This is a fun topic to explore both on the page and in the bedroom (or really anywhere you are able to get away with it!) but we here at Haute Health would be remiss if we didn’t also mention some of the potential downsides of mixing cannabis and your sex life together. Although there are a vast array of potential positive benefits you will only be able to experience them if you go into your next liaison with the proper mindset and awareness of the potential downfalls.
Almost everyone is familiar with the notorious side effect of dry mouth when it comes to smoking weed and other parts of your body may be similarly reluctant to self lubricate if you find yourself stoned enough to be reaching regularly for a glass of water. Having clean cool water readily available at your bedside is never a bad idea but if you don’t already have personal lubricant handy make sure you get some before you toke up and take you or your partner’s pants off! Nothing will grind your sexual escapade to a faster halt than uncomfortable friction,
It’s also worth noting that it is important to dose yourself properly and understand your tolerances. Gobbling down some edibles for a long lasting body buzz might sound like the perfect compliment to a night of passionate sex but if you are not careful you could easily take too much and the creeping effect of the THC could blindside you at a very inopportune time and ruin what could have otherwise been a very deeply felt and fantastic sexual experience. If you are not an experienced smoker, start out slow and try a little toke before your next encounter just to take the edge off rather than plunging headfirst into the deep end of the pool. Even a little bit too much of a joint can put someone in a state of anxiety and discomfort which will put a quick stop to any feelings of intimacy or sexual desire.
And of course the most important caveat of all, always discuss things with your chosen partner and don’t forget to check in with yourself about what your true feelings, desires and hard red lines are. Sex without consent can never be a positive experience for anyone involved. Be wary of anyone promoting a certain strain as the best strain for male arousal or the best strain for female arousal making the suggestion that it can work as an aphrodisiac. You should never attempt to manipulate another person into a sexual encounter under any circumstances and using marijuana to coax someone out of their personal inhibitions against their will is not just morally wrong but a legitimately prosecutable form of sexual assault.