Did you know that cannabis can improve your sex life? But not just any strain will do… Let’s explore 5 strains for sex, and how cannabis has been incorporated into intimate rituals for many generations.
ZAMNESIA COMES THROUGH WITH THE 5 BEST STRAINS FOR SEXY TIME
Getting down with dank experiences has been on the ganja enthusiast’s agenda for eons. Getting intimate with one’s beloved partner or having hot sex while under the influence of cannabis not only feels great, it inspires the involved counterparts to elevate their sexual consciousness to the next level.
Cuddling, caressing, touching, and climaxing feel outlandishly cool under the influence of Mary Jane. We decided it’s about time to present the best strains for having sex. Let’s explore the most mouth-watering strains on the market.
CHOCO CANDY BY ZAMBEZA SEEDS
The most classic dessert for an intimate dinner is indisputably a creamy, dark chocolate cake with delicious strawberry glazing. Sumptuous, right? Well, the dessert doesn’t end there. Toke some Choco Candy with your sexy partner and release your inhibitions in the sack. The sativa dominance ensures a longer-lasting experience for both counterparts, mixed with energetic and erotic sensations. Choco Candy has been intensifying the sexual bond between ganja aficionados since her creation. Now you know which herb to bring on your next date.
CHEMDAWG BY HUMBOLDT SEEDS
The story of the intensely arousing Chemdawg begins with the Grateful Dead Tour in ‘91. The rock ‘n’ roll vibes are inherent in the trichomes of this spectacular dank. If one wishes to indulge in otherworldly threesomes, Chemdawg is the strain of choice. This delicious sativa seductress emanates diesel scents and aromas, refueling the horny consumer for the profound activities ahead. Smoke up, power up, and get down—Chemdawggy style.
BLUE CHEESE BY BARNEY’S FARM
This 100% indica is perfect for sensual and deeply-connected sexual endeavours. Here’s the recipe for a perfect Blue Cheese experience: choose a romantic flick with your partner, Netflix and chill, toke a bowl of Blue Cheese, and exhale the smoke into your counterpart’s lungs in a seductive manner. Once the sensual bond has been established, Netflix should be ignored. Suddenly, the couch becomes the love nest for a long time thanks to Blue Cheese’s couch-locking effects. It’s recommended not to smoke too much, otherwise the deep sexual experience will turn into a deep dreaming experience.
SEXBUD BY FEMALE SEEDS
The name says it all. SexBud is ready to fill your consciousness with uplifting sativa arousal and sensual feels. This cultivar is a true aphrodisiac, perfect for hot adventures. SexBud is more tantric in nature; the sex will deeply intertwine souls and genitals with mighty vibes. Therefore, one should read up on ancient tantric texts and get inspired for the mind-expanding experiences to come. Eat a lot of healthy foods before the 2-hour spiritual session, and don’t forget to bring your SexBud with you.
SHINING SILVER HAZE BY ROYAL QUEEN SEEDS
To truly master the art of lovemaking, you require honed physical skills, alongside intense mental stimulation. All too often the latter is severely impacted by work, Facebook updates, or the neighbours banging on the wall because of “animal noises”. To completely free your mind and allow yourself to become fully immersed in your partner, you need to banish all distractions.
That’s where Shining Silver Haze steps in. Think of her as cannabis’ answer to cupid. She will pierce straight through the clutter and pessimism that cloud your mind. You will feel invigorated, determined, and more focused than ever. Just make sure you don’t have to work the next day—you might be up all night long!
CANNABIS AND SEX: WHEN GOOD THINGS MEET
Cannabis has been used in conjunction with sex for thousands of years. It holds a great deal of cultural significance in many countries, and has been used to both stimulate and suppress sexual desire. How our ancestors viewed cannabis and its relation to sex, and how today’s scientific community views it, is something we intend to explore further.
Both sex and marijuana can induce highly rewarding feelings in our brains. Much in the same way that sex triggers our body’s “pleasure center”, cannabis activates its own system within our bodies—the endocannabinoid system.
The endocannabinoid system is a network of receptors that interact with the unique cannabinoids found in marijuana. The only other abundant natural source of cannabinoids we know of is our own body. By introducing exogenous cannabinoids from the cannabis plant into our system, we can induce feelings of euphoria—a feeling that we can also get in one form or another from sex. It only makes sense then that many of our ancestors saw the potential in this pairing, and sought to combine them into one ultimate experience.
TANTRA AND CANNABIS
Tantra is a mystical Hindu-Buddhist tradition that believes enlightenment (“Nirvana”) can be reached through transcendent physical and mental exercise. Examples of such exercises are yoga, meditation, and tantric sex. Many advanced Tantra methods involve the use of marijuana.
Sacred texts have been uncovered describing how these practices using marijuana were commonplace in Ancient India, and it is believed that the complexity, rigour, and intensity described would be beyond many of today’s Tantra practitioners.
This is because the practice of Tantra has now spread across the world; many of its practitioners are removed from the cultural place of origin, the life and communities Tantra arose from. Whilst today’s Tantra can certainly go some way to help obtain spiritual and sexual enlightenment, it is in no way comparable to the complexity and intensity elucidated in ancient texts.
One of the philosophies of Tantra is that the human body is interwoven with an energy system that is linked to natural and cosmic energies. Men and women have varying degrees of these energies within themselves, and through tantric sex, these energies are untied to create circuits, allowing both partners to reach new heights of spiritual experience, pleasure, and intimacy. It is thought in this culture that tantric sex helps facilitate a balance in the universe, and goes some way to absolve the sins of man against nature and the cosmos.
Ancient writings described how cannabis was often used in tantric sexual rituals, dating back to around 700 A.D., where sex, cannabis, and Tantra came together to create a physically demanding, yet exquisite experience that brought true enlightenment, ecstasy, and balance to the practitioners.
Those practicing tantric sex would often drink a cannabis concoction called “bhang”. This is essentially a heated cannabis milkshake. The resinous bud of the cannabis was added to milk with sugar and other flavourings before being heated to allow the cannabinoids, such as THC, to activate within the mixture. It was then drank, followed by breathing and visual imaging exercises until the effects of the cannabis took hold. Once a state of intoxication had been achieved, meditation and sexual Tantra would soon follow.
Many cannabis sex rituals are described as a worship of feminine beauty, and would normally focus around two acts—intercourse, and the performance of oral sex on the female by the male. Through Tantric exercise and meditation, both participants would try to make the sexual act last as long as possible.
Some texts describe how intercourse would last 7–8 hours before both participants reached a mind blowing, spiritual, and cannabis-fuelled full-body orgasm—which induced a timeless feeling of Nirvana for its duration.
THC AND TESTOSTERONE
As touched upon, the notion of whether cannabis acts as a sexual stimulant or sexual suppressant is debated by the scientific community.
Whilst the above historical descriptions outline how marijuana was used to enhance sex, it has also been used throughout history as a sexual suppressant; for example, the ancient Roman medical book, De Materia Medica (On Medical Matters), made reference to how cannabis could be used to treat aches and pains, as well as eliminate sexual desire.
So how can cannabis be both a stimulator and a suppressor? Well, modern science suggests it has to do with the dose of THC that enters the body. Research from the University of Texas found that cannabis affects male sexual activity in two phases. In laboratory tests on mice, they found that the initial dose of THC increased the amount of testosterone present in the blood to about 6 times the norm. However, after 20 minutes, the levels of testosterone plummeted, falling way below that of the control group.
What is also interesting from this research is that they found mice given a low dosage maintained high levels of testosterone for up to an hour. It was only mice given a high dosage whose testosterone levels quickly plummeted. What this suggests is that having a small amount of cannabis can certainly get men in the mood, and for a good length of time, whereas giving a man a high dose will cause him to peak too early, or even prevent any peak at all.
This goes some way to support the theories of Tantra—practitioners would not have consumed large amounts, as there was no intention to get “stoned”. This is further supported by the anecdotal accounts of modern day users who report feeling much more sexually in tune and closer to their partners after consuming only small amounts of cannabis
WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?
During sexual intercourse, without the aid of any drug stimulation, the body will produce the luteinizing hormone. It takes about 20 minutes for it to be produced in the pituitary gland and then travel to the testes, where it helps produce testosterone; testosterone then travels back to the pituitary gland, creating a circuit within the bloodstream.
This system shuts down when the brain believes that there is enough testosterone present in the body. Large doses of THC seem to disrupt this system, possibly causing the brain to think that there is enough testosterone too early, causing levels of testosterone to plummet after 20 minutes. As mentioned, low doses of THC do not seem to have this effect.
So, as you can see, cannabis can both stimulate and suppress the desire to have sex. It has played a large part in the history of human sexual intercourse, and probably will continue to do so for many years to come. If nothing else, the practice of Tantra has shown how the use of cannabis during sex can be a very beautiful and intimate experience.
CONCLUSION: GANJA-INFUSED SEX COULD BE ON YOUR MENU
Whether you’re into deep, spiritual connections or adventurous rendezvous scenarios, there’s a strain for all y’all. Explore your inner desires with the aforementioned titillating cultivars and discover what the universe has planned for you. Orgasming under the influence of high-class cannabinoids can be so intense it breaks the human language barrier and can’t be expressed through words. Get together with your partner, toke that toke and get physical.