Cannabis topicals are extremely versatile – they can be used to reduce inflammation and swelling, pain from muscle aches and pains, and some are formulated specifically for menstrual relief or an enhanced massage experience. A new trend with cannabis topicals gets a little more intimate than traditional massage oils, formulated for couples to use during their most personal encounters to enhance the experience.
One might wonder how a cannabis topical could enhance your sexual experience – it certainly is not one of the more common uses for marijuana. Interestingly, it has been found that ingesting cannabis or using it in topical form around the more sensitive areas can play a part in creating a more powerful response to stimulation.
Now companies are creating cannabis infused lubricants, sprays and oils that are specifically formulated to be used on the genitalia to enhance your experience.
“I’m most excited about THC and CBD infused topicals, because they’re the most accessible to novices,” Manta told Newsweek by email. “Foria was the first company I saw marketing its products specifically for genital application, with Pleasure, its THC-infused coconut oil spray for vulvas. The market has now expanded to include a variety of genitally-focused oil based formulations and most recently, a water based (and thus latex friendly) option.”
However, even before cannabis topicals people have been enjoying cannabis as a part of their intimate encounters – with many claiming that even smoking it will make for a more intense experience, with the perception that it time has slowed, making even a brief time feel longer than it is.
Years ago, topicals like oils, salves and lotions were far less common – and often homemade by someone you knew. Since legalization however, the use of topical cannabis products has greatly increased as it provides an option for those seeking relief without the high – and enhanced pleasure for those that are looking for slightly different effects.
“The expansion of medical cannabis legalization means more opportunities for access and regulation,” Manta wrote to Newsweek.
This is what gave way to companies like Foria, which is the first to market cannabis products specifically for use during sexual encounters. However, they are not the only one as Evergreen Organix in Vegas has recently released a THC infused intimacy oil, and other companies have THC infused lubricant.