SEX. It gets attention. People seem to love sex, a lot. Many of the more adventurous ones look for ways to enhance and intensify their sexual experiences by spicing things up in one way or another in the bedroom. So what do cannabis strains and sex have to do with each other? One of the more popular ways to add an adventurous twist is to partake in some sticky icky to get things moving along. Does it work? Lots of people believe it does.
A couple of key components that contribute to the experience are the combination of cannabinoids and terpenes. With each flower strain, there is a unique blend of these two compounds that can produce just the right kind of effects to light a fire.
Cannabinoids, the active compounds in the cannabis plant, have been found to have various effects on sexual activity. Studies have shown that THC, the primary psychoactive cannabinoid, can increase libido and improve sexual functioning.
Also, CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, can reduce anxiety and pain associated with sexual activity, as well as increase pleasure.
Furthermore, cannabinoids have been found to increase the production of endocannabinoids, which can impact sexual arousal and pleasure. Ultimately, cannabinoids may be instrumental in improving sexual experiences and satisfaction.
The Almighty THC
THC, also known as tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active ingredient in cannabis plants that causes the awesome high that so many people love. Although it is a naturally occurring compound that grows in cannabis plants, there are still many mysteries as to just exactly how it works, and why it has so many effects on the people who use it.
People that have tried marijuana products may be familiar with some its more popular effects:
- Altered senses (sight, hearing, taste, and smell)
- Enhanced sex drive
- Relaxation and stress relief
- Increased appetite (“the munchies”)
- Reduced nausea
- Pain relief
- Increased creativity
- Increased sociability
- Short-term memory loss
It’s easy to see that the effects can vary from one extreme to the next.
THC is the one constant in all cannabis plants; however, different strains have higher concentrations of THC than others.
Although there are arguments over whether or not any particular strain is more effective for sex than other strains, the fact that different strains are equipped with differing terpenes may suggest that the terpenes that a strain is endowed with will prove to be a major factor when it comes to sexual enhancement.
What Role do Terpenes Play in Sexual Experience?
Cannabis terpenes can be incredibly beneficial for sex. They are known to have aphrodisiac-like effects, which can improve arousal and enhance pleasure. Terpenes have also been found to reduce anxiety, which can help make sex more enjoyable.
- Increase arousal and libido
- Enhanced mood
- Enhance sensation
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Reduce muscle tension and soreness
- Increase relaxation and comfort
- Improve overall sexual experience
- Enhance pleasure and satisfaction
- Increase physical and mental connection
- Enhance orgasms
- Help with premature ejaculation
- Enhance lubrication
- Improve sexual stamina
In addition, terpenes can reduce inflammation and increase blood flow, helping to improve sensation. They can also be used to create a more sensual atmosphere, with their rich, earthy aromas. By incorporating cannabis into your sex life, you can experience enhanced pleasure and relaxation.
Terpenes have the potential to increase libido and enhance arousal, provide a more intense orgasm, and boost mood and relaxation.
Some common terpenes found in cannabis are:
- Limonene: uplifting, mood-enhancing, and aphrodisiac properties
- Myrcene: sedative, calming, and anti-anxiety effects
- Pinene: increases alertness, mental clarity, and focus
- Linalool: calming, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant effects
- Humulene: anti-inflammatory and pain relief properties
- Caryophyllene: reduces stress and promotes relaxation
- Terpinolene: promotes feelings of euphoria and relaxation
- Ocimene: boosts energy and focus
Terpenes can be used in a variety of ways to enhance sex, such as:
- Adding terpenes to massage oils for a sensual massage
- Adding terpenes to lubricants for a more stimulating experience
- Inhaling terpenes to increase arousal and libido
- Adding terpenes to bath products to create a calming atmosphere
And, of course, you can get a generous dose of terpenes when you use cannabis products…whether you smoke them, ingest them, or have a few drops of tincture under the tongue.
What We Recommend to Get You in the Mood
North Coast Joint Ventures has a great selection of deli-style flower, and other products that will get you and your partner in the mood for love.
