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By: Melissa Pierce  |  May 23, 2017

I’d heard there was such a thing as “weed lube,” so my partner and I decided to give it a try.

The first thing I learned about weed lube is this: Don’t let your boyfriend lead. He’ll learn all he can from sites like Reddit, but most of the posts about weed lube he finds will not be written by women. Or he will read the packaging and extrapolate based on his own experiences, which will not be close enough to yours to be relevant. I should have known this already as my first experiences smoking and eating cannabis with his guidance were equally as fraught. He may have more experience with cannabis than I do, but he has zero experience being a woman in her 40s.

What I really should have done was to check in with other women.

From his perspective, Foria Pleasure definitely made sex seem better for me. According to him, I was more vocal and appeared to enjoy everything more exuberantly. But from my perspective, sex with my partner is usually pretty wonderful. Plus this sex had a lot of foreplay as we had to wait nearly an hour for the Foria Pleasurebrand of lubricant to work. So I can’t say for certain that I noticed a big difference from our other sessions where foreplay was plentiful.

He says we need to try again.

I say maybe I just need to go out and have bad sex with and without Foria and get back to him.

He doesn’t get my humor.

I gave the bottle to a friend of mine – let’s call her Anne – who used it solo. She swears using it gave her mind blowing orgasms that lasted and lasted. I was happy for her. Dang if I should have consulted my local girl gang about how to use Foria instead of my boyfriend because it sounds like I missed out on some next level sexy time.

I don’t want you, dear reader, to miss out. So here is the skinny on Foria:

1. Foria isn’t actually a lube.

If you normally use a lubricant, you should probably have a bottle of your favorite handy for actual lubing.

Foria comes in a tiny spray bottle and is meant to be used as a “pre-lube.” It’s about the size and shape of a breath spray.

The effect is supposed to be relaxing while also acting as an aphrodisiac. Each spritz contains about 2.5mg of THC so you don’t need a lot. The website instructs you to use four or five sprays on your clitoris, labia, and vaginal opening. I used five just on my vaginal opening as instructed by my boyfriend. Anne says she uses about eight all over her lady parts because she’s a pro.

2. The effects of Foria Pleasure can take up to an hour to start working.

Don’t feel as if you have to rush into the action after application. Put your feet up, light some candles, think about how you just sprayed your hooha with an aphrodisiac that resembles a bottle of breath spray, laugh uncomfortably then riotously… relax, good things come to those who wait.

3. Foria Pleasure is coconut oil based.

The website cautions that you should not use the product with latex-based toys or condoms because coconut oil degrades latex. If you have waited 40 minutes to one hour for it to work, are already feeling that frisky discoin your underpants, and are also using your regular lubricant, I can’t imagine a few sprays of Foria actually matter that much in terms of latex degradation. But you never know, so safety first.

4. Because Foria Pleasure has THC in it, it’s not available everywhere.

You can only buy Foria at dispensaries in California and Colorado. I hear they are coming out with a THC-free variety of Foria this June so that should be good news for adventurous women everywhere.

Bottom Line: Trying out Foria that one time was really fun for my boyfriend and for me, but since Anne isn’t giving back my bottle of Foria anytime soon, I’ll have to either buy some more next time I’m in a state where it’s sold or make my own.

If you don’t happen to live in California or Colorado and can’t wait for Foria to get to your area, you can always make your own cannabis infused coconut oil. Here is a handy recipe.

Happy Experimenting!

XOXO
Melissa

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STYLE CASTER

The Stoner’s Guide to the Chicest 4/20 Products Out There

Drug rugs. Rasta colors. Pot-leaf motifs. Honestly, the reason many people aren’t open about their enthusiasm for cannabis is how embarrassing the surrounding culture is. But this 4/20, we’re celebrating a new generation of chic, well-designed cannabis offerings we’d be proud to give or receive.

Ahead, find everything from a rose gold vape and hipster underwear that can hide your weed, to a less, uh, literal body scrub. Behold: The chicest 4/20 products out there.



