Marijuana Can Even Help Some Women Overcome A Psychological Condition That Leads To Painful Intercourse
As more regions adopt cannabis, there have been no ends of testimonials about how the herb does wonders for everything, including sex. This is important because more than 40 percent of women and approximately 30 percent of men experience dysfunction during the sexual response cycle, which can instill a sense of shame and self-blame, deeply affecting your relationship with your partner as well as yourself.
So how does cannabis make sex better?
Cannabis sex research is still an open field with a lot of potential. There is more to learn as far as creating products that will not only enhance the sexual experience, which goes a long way to helping those who have sexual problems for which they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek treatment.
We Make Our Own Cannabis (Sorta)
All bodies are equipped with the endocannabinoid system whose sole purpose is to keep everything in balance. It accomplishes that by minimizing pain and damage from injury. To get access to this process, your body has two types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are more abundant throughout the central nervous as well as other parts of the body, including the sex organs. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system. These receptors take the body’s natural endocannabinoids to various regions to help regulate your stress responses. If you’re under too much stress, your body won’t make as much endocannabinoids, and it can also reduce the response of the receptors
How Marijuana Works on the Body
Sex is a whole-body experience that starts in the brain, specifically, the amygdala. This part of the brain, located in the front part of the temporal lobe, is responsible for desire. In learning more about how marijuana relieves anxiety, researchers at Vanderbilt University discovered that the amygdala has cannabinoid receptors, which explains the feel-good effect that’s produced when you use the herb. The amygdala is also associated with with phase 2 of the sexual response cycle, arousal.
Increasing Blood Flow
Another way marijuana makes sex better is by increasing blood flow. One study tested cerebral blood flow in men who had used marijuana for the first time in their lives. Results showed that they had increased cerebral blood flow, specifically in that frontal region, near the temporal lobe. That increase in blood flow happens all around the body, including the genitals, which helps to get the desire phase happening. In addition to that, the relaxation effect of the herb reduces the risk of pain during sex.
Take a condition called vaginismus, for example, which in the involuntary spasming of vaginal muscles, making sexual penetration difficult, if not impossible. Vaginismus can occur suddenly, regardless of your sexual past. The problem is it isn’t only related to sex; it also makes the use of tampons and gynecological examination painful. It’s a condition that some doctors believe is psychological. Marijuana may relax the body enough to make the vagina more receptive of sexual penetration. But not just any type of marijuana product that will do this.
The Entourage Effect
There are a lot of cannabidiol, CBD, products out there that can claim to help with sexual desire and arousal. CBD is the second most active marijuana ingredient behind THC, tetrahydrocannabinol. It’s not as powerful, but it also doesn’t render the intoxication side effect that makes THC so notorious. Research is scant, but it seems that when it comes to relief from sexual dysfunction, THC seems to work better than products that contain just CBD. What many are thinking is that the use of different cannabis compounds elicits a kind of synergism called the Entourage Effect, making them work better.
The No-High Cannabis Use
There are plenty of ways to use cannabis, other than smoking. the marijuana plant can be boiled and consumed as a tea or even eaten. Oral ingestion is the pathway to experiencing the high many want because of proximity to the brain. But, what if you want better sexual pleasure without the high?
Check out cannabis suppositories.
Remember, cannabinoid receptors are all over the body, including in the colon or the vagina. By introducing the chemical in the colon or vagina, you reduce the risk of intoxication while still achieving the benefits of better sex.
Remember: Go Easy
Enthusiasm is great, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Too much cannabis has a negative effect when it comes to sex. You may wind up sleeping the opportunity away or being so out-of-your-body that the experience is horrific. In one case, a couple each ingested more than 100 milligrams of cannabis edibles in an effort to get the most from their encounter. The way the man described it,…let’s just say, he lost feeling in more than his legs.
What’s considered too much is relative but the experts all say the same thing: start low, go easy. When you notice that the higher dose feels no different than the previous dose, stick to the previous dose and enjoy.
Disclaimer: Please check your local laws to see which types of cannabis products are legal. Also, you may want to consult your doctor if you have a preexisting condition that could be negatively affected by ingesting this type of product.