Use it to relax together
“If I'm having cramps or a migraine, or intense anxiety, either getting weed for me or encouraging me to use it can be as helpful as (or more helpful than) bringing me Tylenol, and helps me feel taken care of by my partner,” says Katie Mack, co-host of sex and relationship podcast Carnalcopia. By extension, this could be something that’s done when your partner has had a stressful day or just needs to relax. They come home to find everything arranged -- bowl packed, lighter at the ready, pipe cleaner available for cleaning.
Schedule a nature date
Take a stroll in the park, hit the beach and watch the sunset, or hike to a high-altitude lookout with sweeping views. Many cannabis users report increased appreciation of aesthetics while high, so why not use that to create a memorable date together? A few weeks ago, for instance, I spent the weekend with a lover in San Diego and we got prodigiously high together. He arranged for a pedicab to take us from his apartment to the nearest beach. The feeling of the wind whipping through my hair, the beauty of the stars, the way the music on the radio felt like it was written just for us -- it was magical.
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