Yo, what’s good everyone? It’s your boy Dan back with another dope article. Today, we’re gonna talk about something that’s been making waves in the world of cannabis and CBD: lube. Yeah, you heard that right. Cannabis and CBD have made their way into food, drinks, cosmetics, and now, even the bedroom. So sit back, roll up a fat one, and let’s dive into this shit.
First off, let’s break it down. Cannabis lube is basically lube infused with all the good stuff from weed like cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds. You can get it in two forms: oils, which feel like massage oil, or gels that are more like the lube you’d find at a pharmacy. And let me tell you, these things have blown up in popularity over the last couple years due to the topical benefits of cannabis on the global cosmetic industry.
But what about CBD lube? Well, it’s pretty similar but instead of getting high off THC like with cannabis lube, you just get all the good stuff from hemp-derived cannabidiol and other non-intoxicating compounds. And since CBD doesn’t have THC, it’s typically more readily available since hemp isn’t as strictly regulated as other types of weed.
Now onto the juicy stuff. How do cannabis and CBD lubes actually work? Well, like any other cannabis topical, they deliver cannabinoids and other compounds directly to your skin’s receptors which can produce some sick effects like:
– Arousal: Studies have shown that cannabis lubes can increase sexual arousal levels by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. It’s a system of chemicals, receptors, and enzymes that mediates almost every biological process in our body so you know it’s legit.
– Vasodilation: THC and CBD have both been shown to affect blood flow to certain areas when applied which can enhance sensitivity.
– Impact on sensation: Cannabis compounds are being studied for their pain-relieving potential and immunomodulatory potential (whatever that means) but basically it can leave you feeling pretty damn good.
– Increased sensitivity: By increasing blood flow to your genitals, cannabis lubes can make you more sensitive in a very good way.
So why do these things work so well? It all comes down to how the active compounds interact with our endocannabinoid system. It manages stress, blood circulation, pain, and many other factors that can affect our experience in the bedroom. And trust me when we say there’s a solid body of anecdotal evidence from men and women on the potential for heightened arousal and sensitivity with these lubes.
But hold up. Some people find that smoking weed (especially high-THC products) increases their anxiety which is definitely NOT what you want in the bedroom. That’s where cannabis lubricants come in. They deliver cannabinoids like THC and CBD directly to your skin receptors without entering your bloodstream which means even if you use THC lube, you won’t get that high feeling you get from smoking or eating weed.
Now let’s talk about the differences between cannabis lube and CBD lube. Cannabis lube usually contains a mix of THC, CBD, and other compounds present in weed while CBD lube is derived from hemp so it usually doesn’t contain THC. And while no cannabis lube will get you high (at least not in the same way as smoking a joint), some people may find cannabis lube containing THC to have more obvious physiological effects than a CBD lubricant.
But is it safe for sex? Hell yeah it is! As long as you buy from a reputable retailer or make it using a reliable recipe at home (we gotchu on that later). Just keep in mind that oil-based cannabis lubricants shouldn’t be used with latex condoms because they can degrade them.
And just in case you were wondering if cannabis or CBD lube is edible…it sure is! As long as it’s made with edible oil or gel. But if you swallow THC-rich lube…let’s just say you’ll be higher than Snoop Dogg at Coachella.
So how do you use this stuff? Honestly, there’s no “right” or “wrong” way to do it. Use as little or as much as you want and apply it wherever feels good. But remember to never use oil-based lubricants with latex condoms or else they’ll break!
And for those of you who don’t live in legal weed markets (we feel for ya), making your own weed lube at home is pretty damn easy. You just need some oil (like coconut oil), decarboxylated buds or trim (or hash), liquid sunflower lecithin, sieves/cheesecloth for straining, mason jars, and a saucepan deep enough to fit the jar inside.
By soothing tension, enhancing touch, and promoting arousal – cannabis and CBD lubes are a fun (and safe) way to spice things up in the bedroom. So grab some from your local dispensary or make your own at home…and let me know how it goes 😉