Is there nothing the cannabis plant can’t do? It treats physical diseases. It mitigates the symptoms of psychological disorders and makes them easier to deal with. It produces good feelings. And now it makes sex better too? Forget Democrats and Republicans—we’re voting for cannabis as the next president of the United States.
Seriously, though, we’re here today to talk about the newest form of marijuana that’s sweeping the nation: cannabis lube. There are many misconceptions surrounding this intimacy aid, so the experts at Honest Marijuana have created this definitive guide to help you stay informed. Along the way, we’ll answer questions like:
- What is cannabis lube?
- Can you get high on cannabis lube?
- What does cannabis lube do?
We’ll share some he-said-she-said experiences regarding what it’s like to use cannabis lube in the bedroom, and then we’ll give you a DIY recipe for cannabis lube so you can try it for yourself.
All right, enough foreplay. Let’s get down to business.
What Is Cannabis Lube?
Contrary to what the name suggests, cannabis lube is not actually lube. Mind blown, right? Blame the confusion on all the cannabis slang floating around out there.
Because of all the cool weed terms creative cannabis users have come up with over the years, and because of the relaxed nature of the cannabis culture itself, it’s easy to call one thing by another name even if it’s not technically correct. Other examples of this include:
But back to the subject at hand. Cannabis lube is not lube; it’s more of a massage oil. For that reason, most manufacturers have dubbed their products “sensual cannabis oil” (we’ll refer to it by both names throughout this article).
Even though the difference in terms is kind of like splitting hairs, there are some pretty important distinctions between lube and sensual cannabis oil.
- Lube’s main use is to facilitate sexual intercourse.
- Lube’s results are immediate.
- Lube doesn’t do anything other than get things ready to go.
- Lube can be used in combination with latex.
Sensual Cannabis Oil (a.k.a. Cannabis Lube)
- Sensual cannabis oil is more a relaxation aid than a sexual aid.
- Sensual cannabis oil takes 20-40 minutes to work.
- Sensual cannabis oil is an experience in itself (like Tiger Balm for your lady parts). Sex isn’t required, but it certainly makes it better.
- Sensual cannabis lube should not be used in combination with latex. The oils in the product can cause latex to break down and render your protection useless.
So, while it’s subtle, the difference between lube and sensual cannabis oil should not be ignored. To clarify more, let’s look at how sensual cannabis oil works.
How Does Cannabis Lube Work?
Here’s a basic breakdown of how cannabis lube works its magic.
- The mucous membranes present in a woman’s genitals (and there are a lot) absorb the THC in the oil.
- The cannabinoids act locally on the cannabinoid receptors.
- This causes the capillaries to dilate and increases blood flow to that area.
- The enhanced circulation magnifies sensitivity and sensation.
Put all those things together and you’ve got a very enjoyable experience.
The Skinny On Cannabis Lube
Here are some important points to consider if you’re thinking about taking cannabis lube out for a spin (and why wouldn’t you?).
Cannabis Lube Won’t Get You High
Sorry folks, cannabis lube will not get you high in the typical sense of the word. It’s not like a body or head-high that comes from dabbing or tinctures. But many people who’ve tried cannabis lube report that it creates a profound pleasure localized in the privates. After using a sensual cannabis oil for the first time, one female user reported, “I literally laughed out loud because I’d never felt anything as euphoric as that before.”
It Can Be More Or Less Potent Depending On The Cannabis Strain
Be sure to check the label of the product you choose, and always follow the directions. Sensual cannabis oils can vary in their potency depending on the cannabis strain used during production.
High-THC strains like Cherry OG, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, and Chemdawg can yield powerful cannabis lubes, while less-potent strains like Harlequin and Sour Tsunami yield much milder products.
It’s Often Made With Coconut Oil
Cannabis lube is often made with coconut oil because:
- Coconut oil is safe to eat.
- Coconut oil naturally balances the pH of the environment into which it’s introduced.
