Cannabis and sex: how to improve sexual desire?

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cannabis and sex

A lot of people would agree that sex and cannabis are a great combination. Thanks to scientific research, let’s see if cannabis is an aphrodisiac. In this article, we will compare and summarize the research results carried out by various scientists from different countries. Cannabis has been used for centuries in medicine, cosmetology, and industry.

How does CBD affect sexual feelings?

During the hippie culture, cannabis was a cult plant that proclaimed the motto “Make love, not war”.

Some studies have shown that in many people, cannabis has an increased libido and a better sexual experience. Mitch Earleywine, professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Albany and author of “Understanding of cannabis”, says people report longer, stronger orgasms and greater sexual desire in general. Why is this happening? This is not due to supernatural effects, but because under the influence of cannabis, all subjective sensations tend to slow down.

CBD can add sensuality and tenderness to sex, loosen up and turn physical intimacy into a kind of meditation. Also, using cannabis, you can engage in tantric practices. CBD can sharpen nerve sensitivity and a sense of rhythm. The use of cannabis does not weaken potency, but vice versa. The reason is that under the influence of cannabis, oxytocin is released more actively – if, of course, the situation somehow encourages intimacy.

Oxytocin is called the love hormone. This hormone is responsible for a state of joy, a decrease in fear, and a sense of trust in others. These sensations are important when having sex. The hormone is also associated with muscle contractions of the uterus and female orgasm. Produced by the hypothalamus, secreted into the blood from the pituitary gland.

Professor Earleywine suggests that a feeling of lightness, relaxation occurs due to the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid receptors (there are also such receptors in our brain), which are associated with sexual pleasure and anxiety reduction. That is, the person worries less, relaxes – accordingly, sex becomes more pleasant.

One of the most active and best-known compounds in cannabis is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which helps release dopamine (the hormone of happiness) and anandamide (which is responsible for the feeling of peace). During sex, similar actions occur, so it is not surprising that our bodies are more satisfied.

Last year, researchers from the University of Catania in Italy and Masaryk University in the Czech Republic surveyed cannabis and sexual function. Half of the respondents said they found marijuana good for their sex life. 70% of those who used it before sex report increased arousal and a wide range of new sensations.

The effect of cannabis on the human body is pleasant. It can relax muscles, relieve muscle pain, and enhance the feeling of sexual arousal.

Which way can you take cannabis before having sex?

You can use it as a vape or smoke it like a cigarette. This method has a disadvantage, namely dry mouth. CBD can also be used in the form of tablets, oils, pastes.

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CBD and sexual desire

Another interesting way to use cannabis for sex: handmade lubricant. It is created from cannabis inflorescences, which are soaked in hot coconut oil, then the already cooled oil is used as a natural and pleasant lubricant, which has a pleasant effect on perception in those parts of the body, on which conventional lubricants on a water or silicone base are traditionally applied.

The way of using cannabis is chosen individually, taking into account all the subtleties of your temperament and environment.

If you choose the method of smoking, which was described above in this article, then, of course, it is best to smoke together and directly in bed – the attention of a person under cannabis is childlike and therefore unpredictable, and when the herb works to its full, you may not be able to cope with seduction, if you do not deal with it in advance.

Different types of cannabis affect sexual sensations in different ways.

Sativa.

Sativa can tone up, improve mood, and encourage you to be active. It also increases blood flow and heightens the senses. However, the sativa’s ability to induce paranoia in stiff and shy people can interfere with your partner’s interactions. Consuming Sativa will not spoil the process, but there have been cases when partners were so relaxed when using this particular type of cannabis that sexual feelings were somewhat dulled. Therefore, this type of CBD is best used with a partner you know well.

Indica and Tantra.

Indica has a sedative effect and helps hyperactive people slow down and relax somewhat. The main thing is not to overuse this cannabis strain. Otherwise, you can simply relax too much and fall asleep. Cannabis use does not interfere with erections, but taking too much can have the opposite effect. This is why it is important to choose your dosage and never exceed it if you want to achieve special feelings and spice up your sex life with CBD.

Ashley Manta, a sex educator and cannabis writer from the US, advocates that cannabis has an aphrodisiac benefit, including “The Cannasexual”. “The biggest benefit of using cannabis for sex is that it can help people turn off their thoughts and turn on their bodies,” says Ashley Manta. “The biggest drawback to using cannabis for sex is that it’s easy to go overboard,” Manta explained that overconsumption of THC carries the potential for anxiety and even paranoia, so it should be consumed with caution.

