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May 18, 2015 at 8:00 am
To spur women into earthshaking multiple orgasms, all you need is the right weed.
That’s the promise of Sexxpot, a strain of cannabis that specifically stimulates the female libido.
A low sex drive can be a sign of health problems. But sexual pleasure is also a big part of overall wellness, said Karyn Wagner from Paradigm Cannabis Group, the Humboldt County-based collective behind the sex power flower.
There are several cannabis-based products promising enhanced sex available now on the market. But whereas infused oils like Foria are meant to be used as a topical, spurring libido by direct application onto the clitoris and labia, Sexxpot is specifically meant for smoking.
While searching for just the right strain to use as a sex aid, Wagner chanced upon Mr. Nice, an indica dominant strain with roots in the legendary G13.
Wagner had gone through several trial-and-error experiments with her partner, but the result of this test drive was explosive. Afterwards, “We said, ‘That was very good for me,’” Wagner said.
She asked her partner to think of a name for the cannabis-aided sexual experience. And “he called it Sexxpot,” she said.
Sexxpot is not bred specifically to hop up a woman’s libido. Instead, it’s the strain best-suited to enhance a woman’s mood, Wagner said.
“You relax and your senses are at full alert. You can have that sensuousness,” said Wagner, who described the strain’s overall feel as “oh my gosh, that’s good.”
Cannabis’s utility as a love aid is no secret, and other indica strains may also help partners connect and relax before coitus. However, one factor in Sexxpot’s favor is its moderate THC level, 14 percent, and its “negligibly low” level of CBD, Wagner said. This combination, she said, allows women to relax into a sensual, sensation-receptive state of mind.
But does it work for everybody?
“I’ve always been high strung during sex,” one woman told me on a recent evening during an industry event at Oaksterdam University. Sure enough, after a few puffs of Sexxpot, her desire and her tactile sensitivity grew.
That wasn’t all.
She and her partner were able to experience synchronous orgasms, and sensational ones achieved in force, she said, providing detail that caused this reporter to blush a little.
Despite women preaching Sexxpot’s value in the bedroom, dispensaries have thus far given the strain the cold shoulder. “The male dominated buying community doesn’t understand the need for the product. They say, ‘It won’t sell,’” Wagner said. “But you need to cater to a female market and let them know they have it.”
Luckily for local ladies, there are a few dispensaries that welcome women-specific products with open arms. One of these is Phytologie Wellness, in Oakland, where women make up 40 percent of the clientele, according to Aundre Speciale, the dispensary’s wellness director and operator.
“There’s an enormous need” for women-friendly cannabis products, said Speciale, who noted that her customer base often remarks how hard it is to find a marijuana product made with women in mind.
So far, Sexxpot is available only at Phytologie and Cannabis Buyers Club in Berkeley. But Wagner has high dreams for her orgasm-inducing cannabis strain. Themed vape pens are on the way, as well as edibles.
Sexxpot is also sex positive from a woman’s perspective: The strain is grown, marketed, and vended solely by women. And Wagner is confident business success will follow good things in the bedroom. As she put it, “This thing is too much fun, right?”
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