The time is officially upon us. It’s Valentine’s Day, leaving partnered-up individuals everywhere scrambling to find gifts, book reservations and plan something sexy to share with their significant others. Now’s not the time to drop the ball, lovers! In the cannabis industry, it’s the time of year when we start talking about the partnership of everyone’s two favorite pastimes — weed and sex.
A Spark of Passion
Over the years, I’ve personally enjoyed learning the ins and outs about all things romance, sex, love and relationships — in conjunction with weed. My experience with cannabis and sex goes back to many years ago, when I reviewed a plethora of cannabis products (mostly infused lubes). Aside from smoking weed before engaging in intimacy, this was my first (but not last) dive into the many different ways that cannabis can amplify
Once you go green, you’ll never go back to the way it was before!
Sex-related or not, cannabis and its ancillary products also are great options when it comes to finding a gift for your partner (or yourself), especially for Valentine’s Day. And it looks like I’m not alone in this sentiment. Adults across the United States are jumping aboard the canna-Valentine train. Most recently, research continues to strengthen what so many of us have experienced for years — cannabis and sex go together like Romeo and Juliet. They’re simply meant to be.
Tantalizing Facts: The Science of Sex & Weed
According to a study published on January 20 in the
Researchers also studied the overall satisfaction of participants as the final step of the sexual response cycle. The study overall found it’s possible that participants, and particularly those with vulvas, can use medical cannabis to successfully treat sexual dysfunctions.
Over 70% of study participants reported increased desire and orgasm intensity.
Supported by this data, the verdict is in: “This study updates the current literature on cannabis and sexuality and provides implications for improving sexual quality,” researchers wrote. “Medical implications of this study include the possible use of cannabis for treating sexual dysfunctions, especially within women.”
In addition to the latest research showing that cannabis can help with sexual function and satisfaction,
Overall, more than 35 million American adults (24%) agreed that cannabis helps them feel more romantic, while 32 million adults (23%) thought it actually betters their sex life. Overall, the perceived benefits revealed by this data are aligned, giving us the green light to pleasure town.
In a press release for the Wired report, trusted sex experts weighed in on the benefits of cannabis, especially during the holidays. “Cannabis can have a decidedly positive impact on romance and intimacy, especially on occasions like Valentine’s Day where there are so many external stresses and pressures to make the day special,”
Dr. Shannon Chavez, a trusted sex therapist and psychologist, commented on how cannabis can improve the psyche, leading to more satisfying sex lives. “The data from the survey show that Americans use cannabis to relax or improve their mood, which can help people be present and more connected, which is crucial to a better love life,” Dr. Chavez stated. “Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity for couples to try something new together and try a more dynamic and less formulaic approach to intimacy, which cannabis can help inspire.”
Seeing the science of sex and data around cannabis continuing to catch up with the anecdotal evidence that we’ve seen for so many decades proves one thing: Cannabis is a wonderful addition to sex!
Sex & Weed: A Romantic Gesture
In addition to using cannabis for sexual pleasure and function, we’re also seeing that consumer buying habits are in favor of cannabis. According to the recent
The online survey by Wired showed that 61% of American Adults (ages 21 and over) will be either gifting cannabis in some capacity or incorporating it into their Valentine’s Day plans this year. Additionally, a reported 37% of adults shared they would be happy to receive cannabis as a gift this Valentine’s Day. Other interesting survey results include that adult parents are more likely than those without kids to utilize cannabis in their celebration one way or another.
Whether for gifting or sex, it’s clear that cannabis takes center stage this holiday. For those interested in cannabis gifts, keep reading for some fun recommendations.
How to Use Cannabis for Sex
With all this compelling information out there about sex and cannabis, are you ready to take the plunge? Introducing anything new to the bedroom can be a little intimidating, but don’t let that stop you. There are plenty of ways to incorporate cannabis into sex, and there is also helpful advice that’s pivotal for beginners. Renowned sex and cannabis guru Manta has shared some solid advice just for High There readers, to help you comfortably introduce cannabis to intimacy.
“My favorite way to encourage newbies to start experimenting with cannabis in the bedroom is to try new products out solo,” Manta told High There. “See how you feel and then decide how best to deploy this new tool in your partnered experiences! As always, less is more, so just start with one puff, or a low dose edible, or avoid intoxication entirely with a topical or suppository (which both do wonders for vulvas!).”
The Ultimate Sexy Weed Gifts
Now that we’ve uncovered the many reasons why using cannabis improves sex is worth a try, there are plenty of ways to introduce it into your sex life. Whether you’re buying weed gifts for a fun night solo, for a partner, or for a special occasion like Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, here are some of our favorite products for use during sex.
Candle & Massage Oil
We love a product with multi-purpose applications. We’ll set the scene: You just finished dinner and it’s time to turn up the romance. You prepare a comfy space for your partner, put on some relaxing music and light a candle. But this isn’t just any candle. This is a candle that with heat, melts into massage oil. But wait, there’s more. Cannabis-infused options are available, like the
Cannabis Flower & Edibles
Taking a dab rig and tools into the bedroom isn’t the safest or most convenient way to consume cannabis in the bedroom. Instead, taking a cannabis joint into the bedroom, or simply eating an edible beforehand are both easy ways to enjoy the effects of cannabis during your most intimate of times.
Consumption for Two
This year, we handpicked three of
One of the most popular types of cannabis sex products is
Tantric Weed Honey
Forget sugar! Pour some honey on me. Since we’re discussing infused products, let’s talk about tantric honey. In general, tantric honey is formulated with ingredients that are known to help with sexual function and pleasure, on both the physical and mental levels. In true High There fashion, we’re going to recommend using a cannabis-infused tantric honey to infuse your bedroom with even more excitement, like the