Like many of us, Karyn Wagner likes to have sex and smoke pot. So it should come as no surprise that a little over one year ago, Wagner was getting ready to light one up before having sex with her boyfriend. Whatever your thoughts about using cannabis as a pre-coital ritual, Wagner herself gave it a shot and described it as hands down, the “best sex she had ever had”.
Wagner, founder of Paradigm Medical Marijuana and now owner of Bay Area-based Sexxpot, has recently decided to bring these two joys to her consumers by developing a new type of cannabis strain that would give not only her – but any other woman – the opportunity to enhance and experience similar feelings and sensations to those she had while going through her most uplifting sexual interaction…ON WEED.
Sexxpot is the result of hours of brainstorming and what I’m sure was hands-on research– the kind of research which may or may not be part of the best job description ever. Regardless, the strain is specifically designed/cultivated with females in mind, working towards the clear goal of helping them achieve mind-blowing, intense, full body orgasms during sexual intercourse. Sorry guys, you’re going to have to stick to your nightly ritual of smoking a blunt and jerking off to XHamster.
While most cannabis strains boast a THC count of around 18-20%, Sexxpot is considerably weaker with a THC count of about 14%–and for good reason. According to Berkeley-based cannabis consultant and full-time nurse, Eloise Theisen “women just need less THC in general and high levels of THC can promote anti-estrogen activity.” She goes on to state:
“(lower THC is) a benefit, because the product will put you in a ‘sensual’ headspace and affect the body’s sensations without getting the smoker too high to actually do the deed.” Theisen adds “My guess is that Sexxpot, with the lower THC, regulates the body’s endocannabinoid system and helps bring back the balance of hormones, but without sacrificing the therapeutic properties.”
Basically, Sexxpot is a strain that won’t cause you to get so damn high you can’t even, you know, make the beast with two backs.
Apart from Wagners anecdotal evidence of the strains properties, Theisen has heard firsthand from several patients and women within cannabis organizations like Women Grow (and from the participants of Bay Area “pot Tupperware” parties) that the strain is a “game changer.”
Not everyone is convinced of Sexxpots purported abilities. Stephen D’Angelo, cannabis activist and co-founder of Harborside Health Center (dubbed the “largest pot shop on the planet”) is somewhat skeptical about Sexxpot’s science. He argues that we have yet to isolate, and thereby determine the effects of the myriad of organic compounds in cannabis, having limited if no information at all on how they affect sexual arousal.
That aside, he recognizes the marketing Sexxpot employs is astute. His experience at Harborside confirms that both men and women seek weed to specifically enhance arousal. (He points to Foria’s popularity as an example of a product targeting women successfully.) “Cannabis is good for everybody’s sex life,” D’Angelo says.
My name is Petey Wheatstraw, also known as Charles Stevens. I’m an avid marijuana smoker, writer, devoted father and non-profit minion– not necessarily in that order. A Chicago native I’ve lived off and on in the Bay Area since 1996. Seven years ago I finally settled here to capture the changing face of our communities.