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It’s difficult to make a blanket statement about which bud is best for between the sheets. Since each sexual encounter is different, even with the same partner, it’s always important to check your headspace and your heart before introducing cannabis into the situation. Speaking in broad terms, these six strains are largely known for their relaxing, anxiety-reducing components, as well as the ability to heighten senses, all of which are helpful for getting in the mood and enjoying the long, winding road of sensation to O-town. Scientific studies have shown that a low to moderate dosage of cannabis can enhance sexual experiences by increasing the length and intensity of orgasms and aiding in partner bonding. And evidence suggests that cannabis was used as an aphrodisiac in India as early as the 7th century.
As the high increases, so do the feelings of relaxation. The mental stimulation and energizing buzz is the perfect combination for arousal since you can enjoy a tingling body high with a clear mind. And, with that sharpened focus, it is easier to stay in the moment and let the stresses of the day slip away.
This strain is perfect for exploring, whether it be in the bedroom or outdoors—or one another in the outdoors. It offers an intensely elevated sensory experience paired with euphoria and creativity. This strain is said to be ideal for treating patients suffering from conditions such as mild to moderate cases of depression, stress, fatigue, and chronic pain due to injury or illness. Without pain weighing down the body, there is only the floating feeling of an orgasm awaiting you down the rabbit hole, whatever that means.
If you’re gearing up for an all-night lovemaking session, this is the strain to get you there. It instigates feelings of joy, energy, and hyper-focus, all which contribute to a playful high. The only downside is that you will be unable to sleep for several hours after consumption. Then again, who worries about the time when you’re having so much fun entangled in another?
Stressed out? Anxious? Distracted? No matter what mood you’re in that’s hindering you from the one you want, Atomic Northern Lights will give you a spark of happiness and chill you out. This high melts your body like butter but keeps you feeling social and talkative. It’s perfect for a night out or in.
This popular sativa-leaning hybrid will send sensual shivers throughout your body, making your skin deliciously sensitive to touch and your mind buzzing with thoughts of the bedroom.
If you’re introducing cannabis to your sex life for the first time, this strain is an excellent choice for novice consumers. It is deeply calming but does not produce cognitive impairment. Those looking to quickly relieve stress or anxiety will find a friend in this mellow, easygoing flower. Once you’re relaxed, you can do what the name suggests and spend some quality time with yourself or your lover.