indica vs sativa for sex

Indica vs Sativa for Sex?

Nearly everyone knows that cannabis has a long list of health benefits and treats numerous health conditions, but most people don’t realize cannabis is nature’s aphrodisiac. And, in fact, it can yield numerous benefits to improve your sex life and intimacy with your partner.

Is the whole “sex is better with cannabis” thing legit? Or is it just something that stoners tout as yet another benefit of their great green goddess? The short answer is that cannabis can make good sex even better. It makes music sound better, food taste more delicious, and Thanksgiving a way more interesting experience, so why would this sensually-driven experience be different? If anecdotal experience isn’t enough for you, there are some studies out there for you science nerds that suggest that cannabis does, in fact, make sex a more pleasurable experience and that stoners may be having more sex than their non-stoned counterparts.

Popular culture associates chocolate and oysters with sex; but as more states legalize cannabis, the magic plant’s power as an aphrodisiac is poised for widespread recognition. Few substances on earth have as much between-the-sheets potency as cannabis, and marijuana wholesalers have an increasingly bright future as demand for the world’s most powerful aphrodisiac spikes.

But the fireworks impress with more urgency when the right kind of pot is leveraged. In addition, understanding dosage will help with achieving the ideal stoned lovemaking session – and the ever-elusive orgasm.

One thing to consider is the difference between and indicas. Both can help boost bedroom good times, but they go about it in different ways.


indica vs sativa for sex

Indica, the classic kick-back-and-relax style of weed, takes a more roundabout path towards getting down. Too much of an indica-heavy strain has the potential to lead to couch lock, rather than couch action. But the right indica strain paired with a smart dose — with flower, no more than three hits; with an indica concentrate just two — can lead to sensory ecstasy, as indica strains especially appeal to body senses, including the all-important (for sex) touch.

Sativa strains are known for amplifying energy and precipitating more psychedelic and cerebral experiences than indica. Energy is great for sex, naturally. And the best intercourse relies upon things happening upstairs, in the brain, as well as all of the activity downstairs. But an excessive dance with sativa has the potential to eliminate the body entirely — the world of the sativa-inhaler can turn into something entirely interior and intellectual. Sex wants both mind and body, however. Dosing matters, and of course it depends upon the strength of the strain. But generally, the same rules apply for sativa as for indica — limit the pre-sex hits to three (and you generally are better off with just two hits) of flower, and one or two (max) for a concentrate.


Now comes the fun part, second in grins only to the sex itself — shopping for individual strains.

If you are coupled, think of the dispensary trip as part of the romantic evening (or afternoon, not to mention a prelude to some morning wake-and-shake).

•   Visit the dispensary together, and buy grams of different strains. Turn the shopping experience into something more like foreplay.

•   Talk to the budtenders, who might have experimented with sex and the store’s strains, or at least received feedback from customers

•   Play with one strain at a time, and talk about the session after it concludes. Jot down a few notes about the strain and the sesh — keeping a strain sex tab on your phone’s note-taking app is a pure Pro Tip. Over time, you should have a good understanding about which strains work best for your relationship. And when you get to your friendly neighborhood pot shop, your phone will remind you about which strains rock the most.

To help get you started on a sex-cannabis exploration, we selected a mix of 10 Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid strains that will help set the mood in just a few hits, with a focus on strains that smell and taste as good as the sex you’re about to have.


Green Crack

Strain: Sativa
THC: 17%

Green Crack definitely has the least sexy name of any weed strain — next to Chemical Cat Piss — but don’t let the silly name dissuade you, Green Crack just might top your list of Sativa sex enhancers. Perfect for those looking to get creative in bed, Green Crack will fill you with a buzz of energy and euphoria, which is perfect for long sessions in the sheets stretch throughout your day. A great strain for a morning wake and bake and sex in the shower.

With tropical flavors of citrus and mango, we recommend packing your Green Crack in the bong, just make sure you refresh that water so as not to kill the mood. There is nothing less sexy than bong breath.

Granddaddy Purple

Strain: Indica
THC: 17%

With just 17% THC, Granddaddy Purple is a great Indica strain to start experimenting with while dabbling in pairing sex and cannabis. Its beautiful purple buds, grape and berry flavors, and inviting scent help to get you out of your head and put your in a sensory mood without getting you way too high. Granddaddy Purple is high in alpha-Pinene, so it’s adept at putting you in a totally relaxed state. Don’t think that this is reserved for touchy vanilla sex, get wild with it — Pinene has pain-reducing properties, making this strain adaptable to any type of sex you’re trying to engage in.

Wedding Cake

Strain: Hybrid
THC: 23-25%

A fairly new strain in the weed scene, Wedding Cake is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain that will relax you out and enhance your senses, with a rush of euphoria accompanying the first hit. Since it’s packed with THC, at an average of between 23-25%, one to two hits should provide a head change for even the most hardcore smokers, and its earthy herbal flavor with hints of sweet vanilla will help to tantalize the palate. Better still, it won’t leave you cotton-mouthed and dried out.

