Ancient cultures and modern sciences are coming together, giggity..., on cannabis and sex. Throughout the ages cannabis has been known as an aphrodisiac, and is said to reduce inhibitions and enhance sexual desire. The Kama Sutra, Ayurveda medicine, and the Arabian Nights are just some of the more well-known ancient sources of cannabis and sexual practices. People from all around the world have been getting it on, with cannabis.
In India, Asia minor, and the middle east, hashish, cannabis salves, and a strong cannabis infused drink called "bhang" has been used for centuries by Hindus, Buddhists, and others to achieve a higher or transcendental state of mind, and for Tantric sexual practices. "Tantra (Sanskrit: "weave" denoting continuity), tantric yoga, or tantrism is one of any several esoteric traditions rooted in the religions of India. It exists in Hindu, Bönpo, Buddhist, and Jain forms. Tantra, in its various forms, has existed in India, China, Japan, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia and Mongolia."
More modern studies have some conflicting reports. Past studies in the mid-1970s reported that cannabis causes a loss of sex drive, and an inward withdrawal from a partner. Proponents of cannabis claim that study was totally wrong, and cannabis can enhance sex and sexual desire. That 70s report initiated multiple studies on the effects of cannabis on testosterone and concluded that it caused no significant decrease in testosterone, sexual impairment, or loss of libido. Still, about one third or less of people tested or interviewed reported a loss of sexual desire. killerweednovel.com
Cannabis contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) a chemical that we humans have built-in receptors for. And according to Dustin Sulak, an osteopathic physician from Main, "When we use marijuana, cannabinoids bind to these receptors, prompting changes in key parts of the brain. Along with causing an increased appetite and tendency to wax philosophically, these chemical reactions can lead to mind-blowing sex—by slowing down time, making us more sensitive to touch, and reducing stress." fusion.net
With the legalization of cannabis spreading across the nation, the commercialization of cannabis will continue and yes, sex sells. Cannapreneurs are cashing in on the cannabis-sex connection. Recently Foria has created and is selling a "natural sensual enhancement oil thoughtfully designed for women." And let's just say, the testimonials are all for it! Foria’s claims the lube contains no psychoactive properties, so it doesn’t make you high. “It creates a purely sensory based experience, allowing the user to relax, de-stress, slow down, and enjoy sex.” Another Cannabis sex lube to hit the market soon is Apothecanna. You should check out their review.