I have a strong preference for dating cannabis enthusiasts. The coolest part of getting high with a partner is the way that it makes me feel. I find myself more deeply connected and more energetically open when I consume with a partner. Little empirical data on this phenomenon exists, but studies have shown that the endocannabinoid system can stimulate the production of oxytocin.
Shotgun kiss (smoke from mouth to mouth)
The great part about consuming together? There are plenty of ways you can utilize cannabis as a bonding tool. The more experienced stoner, or the person with the greater lung capacity, should take the hit from the vapepipe, tor rig.
He or she then kisses the other partner and exhales slowly as the receiving partner inhales. Smoke a body-heavy strain like GDP or Northern Lights and spend time holding and cuddling with your partner with no specific agenda — just enjoy touching and caressing.
Pairing cuddling with some deep eye gazing can add a deeper level of connection. Notice all the trichomes and pistils and various colors.
Close your eyes, inhale, and notice the multi-layered scent profile of the strain. When you inhale, note the flavors. One of the most fun things you can do with a partner is to team up in the kitchen and create something delicious.
Getting creative together, and then getting to enjoy the fruits of our efforts. They come home to find everything arranged — bowl packed, lighter at the ready, pipe cleaner available for cleaning.
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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, 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.
What other ways do you incorporate cannabis to augment your intimacy with your partner?
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