After my housemate declared that "weed and sex are not good together," I decided to prove his theory wrong by searching for the friskiest strains I could find.
Not all strains are created equal: some are far better suited to doing the deed than others. The most well-suited for sex were often hybrids with the ability to improve mood, reduce stress and heighten physical sensitivity.
Here are my favorite picks.
Bettie Page is a 50/50 hybrid that's listed with "arousal" as one of its most pronounced effects. Intrigued, I decided to give it a shot to see if it lived up to the hype. With notes of berry and a cheesy pungency, I was surprised to taste a piney, spicy taste that made my nose tingle. There's a mild body buzz immediately; my muscles were relaxed and my head was swimming with cheerful thoughts. Interestingly enough, I note this strain makes my skin feel hypersensitive. Making out is intensified by Bettie, whose gentle, mellow euphoria and body buzz makes for a great night of senseless fucking.
A sativa-dominant strain with 21.19% THC and a touch of CBD, GT Dragon is a very playful strain thanks to its positive mood affect component. Just a few bowl rips was enough to pull me out of a daylong funk. Buds are sweet and floral, with notes of lavender, sweet pine and light citrus running through. One of the strains that made me grin the most, it's a cerebral, euphoric high that made me feel relaxed, confident and in the moment. Smoke a joint of this before a date to get some of that flirtatious spark.
Apparently GSC has a reputation for being a great strain for masturbation. In the name of science, I decided to test that theory out. A cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison, GSC is rife with strong earthy and sweet notes accented by a lingering pine scent. I can instantly feel the indica component loosening my chest, providing a wave of pain relief that induces a peaceful mental state. Its sweetness makes it very tasty, a smooth, robust smoke with little acridity. I find that my brain isn't foggy but oddly vacant, which helps me focus on what's happening downstairs. The stress relief component meant I was able to get into the mood far more easily, and yielded more plentiful orgasms.
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The budtender casually informed me this was a new strain of "undisclosed lineage." It sits as a pretty even hybrid that's very mild all around, and reminded me of my favorite strains of all time, the 1:1 Blue Shark. It's a great mood enhancer that instantly lifts my spirits: while a lot of sativas euphoric headspace make my mind cloudy, I was somehow able to keep my wits about me and just felt like I was in the best mood all year. Slight body high and tingling accompanies this, and I can not recommend it enough.
Let's face it: Many folks are just too damn tired at the end of a work day to be thinking of getting it on. Luckily, Green Crack lives up to its namesake, providing a much-needed solution to apathy and fatigue. A few tokes is all it takes to feel the sudden onslaught of nearly uncontrollable energy, a potent rush of creativity and sharp mental focus that keeps me feeling invigorated and ready for action.