Cannabis for Better Sex


-Written by Jane Lanza
For centuries worldwide, cannabis has been used as an aphrodisiac.

The resinous part of the cannabis plant used for oil comes from a female bud. Perhaps it’s no coincidence that the female human body seems extra responsive to the cannabis plant for increased desire, stronger orgasms, and heightened satisfaction. Studies show that men benefit from this euphoria too. (See below).

Better sex is deeply personal and not easy to quantify. There’s no one size fits all.

Research suggests that cannabis can be a great tool for pleasurable embodiment and sensation with a consensual partner (or on your own). With weed, you need to find the right set, setting, ingestion method, cultivar, and dose.

Summed Up- here’s some of what’s known:

Cannabis is a vasodilator, meaning it increases blood flow. Topically applied, cannabis increases circulation and sensation in the areas it’s used while also providing pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. The thin skin of the vulva leads a cannabis topical to be easily absorbed. Cannabis oil also works great as a lubricant for penetration or sensual massage. Clean, pure, cannabis oil can be used topically and eaten for internal effects also.

Too much of a good thing can have a counter effect. With cannabis, less can be more. When taken in small doses internally as a sublingual, smoke or edible, here’s how it works:

The ECS is a neurotransmitter system of receptors in the body that interact with chemicals (called endocannabinoids) from the brain to trigger various functional responses in the body.  The ECS is one of the largest cell signaling systems in the body.

CB1 and CB2 receptors in the ECS system (found in the brain, organs, glands, muscles, connective tissues, and immune cells) regulate various functions like appetite, pain-sensation, restored sleep cycles, improved mood, memory, stress response, immune function, temperature, libido and more.

Oxytocin, Serotonin and Dopamine are neurotransmitters that can increase feelings of pleasure, satisfaction, reduce anxiety and inhibitions. These chemicals are released throughout the body by the nervous system in the cells that have a lot of cannabinoid receptors. Phyto-cannabinoids from cannabis, which have a similar molecular shape to endocannabinoids, can trigger the release of these pleasure hormones.

The organs that produce three of the major sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are involved with sexuality and fertility, have large concentrations of cannabinoid receptors too.

There’s limited formal research about cannabis enhancing sex but here are some studies to learn more:

Disclaimer: Know the cannabis laws in your state. Not for those under the age of 21.
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