Plus come on, with a name like Wedding Cake how can you go wrong? This strain was designed for long honeymoon nights but if that all feels a little too domestic for you, feel free to call it by its alternate name: Pink Cookies.


Strain: Hybrid
THC: 20%

Keeping things on the high THC spectrum, Do-si-dos is an Indica dominant hybrid strain with a floral peppermint scent that will instantly melt your body into a buzz of euphoric sensory pleasure. With a bowl of Do-si-dos packed, take about two to three hits, reach for the blindfold and prepare to enter a world of shiver-inducing touch and closed eye visuals that’ll turn sex intro a truly psychedelic experience.

Girl Scout Cookies

Strain: Hybrid
THC: 19%

Sometimes known as simply GSC — for legal purposes — Girl Scout Cookies checks a lot of the same boxes as the Granddaddy Purple strain, meaning its great for receiving roles in the bedroom and for enhancing the sensory experience, but GSC’s Sativa genetics help to give it an edge over the Indica Purp by putting your body into a relaxed state AND sharpening the mind, giving you the inspiration to get creative.

The bud’s mix of purple flecked leaves and bright orange hairs are a beautiful sight, too. If you’re so much of a stoner that you like to break up your weed over the body of your partner, they won’t object given this strains beautiful appearance and herbal earthy aroma.

Sour Diesel

Strain: Sativa
THC: 18.5%
CBD 2%

If anxiety is seriously wrecking your bedroom game, Sour Diesel is the strain for you as its one of the few on this list to have a significant level of CBD content which will help to melt away your anxiety. Keep a few things in mind though, Sour Diesel isn’t sexy — it’s named so for its overly pungent chemical infused aroma, and while its THC content isn’t the highest, it packs a punch with an early onset of cerebral enhancement that feels long-lasting.

Our recommendation? Pack a bowl and light it up outside with your partner, that way the smell doesn’t totally kill the mood once you’re inside. If you can make it that far.


Strain: Hybrid
THC: 16-17%

Easily the weakest strain on this list, smoking Trainwreck, despite its rough-sex suggesting name, is a relatively chill strain. Experienced smokers can easily blow through two bowls of this stuff before being taken over by its giggle-inducing qualities making this an ideal strain for pot-head partners who just want a slight head change before getting busy or first time users looking to experiment with sex on cannabis. It’s piney and flowery flavors will fill the room with a pleasing herbal scent and its relatively low THC content will keep you from getting couch-locked or too high.

Keep this stain handy for quickies or shorter sex sessions that aren’t going to occupy your whole day, the high won’t last too long with this one, which is perfect for those with packed schedules.

Amnesia Haze

Strain: Hybrid
THC: 19%

Amnesia Haze is known for producing uplighting feelings of euphoria and a boost of energy and confidence conducive to creativity in the bedroom. We highly recommend this strain for couples who like to role-play, as Amnesia Haze will fill your head with new ideas and a desire to experiment and get a little weird, will all the ideas be good ideas? Well, that remains to be seen, but either way Amnesia Haze will give make you believe they’re good — which is something you and your partner can giggle about over a second bowl before round two.

Pink Panties

Strain: Indica
THC: 20%

Come on, you know whoever named this Indica strain knew exactly what they were doing. Look, as we said before, based on the science of how THC influences people in a myriad of ways, we don’t buy into the idea that any one strain will make you more aroused than the other, but Pink Panties is one of those strains that budtenders everywhere will claim can put you into the mood.

Maybe it’s the tantalizing name or the flowery mix of grapefruit and berry flavors, but Pink panties will definitely put you in a good mood, no matter how stressful the day has been. Just be careful, this Indica dominant strain has the power to relax you straight to bed.

Northern Lights

Strain: Indica
THC: 17%

We couldn’t recommend Northern Lights enough. Despite its relatively low THC content, Northern Lights excels as a sex enhancer thanks to its delicious spiced herbal and earthy flavors and inviting flowery aroma when smoked, providing a sensory experience from the moment you break up the bud until it’s euphoric effects take hold. Once the high of Northern Lights kicks in — which should be at about five to six hits for those with a high tolerance — your body will start buzzing with euphoric feelings, making this a great weed for lovers of extended foreplay sessions.

You’ll find yourself taking your time on everything when you’re high on Northern Lights, which makes you a good lovemaking partner — revealing it as a strain that will sell you on the idea of cannabis as a sexual enhancer.

3 thoughts on “Indica vs Sativa for Sex?”

  1. It really does depend on the strain, who grew it, and my particular mood and energy levels on any given day, but overall I’d have to say that I enjoy indica over sativa. Indica gives me a nice body high and usually gives my sensual bits a nice buzzy, swollen, and tender sensation while sativa can get me more heady, even to the point of anxiety. My next experiment is to see how CBD dominant strains affect me during sex. *Only for science!*

  2. I love this article and have been wanting to have a discussion about this for awhile.
    First, cannabis definitely enhances orgasms – the frequency, duration, and intensity. What I have noticed between indica and sativa is quite different experiences.

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