Delta-9 And Sex: What we Know so Far

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There is a long-standing relationship between cannabis and sex. Today, we are specifically talking about Delta-9 THC and sex. For those of you who don't know, Delta-9 THC is the regular form of THC that users refer to when they talk about THC. It's the stuff that intoxicates and gets you high.

If you are new to the world of cannabis, you might not know this, but Delta-9 THC can, indeed, have a positive effect on your sex life. In this blog post, we take a closer look at exactly how Delta-9 THC might impact sex. As you are about to learn, Delta-9 THC can be beneficial and sex does appear to be better after consuming cannabis!

Key Takeaways in this Article:

  • A significant portion of users report improved satisfaction, heightened sensitivity, and more intense orgasms after consuming Delta-9 THC.
  • Studies indicate increased libido and relaxation among users, suggesting a positive impact on sexual performance and enjoyment.
  • The form of cannabis (edible, smoked, vaped) and strain type (Indica vs. Sativa) can influence the effects on libido and energy levels during sexual activities.

The plant has a long tradition of use as an aphrodisiac; Hindus and Buddhists used cannabis for Tantrism as early as the 2nd century, performing sex-related cannabis rituals, while many stoners report better sex when they are high.

Still, few studies have looked at the effect of cannabis, particularly Delta-9, on one’s sex drive. And sexual activity is highly subjective. That said, some of the effects of Delta-9 can make your sexual experience better.

But first, a look at Delta 9 THC 

Delta-9-THC can be found in all forms of cannabis. When people emphatically insist that something has THC, they generally mean that their product contains Delta-9-THC. The cannabis plant has other types of THC, at least Delta-8-THC and possibly Delta-10-THC.

All the THCs are close relatives but differ in certain subtle details of their chemical make-up. The principal psychoactive ingredient in the substance known as marijuana so crucial to over-the-counter legalisation in California was just Delta-9-THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

When ingested or smoked, the drug combines with receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system, which in turn regulates a whole host of physiological and physical systems.

Delta-9-THC mostly clings to CB1 receptors in the brain and nervous systems, and CB2 receptors that make their home in the body’s peripheral tissues, where it kicks in what it’s good for (at least according the proponents of ingesting a reefer).

For instance, it causes the release of dopamine, which enhances mood. Now let’s discuss how Delta-9-THC’s bodily effects enhance sex.

Delta-9 and Sex

Delta-9 THC, or cannabis in general, has an interesting relationship with sex. Many people like to smoke up or take some edibles before they have sex, claiming it has various benefits for them. However, is this really the case? Does Delta-9 THC or cannabis help improve your sex life?

Of course, this is subjective; everybody reacts differently to THC. It might help increase some people's satisfaction and improve their sex life, whereas for other people it might have the opposite effect.

Yet, going by anecdotal reports, many users say that THC spices things up between the sheets. So, if you and your partner are getting bored and want to try new things, Delta-9 THC might just be the answer.

Some people might just like feeling high or intoxicated, but it goes much further than that. Here's how the effects of Delta-9 THC can turn you into a bedroom bully.

Cannabis Effects on Sex Life

The heading might say cannabis, but the focus is solely on Delta-9 THC. Sure, there are indications that CBD could be great for sex. Generally, CBD is thought to be beneficial for relieving anxious thoughts, stress, and making you calm and relaxed.

Thus for many people, CBD is a good way to help relieve some of the anxiety that comes with having sex. Some people are just too stressed out or anxious about having sex, especially if they are doing so with a new partner.

Stress and anxiety can lead to some performance issues, plus those feelings make it hard to communicate with your partner. So, yes, CBD may have a variety of benefits for your sex life, but what about Delta-9 THC?

Indeed, it appears Delta-9 THC and cannabis may have beneficial effects for sex for both for men and women. We usually don't like listing a bunch of statistics and numbers, but when it comes to cannabis and sex, there are some interesting figures you might want to look at.

According to a study on cannabis and sex, 216 participants filled out questionnaires asking them about their cannabis use and sexual experiences. Here is what they had to say:

  • Nearly 74% of the participants said that they had increased sexual satisfaction. In other words, sex felt better.
  • Furthermore, nearly 66% of the participants also said that they had more intense orgasms. Once again, THC appears to make sex feel better.
  • Roughly 75% of the participants said that they were far more sensitive to touch.
  • At the same time, nearly 60% of the participants stated that they had an increased desire for sex, or in other words that their libido was much higher.
  • Next, roughly 70% of the participants said that they felt far more relaxed during sex, and over 50% said that they were better able to focus on what they were doing.
  • Several participants reported having difficulty reaching an orgasm, with just about half of them saying that it was easier to reach orgasm after consuming THC.

Taken together, these findings suggest that Delta-9 THC might help you relax and relieve anxiety, so you feel more comfortable having sex and communicating with your partner. It might also help you focus on the task at hand.

At the same time, Delta-9 THC does also appear to help increase sensitivity to touch, sexual feeling, and orgasm intensity. Furthermore, it also appears to help increase libido or sexual desire.

Edibles and Libido

According to the study, cannabis helps to increase libido and sexual desire. Now, it is not clear what form of cannabis the participants consumed, whether they smoked, vaped, or ingested it. However, the high that you get from edibles is quite similar to the high you get from smoking or vaping, but more intense and longer lasting.

