Cannabis and sexuality: How it can help with your pleasure

Cannabis can be a great ally when it comes to discovering and enjoying what gives your body pleasure. Improve orgasms, spice up relationships … Find out the reasons for this here, and what risks you should be careful with!

One of the greatest delights in setting aside taboos about our pleasure is being able to love yourself and discover yourself – whether with someone or in your own company. Here on the blog, we have already talked about how cannabis can be a great tool for women who want to explore their own sexuality, but the truth is that the herb has incredible effects that go beyond the gender of those who use it.

Even today, in a society considered quite liberal in many ways, sexuality involves extremely complex themes: old traumas, repression of wills and expressions, social issues and, of course, fear of judgments are problems that can make a healthy sexual experience more difficult. But the truth is that we need to talk more about it, so that everyone can find their blockages and try to overcome them.

It is not for nothing that cannabis is so famous when we think of it being super linked to sexuality. Ashley Manta says: marijuana can “can double a woman’s chances of reaching orgasms compared to one who does not use the herb.”

Here, we will tell you a little of what has already been discovered about the relationship between cannabis and sexuality. In addition, we want to let you know about the risks that it can present if used improperly!

Come with us to learn more about this hot topic that we love!

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How does cannabis excite us?

Well, let’s start with the million dollar question, but which actually has a very simple answer. Anyone who reads our posts knows that we talk a lot about a system called endocannabinoid, present in each one of us. In a quick definition, this system has endocannabinoid receptors, which synthesize the substances present in cannabis – such as CBD, CBN and THC. And although it is a relatively recent discovery, what we already know about it is that its receptors are spread throughout our nervous system.

And what are some of the locations with the highest number of nerve endings in our body?

Our erogenous zones.

Although we still don’t know with 100% certainty what effect the endocannabinoid system has on sexual desire, studies indicate that the concentration of endocannabinoids in the body plays a significant role in arousal. And endocannabinoid receptors are present in greater quantities in many areas of the body associated with reproduction, sexual pleasure and desire, including around the adrenal glands, gonads (ovaries and testicles) and other parts of the reproductive system, and everywhere of the brain most involved with libido, including the hypothalamus and hippocampus.

Thus, it is believed that when cannabis acts on our bodies in various ways, it helps to facilitate our arousal and make sexual pleasure even more intense.

What exactly does it do for that?

Now that we know the basic formula can be (body + cannabis = sexual energy), let’s go a little deeper to find out what exactly the herb does to make us that way.


One of the reasons why cannabis is indicated to treat glaucoma (!) is also what makes us more naughty when we get high. It improves our vasodilation – that is, when our blood vessels expand to improve the oxygenation of cells. This is what makes the erectile tissue in our genitals firm and swollen. In the female reproductive system, it causes the mucous membranes of the vulva and vagina to start producing natural lubrication. It can get hot, and even make you sweat and get red faced.

All of this happens naturally, but it ends up being facilitated by cannabis. In fact, topical solutions – such as cannabis-based lubricants, which we have already taught how to do here – can be perfect for that. In the male body, the herb acts like a lighter Viagra, and, according to doctors, both substances can even be used concurrently.

Less stress, more pleasure

A well-known effect of cannabis is how it helps our mood, including making us happier and less anxious (remember that it also depends on the dosage). Letting go of worries is basically the number one rule for achieving pleasure fully. But we know that, in the modern world, it is practically impossible to live a 100% stress-free life – after all, how can we avoid all the triggers when we are bombarded by news (not always good) on all social networks? Or even a world like this that we are living in a pandemic time?

The herb can help you to think less about these stressors and connect more to the moment, whether alone or accompanied. That way, you feel each touch and open up even more for every delicious possibility!

Painless sex

You may have heard about the properties of cannabis in relieving chronic pain, right? But something that unfortunately is rarely talked about is pain during sex. It can be caused by several factors, including vaginismus, vulvodynia, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, chronic pain disorders, neurological problems, among others. And, obviously, it is very difficult for the libido to resist knowing that in order to seek pleasure, you will have to go through an uncomfortable process.

The truth is that in countries where cannabis is regulated, there are products specially developed with this in mind – like suppositories or topical products. Cannabis lubricant itself can be an incredible and easy solution to make at home.

But don’t forget: if you are experiencing pain while having sex, seek a health professional to find out what your condition is and whether treatments are available.

And when to be careful

Yes: we love cannabis, but we always need to talk openly about the risks involved if it is used incorrectly.

As for sexuality, some of the biggest problems associated with cannabis are:

  • The indiscriminate use of cannabis can prevent you from enjoying sex so much without using the plant. Another problem is that, because of the tolerance, the more you use it, the greater the amount needed to bring satisfactory effects.

  • Excessive marijuana decreases male fertility, according to studies. The researchers found evidence that continued use of the substance can decrease sperm count.

It is important to always be in tune with your own sexuality

Tips from the Girls!

We love this plant, and we also love every healthy expression of pleasure. Therefore, we also have our own tips and experiences to share here and help you on this journey in search of a more taboo-free and full of desire sexuality!

  • With someone or without, it is important to always be in tune with your own sexuality. Experimenting with cannabis in pairs can be a great idea, but how about starting with you? Use it, touch yourself, notice what you like best, what are the sensations that increase your libido. So you can share it with a partner later!

  • If you have any type of trauma or blockage with your sexuality, take it easy. Take your time and seek help when you feel ready. There are countless types of therapy to understand and find ways to get back being comfortable with your own pleasure.

  • Look for strains that make you feel more sensitive in your body or touch. As we know, the effect of each species can vary depending on who is consuming, but there are some that are very specific for this, such as: Girl Scout Cookies, Bubblegum Kush, Sour Diesel, Harlequin and Jillybean (all of these are part of a selection Leafly special for different types of sex, which you can see here).

  • Know sex: knowing all the science behind it can also be a good way to get to know yourself better and discover what makes your sexuality what it is. One of our nominations is the book Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good (still untitled in Portuguese). He goes through various faces of today’s society, talking about sex and sexuality, drugs, racial issues and other forms of activism, and how they influence us in the most diverse layers of our life.

  • Create your moments. Get comfortable, adjust the environment and focus. Take your time. Follow your wishes and your instincts. Take the time to do this whenever possible. Knowing what you like is essential to have a better relationship with yourself and with others.

Did you like to know all this? We hope that with this information, you can use cannabis as a new element in your sex life as well. After all, this energy is a big part of our lives, and it is essential to find how to experience it in positive ways. Do you have any tips for us? Tell us in our comments!

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