Cannabis & Romance
Since love is in the air, we're going to explore how cannabis science relates to romance. We've heard that ancient texts claim cannabis is an aphrodisiac. Some say it increases their stamina and even increases the duration of orgasms, while others report a decrease in sexual libido due to a decrease in testosterone production. Think of an experience when it makes you a bit too euphoric to focus, or just too sedated for coitus! Then consider this study published by the Journal of Sexual Medicine which reported cannabis users have about 20% more sex than non-cannabis users. It also seems that specific cannabinoids and terpenes contribute to increased passion or libido. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis has the most immediate effectiveness for 'getting in the mood.' And other products such as specific cannabis topical lube can increase physical stimulation as well.
Terpenes provide cannabis with its unique bouquet and are instrumental to the physiological and psychoactive effects of cannabis. The following terpenes have associated effects that can aid in increased libido and body relaxation. Limonene provides an elevated mood and uplifting experience. This would increase sexual arousal, as long as you don't get 'too in your head!' Some strains high in limonene would be Super Lemon Haze or Jack Herer. Myrcene gives users a more sedated and body relaxing high. Use cannabis strains high in myrcene for an increased relaxation factor, for things like romantic massages. Linalool also have relaxing properties. Linalool can also be found in lavender, which is known for it's calming effects. Maybe if you're a little anxious about your special night, use strains like Lavender or other indica subspecies that contain linalool.
Certain cannabinoids, like THC and CBD can also influence romantic feelings in the human endocannabinoid system. THC's euphoric and mentally stimulating effects can get people quite invigorated with it's 'heady effects.' However THC can also decrease libido when taken in higher doses. CBD has been linked to aiding in erectile dysfunction, but also decreases libido. Cannabidiol is also a great muscle relaxant, which helps alleviate menstruation pains. In our opinion, 'balanced' CBD products, like 1:1 or 4:1 ratios may provide a good amount of both cannabinoids for arousal and body stimulation.
Have fun, experiment and communicate with your lover! Cannabis effects range in a spectrum specific to individuals, so through trying different products and communicating your feelings is the best way to dial it in!
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Happy Valentines Day to all you hopeless romantics out there!