Your partner wants to have a romp between the sheets, but your libido decided to take a vacation. You took a soak in the tub with lavender, got sexy new underwear and had a morning-long make-out session, but nada. You want to be wooed, and you like a little weed to relax. Why not combine the two, and find the best strains for female arousal? First, decipher your lady libido, and then get down to a little weed, wooing and woo-hooing.
Deciphering Your Lady Libido
Women can get a bad rap for wanting to avoid sex, with clichés ranging from ice princess with a headache to face-to-pillow syndrome, meaning a need to sleep ASAP. However, research shows women tend to have just as healthy sex drives as men do. Unfortunately, though, many of us don’t associate self-care with self-pleasure. Here are a few reasons women may lose the urge to groove in the bedroom.
- Unfulfillment: Many women closely tie emotions to sex, and in a relationship, libido can go out the window when the relationship no longer feels fulfilling.
- Stress: Different kinds of stress affect your libido outside of a relationship, from finances to family and career. Mind controls matter.
- Medical problems: Mental illness, such as anxiety and depression, can influence your libido, and physical health conditions such as thyroid disorders and endometriosis also affect your arousal.
- Low testosterone: Women aged 50 and up with 20 ng/dL or under have low testosterone levels. Women tend to have steady levels of testosterone until their 20s, and then it decreases until they reach menopause, when it drastically drops and affects libido.
- Age: Aging can affect a woman’s arousal, too. Her levels of androgens decrease, and so can her libido.
- Medications: Antidepressants can negatively affect libido, and so can birth control pills and drugs that lower your blood pressure. Read your prescription labels closely.
Best Strains for Female Arousal
If you live in a legalized state, there are a few strains of marijuana you could try out if you want to get your sexy on. Here are a few of the best strains for female arousal!
Have your chocolate-covered strawberries with a side of Chocolate Chunk, which is heavy on the Indica and relaxes you at up to 22 percent THC. Calm those weary work muscles and get in the mood. If you prefer to light up and discuss philosophy and aliens, you probably want one of the other best strains for female arousal. Chocolate Chunk’s more about the physical experience than cerebral meanderings.
Don’t want to feel sedated? Keep your sexual priorities crystal clear with Purple Power, which has a THC content of 15 to 18 percent. The moderate high hangs around for a few hours, but some users experience a more mind-blowing high.
Purple Power gives you that kind of buzz when you want to make like Jack in “Titanic,” memorize every inch of your lover’s body in charcoal and then leave a few hand prints on steamed-up windows.
Green Love Potion
Move over, Love Potion No. 9 — Green Love Potion will up the lady libido with a lower-THC serving of 11 to 24 percent. The effects seduce you slowly, so choose this strain if you want a sensual, intimate night full of foreplay. You’ll have your friends green with envy when you tell them how incredible your lovemaking was last night — all five hours of it.
Crack a sexy smile with Green Crack, which offers THC at around 24 percent. People used to refer to this strain as “Cush,” but Snoop Dogg gave it a new name after feeling the strong effects. Green Crack boasts Sativa-like characteristics with several dashes of Indica as a hybrid. It generates creativity, boosts energy and even makes doing dishes sexy.
Make your babe dessert and get ready for some after-dessert sex-aerobics. You’ll have plenty of energy for it!
No San Francisco treats for you. Your speed is more the Dutch Treat, with a minimal THC of 15 percent or a high as potent as 30 percent. Choose your adventure with this Indica-heavy strain perfect for schmoozing and light socializing, and if you plan to try out a few new positions, push toward the higher end of THC.
Beware. You may climb the walls, which is perfect if rope’s already involved.
This indica-dominant strain tastes like grape soda with a hint of earthiness. The muscle relaxation and pleasant body high the bud delivers makes getting in the mood for a long, leisurely tussle easy. The high THC content of 17-24 percent transforms exploring your partner’s body into a John Mayer-esque wonderland.
After vigorous lovemaking, the strain eases you into sleep in your beau’s arms — at least until you wake up and start all over again.
Atomic Northern Lights
Growers could rename this strain female Viagra and they wouldn’t be far off the mark. This strain features a blend of Afghanistan, Thai Haze and Northern Lights. It’s a sweet strain free from the usual skunky aftertaste of many others, so it pairs perfectly with a sweet red port and a heart-shaped box of chocolates. It also tastes heavenly sipped with a Moscato sparkling wine, maybe while snuggling in the hot tub?
The strain imparts a mega-dose of sativa-dominant energy, so reach for Atomic Northern Lights when you crave a all-night love fest. You and your partners can work your way halfway through the Kama Sutra before you lose your buzz.
