Cannabis & sex: a woman’s guide

Cannabis has a long history as an aid to increase sexual pleasure. It’s used as an aphrodisiac in tantric sex rituals arose in seventh century India, while early Europeans held the belief that the plant promoted happy marriages, according to the book, Cannabis and Culture, edited by Vera Rubin. Cannabis was included in the US Pharmacopeia from the late 1850s to the 1940s, with cannabis aphrodisiac pills and extracts made by pharmaceutical companies like Ely Lilly and Upjohn, recommended by physicians for “pleasant intoxication” and “stimulating the sexual appetite,” and to treat “sexual torpor” in women (in other words, lack of sexual desire.)


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