A few weeks ago, I conducted an entirely unscientific survey on my Facebook page, asking folks what was holding them back from incorporating cannabis into their sex lives. One of the most commons responses was some variation of: “I don’t want to get high because I don’t want to feel out of control.” It occurred to me that a lot of people may be unaware of non-psychoactive methods of using cannabis. One of the best, especially for sexy fun times, is massage using infused topicals. It’s a great way to get in the mood or even unwind after a frenzied encounter. Massage itself has numerous benefits especially the reduction of stress, pain, and muscle tension as well as the production of oxytocin. The best part is this can be a solo or partnered activity! It’s also great for folks who experience chronic pain, as cannabinoids have been found to reduce pain and discomfort.
Topicals are an excellent choice for folks looking to avoid psychoactive effects. If you live in a medical or recreational state, you’ll have access to THC and CBD infused massage oils. If you don’t, you’ll have to make due with hemp-derived CBD infused products available on the internet or in stores near you.
Here are some tips for incorporating a cannabis-infused massage into your personal toolbox: