabis is different than Viagra in that it does tend to heighten sensation. If you’ve been high, then you know that sometimes you become hyperaware and hypersensitive to your surroundings. Food tastes better. Music sounds better. So, it would stand to reason that if your senses are more aroused that your desire for sex and how sex feels would be affected, since sex is such a sensorial experience. And in fact a survey completed by Dr. Becky Lynn, a board certified gynecologist, and trained Sexual Counselor and Menopause Provider, as well as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, showed that of the 373 women surveyed, 34% reported having used marijuana before sexual activity and reported increases in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, decrease in pain, with no change in lubrication.
So which flower strains heighten sex? Here are few recommendations from Leafly.com for a wild night of sex. Keep in mind, however, that high doses of THC can increase anxiety which may not benefit your sex life. This might be a good time to microdose your THC until you know how much you need to reach the intended result.
|Solo Sex||Girl Scout Cookies|
|Slow passionate lovemaking||Bubblegum Kush|
|Frenzied lusty sex||Sour Diesel|
|Creative kinky sex||Jillybean|
If smoking flower isn’t your thing, there are plenty of edibles out there to help you on your sexual journey. Remember that it takes about an hour for edibles to kick in so this might not be the best option for spontaneous sex.
LOVE pills from 1906
The maker fo the LOVE pills touts they are “an aphrodisiac made from five exotic herbs renowned for their love-enhancing properties, plus cannabis to increase sensuality.”
GoLove CBD Intimate Serum
Maybe you want to use an oil so you can put a few drops in your mouth and then a few drops on your partner.
CBD-enriched GoLove serum is formulated to soothe and moisturize your most delicate skin so it feels hydrated, moist and relaxed. Your mind-body connection is now ready.
The key is GoLove’s unique blend of body-safe ingredients, natural soothers and skin-moisturizing hyaluronic acid—balanced with 200mg of USA-grown organic hemp extract containing naturally-occurring CBD.
Wyld Pear Gummies
Wyld doesn’t advertise these gummies for sex but the properties are conducive to a good sexual experience. They include THC and CBG which work together much like CBD and THC do, by creating a synergistic effect. The restorative effects of CBG, in combination with THC, may provide greater relaxation than THC alone.
CBG is often used as a recovery agent, allowing athletes of all kinds to help their bodies relax and recover. Great for use after a long day of training, a rewarding yoga session, or when you just want some extra support in he bedroom.
If you want to learn more, here’s a couple of great article to help you get started using cannabis with sex.
Want to Try Cannabis with Your Partner? 6 Tips for First-Time Cannabis Couples
The Best Cannabis Strains for 8 Different Types of Sex and Sensation
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