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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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ALLURE

15 Ways to Add Marijuana to Your Love Life

From 420-friendly dating apps to cannabis-themed professional wedding planning, there's a whole new crop of ways to make marijuana a welcome third wheel in every step of a relationship. For now, options are clustered in the states that have legalized pot, but as legalization spreads, so will your options for adding weed to your love life. Read on for some of our favorites.
APRIL 20, 2017

Don’t miss out on introducing weed to the bedroom: Get your vagina stoned with weed-infused lubes like Foria’s; try Sexxpot, a marijuana strain designed to heighten pleasure; or step up your massage game with BOND, a sensual cannabis oil.

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MIC Article

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

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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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SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

5 other ways to use medical cannabis and the hottest products for seniors

Medical cannabis has advanced far beyond the days of simple raw cannabis buds. With medical legalization and adult-use laws, those raw flowers can be refined into a wide range of different types of products for more targeted therapies.

Specifically, seniors and Baby Boomers are being targeted with a new wave of no-euphoria and low-euphoria medical marijuana products and modalities for age-related medical conditions.

We highlight some of the most popular, widely available, high-quality, award-winning ones and the medical conditions patients are using them for.

Science note: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main therapeutically active ingredient in cannabis and causes euphoria. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most common active molecule in cannabis but it does not cause euphoria. Cannabinol (CBN) is a degraded form of THC, and causes sedation. Lastly, tetrahydrocannabinol-acid (THCa) is the initial 'acid' form of THC, and does not cause euphoria.

TOPICAL

PRO
Won’t cause euphoria; very tame modality for new patients; targets joint and muscle pain and also can treat skin disorders. 

CON
Works locally, not throughout the body; can have an aroma; can stain clothing.

Foria Pleasure
Foria, based in Los Angeles, offers a game changer for women suffering from genital dryness and pain. The infused coconut oil prelube comes in a spray bottle and promotes relaxation, increased blood flow and lubrication. It also reduces pain and tension, without a head high.
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SALON Article

Top eight crazy new products for your vagina 

High-tech toys and tools offer scads of information. It's hard to imagine we survived so long without them 

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If you’re in the market for some vaginal retail therapy, you’re in luck. From high-tech sex toys to weed suppositories, there seems to be no shortage of products designed for in or around your intimate areas. Check out the list of products designed specifically for your vagina below. 

1. “Smart” vibrators

Ladies, if you’re looking for an orgasm, you might think about investing in a vibrator. But if you’re looking to learn about your orgasm, you’ll need to invest in something different, something “smart.” Fortunately, there’s a school of entrepreneurs who have managed to merge the two. Smart vibrators are out there, and they’re available in sex shops near you. The Lioness is just one example. Though it looks like your standard sex toy, the Lioness is loaded with advanced sensors to help measure your orgasm through vaginal contractions, temperature and movement. All that information can be accessed through an app that users are encouraged to download on their smartphones. In that way, women can better understand how long it takes them to achieve orgasm and what kind of stimulation they like best, and it even offers suggestions about what you can try next.

2. “Smart” period trackers

Yeah, predicting your period can be hard. And most women have had to make a mad dash to the pharmacy at least once in their lives. Fortunately, we’re looking at a future where that will no longer be part of the period routine. Because period tracking has now become a techy endeavor. The folks behind the LoonCup advertise their product as “the world’s first smart menstrual cup.” The device can best be described as a sustainable feminine hygiene product that can be worn inside the vagina to collect menstrual fluid. It relies on built-in sensors to collect information regarding fluid volume, color and other important tidbits about your cycle. All information will be delivered directly to your smartphone. Learn more, leak less. 

3. Period sex without the mess

Unless your partner has a penchant for period blood (and believe me, some do), you might feel inclined to hold off on sex until after your cycle comes to an end. But who wants to let a pesky little thing like your period get in the way of a romping good time. That’s at least what the folks behind Flex were thinking. The device is designed to sit at the base of the cervix to collect menstrual fluid. Meanwhile, the vaginal canal is left open for entry. It’s the perfect product for frisky menstruating women with picky partners.

4. Weed tampons

Most of the time, tampons and periods come as a package. But not always. Sometimes, they come paired with cannabis. Foria vaginal suppositories were designed to help stimulate pelvic relaxation, facilitate deep penetration and create a heightened sense of arousal for women who like weed. And you don’t have to have a vagina to keep high down below. The company has also released a line of rectal suppositories, so you can get it in and get it on, no matter what kind of genitalia you posses.

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Jane St. Journal, Women and Weed

The History of Women and Weed

It’s Women’s History Month! Marijuana and the matriarchy actually go way back. Call em’ pot princesses, ganja goddesses, stiletto stoners, cannabis queens, or merely women who like weed.

“Stigma has created this idea of the lazy stoner, of people being irresponsible and not productive, but if women can take that back, it shows all the ways cannabis continues to help people,” says Natalie Ginsberg, policy and advocacy manager at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Both women and cannabis have a shared reputation for healing. “Women have a history of being caretakers,” says Ginsberg. The medical cannabis movement that grew out of Santa Cruz, California, in the early Nineties was in large part led by women, she points out.