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RAVISHLY REVIEWS FORIA AWAKEN

"I'm not sure whether or not you can get addicted to a lube made from a drug, but I've been pretty hooked on this stuff ever since I first gave it a try."

DANIELLE PAGE | 04.20.17 12:01AM

Operating your vagina without taking advantage of the latest sex products on the market is kind of like still using a flip phone. Sure, it gets the job done. But you don't know what you're missing out on.

One recent addition to the wonderful world of things you can put in your V? A new women's pleasure lube from FORIA. Known for their cannabis-based products, FORIA's new formula, Awaken, harnesses the power of CBD (short for cannabidiol). As far as products made from the ganja go, you're probably used to hearing about the ones made with THC — aka the chemical responsible for the mind-altering effects of marijuana. The big difference between the two is that CBD won't leave you feeling high. But it has been loosely linked to health benefits like relief from stress and anxiety, and even alleviating minor aches and pains.

While the jury is still out on research to support whether or not CBD can lead to a better orgasm, the folks at FORIA claim it's the key to a more intense climax. In fact when tested, those who tried the product said they experienced "enhanced sensation, deeper orgasm, increased desire, improved lubrication, heightened awareness and full body relaxation." Count me in.

There are few things I won't try (especially where better orgasms are concerned), so I gave Awaken a spin during one of my solo sessions. Here's what it's like to get yourself off with CBD lube.

The Application.

Most of the lubricants I've used come in some type of pump or squeeze set-up, but FORIA Awaken comes as a spray. As soon as I experienced its light, albeit somewhat watery consistency, I understood why. Applying it probably wouldn't have been as messy if I had a partner spraying me down. But trying to operate the bottle's pump upside down was a bit awkward.

I followed the directions which said to "apply liberally directly to the clitoris, inner and outer labia and inside the vagina," noting that the typical "serving size" is four or more sprays. I started with four, then added a few extra for good measure once I got the bottle working. It's definitely worth noting that (at least to me) this stuff smells incredible, kind of like a fresher version of mint chocolate chip ice cream. To that end, Awaken is also edible — so no worries if your partner wants to go down on you after you've already lubed up.

What It Felt Like.

Once I was thoroughly lubed up, I kind of expected to experience a difference immediately... but no dice. A few minutes later, I started feeling majorly turned on — and I hadn't even started touching myself. It almost felt like my clit was gently pulsating. I let that sensation play out for a few more minutes, wondering if it might get stronger or if this was the peak. After spending five minutes or so on that pulsing plateau, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands (you know, literally).

FORIA's test users weren't kidding about the heightened sensitivity that happens when you're using this stuff. For the sake of this article (and because what's the fun in orgasming immediately?), I had to slow down the typical pace I use when I'm rubbing one out. It took some time for me to get used to how sensitive all parts of my vagina were thanks to being coated in this mythical CBD ingredient — especially my clit. I ended up unintentionally edging myself a few times throughout the process, backing away from the big 'O' and building it back up again.

The Orgasm.

Not going to lie, the grand finale wasn't anywhere near as good as the process of getting there. And since diddling with CBD continued to measure up to what I'd heard other users say about the product throughout my experience, I was expecting this orgasm to pretty much be earth-shattering. It wasn't the best one that I've had — but certainly more intense than if I hadn't used Awaken to get me there.

The Verdict.

Would I try Awaken again? You bet. I'm not sure whether or not you can get addicted to a lube made from a drug, but I've been pretty hooked on this stuff ever since I first gave it a try, and have been recommending it to pretty much anyone who will listen. Also, for you lucky folks who are actually getting laid on the regular, I can only imagine what it would feel like to use this stuff while you're making love. No but really, please try it and report back.

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GLAMOUR

6 Weed Products Your Vagina Will Be Totally Cool With

We all know how marijuana is traditionally used, but as legalization has become more common across the country, some considerably more interesting 420-friendly goodies have hit the market, including ones geared specifically toward…your vagina.

