For millennia, marijuana has been used as an aphrodisiac. There are even claims that this particular herb can help make sex so phenomenal. Note though that when it comes to combining sex and cannabis, a little is more than enough. Marijuana can help put you in the mood, but too much of it can give an uncomfortable or “too high” experience.
Here are five reasons why it is better to have sex when you are high on weed:
1. Intense pleasure
Cannabis aids in dopamine release, which is a neurotransmitter that gives you pleasurable feelings and reward. When it is released, it contributes to achieving euphoria when you are on a cannabis high. More dopamine can mean more pleasurable sensations.
Sex already provides a significant boost in dopamine, so when you add cannabis into the mix, it is like a double whammy. You gain a surge of happiness and euphoria from the herb itself then another from the intimate moment you share with your partner.
Quite interestingly, tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, which is the primary psychoactive component in weed, replaces a pleasure molecule in our bodies called anandamide or the bliss molecule. Experts are still unsure about the role of anandamide but it is known to cause relaxation, ease, and bliss, while calming anxiety.
2. Increased arousal fluid for women
Researchers do suspect that weed can hinder the release of cervical fluid, but it also increases vaginal blood flow. The plant is a known vasodilator, which means it helps open blood vessels. Becoming aroused results to the blood vessels relaxing and swelling, which later leads to more secretion of protein, sweat, and water between the capillaries in the mucous membranes.
3. Enhanced senses
Research has shown that weed stimulates the sense of smell, especially when high. Additionally, since cannabis can lower blood pressure, it causes dilation of pupils. As a result, objects and colors are more vibrant and brighter. The heightened sensations may not be relevant in some cases, but it does make bedroom time more fun.
4. Achieving orgasms
One in three women has a problem achieving orgasm during sex. When smoking marijuana, the brain’s receptor known as CB1 is affected and it helps in reaching the big O. CB1 receptor is involved in general euphoria and enhanced tactile sensations. Therefore, weed can improve physical stimulation that can lead to women saying goodbye to faking orgasms.
5. Tension reliever
For those who have anxieties before they get down and dirty, a reefer may just be the answer. Smoking before sex can help you relax and even put you in the right mindset so you can set your worries aside. It has a calming effect that has always been linked to decreased anxiety.
With these five reasons, they prove that sex and weed are a perfect combination. A big plus is that couples who smoke cannabis together often have long-lasting relationships according to some surveys. They result in fewer fights, and their bedroom activities are heightened, thanks to their pot sessions.