Marijuana has been known to enhance the sex lives of couples who consume the herb before heading into the bedroom. But not every component of the cannabis plant is a powerful aphrodisiac. While the primary psychoactive compound known as THC has left more than its fair share of young, enthusiastic lovers in a wet spot, quivering from head to feet, CBD, the non-intoxicating part of the plant does not come with the same Earth-shattering results. In fact, using CBD in hopes of conjuring up the Gods of mind-blowing orgasms is about as effective as rubbing it all over your genitalia in hopes of preventing a nasty STD. Better call the clinic now, you’re going to need it!
Although CBD has the reputation these days for its vast therapeutic reach, the fact of the matter remains, high-CBD strains of marijuana are less likely to open a couple up to the kind of animalistic sex that most people are after than strains more prominent in THC. Andrew Mieure, a certified cannabis sommelier and owner of Top Shelf Budtending, told Leafly that he doesn’t “think CBD provides enough of a “mental shift” to really impact performance negatively or positively.” You might as well toss a few cans of ginger beer in the mix.
In order to summon the beasts of belly grinding greatness, it is necessary to employ the buzzed magic of THC. This specific compound “is important because of that mental shift you experience,” Mieure said. “Whether that be loosening your mental state to be ready for sex or actually making the sex feel better physically, the mental shift is more noticeable with THC.”
Depending on your religious affiliation, THC might also help you scrap that old hole in the sheet routine. God willing, am I right?
But this does not mean that CBD is completely useless with respect to the skin-slapping activities in the boudair. The cannabinoid does, in fact, play an import role in keeping the sex from falling apart. Too much THC can make some people feel anxious and paranoid, both of which are side effects that have absolutely no place in even the most average of sex sessions.
Anxiety has been known to cause erectile dysfunction in men and the inability to orgasm in women. It’s kind of like trying to turn on the bathroom facet with a piece of cooked spaghetti. It doesn’t matter how big the meatballs are nobody is getting wet.
But CBD can counteract the intensity of its high producing counterpart. So, finding a strain that is a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio is probably the best course of action, Mieure advises. It will provide “a good mixture of euphoria and relaxation without too much knockout power.”
When using cannabis edibles to put your significant other in the mood for a night free of inhibitions, better try the micro-dosing method first. Mieure recommends 1-3 milligrams of THC to bring on the all-important mental shift. Any more than that in an inexperienced cannabis user and your pelvic partner could be at risk of a freak out that almost ensures that nobody has a good time. You want your little love muffin climbing the walls, but let’s make it for all the right reasons.