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You’d think our newly launched intimacy oil, Sex Pot, would have curious Canadians asking questions about how to use cannabis in the bedroom. Instead the first thing, asked most often out of concern, was: “Could it get me high?”
There’s still so little information available around cannabis topicals and infused products that most consumers aren’t sure how they work, especially when they see the THC insignia on the bottle. The short answer is no, it can’t enter the bloodstream when applied topically.
Then came a practical one. “Does it really, you know, work?” (Our testers say yes by the way!) Sexual wellness is a hot topic these days as women want something to help with the myriad changes their bodies go through from hormone shifts, to childbirth, perimenopause and more. Layer in pandemic stress and it’s not an easy time to feel in touch with your sexuality. Many women have heard about the positive effects cannabis can have on their sexuality. According to recent studies, cannabis has a unique interaction with women’s libido and in smaller doses can boost sexual appetite. Researchers think this is due to estrogen receptors that influence how receptive our brains are to external cannabinoids. Men, on the other hand, may experience a decrease in their sexual appetite and an increase in their appetite.
Sex Pot is a ‘pre-lube’, so think of it as the beginning of your erotic journey, as it takes about 20 minutes to heighten arousal. Formulated by 48North’s Director of Product Innovation, Katie Iarocci, a passionate plant biologist who has extensive knowledge of cannabis physiology and phytochemistry, the sensual combination of rose, jasmine and jojoba essential oils and the aphrodisiac damiana were carefully chosen to enhance the overall experience.