The amazing breakthrough of bud lube
"When I talk about cannabis lube in the sex and weed workshops, the No. 1 question I get is, 'Is it gonna get me high?'" Chelsea said. "The short answer is no, the long answer is… it's possible."
Applying cannabis to your skin, vagina, or other vascular tissue is tough to get high from, she explained, because skin is a natural barrier meant to keep things out. "The exception to this would be a topical compound with cannabis in it designed to traverse the skin barrier," Chelsea said, or for anal sex because of the high number of blood vessels.
Instead of making you high, topical cannabis lube play "causes these areas to be more sensitive and calls your attention to them. The effect really comes during orgasm, when you come longer and harder. [The aphrodisiac effect] is not so much a physical sensation, it's more akin to the natural flushing and engorgement experienced when you're turned on. Like being distractingly horny."
Cannabis lube works through a process called microcapillary dilation. "It means tiny areas of capillaries that flush with blood," Chelsea said. "The same reason your eyes flush red when you smoke. This affects areas that are highly vascular: like areolas, clitorises, glans, and vaginas, which tend to have very highly vascularized anatomy in comparison to penises and scrotums. There's a lot of density around the glans but not as much along the shaft."