The country’s oldest, continuously operating medical cannabis collective, the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, for instance, was co-founded in Santa Cruz by Mike and Valerie Corral, after Valerie discovered that cannabis stopped her epileptic seizures. Her 95-year-old mother, Aurora Leveroni, a.k.a. Nonna Marijuana, spent the past several decades cooking gourmet Italian edibles to treat her daughter’s illness.

In her book Tokin’ Women: A 4,000 Year Herstory, Ellen Komp, deputy director of California NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law), begins the tale of women and weed in the third millennium BC when both goddesses and plants were exalted for their healing powers. The Sumerian goddess Ishtar, for example, was associated with cannabis — such as when when people would burn kaneh bosm {cannabis} incense in her honor.

Of course, among all the reefer’s medicinal properties for men and women alike, pot for periods is a no brainer. Back in 1890, Queen Victoria used a cannabis tincture to ease the pain of her cramps. And way before that, eleventh century European women used a cannabis ointment to “disperse the swelling” from premenstrual swollen breasts (weed is known to have anti-inflammatory properties). Meanwhile, Mayan and Aztec women took baths full of medicinal herbs, including cannabis, for menstrual relief.

Today, pot for PMS is a growing market. The Whoopi & Maya line of cannabis period products includes everything from medicated hot cocoa to rubbing salves to herbal bath salts, while Foria medicated suppositories provide topical relief straight to the uterine region where cramps originate. Foria’s cannabis lubricant also helps women achieve orgasm during sex.

Read whole article at: https://janestreetjournal.com/article/2017/03/02/history-women-weed/

 

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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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MIC

 

Marijuana and Sex: How weed affects your sex drive — and can help your performance

By Miles Klee 

Do marijuana and sex go hand in hand?

Many people find that the former can greatly enhance the latter. And this effect doesn't seem to be gender-specific: Weed has been called "the natural Viagra," while some cultivators have bred aphrodisiac strains targeted at women.   

If you haven't combined sex and weed yet, the idea of mixing the two can be a bit daunting. Here's what to expect — and what to keep in mind — if you're thinking about lighting up with your boo in the bedroom. 

How marijuana can improve sex

As with all of marijuana's reported effects, there's no guarantee that it'll spice up your sex life; the reaction is highly dependent on the situation and the people involved. 

Nevertheless, the general sense of uninhibited wellbeing is a commonly cited benefit, according to Dr. Anne Ridley, a clinical sexologist and psychotherapist as well as the owner of Modern Aphrodite, a pleasure boutique in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

"Because of the wide range of strains out there ... what may have the arousing or aphrodisiac-like affect on one may not on another," Ridley said in an email. "But typically what I hear from my clients (as well as my own personal experience) is that they feel more relaxed — physically and mentally — in a way that allows them to better connect in the moment to their partner."

That may be due to the "euphoric" feelings brought about by THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. 

You don't have to get high for weed to make sex better. 

Mixing marijuana and sex isn't necessarily about getting so blunted you can't tell which way is up in a 69. Instead, you might take it as an opportunity to explore weed's low-key pleasures.

"There are ways to utilize the positive effects of cannabis — relaxation, pain relief, anxiety reduction, to name a few — without experiencing a psychoactive high," Manta said. "One method is utilizing topical products like massage oil or employing a product that has a 1:1 CBD to THC concentration. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid also found in the plant that has no psychoactive effects but helps bring the body into homeostasis." 

Ridley, meanwhile, is a fan of Foria, a cannabis-based lubricant for vaginal use: "It's not a mental high, since it is applied by a spray onto the vulva," she noted.

What I can say about this topical cannabis is that it directly relaxes the female sex organs and increases arousal while decreasing pain. More women than one would think experience some sort of pain either on the outside or inside of the vagina, sometimes due to hormonal or menstrual cycles, as well as certain positions or trauma after childbirth or otherwise. Cannabis can have a very positive effect for these women in their ability to experience pleasure and healing sexual experiences.

Products like Foria seem suitable for purely recreational purposes as well: Reviewing the marijuana lube for the Frisky, Amelia McDonnell-Parry commented that it makes for a "warm," "tingly," "loosey-goosey" vagina, as well as "an increased, concentrated awareness of that part of your body." At the same time, the effects were "not extreme" and allowed her to keep a clear head — everything you could ask of a sexual aid.       

 

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BuzzFeed Video Review of FORIA Relief "Women Try 'Weed Tampons' For Period Cramps

Weed Tampons, Buzzfeed, FORIA Relief, Women's Health, WomensHealth, Marijuana Tampons

"The things we have in our medicine cabinets are dangerous and we don't think of them as drugs.
BUT THEY ARE! They're drugs!"

 

"FORIA Relief is a cannabis-based product in the form of a vaginal suppository that dissolves with the heat of your body."
- Dr. Jennifer Berman, MD, Urologist and Female Sexual Medicine Expert

 

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