From easing the pain of menstrual cramps to giving lube a little somethin' extra, we pulled together the cannabis products designed specifically with women in mind.

1. Foria's weed suppositories

Though they're often called "weed tampons," Foria weed suppositories aren't meant to absorb menstrual blood, but they could relieve cramps. Just put one in and let the 60 mg of THC, 10 mg of CBD, and organic fair-trade cocoa butter get to work blocking the pain receptors in your uterus. Two women over at Buzzfeed tried them, and while one got impatient and ended up just eating it (typical), the other said it actually worked wonders on her cramps.

2. Whoopi & Maya's medical cannabis line

After suffering from severe menstrual cramps and then watching her daughter and granddaughters go through the same agony, Whoopi Goldberg partnered with Om Edibles founder Maya Elisabeth and launched a line of weed products to spare women everywhere this experience. The salve, tincture, bath soak, and edible chocolate provide luxurious cures for period pains.

3. Foria's weed lube

Foria Pleasure, a spray made of cannabis oil and coconut oil, not only keeps everything nice and slick down there but also enhances sensation all over. "I started to feel this warm, intense feeling throughout my body," one reviewer wrote. "You will orgasm deeper than you ever have."

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DAILY MAIL

From lubricants made from coconut oil to sex toys fashioned from CRYSTALS: The rise of 'clean sex' and the products making waves right now

  • The wellness industry is one of the biggest, and called a 'trillion dollar industry'
  • It has now made its move into the sex industry - with clean sex products
  • From vegan condoms to crystal sex toys, FEMAIL introduces some of the latest
  • Daily Mail Australia also spoke to some of the founders behind the products

They call it the 'trillion dollar industry', so perhaps it was only a matter of time before wellness - and the obsession that comes with all things 'clean' - moved into the sex market, too.

But from lubricants made from coconut oil to vegan condoms, crystal sex toys and even an aphrodisiac made from cannabis oil, clean sex has never been bigger.

FEMAIL takes a look at the new, all-natural products to hit the sustainable sex shelves. Would you use them?

COCONUT OIL LUBRICANT

Late last year, Bernadette Finney, 46, from Sydney, launched Australia's first completely natural personal lubricant, Private, with the help of her daughters, 24 and 22.

Private is made from pure coconut oil and came about because Ms Finney and her family started using coconut oil cooking spray, before turning their new healthy approach to other areas of their life.

VEGAN CONDOMS

As the third-fastest-growing vegan market in the world, it's safe to say that Australia has a lot of time for veganism.

But former Cleo Bachelor of the Year finalist, Dustin Leonard, spotted a rather unusual gap in the market, when he launched a new line in his range of HERO condoms, which are both 'natural' and made with a 'plant-based' lubricant.

CRYSTAL SEX TOYS

Crystals - whether they're rose quartz, jades, onyxes or moonstones - are having a moment right now, and this moment is not immune to the sex industry.

Crystals are becoming bigger and bigger, there are now crystal sex toys (pictured)

Rosie Rees, from Perth in Western Australia, sells both crystal dildos and yoni eggs (a small egg-shaped crystal designed to help strengthen the pelvic and vaginal muscle).

AND THE REST...

Last but not least is Foria's Pleasure Spray bottles - 'a natural sensual enhancement oil' designed specifically for women and made from cannabis oil.

'FORIA Pleasure is hand-crafted from the female flower of the marijuana plant - one of the oldest known aphrodisiacs in the world - using modern extraction techniques for optimal potency and purity,' the website reads.

Foria Pleasure spray retails for $44 online

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MOTHERBOARD Article, VICE

Marijuana Is a Natural Aphrodisiac—If You Don't Get Too Dang High

MADISON MARGOLIN

Men: Maybe don't eat that 120 mg weed edible if you don't want a crippling stoner boner.

Cannabis is commonly considered a natural aphrodisiac, but is it possible that too much weed could get in the way of getting it on?

