Can one use cannabis for sexual intimacy? If you’ve ever wondered this, we’re happy to tell you that the answer seems to be a surprising yes! And, luckily for you, here at Verdes Cannabis, we have the best cannabis strains for sex available to help support your sexual health journey.

Let’s explore why and how cannabis can be used to enhance sexual health, starting with the research that’s been done on the subject matter. 

Recent studies have gathered data through online surveys and from gynecological patients. The data showed that cannabis can have a positive impact on sexual health and intimacy in both sexes, but especially for women.

Through the studies and surveys, cannabis was shown to have a positive impact on the desire for sex. Participants also reported that cannabis enhanced their sexual satisfaction and increased the intensity of orgasms. 

Let’s discuss how cannabis can offer these benefits for intimacy. 

The Endocannabinoid System

Cannabinoids like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is a vital system that helps regulate many functions in the body, including sexual function. Research suggests cannabis may activate the parts of the brain that control arousal. 

By acting on the receptors found throughout the body in the endocannabinoid system, THC and CBD can produce various effects and benefits that can enhance sexual intimacy. 

Benefits of THC & CBD for Sexual Intimacy

Both THC and CBD can lower anxiety and stress, helping to quiet the mind and suppress intrusive thoughts. This, in turn, helps us to connect better with our inner selves and our physical sensations, creating a mind space open to intimacy. 

Another major benefit of THC and CBD is body relaxation. Being able to feel relaxed can help release inhibitions, leading to increased emotional connections with our partners. 

Sensory perceptions like touch, sight, taste, and hearing are enhanced by THC. These heightened sensations can help increase pleasure and satisfaction. 

Being in pain can also decrease our desire for intimacy. Both THC and CBD aid in reducing pain and inflammation, giving users a better emotional space for intimacy. 

For women specifically, cannabis may be able to help with low libido caused by the symptoms of menopause. The cannabinoids in cannabis can also help with insomnia and improve one’s anxiety and mood. 

How To Use Cannabis for Intimacy

When choosing to use cannabis for intimacy, it’s important to start low and go slow. The studies conducted showed that, when it came to sexual intimacy, using small amounts of cannabis was far more effective than larger amounts. Taking too much can cause sedation, decreased motivation, and, in some cases, paranoia. 

So, remember, less is more when it comes to using cannabis for intimacy. 

When considering a new cannabis product, try it alone the first few times so you can learn how it affects your body and what the sensations are like. 

THC, CBD, and a combination of both have been shown to offer benefits for sexual intimacy. Experiment with the different cannabinoids and combinations of both, along with the different ways to consume cannabis, to find what works best for you. 

Below, we break down the different consumption methods you can use.


Whether smoking cannabis flower or using a cannabis vape cartridge, this method will hit you the fastest, within 15 minutes, and last 1-4 hours. Start with 1-2 inhalations and see where things go from there. 

Cannabis strains high in the terpene limonene can increase mood and happiness, helping boost libido. 


Tinctures are a great option for those who don’t want to inhale and want something discreet with a faster onset time. They are best used sublingually (under the tongue). Effects can be felt within 15-45 minutes and last for 2-6 hours. 


Cannabis edibles have a slower onset time than inhaling or tinctures. Onset times can be anywhere from 30 minutes to over 2 hours, and effects can be felt for 4-10 hours. Timing when to take your edibles will be important since onset times may be different for you and your partner. 


Topicals, such as soaking salts, salve, lotion, or massage oil, can relieve aches and pains and promote relaxation. Soaking in a tub with THC or CBD-infused soaking salts can set the scene for a night of intimacy. 

Discover Cannabis Products for Sexual Intimacy With Verdes Cannabis

Verdes Cannabis offers a vast array of products that can get you started on your journey to increased sexual intimacy. As one of New Mexico’s oldest and most respected dispensaries, we are dedicated to enhancing our customers’ lives through cannabis. We care deeply about the products we make, which is why we carry and offer only the highest quality, premium cannabis products for sale. 

Our highly-trained dispensary staff can educate you on any product and help you find what will work best for your needs. 

Come visit us at any of our beautiful stores in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, or Santa Fe to get your cannabis for sexual intimacy. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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