There’s a lot to be said about smoking a joint before having sex. Many say it paves the way for great love-making, while some say it makes everything flat. We think it’s all about the strain that you use and the dose that you take. That’s why we’ve put together this article about the best strains to smoke before a romantic encounter in the bedroom!
There’s no shortage of cannabis enthusiasts out there who swear by using marijuana before a sexual encounter. For so many people, smoking a little bit of weed before sex heightens the senses, helps to relax and is the precursor to a great orgasm.
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. People have great sex without the need for marijuana. And there’s no need to feel like you need to have a hit before sex. However, every now and then, adding some herbal assistance to the bedroom is required.
Perhaps you want to connect with your partner, but you feel a little bit of muscle pain. Maybe you’ve had a little trouble relaxing into your body lately. Or maybe your libido has just been hanging out in there, basically falling asleep, and you’re ready to wake it up again.
Different strains are better suited for different reasons when it comes to mixing weed with sex. And anybody who has tried this method of romance knows that it can very easily become a disaster if it isn’t taken care of properly.
The strains that we suggest come from what we know about the human body and cannabis. Plus, it’s not just about cannabinoids, but about the terpenes that are in marijuana, too. So hopefully, with our advice and recommendations, you can enjoy sublime sex – and not the kind where everyone is semi-passed-out with the drys on the couch.
Relaxation is key to the sexual experience
Before we get into what strains to try in the bedroom, we’re going to start with this precursor. Anything that makes you more anxious or more self-conscious is absolutely not going to help you have great sex.
Basically, what’s standing between you and an amazing orgasm is the inability to fully relax into your body. And for anybody who has had that kind of orgasm, you know what kind of transcendental experience we’re talking about.
For some reason, this is especially true for women. In general, it is harder for women to reach orgasm than it is for men. This is where marijuana can help nudge you into a more gentle and relaxed state, essentially letting an orgasm happen rather than forcing it out. The same can be true for men who struggle with the pressure to perform. Feeling a bit more relaxed can ease a man out of that pressure and into the positive sensations of love making.
So, before you go dosing yourself with cannabis, think about how it affects you at different amounts. You know there is probably a tipping point, where you’re more tense than relaxed. Choose your dosage carefully and avoid using so much that you can no longer feel relaxed and at ease.
Our top strains for sex
1. Northern Lights
Let’s start at home. Northern Lights was born and bred out of Holland and is indica dominant. That means relaxation is this strain’s forte. It can help ease both people into a slower sexual mood. Not the kind where you’re both racing each other to an orgasm, but the kind where it doesn’t really matter if it takes all night.
2. Big Bud
Big Bud is another indica strain that encourages a deep body relaxation. Be aware that Big Bud can make you feel sleepy, which isn’t generally a good thing if you’re trying to get jiggy.
So be careful not to smoke too much. Sometimes it’s the more subtle effects of strains like these that make it great for activities such as sex. In any case, this isn’t the strain that makes you feel like you just want to blow the brains out of your partner. But, it can create a slow and sensual atmosphere.
3. Harlequin: high CBD
Harlequin has a 5:2 CBD:THC ratio, making it a little but unusual compared to most of the weed we usually smoke.
While there is still some effect from THC, the overwhelming sensation is a CBD-like one. The kind where your body almost feels like melted butter, but without the confusion or anxiety that can sometimes ensue with THC use. It is a great strain to de-stress if you want to get romantic with your partner.
If you don’t have a high-CBD strain on hand, you could always opt for some CBD oil. Note that this oil is entirely without THC, while most high-CBD strains do still contain some THC.
4. Durban Poison
Durban Poison is a strain that has high concentrations of limonene! That’s why this strain has made it to this list. So why limonene, you might ask? Well, this terpene is responsible for a lot of the feelings that come with smoking this strain, such as an elevated mood and stress relief.
As you can imagine, these two qualities are essential to a positive sexual experience. With all of that being said, it’s more likely that this will get you into the kind of sexual mood that has you jumping on your partner and tearing their clothes off.
5. OG Kush
The OG Kush is a strain rich in pinene, another terpene we recommend ingesting before sex. Contrary to limonene, pinene energizes. It has the effect of making one more alert, which can bring you into more engagement with the present moment and with your partner. Plus, this hybrid strain is perfect for finding the balance between relaxing and energizing effects.
Finally, our most highly recommended strain for using before having sex. Although this strain can have extremely strong effects (we recommend dosing very carefully), the creativity, energy and euphoria that users report from Trainwreck makes it ideal for sex. The general feeling associated with this strain is happiness, and that’s a pretty good precursor for a mind-blowing sexual experience.
Remember always to use marijuana sparingly before you get into bed with your partner. You don’t want it to end awkwardly with everybody sitting around in their lingerie eating Doritos. Unless that’s what you’re into, of course.