Among its varied medicinal applications, weed can also be a natural aphrodisiac. One strain in particular is supposedly engineered specifically so that its chemical effects make women orgasm.
Aptly named “Sexxpot,” this indica strain is bred to have low THC levels (around 14 percent) that give the user a euphoric, but not overwhelming, experience. As an indica, Sexxpot should provide more of a body high, which not only would make is useful for treating pain, but also for allowing women to feel more in their bodies, and less cerebral, so they can orgasm during sex.
Designed by Karen Wagner, founder of Paradigm Medical Marijuana, Sexxpot is derived from another low-THC strain called Mr. Nice, and was packaged and branded, with an extra x, as an aphrodisiac weed for women. With less THC than other strains, Wagner said the strain puts women in a “sensual” headspace, enough to make the body more sensitive, but not enough to put them to sleep or get anxious.
There’s some skepticism though as to whether Sexxpot is more than just good branding. One former grower, who commented on weed encyclopedia Leafly, claims it’s just a marketing gimmick. Another review said it felt more like an energized sativa, good for not just sex, but also mood stimulation and creativity.
Of course, whether or not Sexxpot is the strain that gets you in the mood, it’s not the only one out there with aphrodisiac properties. Thanks to the entourage effect — the symbiotic relationship among all the different chemicals in cannabis, including cannabinoids (chemical compounds) and terpenes (aromatic chemicals) — the way a strain acts on a person is not just dependent on how much THC it contains.
Other strains known to help stimulate your sex life include Ultimate Trainwreck, a happy, focused sativa, Sour Dream, a euphoric giggly hybrid, and Hindu Skunk, a mellow, relaxing indica.
Typically, THC is more an aphrodisiac for women than it is for men, says Stephen Kerford, chief executive of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a San Francisco-based cannabis delivery service geared toward women, carrying female-oriented products. “Especially if it’s strong, for men it might be more of a watch TV, appetite stimulant type of thing, but for women, it’s the indica strains that typically provide the more relaxing, soporific effect,” he says. He compares a medium THC level indica to drinking a glass of wine. “Something that won’t knock your socks off, but makes you loosey goosey or open to suggestion,” Kerford says.
What Sexxpot did when Wagner first marketed it was shed light on cannabis products that could and should cater to women. Now, not only do a number of strains make sex better, but other products like sensual lubricants, bath salts, and creams help, too.