I Tried This Cannabis-Infused Lube and All I Got Was Sorta Stoned
As an avid consumer of both weed and anal sex, I immediately got turned on when I heard about cannabis-infused lube. Finally, the great tastes of cannabis and copulation brought together in a single tube. So I drove to my nearest pot merchant and snagged Velvet Swing, a “sensual” lubricant that boasts stronger orgasms for one out of four women and genital tingling and warmth for others. (It contains both THC and CBD.)
Even though I’m not a woman, the budtender assured me the product would still work on my hindquarters. So I picked up a $39 tube and sped home to use it with my partner.
Basically, cannabis-infused lube works by being absorbed by the body’s mucous membranes, sensitive areas with lots of capillaries. These capillaries draw in the lube’s THC and CBD chemicals, theoretically dilating the blood vessels and increasing the area’s sensitivity and sensation.
But vaginas have lots of mucous membranes inside of them — penises, not so much. So if you slather a bunch on your penis, it’s not gonna start feeling all magical and blissed out (like if you were smoking a blunt with Bob Marley on a sunny day).
The lube itself has the color and consistency of caramel yogurt and a faint floral scent which smelled sweet at first, but later I wondered if they added that scent because “women like flowers.”
It’s also water-based with no oil, so you can safely use it on sex toys and condoms without worry. But it’s not a “lube” so much as a lotion. If you use it for anal sex, you’ll have to reapply lots of it as the friction gradually wears it down.
The product’s website says it won’t get you high unless you “use it anally or orally.” And I did, dear reader. Oh, yes, I did.
I put some on my demon tunnel (using “Old Blue,” my dildo), smeared some on my nads, my ween and also a modest amount on my teeny dime-sized nipples (because you people depend on serious journalists like me to thoroughly investigate products you might one day slather onto your nether regions).
It’s supposed to take 20 to 40 minutes to reach full potency, so I watched an episode of Queer Eye while occasionally pawing at my junk and nips, hoping to feel a tingling warmth, increased horniness or anything.
Sadly, I didn’t feel any of those things.
In fact, as my bedtime approached, all I felt was a teeny bit stoned, possibly because this cannabis-infused lube contains three times more THC (the intoxicating psychoactive neurochemical) than CBD (the non-intoxicating neurochemical that relaxes the body).
If I had used the lube for an actual full-on sex session, it’s entirely possible that I would’ve gotten a serious case of butt-munchies, making my butt hungry for more lovin’. But as it was, any cis guy seeking full-body euphoria and tingling during sex should just smoke an actual joint and crank up the Bob Marley instead.
You’ll get all the enhanced physical sensations and tripped-out bliss for only a fraction of the cost. But make sure to keep water and gummy worms nearby, in case you dry out or get the munchies.
Would you want to try cannabis-infused lube? Why or why not?
This article was originally published on November 23, 2020. It has since been updated.