I’m no stranger to recreational marijuana edibles, so when cannabis brand 1906 offered a sample of their CBD- and THC-containing chocolate “love beans,” I was curious how the psychoactive candies, which are specifically marketed as aphrodisiacs to boost one’s sex life, would compare to previous experiences I’ve had using the drug in the bedroom.
1906 said its chocolate beans are fast-acting, meaning they take effect about 20 minutes after they’re consumed, whereas other edibles could take upwards of an hour to hit.
“Love uses optimal doses of five herbal aphrodisiacs and sense-enhancing cannabis to create the best sex drug in the world,” the 1906 website reads.
The love beans I used contained five milligrams of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, and five milligrams of the psychoactive component THC. I’m not much of a CBD user, so I was curious if it would add an extra element I hadn’t experienced before.
After eating 15 milligrams of THC and CBD in the form of three five-milligram beans, I felt more sensitive to physical touch and had a more intense orgasm than if I were sober. For me, the experience wasn’t unique though.
It’s something I’ve previously achieved, many times, with other edibles that weren’t marketed as aphrodisiacs.
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