- Coconut oil exhibits natural antimicrobial qualities.
While coconut oil may sound like a weird base for a mass-produced intimacy aid, it’s perfect for those of you with a few empty canning jars lying around. As you’ll see in our DIY section below, it’s super easy to make your own sensual cannabis oil without a lot of fuss.
It’s Mainly For Her
Cannabis lube is mainly for those with two X genes. It doesn’t work well as an intimacy aid for men because male genitalia doesn’t absorb THC in the same way that female parts do.
He Can Enjoy It Too
For men, enjoying cannabis lube comes from knowing that his lady friend isn’t imitating Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally. Add to that the very real possibility that he could get a slight buzz should he choose to engage in certain activities (think edibles), and you can see why cannabis lube is a win-win for both parties.
Here’s what one lucky male sensual-cannabis-oil user had to say after experimenting with the stuff, “It’s hard for sex to be bad, but with cannabis lube, it was definitely better than usual, mainly because it was so much better for her.”
DIY Cannabis Lube
If you’re dying to experience what all the hype is about, the pros at Honest Marijuana have you covered. We’ve created this DIY recipe so you can whip up a batch of sensual cannabis oil in the privacy of your own home. Who loves you (in a totally platonic way that doesn’t require cannabis lube)?
Ingredients & Supplies
- 8 ounces of coconut oil
- 0.25 (¼) ounce of cannabis flower
- Slow cooker
- Food processor
- Food scale
- Two 4-ounce canning jars (or one 8-ounce jar) that fit upright in your slow cooker
- Lids for the canning jars
- Cheesecloth (unbleached)
- 2 funnels (one large, one small)
- Eye-dropper bottle
- Boiling water
- Preheat your oven to 240˚F.
- Break up the dried buds into small chunks. Alternatively, you could use a grinder or food processor to shred the bud into fine flakes.
- Spread the pieces on a baking sheet.
- Put the cookie sheet in the oven and bake for one hour. Stir the contents of the cookie sheet after 30 minutes. This is decarboxylation. It’s an essential step, so be sure not to skip it.
- Divide the decarboxylated bud into your canning jars.
- Add 4 ounces of coconut oil to each jar.
- Place the lids on the jars and seal tightly.
- Boil 1 gallon of water.
- Place both canning jars in your slow cooker and pour in enough boiling water to cover the jars.
- Set the slow cooker on “Warm” and let the jars simmer for 4-5 hours.
- Every 60 minutes, remove the jars from the water (use an oven mitt or jar clamp!) and shake them vigorously.
- After 5 hours, remove the jars and place them on a soft cloth to cool. To keep the jars from cracking, do not set the hot jars on a cold OR hard surface.
- Line the large funnel with at least four layers of cheesecloth.
- Pour the cooled liquid through the funnel into a large mixing bowl or measuring cup.
- Squeeze the cheesecloth to get as much oil from the plant matter as possible.
- Finally, pour the sensual cannabis oil into the eye-dropper bottle (the small funnel comes in handy here).
You’re all ready to go! Don’t worry about the color. That slight green tinge is normal and won’t permanently stain.
If you’re wondering how much cannabis lube to use at any one time, we recommend starting with 1 milliliter (a full eye dropper) at a time to see how you react. One milliliter contains roughly 6 milligrams of THC. That’s a good starting THC dose for most things edible and dermal.
Remember, your skin down there is sensitive (I’m preaching to the choir, right?) so you don’t want to overdo it. And your body’s reaction depends largely on the original bud you used to make your cannabis lube. The 6-milligrams-of-THC-to-1-milliliter-of-oil metric is based on ganja with an original potency of 10-15 percent THC. If you opt to cook with something stronger, like Sour Diesel (19-25 percent), you may be able to get by with less than an eye-dropper-full.
So if you have access to cannabis lube (be it store-bought or DIY), why not give it a try? Really, what have you got to lose? Sex is already pretty darn good, so if something can make it even just a little bit better, yeah, we’re in.
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