“It felt like my vagina had no rules!” Emily, 34, raved. Quim Rock is only available in California, but Washtien said the company saw a 300% jump in monthly sales between the fourth quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Other cannalube brands include Stoney Yoni, which makes a health oil and a massage oil, and Humboldt Apothecary’s Love Potion No 7, which can be applied topically or taken orally. The most common sex products to emerge with legalization are cannabis-infused personal lubricants, typically made from cannabis-infused coconut oil. The cannalubes are expensive – a 2oz bottle of Quim Rock costs about $50 – and most aren’t condom-safe.
And then there’s the all-important question: do they work? One doesn’t spend three years on the weed beat without getting curious. The one time I bought a cannabis-infused lube, Foria, my, uh, lab partner thought it was an amusing novelty, but it didn’t add much to the (hopefully earth-shattering) experience. On the plus side, she said there weren’t any side-effects, “always a concern for women trying out new things”. Dr Jordan Tishler is president of the Association of Cannabis Specialists, an organization for doctors with an evidence-based interest in cannabis. (The group has about 300 members.) While many patients initially visit his Boston-area practice for concerns about pain and anxiety, he said, after seeing Tishler they sometimes mention an improvement in their sex lives. He has incorporated sexual health into his practice. Cannabis oil “down there”, Tishler said, might improve blood flow and sensitivity, “but most sexuality happens above the neck”. As a consumption method, he typically recommends vaporizing, which gives more control over onset than eating.
“We don’t have a lot to offer people who have trouble with sexual function,” Tishler said, arguing that the main medical treatments addressed only erectile dysfunction. “Problems of male sexuality are not limited to erections.” Cannabis, though, could help couples with uneven sex drives, he said. The existing research, most of which is about women, showed that “we have a substance here which, particularly if used properly, can be very helpful, and there’s not much competition”, he said. Mixing marijuana and sex didn’t capture white America’s attention until the 1960s. “People said: ‘Yeah man, this is groovy, it really helps me get my mojo on,’” Tishler said. “Some of that advocacy was in the hands of women, which means it probably didn’t get taken seriously.” Tishler cautioned, though, that correct dosages mattered, especially for men, since overindulgence can lead to poor performance – “stoner boner”. None of this was in the curriculum 25 years ago at Harvard Medical School, when Tishler was a student there, and little has changed since. Fortunately, you don’t have to go to Harvard to discover the fortuitous connection between pot and sex. If someone had a healthy sex life, they probably did not need Tishler’s help making the connection, he said. But for people with sexual problems, he said, “there’s a little more to it than ‘Go smoke a doobie’”. Why Couples Are Turning to Marijuana for Happy and Healthy Relationships. Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional well-being of groups of men over 75 years. The research showed something maybe obvious and interesting: Good and healthy relationships are the key to happiness. What does it take to have a healthy and happy relationship? Many factors go into keeping a relationship thriving, but with the mass legalization of cannabis and couples’ access to weedy products, it seems that pot could me a major key to relationship bliss. If you aren’t down on the weed-love train yet, you might want to give it a go. Informal KINDLAND research indicates that people who are consuming cannabis swear that it makes their relationships happier, stronger, and healthier than without it. Studies have shown that marijuana can heighten sexual pleasure, and who doesn’t want that, right? Great sex is a great indicator of a great relationship. Why not try it out, or at least get your hands dirty on some of those cannabis pleasure products? And smoke a J together after sex if you want to keep your intimate senses heightened and/or feel the ultimate post-load relaxation. If the whole point of sex with your best lover is to make you feel wonderful, keep that feeling going. Hey, extending feelings of intimate bonding will only make you happier, and, well, healthier. (Photo via The KINDLAND) “The only reason I smoke weed is so I can have sex with my boyfriend. “Weed is a HUGE factor in relationships, for me at least.
I recently began dating a woman who is as down as I am, if not more-so, with weed. Aside from being a shared interest, smoking together has been a way to spend quality time, we’ve totally worked it into our sex life, which was tight. And if we’re in an argument, and one of us starts to smoke something, the fight usually ends pretty quickly. Whereas previous girlfriends have been less down with my weed habit, and it’s even been a source of disagreement.” —Ben Karris, 27, KINDLAND Editor. Smoking weed helps people forget about the small stuff, and it’s a lot easier not to sweat the little things that might, if sweated, cause you to pick a fight. Weed’s anti-anxiety properties can be key in allowing couples to focus on what matters: Having fun together. “If my partner is having a stressful day and he smokes just the right amount, he’s able to unwind and enjoy some chill, quality time with me.
Even if that means we are watching a movie or taking a long stroll, he’s not thinking about work, or traffic, or money—he’s thinking about me and the thing we are doing in the moment, and it’s great.” —Crissy, 32, KINDLAND Managing Editor. “Weed has been the single most helpful element in my relationship.