One to One
Are you a cannabis newbie? If you find THC-heavy strains give you a case of paranoia more than relaxing you? Then One to One can ease you into the culture.
This low THC strain won’t make you paranoid. The high CBD content, however, will relax your muscles and sooth any aches and pains dimming your libido. Plus, you’ll sleep well, both from slightly soporific effects and from pleasant exhaustion after your romp.
Looking to simulate your honeymoon night without the fancy dress and high price tag? Why not have your Wedding Cake and smoke it, too? This strain may not taste dessert-like, but the effects are fantastic.
The high starts in the head and travels through the body. It’s an indica-dominant cross of Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Pie. The buds are aromatic with citrus undertones. With up to 25 percent THC, you’ll feel a celestial connection with your lover.
If a bout of tummy trouble is putting a damper on your urge to get frisky, reach for the Lemon Haze strain. This strain is heavily sativa-dominant, so it won’t knock you out. It might, however, make you hungry for something more than a Cheetos chicken sandwich from KFC due to the uplifting effects.
This is a creeper strain, so the first thing you will likely notice is slight alternations in your perception. Colors seem brighter and aromas become pleasantly overwhelming. The scent of the bud itself emits a strong lemony scent, opening your eyes even before the first puff. As the high builds, more bodily effects take place, making between the sheets the perfect place to spend the afternoon.
Unicorn Piss (Yeah, the Name Is Gross)
This strain has a delightful, tropical aroma, and it can’t be beat when it comes to boosting a blue mood. If depression and anxiety keep you from enjoying intimate activities the way you once did, this strain provides the relief you seek. It’s great for pain relief, too, if chronic inflammatory conditions or other pain dampens your desire.
The strain is indica-dominant and produces a lovely body high without the sleepy impact of some such strains. The bud took 1st place at the Cannabis Cup in 2015, so you know the effects will please.
Want to feel what it’s like to make love on Mars? You can imagine the experience with this high THC strain whose heady effects launch you straight to outer space. The strain tastes delightfully nutty, and due to its indica dominance, you may wish to enjoy it with a cuppa hazelnut latte if you plan on a lengthy lovemaking session. This strain provides heavy-duty body relaxation, perfect for basking in oxytocin-producing cuddling bliss post-coitus.
The genetics of this indica-dominant hybrid named after the infamous Jagermeister liquor induces a state of deep relaxation without making you feel drowsy. Instead, this bud brings about a euphoric mental state that makes sex seem dreamy indeed.
Predominantly green with purple accents, this strain does produce a hefty dose of smoke, so those with breathing or lung issues may wish to whip up some canna-butter brownies to enjoy it without heavy coughing. JGR is akin to both L.A. Confidential and Blue Dream, the latter a popular strain among migraine and fibromyalgia sufferers. If pain prevents you from enjoying a roll in the hay, treat yourself to a JGR-bomb beforehand.
Purple Sour Diesel
This strain features a perfect balance of energizing sativa and relaxing indica. A hybrid of Sour Diesel and Purple Kush, this bud serves up the best characteristics of both.
This strain provides a major mood boost, with many tokers reporting happiness as the greatest effect. If you find your libido lacking due to depression, Purple Sour Diesel may just raise your spirits enough for some playtime. Given the energizing sativa effects, you may feel up for more than one round.
Even though this strain has a relatively high indica content, the mellowing effects create a slightly spacey mental state before it relaxes muscles, hence the name. The pain-relieving body high makes every muscle fiber more receptive to frisky fun. The herb has a pleasant piney flavor and feels airy when inhaled, not overly smoky.
Want to send your sweetie soaring to the moon and back between the sheets? Reach for alien kush.
Want to feel like Cinderella without waiting for the stroke of midnight? This sativa-dominant strain will leave you ready for a midday quickie by elevating energy levels and mood.
Those who suffer a bit of paranoia when smoking or taking edibles will gravitate to this strain, which elevates energy levels without making you look around wide-eyed like Johnny Depp in the opening scene of “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” After your pleasant romp, you’ll be able to get back to business, as the strain improves mental focus.
This newer strain was designed by a woman to help other gals achieve orgasm more easily. The relatively low THC content is just enough to heighten sensation without knocking you down for the count.
The strain aims for a high that doesn’t impact the body’s estrogen levels, making it perfect for those who find higher THC strains reduces their libido. You’ll feel pleasantly sated after your mind-blowing encounter with your sweetie between the sheets.
Try These Best Strains for Female Arousal
Treat yourself with a little Dutch Treat, or cast a sexual spell on yourself and your partner with Green Love Potion. With a little weed and wooing, woo-hooing is possible, pleasurable and unforgettable!