Across the world, Valentine’s Day is dedicated to love, romance, and companionship. In honor of this holiday, we are featuring our most “loving” cannabis strain: Skunk #1. Not all Skunk#1 is like this variety. We have a unique phenotype that has a terpene profile that is sweet and floral. This unique plant is a staple for many of our customers since we opened our doors in 2011.
Skunk #1 is effective for reducing anxiety, stress, and symptoms of depression. Fun fact: its claim to fame is increasing libido! In addition to its libido boost, the high levels of the terpene b-caryophyllene found in this strain make it beneficial for body comfort especially for those suffering from neuropathy. It’s limonene content stimulates an increase in serotonin, helping you be more pleasant and active.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THESE EFFECTS?
Low doses of THC mixed with the right ratio of terpenes can help stimulate arousal. Customers who experience a lack of libido, often associated with hormonal changes related to life cycles or medical castration, such as chemotherapy, hysterectomies, and hormone inhibiting medications, have reported significant benefits from the use of Verdes’ Skunk #1.
SKUNK #1 IN FLOWERING STAGE
Cannabis prompts the release of oxytocin which acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain and is considered the “love hormone”.
THC stimulates the release of your body’s own dopamine (the “happiness hormone”) and the neurochemical anandamide (the “bliss molecule”) which both help increase sensitivity to touch and relieve anxiety, two things that are key when being intimate.
4 TIPS FOR USING CANNABIS TO BOOST LIBIDO:
Cannabis can lower your inhibitions similar to alcohol. Lowered inhibitions can cause people to engage in behavior that is outside their comfort zone. Always communicate your needs and desires to your partner. Consent is a process that requires ongoing communication. You have the right to disengage from sex or intimacy at any time. Keep the THC low so that you stay mentally present and in control of your experience.
-DON’T OVER DO IT:
The more THC in your system, the more sedated you become. Moderation is everything and as always, start low and go slow
-DO A TRIAL RUN:
Try Skunk #1 on your own so you have a general understanding of how your body will respond. Different strains can affect each person differently.
– HAVE A REMEDY FOR DRYNESS:
Cannabis can cause dryness of the mucous membranes. Most commonly, cannabis users report dry mouth when medicating but dryness can also effect the vagina. If engaging in intimacy after consuming cannabis, consider using a lubricant. This will reduce the risk of discomfort for both partners and contribute to a more pleasurable experience. If you are looking to conceive, speak with your doctor about lubricants that will not compromise sperm motility.
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If you would like to learn more about cannabis and sexual health, schedule a free nursing consultation through our dispensary staff or by calling 280-2814.