How does smoking weed affect your love life?

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Being high and love - an explosive mixture? This question is on the minds of many people who use cannabis and are in a relationship or looking for love. In this blog post, we explore the diverse effects of cannabis on love life:

How weed affects intimacy between couples

If you and your partner are looking for new and exciting ways to enhance your intimacy, cannabis may not be at the top of the list, but it should be. Just as marijuana heightens feelings and emotions, and in some cases helps relieve pain, it can be ideal in romantic situations like the bedroom. Intimacy isn't just sexual, though. Essentially, intimacy means having an emotional connection and being present.

Marijuana and love - do they mix?

Did you know that marijuana has been associated with intimacy for decades and gained prominence in the 60s and 70s with the hippies and the free love movement? Today, cannabis is not only recognised in the medical field, where medical marijuana is used to treat symptoms of qualifying conditions, but also to enhance relationships. When it comes to smoking weed and relationships, the freedom-loving hippies of decades ago seem to have been right.

As all generations overcome the stigma of smoking weed and more and more states legalise marijuana, there is hope that cannabis will be seen for what it is: the medicine of the earth. Whether you use marijuana recreationally to chill and smoke weed with your friends, or for medicinal reasons to treat the symptoms of a debilitating illness, you may not be aware of the benefits of using marijuana for your intimacy. Before we get to those benefits, let's take a look at some research on intimacy and marijuana.

Are there any studies on whether smoking weed increases libido?

A recent study looked at how smoking weed affects intimacy. A total of 183 adults who regularly consumed cannabis were examined over a period of 30 days. The adults were either married couples or cohabiting partners. Each day, the couples were asked to use their smartphones to indicate when they had used cannabis and when they had stopped. The next day, they were asked to indicate whether and when they had had an intimate conversation with their partner. This key question in the report enabled the researchers to determine whether there was any relevant connection between cannabis use and intimacy.

After 30 days, the researchers found that couples who used marijuana at the same time were more likely to have an intimate experience within two hours of smoking pot. Even if only one partner consumed marijuana, the couple was more likely to experience some form of bonding and togetherness within two hours of consuming marijuana. Another experiment investigated whether it had an effect on intimacy if only one person in the couple smoked or consumed marijuana while the other partner was absent. This additional study found that the likelihood of both partners experiencing intimacy neither increased nor decreased.

The benefits of using marijuana to enhance intimacy

We already know that cannabis can help people with certain medical conditions to relieve pain and anxiety, but how does smoking pot affect intimacy?

Normal, everyday contact and intimacy with a partner leads to the release of the hormone oxytocin, which triggers feelings of arousal, pleasure and sensitivity. According to the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the use of marijuana heightens the senses and enhances these feelings of intimacy, whether during intercourse or meaningful conversations.

Some benefits of how cannabis can affect intimacy:

  •         More open communication: cannabis allows for more open communication with your partner.
  •         It intensifies sensations: Cannabis enhances sensations during sex.
  •         Relieves pain symptoms: Medical marijuana can alleviate pain associated with chronic conditions, allowing you to engage in physical intimacy with your partner.
  •         Reduces stress: External stress can be reduced through cannabis use, allowing you to switch off your thoughts and engage in the intimate relationship.
  •         Alleviates anxiety: Cannabis has the ability to alleviate anxiety and worry, which is very important in intimate moments.
  •         Breaks down walls: When you use cannabis, you can feel like you're letting down barriers and getting closer to your other half.
  •         Helps to be present: Using cannabis allows you to be fully in the moment, which is ideal, both in a physical and emotional relationship.
  •         Increases libido: Cannabis increases and improves libido.
  •         Intensifies the relationship: When you and your partner consume marijuana, you can build a deeper bond with each other.  
  •         Increases erotic pleasure: Marijuana can act as an aphrodisiac and take erotic time with your partner to a new level.
  •         Lowers inhibitions: Marijuana lowers inhibitions and allows you to explore and try new things with your partner.
  •         Gives a boost of confidence: When you smoke weed before intercourse or any other type of relationship, you have more confidence in your intimate abilities.
  •         Helps maintain eye contact: When you consume the right kind of weed, you can maintain more eye contact while talking or having sex.
  •         Allows for sensory overload (in a positive sense): Enjoy every touch, smell and closeness of your partner more when you smoke weed.

If you're smoking weed to see how it affects your love life, pay attention to the terpenes in your marijuana flower before you get in the mood for a romantic evening. This is important because you want to find a cannabis strain with a pleasant scent that stimulates your senses and enhances your mood. If you're not sure what emotional effect weed has on you, try it out and find out together which strain, vaporiser or edible is best for you.

When visiting a dispensary in Illinois, look for marijuana products that work well for intimacy, including topicals, intimacy oils, edibles, suppositories, love potions and flower. One of the benefits of cannabis products is that they increase blood flow and heighten sensations during lovemaking or an emotional relationship. When you consume marijuana with your partner, you will find that within two hours of consuming or smoking it, you will have an intimate moment with your partner where you can experience the amazing benefits of marijuana.

Cannabis strains for you and your partner

While there is no magical love potion strain that everyone should turn to, there are some strains whose effects can promote relaxation, sensuality and intimacy. For example, Kush strains are known for their calming properties. Consuming indica marijuana products can help to relax the body and mind and create a more intimate atmosphere. The seed bank "Female-Seeds" has developed its own strain on the subject, the "Sex Bud" variety.

A relationship with someone who smokes marijuana is a two-way street. No two people will feel the same effects from certain strains of marijuana, so you and your partner should experiment with different strains to find out what works best for both of you. And most importantly, have fun with it. For many couples, any strain they can smoke together is the best drug for romance. For more tips, check out our earlier article What to Expect When You Use Marijuana.


This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. The information herein should not be used as a basis for making decisions about using cannabis or managing your relationships.

Every relationship is unique and the effects of cannabis can vary greatly from person to person. It is important to talk openly and honestly with your partner about your experiences and needs in order to have a happy and fulfilling love life.

Discover the different facets of cannabis and love in this blog post and find out how you can utilise the positive effects and avoid the negative ones.

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