Finding the best strains for sex is difficult, but the outcome can be rewarding. Like, really rewarding.
The first written evidence of cannabis being consumed as a tool for facilitation of pleasure takes us back to the seventh century India, where it was used for the prolonging of intercourse and intensification of orgasms. (source)
Hemp (a non-intoxicating variety of cannabis) is also closely linked with the goddess Freya, who was a symbol or eroticism in Norse mythology. (source)
Today, people still tend to connect cannabis with sex—but I wonder why?
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In my opinion, one of the most rewarding effects of smoking weed before sex is that it can help you stay in the moment.
This, coupled with the obvious effects of weed, take your normal sexual arousal and shoot it out of a cannon to completely new levels.
No pun intended.
There’s also this thing when time slightly bends when you’re making love, so the moments of divine pleasure will last appreciably longer when you’re high…
Including the grand finale.
But not all cannabis is the same, and it’s very important to comprehend what kind of cannabis you’re consuming, and what type of high fits your personal needs the best.
Read on to discover the best strains for sex.
Indica or sativa for arousal?
Indica and sativa are the two main subspecies of cannabis.
Thanks to their cannabinoid and terpene profiles, these two species tend to produce different kinds of high:
Indica, due to its high concentrations of myrcene, is responsible for a much stronger body effect, resulting in complete relaxation and detachment from the body. If you consume too high of a dose, this can be quite unpractical for making love.
This full-body blow is colloquially known as the “couch-lock”, where the user feels comfortably glued to the couch.
Sativa strains have cannabinoids and terpenes (limonene for example) that usually offer a much more energetic and mind-driven high, leaving users with more stamina and a stronger desire to engage in any physical activity.
The one cannabinoid that is closely linked to sex is THC, which boosts dopamine secretion in the brain, just like sex.
This is why combining high-THC strains and sex produces an avalanche of dopamine in your body, always leaving you hungry for more.
List of 13 best strains for sex
Now that we know why and how weed influences our bedroom experiences, let’s check out the top strains for sex:
The direct descendant of the force itself, Skywalker is an indica-dominant hybrid that has a perfect percentage of sativa genetics to keep you nice and relaxed, but at the same time bouncy and playful.
Despite its sinister-sounding name, Voodoo is a feelgood and euphoric sativa strain that will surely make you pick up the pace in the bedroom, as its high-energy levels leave stress, anxiety and sadness somewhere in the rear-view mirror.
With Blueberry and UK Cheese as its parents, this indica hybrid will allow deep relaxation more suitable for gentler styles of love-making, but its pain relieving attributes will surely help to take the edge off if you have some violent ideas in store.
While its genetics are still shrouded in a veil of mystery, one thing is certain for the Asian Fantasy strain: It’s really good for sex. The sativa influence is perfect for energy-infused euphoria, so anticipate hours on end, with serious munchies soon to follow.
Skunk No. 1
You can expect superhuman creativity with this already legendary hybrid strain, thanks to the hardcore buzz it gives, but lay off from the oral games that night as its mighty cottonmouth-impact is also well documented.
Goo is an 80% indica hybrid that also allows some uplifting brain activity next to its heavy-mellow high. You can anticipate some serious hunger after your session, no matter how much cardio you’ve actually performed that night.
A direct descendant of Purple Urkle and Big Bud, the Granddaddy offers a strong cerebral frenzy with gentle physical loosening. As a potent indica cross its high is pretty aggressive (17-23% of THC), so make sure not to smoke in abundance, or you’ll be couch-glued before the romance can even begin.
This particular hybrid strain can be described as a very light and overtly uplifting experience, that will leave you with sufficient energy and creativity to perform even the freakiest of tasks!
Ultimate Trainwreck is the sativa-enriched first cousin of the famed Trainwreck strain. Its high will skyrocket your mind deep into orbit, and the moderate body-buzz it emits will leave you all tingly and experimental.
The love child of Sour Diesel and Blue Dream, the Sour Dream is a sativa-prevalent hybrid that will severely lower your stress levels on the one hand, and on the other lift your brain activity to higher fun-seeking ratchet heights.
As a more indica-oriented hybrid (80%-20%), the Bubblegum’s potent body-shot will leave you barely standing, but the remaining 20% of sativa will surely get your creative “juices” flowing in the right direction.
Portrayed as a highly uplifting and electrifying, the thrill of this hybrid will energize you to fulfill your wildest fantasies without any unnecessary overthinking and second doubts. But indulge in moderation because the comedown will bring some genuine hunger with it.
Harlequin is a sativa-prevalent hybrid with large amounts of CBD in it. This strain will keep your mind gladly focused on all the sensations that joyfully overtake your entire being.
I sincerely hope you’ll try and test (in the right circumstances), some of the strains I’ve gathered in this article for you, and by trial and error find the perfect weed that suits your inner freak the most.