The "Ins and Outs" of Cannabis-Infused Lube

The sticky icky... helps you get sticky icky?

 Sex and weed—the two go together like peas and carrots for some people, but what about implementing weed-infused lubricants into the bedroom routine? Given that lotions, soaps, massage oils and other personal care products often contain marijuana, the fact that it can exist in lubricant form should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with topicals. As with any topical, cannabis-infused weed can enhance your pot experiences when used properly.

Can you get a good high by using cannabis-infused lubricant, during sex or otherwise? The short answer is no, especially when used as intended. Its effects will likely remain in the region it was applied—and if you are a long-time weed smoker, you may not even notice the feeling as much as you would with your buds or oils. That said, some people have sprayed cannabis lube into their mouths and reported feeling high afterward. This is not recommended unless advised on the product label, even though some products are likely safe for ingestion—particularly those that have been cleared for oral sex.

Users report that cannabis-infused lubricant makes the vagina feel more relaxed during intercourse if anything. Some report that it increases the strength of orgasms as well. If you are using lubricant for its relaxing effects, keep in mind that it can take up to 30 minutes to work. 

Cannabis-infused lubricant is used in the same manner as any other lubricant you might purchase. You can spray it on, pour it or apply it manually. It may cause a warming sensation that is unlike the same kind one can experience from warming lubricants, given that the warmth is more internal than external. 

Some users of cannabis-infused lube might worry that it will make them smell, well, dank. That’s just not the case. In fact, some lubricants feature additional oils to make them smell more pleasant, but the more natural ones that are simply hemp-based do carry a slight potty odor. Users describe it as being more herb-like than anything, so it won’t crimp your bedroom style.

Matthew Gerson, the creator of Foria, says, "No one just smokes pot anymore; there are all these super-refined ways of doing it. Soon I was introduced to oils. So, being from the world of condoms and sexual health, when I heard oil, I immediately thought of lube. I used coconut oil in Foria because it's a really good one for feminine hygiene. It happens to mist really well." Foria is meant to be used as a “pre-lube,” sprayed on up to an hour before sex. It is also vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free. 

Keep in mind that oil-based lubricants cannot be used with condoms. You can make your own cannabis lubricant with a combination of cannabis-infused coconut oil, shea butter and sunflower oil, although the first ingredient alone may work for many people. It can be prepared in a Magic Butter machine or crock pot at home.