There’s a new use for cannabis that’s rapidly becoming popular in the time of COVID-19. During lockdowns over the past year and a half, economists noticed a surge in the sales of all cannabis products, but most notably cannabis lube. As its name suggests, it is a sexual lubricant that contains THC and/or CBD. Let’s take a closer look at just how this product might enhance intimate experiences as well as any side effects or issues that need to be considered before partaking in it.
How does cannabis lube feel?
Keep in mind that cannabis lube, might like cannabis itself, has varying effects on different people. Overall, though, you can expect that it will not provide you with a psychedelic high the same way flower does. Users apply cannabis lube in a similar manner to other topical products, such as lotions, creams, and oils. The majority of topical cannabis products do not get you “high.” Instead, they have bodily effects that can ease inflammation, tension, and sore muscles. It may take between fifteen and twenty minutes for your body to pick up on the lube’s effects, which could include:
- Increased relaxation
- Stronger or more prolonged state of arousal
- Sensations of tingles
- Stronger and longer (and maybe even multiple) orgasms
Does the product get you “high?”
As mentioned earlier, cannabis lube products that contain CBD will not give off any psychedelic effects. It’s a different story, however, when you add THC into the mix—and yes, some lube products do contain THC. Note that this would be very different from the high one would get from vaping, smoking, or ingesting cannabis. Instead of feeling more giggly or creative or fatigued, most users notice an increase in arousal. Arousal is the main type of side effect from THC-based cannabis lube. One caveat to note when using cannabis lube is that many of those on the market are edible and if they are ingested, they will indeed provide a psychoactive high. If you or your partner would prefer not to receive a psychoactive high from a product, be sure to keep that in mind when engaging in intimate activity.
Your Burning Questions Answered
How long does cannabis lube take to work?
- After the initial application of cannabis lube, it will take, on average, around fifteen to twenty minutes to work. Its effects take a bit of time to be felt, as the body needs to process it differently than cannabis that is smoked or vaped.
Can it be used with latex?
- Generally, it is not a great idea to mix lubes that are coconut based with condoms since they might degrade condoms and lead to breaage. That’s why so many water-based lubes are recommended for their compatibility with condoms.
Is cannabis lube detectable in drug tests?
- In general, the levels of THC that can be found in cannabis lube are lower than those that would be present in the body after smoking or vaping THC. That being said, if you are concerned about an upcoming substance test, it would be wise to steer clear of cannabis consumption in any form.
Can cannabis weed lube be used during pregnancy?
The use of any CBD or THC products is strongly advised against by the US Food and Drug Administration during a pregnancy. This is likely because there is limited research on how these substances affect a baby in the womb. Until more research is conducted, it is discouraged to use cannabis products such as weed lube during pregnancy. Similarly, it is, so far, inconclusive whether or not it is safe to consume cannabis (or even CBD) while breastfeeding.
When THC enters the body, it gets stored in the body’s fat and slowly released over time, meaning that the breastfeeding infant could be exposed to an unknown amount of THC for an undetermined period of time. Given the lack of information on both of these situations, it is best to refrain from using THC and CBD products during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.
Where can I buy cannabis lube?
If you’re in the United States, you should purchase any cannabis products from a licensed physical dispensary or a licensed online/deliver dispensary. If you were to purchase cannabis lube elsewhere, you might buy from a dubious source rather than receiving a legally obtained product that you can trust. We would never advise that you purchase an intimate product like cannabis lube from a supplier that you are unsure about. Be sure to give cannabis lube a try if you are interested in switching things up in the bedroom—either for yourself or a partner.