The world is warming to cannabis and sex. Recent reports indicate that the global market for each shows sizable growth.
The sexual wellness market is forecasted to reach $39 billion by 2024. Meanwhile, the cannabis market is slated to be worth $66.3 billion by 2025.
It’s likely to surmise that there is a significant overlap between the two. This can be evidenced by the array of cannabis-infused sexual wellness products hitting the market.
Lubes and oils
Cannabis-infused oils and lubes are geared towards heightening intimacy and overall enjoyment during sexual encounters. Apply the product to the anus, vagina or vulva, adding moisture for a more pleasurable experience for all partners involved.
Onset times do tend to vary for some, however, the wait typically should be under 30 minutes or much less.
In addition to sexual pleasure, products may tout additional wellness properties, such as serving as an antifungal or antiseptic.
Such products may include other adaptogens, herbs or essential oils, depending on the producer.
Like lubes and oils, cannabis recently presented a whole new avenue of products in the spray sector. The addition of CBD and THC to this category allows producers to double down on usual claims, such as enhancing pleasure and reducing a person’s gag reflex. With most products, consumers are recommended to use several sprays, typically three to six, to feel their desired effects.
Again, like oils and lubes, oral sprays may contain additional substances like the ones listed above.
Capsules may aid in several forms of sexual wellness. For some, common CBD and THC capsules may help like an edible would, offering a slower onset which promotes relief, and for some, sexual arousal. This led some to consider cannabis as a treatment for issues like erectile dysfunction.
Suppositories are another flourishing market. In this application, a person may experience muscle relief and increased sexual pleasure in the applied area.
Keep in mind that unlike an edible, a suppository’s onset time should be much quicker.
Edibles and flower
Classic options like edibles and flower are also viable, depending on strains and dosage. Before sampling either option, try to understand how your body reacts to each, taking notice of strains and serving size in particular.
Otherwise, be safe and have fun. The stigmas surrounding sex and cannabis still exist. Please do your part to erase them by experimenting in a safe and consensual manner.
Andrew Ward is a contributing writer to The Fresh Toast. The Alaska Cannabist has partnered with The Fresh Toast, a lifestyle and entertainment platform featuring coverage of cannabis, culture, comedy, food, drink, edibles and more.