Also, Erich Goode, professor of sociology at the University of Stonybrook, was also heavily involved in cannabis-influenced sex research when he published an article back in the 60s based on his research in the now-defunct Evergreenmagazine. Even then, his research found that of the 200 people he surveyed, 77 percent of people who used cannabis frequently said it increased arousal, and 68 percent said cannabis increased pleasure.

“Mostly cannabis sex lovers noted that the drug makes them less constrained, which allows them to become more sensual. Some said they came up with new sexual ideas while high”, says Goode.

Based on the research findings, let’s make some conclusions about the combination of cannabis and sex.

Cannabis May Help Sexual Dysfunction.

Our ancestors used various CBD-based formulations as potential treatments for impotence and other CBD problems. A 2013 study shows CBD helps people with erectile dysfunction caused by high cholesterol. Cannabinoids improve sexual function in men by triggering certain CB1 and CB2 brain receptors, prolonging the time of intercourse. Professor of Psychology at State University of New York at Albany, Dr. Mitch Erlivaine, says CB1 is involved in improving tactile sensations and general euphoria. It becomes much easier for women to reach the highest point of pleasure. Given the detrimental effects of many chemicals, it’s worth wondering if it’s safer to use CBD.

Stress and anxiety.

Stress and anxiety can be serious obstacles to what happens during sex. A small dose of cannabis will help to relax and tune in to the wave of love, freeing from negativity. Dopamine is not only a pleasure hormone but also a neurotransmitter responsible for attention. Sativa-dominated varieties have powerful psychoactive effects and energizing effects, as mentioned earlier in this article. This strain will add brightness to the sexual sensations. CBD also helps to strengthen the emotional bond between partners, which allows them to focus more on each other’s desires.

Testosterone.

The effect of CBD and testosterone is a complex subject of much debate. However, rodent studies in the early 1980s have clarified the situation. Testosterone is a sex hormone that is important for both male and female libido. THC causes a surge of this hormone within half an hour, due to which sexual activity increases.

Cannabis has a positive impact and strengthens relationships.

According to The Daily Mail, cannabis use in relationships is actually linked to low rates of domestic violence. This is confirmed by the Washington Post, a publication of a study by the University of Buffalo, in which more than 600 couples were interviewed. Therefore, cannabis can be a key ingredient for a happy, healthy relationship with your partner. After all, relaxed happy people go to meet each other, forgetting the silly offenses of the past.

Women, sex and cannabis.

A certain part of the research is devoted to such an issue as the effect of cannabis on libido in women. There is evidence that cannabis has a particular effect on sexual desire in young ladies. This is due to the peculiarities of the interaction of hormones and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Rebecca Kraft, a professor at the University of Washington, conducted experiments (on rats) that confirmed that the susceptibility of marijuana to the female body depends on the level of estrogen in this very body. Thus, female rats that took part in the experiment demonstrated about 30% greater sensitivity to THC than males. This was expressed in an increase in the pain threshold in animals.

“During our research, we found a very clear spike in THC sensitivity during female ovulation,” explained Professor Kraft.
Besides, the same rats have shown that female animals develop THC tolerance faster.

It is also reasonable to consider the negative aspects of using cannabis for sex.

The negative aspects of using cannabis:

  • An excessive dose may not intensify, but spoil the sensations in sex, there is also an option to simply fall asleep, and not enjoy sex.
  • Cannabis has the potential to be addictive. This should be taken into account if you decide to diversify your sex life with CBD.
  • There is also such a side effect as increased hunger. Accordingly, thoughts of food can distract from the process of having sex.
  • Overdose can also cause paranoia.
  • A person can be in different states under the influence of cannabis: from unbridled fun to sleepiness and even hallucinations in case of an overdose.

These side effects can be avoided by choosing the right CBD dosage.

This article describes the positive and negative aspects of combining cannabis and sex. Everyone who reads on their own will make a choice for themselves, weigh the pros and cons, and decide whether it is worth experimenting in this way. People who practice a combination of sex and cannabis are called cannasexuals.

P.S. this material is not propaganda.

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