Is Cannabis an Aphrodisiac?
Recent studies have shown that cannabis is an aphrodisiac. These studies substantiate what many cannabis users have claimed for a long time, i.e., that cannabis enhances their sexual relations and performance.
Despite the fact that most doctors only prescribe cannabis for pain or anxiety, some cannabis users believe that it may be an aphrodisiac and aid with erectile dysfunction.
According to the study “Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study”, there is “a positive association between marijuana use and sexual frequency in men and women across all demographic groups”.
There are several views concerning marijuana and libido, but the most common one is that a decrease in anxiety is the most crucial component linked to an increase in libido. Furthermore, many cultures and traditional remedies have also used cannabis as a traditional aphrodisiac. Cannabis usage is linked to an increase in sexual activity and does not appear to negatively impact sexual function. This is one of the main reasons why many people use cannabis as an aphrodisiac.
In addition, the use of cannabis is not only beneficial to men and their libido but also increases the sex drive in women. In one study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, they aim to determine “if marijuana use before sex affects the sexual experience, by how much, and which domains of sexual function are affected”. Thirty-eight women (29%) admitted to using cannabis before copulation. Sixty-eight percent of the 38 women claimed it made their intercourse more joyful, sixteen percent claimed it damaged their sexual experience, and the remaining sixteen percent were indecisive or clueless.
Cannabis as an Aphrodisiac: How Does it Work?
THC is said to increase libido through reducing anxiety and slowing down the perception of time. Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, including the reproductive tract (and the brain). Additionally, both CBD and THC appear to aid with libido through lowering anxiety. The director of the Center for Sexual Health at Saint Louis University conducted a survey with more than 300 women. The study concluded that the majority of women noted that cannabis improved the overall sexual experience. Moreover, “it did also improve libido, it lessened pain, it improved their orgasm.”
The connection between cannabis and enhanced female sex desire is due to three effects THC has on the mind and body:
- Marijuana reduces anxiety, making you feel more at ease.
- It slows down the impression of time.
- Cannabis also causes heightened sensations.
These are three effects that make many people choose cannabis as an aphrodisiac.
Best Aphrodisiac Cannabis Strains
Some cannabis strains are considered better aphrodisiacs than others. In this list you will find some cannabis strains that will improve your sex drive:
This hybrid cannabis strain is very high psychoactive with THC levels that go up to 23% of THC. This strain is one of the most popular cannabis strains as aphrodisiac. Its main terpene is myrcene.
This strain is very high in CBD (15%) with very low levels of THC. Nonetheless, despite its low THC levels, Joanne’s CBD is very popular as an aphrodisiac. In addition, Joanne’s CBD is ideal to ease pain and anxiety.
Green Crack Punch
It’s a cross between Purple Punch and Green Crack. Green Crack Punch is a powerful hybrid strain with approximately 18% of THC. In addition, Green Crack Punch is an effective aphrodisiac that will help you improve your sex drive (this train will make you feel euphoric). This strain has been developed by the famous cannabis seed bank Royal Queen Seeds.
Another potent aphrodisiac, Afghani Yumbolt is high in THC (19%). In addition, this hybrid strain has 1% of CBD. In addition to being an aphrodisiac, this strain is very helpful in treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.
This cannabis strain is a cross between Hindu Kush and Skunk #1. It has moderate levels of THC (15%) with myrcene, ocimene and caryophyllene as its main terpenes. Hindu Kush is an effective aphrodisiac that will also help you reduce anxiety and stress.
Atomic Northern Lights
This Indica-leaning strain is high in THC with levels that can reach up to 24% of this psychoactive cannabinoid. This strain will make you feel relaxed and creative while at the same time it will reduce your anxiety.