A recent query to Leafly, an online encyclopedia of cannabis strains, came from a woman lamenting that her boyfriend couldn't get an erection after consuming a 120-milligram edible one night, and a couple joints the next.

"When we went to have sex everything was heated but he couldn't get an erection. He said he was into it, which I'm inclined to believe, but said he couldn't really feel his nether regions, which is what we attributed the difficulty to," the query read.

In response, Leafly's Ashley Manta, a sexuality educator, hypothesized that the problem came from the edibles. While most budtenders recommend 20 to 35 milligrams for even those with a high tolerance, 120 milligrams could definitely impair functioning for well over 12 hours.

Still, cannabis has different effects on men and women.

"As many older [heterosexual] couples find, half an hour before intimate time, she should keep smoking and he should stop," author and endocannabinoid researcher Lex Pelger told Motherboard.

As with alcohol, the dosage is crucial in regard to how cannabis affects sexual performance, in this case, specifically in regard to men. If the boyfriend mentioned in the Leafly query had had a smaller edible, he might have been able to get an erection.

And yet, pot has still been helpful for many couples aiming to enhance their sex life. Foria, a weed lube for women, is applied directly to the vagina and aids with sensitivity during sex. Meanwhile, cannabis itself is associated with higher sensitivity and responsiveness to touch and other stimuli.

In one survey, 76 percent of men said cannabis increased their sexual pleasure; 68 percent reported it enhanced their orgasms; and for 39 percent it helped them last longer. Often, women are more likely to feel sexual satisfaction from cannabis, with 90 percent reporting in one study that it enhanced sex in various ways.

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the FRESH TOAST Article

Why Foria, The First Marijuana Based Lube, Is A Game Changer For Women 

By:   |  Mar 29, 2017

Foria is the first natural pleasure enhancement oil from California, made with a blend of coconut and cannabis oil and developed specifically for women and their partners, taking full advantage of the plant’s natural aphrodisiac properties that increase blood flow and promote relaxation.

Foria isn’t the first company to discover the fact that marijuana is one of nature’s greatest aphrodisiacs, but it is among the first to develop a product that blends pleasure and cannabis seamlessly, producing the fanciest and coolest lube in the world (weed lube).  You can purchase it at recreational dispensaries from across California and Colorado.

Foria’s effects are designed for women’s bodies, so men aren’t affected by it (not directly at least). We did some research on the topic and have come up with a basic list that explains the effects that Foria has on women’s bodies during the different stages of sex: 

Kicking Things Off

Women have to apply Foria long before they get intimate, giving the product enough time to settle in and do it’s thing. Unlike regular lube, which you can use at any moment, Foria demands a little more preparation and forethought. You can compare it to a good edible, where you consume it and give it ample time for it to affect your body in the way that you want it to. According to Foria, you’re supposed to apply the lube 3 or 4 times on your privates and give it 30 to 40 minutes for it to work its magic. So be ready to wait a little, have a drink in hand or engage in some foreplay. 

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MIC Article

Marijuana Lube: Recipes, reviews, benefits, where it's for sale and what to look for

Published 

With 63 million Americans now living in states where recreational marijuana is legal, the weed industry is churning out countless new products for first-timers and veteran stoners alike. A typical dispensary could sell everything from THC-infused chocolate and microdose mints to pot concentrates and weed soda.

Among these novelties, you may also find marijuana salves and creams, meant to be applied to (and absorbed by) your skin. These cannabis topicals, as they're called, are ideal for relief from localized pain and inflammation, and since they're largely nonpsychoactive, they don't actually get you high. 

But one topical in particular seems to have captured our imaginations, and it's not hard to figure out why: The very combination of the words "marijuana" and "lube" hint at some interesting possibilities. If your curiosity is piqued — and you know it is — then read on to explore this new frontier in stoned sex.

What is marijuana lube, exactly?

