First things first: There is no magic capsule that will make anal sex via penis or dildo 100% easy and painless. (Well, perhaps heavy opiates combined with a muscle relaxer, but for legal and ethical reasons, I can't endorse procuring those.) So to give Foria Explore the best chance possible, I had to do anal sex right. The instructions on the little black box asked that I insert the suppository and let it sit for 15 minutes before adding lubrication or anything else up there. After washing my hands, I slid that sucker up, turned off all harsh lighting, lit candles, and turned on some FKA Twigs. Enjoying my serene atmosphere, I laid down and meditated while letting my body soak up the suppository. (Pro tip: The capsules can get mushy, so I recommend sticking them in the freezer first to harden to make insertion easier.)
After 15 minutes, I put a water-based lube on a small butt-plug, and then let that sit as I continued my meditation for another 30 minutes. While Foria products are often described as "weed lube," they are not a lube replacement, especially for the non-self-lubricating anus. Thicker, silicone-based lubes tend to be best for anal sex, but I went with a water based lube, because I was using silicone toys (and silicone-based lubes can break down toys).
Also, I advise anyone interested in anal play to invest in a quality butt-plug and wear it prior to penetrative anal sex via penis or dildo (you can do this by yourself or with a partner). Not only does a butt-plug help warm up the rectum by relaxing the sphincter — which makes anal sex easier and more pleasurable — but you can wear it for pretty much as long as you want (15 minutes or all day). It's a sexy little secret that feels both pleasurable and naughty.
Back to my first foray into cannabis-assisted anal sex. Did I feel high? I sure as hell felt good. Foria says that, when delivered rectally, the psychoactive effects are minimal, focusing on the cannabinoid receptors throughout the pelvis, with minimal effect on the brain (as far as I can tell, no clinical research has been done to back this up). Maybe it was the weed in my butt, maybe it was the butt plug, and maybe (probably) it was the candle-lit room flowing with the voice of FKA Twigs, but while I didn't feel "high" like I do when I smoke weed, I felt intensely relaxed. I was able to remove the butt plug and slowly maneuver a small dildo (the "Mustang" from Babeland) into my butt. It was easier to slide in and felt better than usual, largely because I was so turned on, and it was less painful than previous experiences both with partnered anal sex and solo play.
I rubbed my clit and came, and then cleaned up properly (washed toys with warm water and antibacterial soap, and put sheets that may have been anointed with cannabis and butt gunk into the dirty laundry). I also scrubbed my hands and cleaned my butt properly (using the fabulous Tushy bidet).
So would I use Foria Explore again? Definitely. When I was using it, I was so turned on that I didn't need to watch porn or use a vibrator to enhance the experience. I can't say it will work for everyone, but in my experience, cannabis was indeed a rectum-relaxing aphrodisiac. That said, it's hard to say for certain whether it was the Foria Explore that made anal play easier, or the whole shebang of mood lighting, FKA Twigs, meditation, and butt plug/lube preparation. I look forward to trying it during anal sex with my male partner, although if he wants to experience Foria, he'll have to put it up his butt as well, as cannabis intimacy products don't work on penises the same way they do on vaginas and anuses.
My conclusion? Foria Explore is a magic capsule. But here's the secret about magic: It requires intention, preparation, and follow-through to work. So if you're in a legal state and into cannabis, absolutely try putting weed up your butt to make anal sex easier — just don't forget to do butt sex right.