It’s a whole new world for cannabis. Most of us are already fairly familiar with the cannabis product staples you’ll easily find at any given dispensary: pre-rolls, flower, concentrates, edibles,
For many cannabis consumers, that statement is all-encompassing. Of course a little weed before a movie or playing a video game makes things a little bit more fun.
… But what about sex?
Many people will similarly attest that a little cannabis before getting sensual with a partner or partners helps enhance the overall experience. In fact, a
However, if you’re looking to take things even further, might we recommend diving into the world of cannabis lubricants? That’s right — there are plenty of THC lubes made solely to reduce discomfort and increase arousal during sex.
Trying out any new cannabis product can be intimidating, but trust us, it’s worth making the plunge for these cannabis-infused sex oils.
What is Cannabis Lube?
Cannabis lubricants, infused with cannabinoids like
Bear in mind that, as with other lubes, the lubrication-specific effects will be immediate, while it may take a little more time for you to feel the specific effects of cannabis. More on that later.
Will Cannabis Lube Get Me High?
As with all topicals, cannabis lube isn’t absorbed into the bloodstream. So, no, even if you’re using a THC-infused lubricant, you won’t get high like you would smoking some flower or ingesting an edible. The effects of these weed oils are localized, meaning that only the areas you apply the lube to will see them, similar to other products like
In a way, it’s essentially like your genitals are getting high rather than your brain, and when it comes to a bit of bedroom fun, that’s definitely not a bad thing. That’s not to say you can’t also get high in tandem with using cannabis lubricant, but it’s important to note that the two methods of consumption are not one in the same.
(That said, be aware that if things get extra steamy, performing oral sex after using a cannabis lube could actually lead to a head high.)
Another thing to note, you can also find CBD and THC lubes, which have distinct availability and effects. CBD lubricants are available online and in all 50 states, but THC lubricants tend to offer more intense sexual effects and are only available for purchase at dispensaries.
Generally, THC lube has more pronounced sexual effects, with more intense, and even multiplied, orgasms. CBD lubes, however, work to enhance your sexual experience by
How Does Weed Lube Work?
Weed lubricants typically increase blood flow or sensitivity in the genital area. Increased blood flow generally means better orgasms, and who’s going to say “no” to that?
Cannabis lubes are typically designed for people with vulvas, given that the genitalia has more mucus membranes that allow the lubricant to truly work its magic. That said, people with penises can still reap the benefits, though to ensure the maximum amount of
Cannabis lubes not only assist in your arousal and sexual pleasure, but it can also help to combat pelvic floor
Things to Consider When Using Cannabis Lube
Once again, you’ll want to ensure you’re prepared for a little foreplay before using a cannabis lubricant. THC and CBD lubes generally start to work their magic after absorbing through the skin, about 15-30 minutes after the initial application.
It’s also important to carefully read over the packaging for your specific product, as many cannabis lubricants are not safe to use with latex condoms. This is generally the case with oil-based lubes, which can also be problematic to use with silicone sex toys. The oils in the lube can cause the latex to weaken or break down, increasing the risk of pregnancy or contracting a sexually transmitted illness.
While there are plenty of lubricants made with this in mind, you’ll also want to be careful if you have sensitive skin. Most folks will be fine, though if you already know your skin reacts to carrier oils, be sure to read over the ingredients in your cannabis lube ahead of time.
If you’re concerned about THC lube affecting job prospects or potentially skewing a drug test, know that there’s generally not too much to worry about. When someone smokes or ingests cannabis, it ends up in various parts of the body and can show up in urine, blood and hair follicles.
(One exception to the topical rule is transdermal patches, which push THC past the skin barrier to reach your bloodstream.)
Regardless, if a positive drug test is a concern, make sure to be mindful, as contact with our eyes and mouth could cause trace amounts of THC to enter your bloodstream.
Many folks have already made a tradition out of enjoying a little cannabis before having sex. Cannabis often makes things just a little bit better, and sex is no exception, but our proposal? Don’t stop there!
More (and better… and longer… and stronger) orgasms, increased sensitivity, assisting with relaxation, pain relief — c’mon, you can’t argue with those benefits. While you’ll have to pay a visit to a
Whether you already use cannabis on the regular or are a newbie to the community looking into options to better your life, we can say with absolute certainty a good ol’ weed lube will absolutely push your sex life to the next level! And who are we to deny