They say the couple that smokes together stays together, and we believe it. Here’s some of the ways that smoking weed with your partner can change your relationship for the better.
Smoking cannabis gives you a greater sense of empathy, meaning you can relate to your partner on a higher level and understand their needs more than when you’re sober.
Empathy is one of the most important factors in a healthy relationship, and if you can’t respect your partner’s boundaries and needs, then don’t expect the relationship to last very long. The ability to value your partner’s experience and needs as much as your own is a vital element in maintaining a healthy romance. There was even a study conducted that showed couples who smoke together are less likely to perpetrate domestic violence against one another, and respect for your partners emotional and physical wellbeing is the pillar of a happy and healthy relationship.
Cannabis is known for its ability to loosen your lips, and when you smoke weed those social ‘walls’ that we build up around ourselves come down. While sometimes that ends up with you talking conspiracy theories for hours on end, it also helps to open up communication with a partner and makes talking about complex feelings that little bit easier.
Marijuana has also been proven to lower stress levels and regulate your mood, so if talking can often lead to a fight with your partner, try smoking some herb together to get you both into a relaxed and calm state to talk about your feelings.
Cannabis has also been shown to help people be more emotionally sensitive, which means you can identify and talk about your feelings in a healthier way. No matter how close you are, your partner is not a mind reader – and you can’t expect them to intuitively know what’s wrong if you yourself can’t even identify the problem. Being able to engage in healthy, open discourse about your emotions is the key to healthy, long-lasting relationships, so try sparking up a blunt the next time you have trouble getting your words out.
Improve Your Sex Life
Sex and cannabis is possibly one of the greatest combinations ever – when it’s done right. The head rush and sense of euphoria you get with the right strain, coupled with great sex with the right person can give you the best orgasm of your life – but how does it happen?
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in your brain in a way that heightens your sense of smell, touch and taste, as well as your internal sense of time. Thanks to this heightened sensory perception, external sensory stimuli seems heightened (colours are brighter, sounds are louder, food tastes better), which leads to your skin and sense of touch becoming much more sensitive. Not only is your sense of touch and taste heightened, but thanks to your altered perception of time 5 minutes can feel like an hour – so 30 odd minutes of regular intercourse can seem like tantric sex marathon.
Combined with that heightened sense of empathy we mentioned earlier, cannabis is likely to help you to be more attuned to your partner’s needs and become more sensitive to their physical response to you. The orgasm gap is a harsh reality of a lot of straight sexual encounters, and women are much more likely to be left unsatisfied during heterosexual sex than men. With this heightened sense of touch coupled with a greater appreciation of your partner’s needs, women in particular benefit greatly from stoned sex.
Smoking cannabis can dry up the mucous membranes in your body, which not only causes dry mouth but also vaginal dryness, so keep lubricant on hand to make sure your partner doesn’t experience any discomfort that can kill your otherwise magical session. Be sure to also stay hydrated and keep water nearby, because kissing with dry mouth is probably the least appealing thing ever.
One of the most important lessons to take away from this – is that you shouldn’t pressure your partner into smoking with you (despite all the benefits we’ve listed above) if they don’t want to. If your partner isn’t into smoking, that’s their prerogative, just as you have every right to smoke as much as you want to. If you’re dating someone with radically different values than you, it may be worth considering what impact these values (like hating weed or liking the Big Bang Theory) will have on your relationship before you get in too deep.
There are also a lot of things out there that no amount of herb can fix, but if you’re looking to spice up your sex life or get some things off your chest, try reaching for your favourite strain to help get the job done.