Therefore, it figures that edible Delta-9 THC may help to increase libido or sexual desire. That said, there is an interesting "but" regarding Indica strains of cannabis.

These strains are often known for making people feel sedated, tired, and downright lazy. If you feel like you are locked into your couch because you are so high and tired, chances are that you might not feel up for a long lovemaking session.

Therefore, it appears that the source of the THC, i.e., whether Indica and Sativa, could make a difference maker here. If you want to increase your libido or sexual desire, you probably don't want to use cannabis that will sap your energy levels, which is what will likely happen if you smoke a large amount of high-THC Indica cannabis.

This is not proven, just general speculation based on common sense. Still, if you do want some Delta-9 THC before sex, it's probably best to stick with Sativa strains.

How Can Delta-9-THC Improve Your Sex Drive?

Delta 9 Enhances Mood

Delta-9-THC binding causes the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine, involved with feelings of pleasure and reward. THC can also be anxiolytic for some of those who use it, reducing stress and anxiety and leading to a calm and relaxed state of mind.

Delta 9 Enhances Creativity

This may translate into a more creative, experimental attitude in the bedroom, and the companionship of a new sex partner offers a whole new repertoire of possibilities.

Delta 9 Enhances Sensory Perception

Delta-9-THC increases sensory perception. The sensory perception enhancement enlarges reciprocal interaction to fortify contemplation for an amplified sexual experience.

Puts You in a State of Euphoria

Delta-9-THC is also a hallucinogen that can produce feelings of novelty and wonder by switching perception. As well as contributing to euphoria and altered sensory states, the release of specific neurotransmitters can also trigger orgasm.

Promotes Connection and Socialization

THC increases feelings of interpersonal warmth and intimacy: ie, communion. This improves the emotional connection between sexual partners, enhancing sexual activity. It also assists sexual partners in communicating with each other honestly about personal boundaries and preferences, setting the stage for the best possible sexual engagement.

Pain Relief

For those of you body aching, and throbbing with pain — taking away the pain and allowing you to have that increased blood flow into penile tissue and allowing you to feel a lot more capable in the bedroom, that is what Delta-9-THC can do for you, especially for people with chronic pain issues.

Intensified Orgasms

Enhanced arousal from sensory awareness, relaxation and an altered state work together to make orgasm more powerful. Altered Time Perception Delta-9-THC improves your perception of the here and now, which can heighten sexual experience.

Best Delta-9 for Sex

If you are planning on taking some Delta-9 THC before sex, we recommend starting with a small dose. Our own Botany Farms Delta-9 Mixed Variety Microdose Gummies could be right for you.

However, if you and your partner are more experienced with cannabis, check out our full-strength Delta-9 THC Mixed Variety Gummies! We absolutely recommend some Delta-9 sex, because it’s unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced!

Tips for Using Delta-9-THC for Improved Sex

First, understand your body’s reaction to cannabis before deciding to augment your libido with it. Second is figuring out what your goal is for the consumption. Are you going to consume cannabis for relaxing purposes and sensory enhancement? Or perhaps you’re looking for more euphoric effects or mood-dominating?

Below are some tips for using Delta-9-THC to improve your sex drive.

Start With a Low Dose

You use Delta-9-THC to improve your libido, use it carefully to minimise negative side-effects of sedation, anxiety and paranoia, start at a low dose and titrate upward to see how your body responds, and be sure not to exceed the dosing indicated on the package insert. If you’re a first-time user, start at a lower dose than the label indicates.

Monitor Your Body’s Response

Observe how it feels after having taken the Delta-9-THC product. If it makes you feel anxious, paranoid or uncomfortable, then set it aside until the effects subside. The length of time it will take for the THC to kick in depends on the consumption method and the dosage. Edibles will generally take longer than inhaled THC via smoking or vaporising.

Choose the Right Strain of Cannabis

Depending on the strain of weed, you will receive a different high and overall experience. Indica-dominant strains will make you relaxed your whole body. You will end up getting a really good body high: for example, feeling comfy and having your muscles relaxed.

But it often also brings with it side-effects of drowsiness and sedation – hardly the optimal state of mind for finding pleasure in sex. Unless you have already hit the Kindskama variety, you can never know in advance what the ‘side-effects’ will be.

On the other hand, Sativas are dreamy and psychedelic, increasing energy, happiness, euphoria, creativity, sensory threshold and sexuality. All are desirable for the ideal sexual encounter. Sativas can cause anxiety in some, however, leading to a difficulty in maintaining concentration for sex because they constantly focus on fear the weed is driving them insane.

Set the Mood

For example, play soft music, turn the lights down, and consider using scented candles, incense or essential oils – lavender, vanilla and sandalwood are all good ones.

Communicate Openly With Your Partner

Seek consent and give consent. Be open about your intentions and desires.

Observe Safety Measures

Psychoactive delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) affects your perception and coordination. Because of this, the most basic precaution, before using Delta-9-THC, is to make your surroundings safe, via such things as getting stoned before getting high, storing away things you might injure yourself or others on, and/or eschewing mixing Delta-9-THC with other stuff, which can be dangerous.

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