Smoking Weed Before Sex: Everything You Need To Know

Oct 14, 2019 | Must Knows About Cannabis, Therapeutic Effects

We know weed is fun, and we know that sex is fun, so wouldn’t smoking weed before sex be double fun? Of course it is! 

How Smoking Weed Before Sex Affects You

It’s still unclear exactly how marijuana might boost sex drive, but there are some theories.

“People who use marijuana may have more sex because they put less pressure on themselves when they are high, so they don’t have the same performance anxiety as those who are sober,” suggested sex therapist Amanda Pasciucco, who practices in Connecticut, where medical use is legal. “A small amount of marijuana may also help increase your ability to communicate your preferences to your partner.”

The cannabinoid THC — appears to target a part of our brain associated with sexual arousal, at least in females.

“Our body’s natural endocannabinoid system is key in regulating things like pleasure, pain, relaxation and homeostasis. When it is activated by the cannabinoids in cannabis, it can leave users feeling relaxed with increased pleasure and decreased pain,” explained Peter Barsoom, founder of a company called 1906, which aims to bring cannabis back to the mainstream. “This can lead to increased arousal and make sex even more enjoyable. For others, the reason is the increased pleasurable sensations that can arise with cannabis. This effect can make sex feel even more enjoyable.”

So if you wanted to try smoking weed before sex, you at least have some doctor recommendations to convince your partner to give it a try!

Tips For Smoking Weed Before Sex

Communicate With Your Partner

This goes for any sexual experience with your partner, whether weed is involved or not. It’s good to keep open communications and talk about what you want, and what you expect. If you want to try to smoke weed before you have sex, let them know because they may want to try too! Just be sure you’re both comfortable and don’t push each other to do things you don’t want to do.

Start Small

Most experts recommended starting out with a small amount of cannabis and using a specific delivery method. Our recommendation is to stick to smoking or vaping cannabis. This is because it hits you faster and you’ll be able to get a more consistent experience with this method. You want to get a good high going without getting couch locked, so start small taking one or two hits and seeing how you feel before you smoke more.

Avoid Edibles

Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to hit you, and when you’re in the mood to get it on you don’t want to wait for the edible to kick in for you to experience sex while high. So skip the food and get right to smoking!

Use Lube

Just like cannabis can cause people to get cotton mouth, the same thing can happen down there. Keep some lube handy in case things get a little dry so you and your partner are both comfortable. I would even recommend using cannabis-infused olive oil or coconut oil for a more intense orgasim. These two substances also help the male last longer than usual, so mix cannabis with more cannabis!

Smoke Before Getting In Bed

For safety reasons, I would recommend that you and your partner smoke weed before you hit the bedroom. No one wants burned sheets, and nothing will kill the mood faster than starting an actual fire in the bedroom! However, if you’re going to smoke weed while having sex, blunts or joints are going to be your best bet ;). 

Set The Mood

Smoking weed before sex doesn’t have to feel like a chore. Maybe try smoking naked, or shotgunning the weed into each others mouths to get things going.

Cultivars That Get You In The Mood

When smoking weed before sex you want to be sure you’re smoking weed that won’t make you fall asleep and will actually get you in the mood. Here’s some cultivars that can help you get in the right mood for sex.

Ultimate Trainwreck

This cultivar is rated very highly in arousal, focus, as well as happiness. All of these sound great for sex! Consume this and you’ll be a bit horny, ready to focus on your partners needs, and definitely very very happy.

Purple Princess

What better way to treat your princess (or prince) than with Purple Princess? This cultivar is known for its berry flavors and leaves smokers feeling more energetic, creative and euphoric. These sounds like great effects for a night full of new experiences.

Sour Dream

This cultivar won’t leave your dreams sour, instead it will spark arousal, some giggles, and you’ll definitely feel euphoric. Try Sour Dream if you’re looking for something a little new in the bedroom.


This cannabis will leave you saying ‘yummmm’ all night long! Yumboldt is a potent cultivar that we recommend for after having sex. It will help you drift into a nice, happy sleep with how relaxed you’ll be.

Chocolate Chunk

For those partners who insist on getting chocolate for Valentine’s Day, give them some of this next time instead. This cultivar is also good for after sex as it will help put you to sleep.

Green Crack

Most commonly known for helping people focus and feel alert, Green Crack can help you stay awake if you’ve had a long day and need to stay awake long enough to get some stress relieved.

Try Something New

If you’re not having luck getting in the mood with the cultivars above, try something new and experiment! Cannabis affects everyone differently, so you may not get the same feelings as other people do when consuming, and you may have to find something unique to help.

Have you ever thought about smoking weed before sex, or have you done it? Let us know what you thought in the comments and what kind of weed you consumed!

Watch our Cannabis Therapy Potcast episode where we go in depth on the benefits of smoking weed before sex for more information!

Have more questions about smoking weed before sex? Call one of our expert cannasultants today and get ready to get it on!

About The Author

<a href="" target="_self">Courtney Trzos</a>

Courtney Trzos

To Courtney, it’s always 420 somewhere… After attending Michigan State University and working in communications for over 10 years, she took her passion for cannabis, professionally. In 2017, Courtney began freelancing as a writer for cannabis brands across the globe, promoting the therapeutic and recreational use of the plant, while helping her partner cultivate crops full-time, and learning more about the industry from a seed-to-sale perspective. Get in touch with her and follow her journey at