Watch out Roses

There’s a New Flower in Town

by Amy Lee 

Each year more than 250 million roses are produced for Valentine’s Day alone.  Putting flowers at the top of the gift-giving list year after year and even though I am a sucker for all things Valentine’s Day, I couldn’t help but wonder, “are roses the type of flower I’d want to receive?”  Perhaps it’s time to switch out the traditional floral arrangements for a more beneficial bouquet. A bouquet comprised of a flower with more “power”, per se. 

The flower I’m discussing has been reviewed through numerous studies and shown to provide an elevated intimate experience. The flower is named cannabis and it’s here to sweep you off your feet.  Most commonly differentiated by its two most popular cannabinoids, CBD and THC. Cannabis Ruderalis is the most common, federally legal plant and plant product. It is widely known as hemp and contains a high CBD to THC ratio. This plant may assist with everyday ailments such as anxiety, depression, thyroid regulation, inflammation, chronic pain as well as assisting with sexual dysfunctions.

Consumers are purchasing these CBD rich supplements as edibles, tinctures, topicals, or cured flowers for immediate support. However, CBD rich intimate and personal care products are taking the market by storm. These personal care products are said to provide the consumer with a more pleasurable intimate experience by stimulating the body’s endocannabinoid system and heightening the consumer’s senses. Many consumers supplement daily with full-spectrum cannabidiol to assist with enhanced mood, libido support, erectile dysfunction, and overall increased sexual health. 

The Cannabis Sativa and Indica plants contain higher THC to CBD ratios and should be monitored closer than a CBD rich product. This is due to the direct effect on the endocannabinoid system and CB1 receptors. THC may cause an intense sense of euphoria if over consumed. I recommend starting a low dose THC rich product through smoking, vaping or applying topically for immediate intimate pleasure. Consuming THC rich edibles require a longer activation period and may affect the outcome or stimulation of the consumer. While these effects vary from person to person studies are encouraging for those looking to spice up their bedroom routine with something new.

According to a 2017 consumer report, approximately  58% of all cannabis users are women. Since 2017, more and more women are turning to cannabis products to improve their overall wellness, sexual health, and pleasure potential. A separate study conducted by the Journal of Sexual Medicine surveyed 133 sexually-active women in regards to their cannabis use prior to a sexual experience, 68% of women surveyed reported a more pleasurable experience while elevated on cannabis and 72% stated an increase in their erotic pleasure on every sexual occurrence while elevated. It was also noted that  62% reported enhanced quality of their orgasms and their libidos in general. While 16% of female users reported using cannabis specifically to reduce pain during intercourse. Overall, daily cannabis users engage in 20% more intercourse than those who choose to not use cannabis products at all. 

This year don’t’ skip the roses, chocolates or cute teddy bear but definitely add some cannabis to your gift and welcome a new flower into the bedroom.

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