Here’s a list of our recommendations:
- Tropicana Cherry, 2022 Hightimes Cannabis Cup winner, hybrid
- Dyno Candy
- Michigan Cherries
- Citradelic Sunset
- Banana Macaroon
- M.A.C. #1
- Strawberry Guava
Tropicana Cherry Strain
The Tropicana Cherry strain is a slightly Indica-dominant hybrid known for its sweet, tropical aroma and flavor. With its parent strains being Cherry Pie and Tropicana Cookies, it is no surprise that this sweet combination is packed with powerful terpenes.
The dominant terpenes in Tropicana Cherry are:
This combination of these terpenes and the 20% THC percentage delivers a mellow high that is great for getting in the mood and maintaining an even, sexy flow.
Dyno Candy Strain
The Dyno Candy strain is an excellent choice for people looking to improve their sex life. This strain is a hybrid of Modified Mints and Mimosa, and its effects provide a strong body buzz and a happy, uplifted feeling.
The terpenes in this strain also make it a great choice for intimate moments:
In addition to the powerhouse combination of terpenes, this strain packs a whopping 68% THC percentage making it an automatic day-long event.
Michigan Cherries Strain
The Michigan Cherries strain is a mashup of Modified Mints and Tropicana Cherry. The synergistic blend creates a perfect balance of euphoria and relaxation making it a great choice for sexual encounters any time of day.
The top terpenes in Michigan Cherries are:
The fragrant, sexy terpenes in combination with the generous 25% THC percentage in the strain deliver a fantastic, tantalizing effect that heats up the entire room.
Citradelic Sunset Strain
The Citradelic Sunset cannabis strain is a hybrid strain that is a cross between the popular strains Ghost Train Haze and Mandarin Sunset. This strain is known for its strong citrus aroma and flavor, as well as its uplifting and energizing effects…making it a great choice for sizzling sex.
The terpenes found in Citradelic Sunset are:
In addition to a plethora of pleasurable terpenes, this strain boasts a 20% THC percentage giving it a subtle, but exciting effect that hits home.
Banana Macaroon Strain
The Banana Macaroon cannabis strain is a hybrid of Dosidos and Banana Punch. It has a sweet and fruity flavor and aroma, with notes of banana and a hint of pine. This strain is known for its uplifting effects, which can provide an energized and creative mental state.
The perfect balance of relaxation and energy makes it great for spicy sexual pleasure.
This strain has a great combination of powerful terpenes:
With a 23% THC content percentage these heavy-hitting terpenes help to ease you and your partner into a sensual delight that will create lasting memories.
M.A.C. #1 Strain
The M.A.C. #1 is an Indica-dominant hybrid cannabis strain that has strong effects on both the body and mind. It is a cross between Alien Cookies F2 and Miracle 15. Miracle Alien Cookies #1 is known for its resinous trichomes and mellow high that is perfect for great sex.
Its terpene profile includes:
These powerful terpenes mixed with the 27% THC percentage create a blissful environment that makes sex and just about any other activity better.
Strawberry Guava Strain
The Strawberry Guava strain is a hybrid that takes its name from its delicious and fruity aroma. It is a mix of terpene-rich Strawberry Banana and Papaya. It offers a mellow, happy feeling, and is said to help relieve stress and anxiety. Its mellow, euphoric effects create a romantic mood for partners to get busy and enjoy.
Packed with high concentrations of:
The combination of the marvelous fragrance and the 27% THC percentage delivers a heavy-hitting experience that will blow your mind.
Weed and Sex
If you are new to cannabis and are just curious about what it’s like to get stoned and let your inner freak loose, it may be a good idea to gently experiment with one of our choice strains before you go all out and get crazy.
Although there are tons of people around the world that love to feel the effects of some bomb weed, everybody has their own experience. As we mentioned above there can be some effects that do not go well with sex such as paranoia and anxiety.
Make sure that you have a great experience and are able to enjoy your sensual endeavor. It can be an amazing time with thrilling moments of pure ecstasy. Relax, take it easy, and have an outlandish time.