Bhang, Bhang, baby Bhang. Cannabis and Sex.

We now know that sex can be enhanced by adding weed in some form… it can create a reprieve from everyday stress, boredom and events in life that bog us down, and it can become a new, blissful experience. Sometimes, the right amount of balanced weed (thc/cbd) can get rid of the anxiety that holds us back from enjoying our physical beings, the way we maybe should be… the way it is meant to be.

Cannabis has a long history throughout the world for its use as an aphrodisiac. It has been associated with tantric sex and yoga, tantric sex being oneness as opposed to just seeking a gratifying orgasm from your partner in pleasure. A mind meld between lovers that heightens sensations and brings on euphoria to both physical beings, a moment in time that two people truly share, together.

Its history in India dates back to the AD years and is also known for its ability to help people achieve a spiritual awakening. Originating in India, ‘Bhang’ is indulged in for rituals and festivals, a good preparation is considered an ‘art form’. With a mortar and pestle, some good bud and leaves… drinks may be prepared such as, bhang lassi and bhang thandai. ( Lassi is a blend of yoghurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit and Thandai, or shardai, is prepared with a mixture of almonds, fennel seeds, watermelon kernels, rose petals, pepper, vetiver seeds, cardamom, saffron, milk and sugar.) Bhang’s roots go back some 3,000 years.

Is it sativa or indica, that makes our clocks tick and gets out motor running?

Indica strains are known for relaxing and bringing on a body buzz, where Sativa strains are more commonly associated with a cerebral high. A hybrid or blend may be the answer for an evening of pleasure, not over indulging so much that you are locked to the couch and too high to move, or too blasted to have your faculties together. A slow steady pace and balance taking you there after a romantic dinner or a Saturday afternoon after breakfast in bed.

Cannabis also has a history with the goddess of love, from Norse mythology, Freya. The thought being that consuming Sensimilla, the flowers from the unfertilized female plants, would bring about seduction and erotic pleasure associated with the love goddess. The female only buds, are believed to have been used in rituals dating back to the pre-Christian era in Scandinavia.

The history is there, spanning continents around the globe, a sex life perk up or awakening, may be just what’s needed in this fast paced world to slow down and really enjoy ourselves. In Canada, edibles are being legalized and are expected to be hitting the shelves in December. An evening in front of a fireplace on a cold wintery night, a latte and some edibles… wonderful.

In the meantime, we will have to come up with our own creative recipes to add some Sensimilla too, or find a good recipe for some Bhang beverages!

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