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Microdosing Cannabis for Sex: How to Use Minimal THC for Maximal Pleasure


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Microdosing Cannabis for Sex: How to Use Minimal THC for Maximal Pleasure


Microdosing is a term that seems to be on everyone’s tongue lately, and we’ve covered it extensively in this article
. For sexual purposes, you might wonder why microdosing matters, and how to incorporate a microdosing practice into your sex and cannabis experience.

Microdosing With Cannabis: Benefits Without the Buzz

For a bit of background, I chatted with Dr. Nick Karas, a sexologist and creator of The Passionate High
whose work revolves around education and coaching for clients. “Microdosing is one of the most important and often overlooked aspects of using cannabis to improve sexuality and intimacy,” says Karas. “Master your unique combination of strain, dosage and intention. Detach from the outcome and expectations and enjoy the journey.” In a sense, dosage is just another knob you can fiddle with in order to dial in on the perfect elevated sexual experience for you and/or your partner.

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When to Use Cannabis Microdosing for Sex

Some scenarios that might benefit from microdosing include:

With all of that said, microdosing can be pleasurable for anyone! Try it out to see for yourself—the following section explains how.

Making Sex More Sensual with Cannabis

How to Microdose Cannabis for Sexual Pleasure

In the context of sex, what does microdosing look like? Andrew Mieure, owner of Top Shelf Budtending
, suggests staying under 5mg and ideally under 2.5mg for microdosing. Admittedly, everyone’s tolerance is different, but the idea is to use such a small amount that you don’t notice psychoactive effects. At that point, you’re reaping benefits without the buzz—think subtle relaxation and almost-imperceptible heightening of your senses.

After microdosing, your body won’t feel like it’s the cannabis getting you in the mood, and yet that slightly heightened sensation and relaxation can go a long way. Meanwhile, you’ll be fully mentally present without any distracting cannabis-induced psychoactivity, allowing you to fully experience sensation for maximum satisfaction, connection, and pleasure.

Cannabis Tinctures 101: What Are They, How to Make Them, and How to Use Them

Theoretically, any cannabis consumption method could be microdosed, although dabbing
doesn’t lend itself particularly well to microdosing. If you chose to go that direction, you’d want to use an amount about the size of the head of a pin. I suggest sticking to smoking
, vaping
, or using tinctures
for microdosing. Some edibles
are also good for microdosing, like To Whom It May Chocolates or Nature Nurse’s Cocoa Cannabinoids, both of which are available in California and come in 2.5mg doses—just make sure you’re buying from a reputable company that actually batch tests the potency of its products.

Tinctures, I’ve found, are the easiest for microdosing. Medicine Box, another company in California, makes a series of whole-plant extracted oil tinctures (including one called Sensual Healing, designed for sexy times) that has 7mg THC per mL, which is a dropper full. Knowing that ratio, it’s easy to dial your tincture dose down to a fraction of that, even just a few drops, to test out microdosing.

Have you tried microdosing for sex? What was your experience like?