At the moment, there are two major brands of cannabis-infused oils marketed as aphrodisiacs: Foria and Bond. Foria bills its flagship product, Foria Pleasure, as an "all-natural sensual enhancement oil designed specifically for women," while Bond calls its product a "sensual oil."

In both cases, the liquid itself is a combination of refined cannabis extract, derived from the power of the marijuana plant, and regular coconut oil. The lube comes in a sleek little spray bottle.

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The Alternative Daily

Would You Try Cannabis Lubricant For New Sensations During Sex?

Posted On February 18, 2017 By 

Recreational drugs for your lady parts? Is that really a thing? One Californian company certainly thinks so. Recently, the Aphrodite Group created a stir in the online alternative community by creating a line of products under the name of “Foria.” So what do those products do? Why, they get your vagina stoned, of course.

Check out Foria’s website and you’ll learn that this new line of pioneering products is a “cannabis-infused sexual enhancement oil.” That’s with regards to the range of “Foria Pleasure” products, anyway.

Essentially a cannabis lubricant spray, Foria Pleasure “is a therapeutic oil designed to enhance female pleasure and is made with all natural liquid coconut oil (MCT) and purified pharmaceutical-grade cannabis oil.” Aphrodite uses residual-free, highly refined, standardized, pure cannabis extract in order to provide maximum bioavailability.

It’s pretty crazy-sounding stuff. So, how the heck does it work?

How to use Foria cannabis lubricant

The range of Foria Pleasure products all come in handy spray bottles. Presumably, the coconut oil is a fractionated version, meaning it remains in liquid form no matter what the temperature. This oil contains a certain percentage of infused THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis. 

Here’s what the “official” Foria guidelines stipulate for maximizing this curious sexual product:

1. Apply four to eight sprays directly onto the vagina. Internal application provides the highest absorption. As everyone’s relationship to THC is unique, we encourage you to experiment to find what strength is just right for your body.

2. Wait up to 15 minutes for “full activation.” The company suggests employing foreplay and sensual massage to while away the minutes.

Not the most detailed of instructions, but you get the idea. Spray it onto (and into) your lady parts, and wait for the magic to happen. However, there are a few things which you probably need to know before spraying this stuff willy-nilly and expecting your world to be turned inside out:

  • Foria isn’t technically a lubricant. It is, in fact, designed as a “pre-lubricant,” with those 15 minutes of waiting designed to allow the bioactive compounds in the coconut oil to soak into your lady bits and start altering sensations.
  • Foria isn’t friends with your typical latex condom. Some people find that it can actually melt the latex. Not ideal if that’s your key form of contraception. It is, however, kosher with polyurethane and nitrile condoms.
  • Foria can actually take up to an hour for the THC to kick in. If you struggle to find foreplay inspiration at the best of times, you might want to hold off on any touchy-feely stuff for around 40 to 50 minutes after application.

Experiences with cannabis lubricant

According to Foria’s creator, Matthew Gerson, women respond to their line of cannabis lubricant in a variety of different ways. Some became considerably stoned after spraying the product into their mouths. Yet, they found no effect at all from applying it to their vagina. Others might not get stoned from applying it orally, but they have a blast when they use it in a sexual propensity. As individuals, it’s hard to say how Foria might be received by our bodies.

Enter, the willing guinea pigs. Unsurprisingly, alternative bloggers and marijuana aficionados have been quick to jump all over the topic of marijuana lubricant. Many have written about their experiences, and here’s just a sample of how they’ve responded to Foria Pleasure:

Ashley Hoffman from Alternet found that in her first few tries, nothing really happened. Then, after applying six sprays to her lady parts, spending an hour or so on foreplay, the THC kicked in. According to Hoffman, “as soon as the licking started, it hit me. There are the drugs. It was an all-over buzzy tingly feeling that spreads the pleasure much further than wherever you’re being directly stimulated. It pulsated like there was a delicate vibrator inside of me, but better. Cloudier. I hadn’t felt anything like it before.”

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