As Valentine’s Day comes around once again, it’s worth taking a look at how cannabis can spice up your love life. Though the jury is still out on the direct effects of cannabis use on sexual desire (scientific studies are scarce), experienced and novice users alike attest to the plant’s aphrodisiac powers. While the stigma that proclaims cannabis consumers as lazy and unengaged gradually decays, a study published just last year found cannabis users have more sex.
The proliferation of Michigan’s cannabis community brings new brands and strains looking to capitalize on the niche of errotic cannabis products. Take ‘Sexxpot,’ an indica strain developed to possess an aphrodisiac effect with lower THC content (14%) meant to keep the user calm rather than overwhelmed. There are also everyday strains rumored to enhance the pleasures of love. The experts at Bloom City Club say Master Kush, Red Dragon and some phenotypes of Blue Dream are all approved for bedroom use.
Sexy cannabis products also extend past buds to encompass lubricants and condoms. Find these THC infused potions, said to increase sensitivity, at local dispensaries including Bloom (Sundara Lubricant – $60). For medicated massage essentials, stop into Greenstone Society downtown for roll-on aromatherapy rub by local company Essential Organics and CBD vanilla shea butter by Chronic Remedies. For the less adventurous patient, there’s also the trusty Valentine’s Day standby, chocolate. THC- and CBD-infused dark chocolates are an easy way to work some weed into your romantic gestures this year.
Even if you’re not quite ready to incorporate cannabis into your love life, the cannabis aphrodisiac niche is growing. As cannabis use becomes widely accepted, expect scientific research to improve these products to the degree you may one day see them adorning the family planning aisle shelves at your local pharmacy.