Women who have sex while high can have their orgasms intensified! Understand how cannabis can be an ally when it comes to sexuality.
Cannabis and the woman’s body: two subjects so natural that society has become taboo. Perhaps that is precisely why they come together and complement each other so much – and it is a connection as old as human’s first interactions with cannabis. There is evidence that has linked the use of cannabis not only to the medicinal side of female biology, but also to the erotic and aphrodisiac side, since antiquity. Unfortunately, all this magical relationship ended up being barred in the middle of the Middle Ages, when women began to be burned, accused of witchcraft, often for using ointments and medicines prepared with the herb.
Fortunately, as we move forward in debates about cannabis legalization and regulation, research is back in force. In them, we see many advances that show us what our wise ancestors already understood: in addition to relieving pelvic pain and discomfort, cannabis can be a key to female self-knowledge – and to orgasms up to twice as satisfying. It is no wonder that most of the therapeutic compounds in cannabis are found in the female plant, while women have such an intimate and intense connection with the plant.
Want to know more about this incredible relationship between sexuality and cannabis? Having sex is a delight, but informing yourself before is even better!
In this post, you can learn more about it!
A little bit of history
The first gynecological uses of cannabis date back to four thousand years ago, in the regions of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Manuscripts show several types of preparation with the herb for the most varied needs: from difficult births to other diseases and pains. Later texts, from Asia and Africa, detail numerous recipes containing seeds, flowers, stems and extracts used for women’s health.
Perhaps because of its effectiveness, its use for these purposes spread, arriving in Europe, in the Middle Ages, and later in the Americas. Before the prohibitionist wave of the 20th century, doctors around the world prescribed cannabis, often in combination with other herbs, for a wide range of gynecological conditions. Medical texts from 19th century archives describe different formulations of marijuana used to:
- Aphrodisiac uses;
- Painful menstrual cramps;
- Intense bleeding;
- Pain when urinating;
- Premenstrual tension;
- Pain during sex;
- Nausea during pregnancy;
- Postpartum hemorrhage;
- Childbirth difficult.
Back to the present
Although these remedies found in old archives are not up to modern standards, many current researches already show how effective the use of cannabis components is in gynecological medicine. In fact, they can have fewer side effects and a much more affordable value.
This relief from cannabis can be largely explained by the recently discovered endocannabinoid system. It can play an essential role in explaining the balance (and imbalance) of the body, and cannabinoids like CBD and THC can be keys to help maintain it. They work so well in humans because our bodies are full of cannabinoid receptors. But how can they help gynecological issues?
According to research, endocannabinoid receptors are common in the female reproductive system. They are more numerous in the uterus, but are also found in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina and vulva. At a microscopic level, endocannabinoid receptors are located where they can exert a control type. Therefore, they are directly associated with:
- nerves where sensations are mediated;
- immune cells that control inflammation;
- glands that influence hormonal secretion;
- muscles, where they facilitate the use of energy.
In general, the endocannabinoid system is fully integrated into the reproductive tract and plays a key role in the entire reproductive process. In addition, this system also influences the pleasures – and pains – that the reproductive tract provides in our routine.
So how can cannabinoids help women?
There are many answers to that simple question!
One of the main ones is: CBD acts on the same enzyme as ibuprofen – decreasing the production of inflammatory prostaglandins in the body that stimulate painful cramps – and, together with THC, they reduce the intensity of cramps and the ability to feel the signs of pain .
To help with more specific issues, we will make a short timeline to show what role cannabis plays in each stage of female development. Come on?
Youth: discoveries and beginnings
From puberty, sexuality comes with many begginings. First menstruation, first masturbation, first orgasm … We know that the use of cannabis is not recommended until age 21, because it can have some influence on the formation of our brain. But, before that, cannabidiol can be incredible for those who suffer from chronic pain caused by menstruation. Although it has no curative effects, it can decrease scales of up to 30%. Other reported effects are decreased pain, increased pain tolerance and improved quality of life.
Later on, cannabis can be an incredible tool for discovering your own body. There are several studies that show that sex under the influence of cannabis is much better and more pleasurable than under the effect of alcohol, for example. These effects are not only achieved through smoking: they can come from the use of cannabis edibles, vaporization, lubricants and other products (more common in countries where cannabis is legalized, such as the USA and Canada). Whether together or solo: cannabinoids increase the chance of reaching an orgasm by up to two times, and they are even more intense!
Marijuana has been used even for therapeutic purposes in the area, such as overcoming traumas and sexual assaults.
Uses: relief of menstrual pain and PMS symptoms, relief for those diagnosed with gynecological disorders, such as endometriosis, enhancer of female sexuality, treatment against anxiety and post-traumatic disorder.
Adulthood and reproductive phase
Endocannabinoid levels decrease after ovulation, and scientists have recently found that low levels of endocannabinoids correlate with peaceful pregnancies. Likewise, several recent studies suggest that regular cannabis users have less fertility (probably because high circulating levels of THC can overwhelm the body’s attempt to decrease cannabinoid levels after ovulation). In addition, for men, cannabis can lower sperm count.
Already during pregnancy, the levels of endocannabinoids remain low until delivery, at which time levels of anandamide – the “bliss” endocannabinoid – quadruple. This evidence suggests that endocannabinoids are important for uterine contractions. In fact, another study found that higher levels of anandamide during labor are related to rapid birth (as historical records already indicated).
Despite all this suggestive research, if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, we recommend that you consult and follow the recommendations of your trusted doctor!
Uses: birth facilitator, analgesic against pregnancy pain and discomfort.
As We Age…
As we age, our bodies stop producing estrogen and progesterone, which induces menopause. In addition to stopping menstruating regularly, this process can bring several symptoms: headaches, the famous “hot flashes”, irregular bleeding and others. After that, the woman’s reproductive system changes. It is normal to have vaginal dryness, which makes sexual intercourse more painful, and with the decrease in dopamine and serotonin, mood disorders and depressive symptoms can also appear.
Many women opt for hormone replacement: a treatment that can mitigate these symptoms, but with several unwanted side effects. That’s where cannabis comes in: in its various forms, including vaginal suppositories and cannabis lubricants, it can help relieve menopausal discomforts.https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fgiphy.com%2Fembed%2FhTO4ks7etr1cvBQRGO%2Ftwitter%2Fiframe&display_name=Giphy&url=https%3A%2F%2Fgiphy.com%2Fgifs%2FhTO4ks7etr1cvBQRGO&key=61d05c9d54e8455ea7a9677c366be814&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=giphy&wmode=opaque
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Uses: relief of menopausal symptoms and sexual pain.
Varied product range
Although many people automatically think of someone smoking a joint to relieve pain, the truth is that in countries where cannabis is regulated, it comes in a huge range of products: in addition to tinctures, oils and the herb itself, it is sold in suppositories, lubricants, condoms, ointments, creams, oils … For those who need it, just find the way that best suits your needs. In Colorado, for example, there is a vaginal suppository with a local effect to relieve colic pain. With this product, you don’t even need to get high to enjoy the therapeutic effects of this little plant.
Girls in Green Tips
As cannabis women, we have some tips to do in addition to the ones we already gave up there:
- be careful with coconut oil products, which can pierce the condom and harm silicone sex toys;
- give preference to very natural products, including organic ones, without substances that can be harmful to your genital region.
This connection with cannabis has changed the relationship we have with this plant. It is much more than smoking to cope, calm anxieties or sleep better – it is looking inside, touching yourself and bringing awareness to our body, our desires and an endless journey of self-knowledge.