Why Cannabis Lube Makes Sex So Much Better

Cannabis is wonderful when paired with sex, regardless of which strain you smoke first. In fact, you could argue, it’s an essential ritual. And thanks to the ever-growing cannabis industry, there are now personal lubricants made with cannabis extract to stimulate and heighten your sexual experience, whether alone or with a partner. While there’s no psychoactive effect or high, cannabis lube does happen to make sex so much better for so many people. Cannabis is, after all, the OG aphrodisiac.

As soon as you first feel cannabis lube, it’s instantly different than anything you've used before. For starters, the CBD-infused Foria Awaken is oil-based which lends itself to a different experience than most water-based ones. What’s more, it's not recommended that you just pull it out of your nightstand drawer right before you wanna get after it. Instead, Playboy recommends applying their CBD Arousal Spray at least 15 minutes before starting—making the act of sex again more of a mindful, sensual ritual.

Once the cannabis-laced formula does permeate transdermally, women report that it makes their vaginas feel way more sensitive, and many say they’re able to self-lubricate naturally with the aid of a cannabis lube, too. Score. Plus, many types of cannabis lube are also spiked with other ingredients known for their sexual prowess, including jasmine, coconut oil, cacao, cardamom, and argan oil.

One word of caution, though: As with any oil-based lubricant, cannabis lube makes condoms more likely to break, so make sure to plan in advance.

Rachel is a freelance writer and editor based in New York City. She writes about beauty + wellness for The Wall Street Journal, The Business of Fashion, Racked, Well+Good, SELF, Allure, Shape, Glamour, and Teen Vogue. And swears by a good sativa to plow through her assignments.