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Let’s get it on

How cannabis can get you in the mood

Regular cannabis consumers have sex an average of 7.1 times during a 4-week period compared to 6 times for non-users. (iStock / Getty Images Plus)
Regular cannabis consumers have sex an average of 7.1 times during a 4-week period compared to 6 times for non-users. (iStock / Getty Images Plus)
By Rob Mejia EVERCANNABIS Correspondent

Did you know that regular cannabis users have more sex than non-users? According to urologist Dr. Michael Eisenberg, regular users have sex an average of 7.1 times during a 4-week period compared to 6 times for non-users. And it appears that there are three main reasons why.

1. Sharing is caring

Shared activity and passion create an opportunity for intimacy. Whether traveling, exploring a new city, or consuming cannabis as a couple, you are sharing conversation, making memories, and spending quality time together – all ingredients conducive to intimacy and sex. When sharing cannabis, as you roll a joint, pack a pipe, make edibles, or apply lotions, time slows as you focus on the moment and your partner.

2. Let’s get physical

Cannabis creates physical effects ideal for sexual activity. With certain strains, one’s mental focus sharpens, so you can focus on sex. For some, it can feel like everything slows, making the experience more intense and pleasurable. Infused lubricants can also help relieve pain and increase stimulation.

3. Have it your way

Cannabis is consumable in many ways, that everyone can find a method that suits them and can be shared. Not a smoker? Edibles are available in many forms that can be included in romance: brownies, chocolate bars, oils or butter. Consider taking drops from a tincture, using a vape pen, or any number of other options.

The connection between cannabis and sex isn’t new either: sources as early as 700 A.D. in India discussed using cannabis to enhance tantric sex.

If you would like to try sex and cannabis, here is a brief guide to popular strains.

Indica-dominant and Indica-hybrid Strains: Ideal for gentle, lingering encounters

Granddaddy Purple This Indica hybrid packs a good amount of THC (about 17%) that leads to the feeling of happiness and euphoria and then a body buzz. This strain is a descendant of Purple Urkle and Big Bud and is easy to find.

Skunk No. 1 This Indica hybrid contains about 15% THC. Its effects are described as relaxing, euphoric, but still energizing. Users may feel a bit dreamy.

Goo Goo is a combination of 80% indica and 20% sativa with at least 15% THC. It produces a gradual, heady high, and then promises a solid night of sleep. Make sure you and your partner are planning to sleep afterward, or you may be left feeling sluggish.

Silver Haze This 50/50 hybrid (50% indica and 50% sativa) has about 11% THC but is surprisingly fast acting. It is known to lower inhibitions; if nervousness during intercourse is a factor or you want to try something new, Silver Haze may be the way to go.

Jillybean Jillybean has predictable effects, starting with a feeling of creativity and energy, moving on to a soothing body high, comfort, and pain relief. An indica hybrid with about 13% THC, Jillybean is also believed to increase appetite.

Sativa-dominant and Sativa hybrid Strains: Put some pep in your step

Sour Dream Sour Dream is comprised of 70% sativa and 30% indica and is the spawn of parents Sour Diesel and Blue Dream. It is known to fight depression and cramps, and makes the user feel sociable and euphoric. Sour Dream weighs in at about 17%, THC so expect a nice energy boost.

Sour Diesel If Sour Dream is not available and you want a similar experience, try Sour Diesel. It is also sativa dominant and contains 17% THC. Users describe the high as energizing and dreamy.

Flo Flo is mostly a sativa-hybrid strain averaging 12% THC and 1% CBD. It alleviates stress, increases creativity and provides a nice boost of energy.

Harlequin Harlequin is recommended as a great strain for mornings. It is a sativa-dominant hybrid that packs an impressive amount of CBD, about 15% THC to 6% CBD. It provides a mild high with an uplifted mood; just the right combination to get your morning started right.

Rob Mejia is president of Our Community Harvest: A Cannabis Education Company. Rob lives in New Jersey and spends his free time cooking, playing tennis, and repairing an old house.

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