There’s no shortage of music and movies that explain just how pleasurable cannabis and sex can be together, however, few people understand what is going on or how to find the perfect CBD strain for sex.
Beyond the references in popular culture, we can also look at controlled medical studies that look at the effect of cannabis on sex. This study from 2019 called “how cannabis alters sexual experience: A survey of men and women” looks at 216 mostly daily cannabis smokers to evaluate which aspects of sexual experience were enhanced or diminished by cannabis use. The results found:
- 58.9% reported that cannabis increased their desire for sex
- 73.8% reported increased sexual satisfaction
- 74.3% reported an increased sensitivity to touch
- 65.7% reported an increased intensity of orgasms
- 69.8% reported that they could relax more during sex
- 50.5% reported that they were better able to focus
- Half of the participants that reportedly found difficulty in reaching orgasm (14 out of 28) said it was easier to reach orgasm with cannabis
- 4.7% reported that sex was worse with cannabis
What Makes A CBD Flower Strain Optimized For Sex?As with most of the unique effects of a strain, CBD flowers get their sexual edge from plant compounds called terpenes. They are the building blocks of essential oils, and are responsible for the potent flavors that cannabis is known for. Terpenes drive the effects of cannabis, famously inducing heavy relaxation or refreshing energy. However, some terpenes are known to have the effect to increase and enhance our libidos, even affecting how sexual stimiulation feels.
The following terpenes are known for their enhancing effects on sex:
- Limonene: Increases sex drive
- Linalool: Best for stress relief
- Beta-Caryophyllene & Humulene: Best for relieving muscle tension
- Terpinolene: Best to boost energy levels
Top 5 CBD Flower Strains For Sex
Trim: Dense, frosty, medium sized nugs
Effect: Uplifted, energetic, focused
Flavor: Citrus, skunk, earthy
Trim: Dense, sticky, large sized nugs
Effect: Uplifting, relaxing, social
Flavor: Kush, diesel, earthy Myrcene is a terpene known for its relaxing properties, and we’ve found it to be particularly beneficial during moments of stress. We could see it being very beneficial in new encounters and breaking the tension in those more… intimate moment! Sour Sukcer Punch is absolyetley delicious, arguably one of the most delicious CBD strains we’ve ever tasted. Not only is it extremely dank, it also packs a punch and comes covered in trichomes.
Trim: Hand trimmed on order, just before it's packaged for ultimate freshness.
Flavor: Sour Lemon, lime, jasmine, gas, sugar.
Effect: A hybrid of relaxation and uplifting energy, for all day use.
Trim: Dense, frosty, large pistons
Effect: Energetic, relaxed, social
Flavor: Diesel, earthy, pine
Trim: Strong, heavy, frosted nugs
Effect: Energizing and uplifting
Flavor: Tart, fruit, cake
SummaryThere’s very few cases in which a cannabis strain makes sex feel worse, however, the study we looked at at the start of this article did find a very small group of outliers. The likelihood is that if you already enjoy cannabis, and have found it to enhance areas of your life, then the strains mentioned in this article will find a positive way into your sex life.
We look forward to learning more about how cannabis strains can enhance the intimacy we can experience with others, and understand better how they do their magic.