7 Best Strains for Sex

A guy and a girl are lying in bed smoking a jointA guy and a girl are lying in bed smoking a joint

For those looking to increase their libido with cannabis, a wide range of genetics can help enhance those intimate moments between you and your partner. Many cannabis enthusiasts will look for strains that help relieve stress and decrease anxiety while making you feel warm, comfortable, and relaxed.

Cannabis is classified into three categories; sativas, indicas and hybrids. Sativas are renowned for their uplifting cerebral high, often increasing creativity and happiness. In comparison, indicas are known for their heavy body stone, which can make doing the simplest tasks exhausting. Hybrids are a fusion of them and often an excellent choice for those intimate moments! 

Learning the lineage of your preferred hybrids will help narrow down the options when picking strains to improve your sexual experiences

Cannabinoids can also affect performance. When opting for high-THC strains, one might consider avoiding strains with extremely high THC levels, as this may lead to intoxication and undesirable performance. CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid found within cannabis, and strains with high levels of CBD will leave the user slightly relaxed but not intoxicated. 

Terpenes can also influence the effects of cannabis, so let’s discuss them further.

The relationship between terpenes and intimacy

Terpenes are aromatic compounds found within cannabis plants and are responsible for their aroma. Research suggests that terpenes can have multiple therapeutic properties, including the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. As such, cannabis strains with high amounts of limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool can be ideal for increasing your sex drive. 

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The 3 best terpenes for sex

1. Limonene 

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Limonene is a terpene found in the rinds of citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges. It can also be found in cultivars such as our Sensi Amnesia and Silver Haze. Effects-wise, studies have shown that limonene has the potential to help alleviate anxiety and stress. 

Cannabis varieties suggested for elevating your mood often feature limonene as one of their primary terpenes. In addition to being euphoric and uplifting, cannabis strains with a high amount of this terpene are expected to increase your morale and indirectly help boost your sexual desire.

2. Caryophyllene

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The plant terpene caryophyllene is commonly found in black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. It is also one of the most abundant terpenes in cannabis and can be found within many strains in the Sensi Seeds catalogue, like Sensi Skunk and Mexican Sativa.

Research suggests that caryophyllene is potentially helpful for pain management. Some people are physically sensitive regarding intimacy, so cannabis strains with abundant levels of caryophyllene could help provide an added comfort layer, making the user feel at ease. 

3. Linalool

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Linalool is most commonly found in lavender and produces sweet floral notes with a spicy undertone. It is a terpene known for its sedative properties and is often suggested for people with high levels of anxiety and insomnia.

Terpenes can affect your sex drive by indirectly influencing your mood and boosting morale, happiness, and general well-being. All in all, searching for cannabis strains with a combination of the terpenes mentioned above could help elevate your libido. 

Nevertheless, genetics also play a crucial role. Strong sativas might cause anxiety, whereas a heavy indica could make being intimate a chore. With that said, let us look at seven of the best strains for sex!

1. Wedding Cheesecake

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Looking to add some speed to your sex drive? Wedding Cheesecake is the choice you should make and is one of the most popular cannabis strains available today. It was created by crossing a Skunk #1 phenotype with Girl Scout Cookies and Cherry Kush. It’s an excellent strain for increasing sex drive!

This indica-dominant hybrid has an exquisite terpene profile with an abundance of humulene, limonene, caryophyllene, and linalool, so expect sweet, creamy notes with undertones of vanilla and herbal spices. It is ideal for decreasing anxiety and increasing happiness while putting you in a perfect mood for those intimate moments. 

2. Papi Chulo OG

Papi Chulo OG is an indica-dominant hybrid created from an award-winning lineage of Face Off OG, SFV OG, and OG Kush. It produces an initial uplifting cerebral head high before dissipating into a profoundly relaxing body stone. It is an ideal strain for those late nights, and its effects make it an excellent consumable for people who want to be more intimate during sex.

Papi Chulo OG cannabis plant against the stalked read hearts in the background

With a pungent terpene profile heavy in caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, Papi Chulo OG has loud notes of lemon rind, fresh pine, and musky skunk. Upon consumption, those complex flavours are followed by an uplifting cerebral experience that can help lower your and your partner’s inhibitions. 

As the high spreads from your brain down to your shoulders, you will be overtaken by an added calmness in the body that makes Papi Chulo OG a well-rounded strain for people wanting a warm and relaxing experience while still being alert and engaged. 

3. 420 Punch

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Created by crossing Do-Si-Dos with Purple Punch, this indica-dominant hybrid is excellent for romantic evenings. As can be expected with this lineage, 420 Punch produces an uplifted cerebral high, followed by a calming body stone. 

Featuring a terpene profile dominant in caryophyllene, limonene, pinene, and linalool. This strain’s complex flavour profile kicks out notes of mouth-watering fruit and spices combined with the harsh earthy tones you would expect from indicas. 

The high takes you on an invigorating cerebral journey for hours. As the effects begin to sustain, the body is filled with a deep relaxation that makes you feel warm and snuggly. It is easy to see why one would love using 420 Punch for a bedroom boost!

4. Silver Haze

For those who want to feel uplifted and motivated, the world-famous Cannabis Cup-winning Silver Haze is a perfect choice. 

Loud aromas of sweet lemon rinds with undertones of spicy hashish are present from the limonene and caryophyllene in the strain’s terpene profile. The plant compounds and terpenes work together to produce a strain that decreases anxiety and improves your mood in Silver Haze.

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Silver Haze is renowned in the cannabis community as a potent sativa, and the initial onset provides consumers with a clear-headed, cerebral rush of energy that will have them uplifted, creative and aware. Ideal for pushing those mental distractions aside and increasing your libido.

5. Sensi Skunk

Intimacy requires much more than just being sexually aroused. It requires patience, focus, and being present-minded. If you are looking for the perfect hybrid for a romantic occasion, Sensi Skunk could be that cannabis strain.

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This funky-smelling flower contains caryophyllene, linalool, and pinene, which are some of the best terpenes for sex. The initial effects focus primarily on the mind, with an uplifting euphoria that helps reduce anxiety as you and your partner get more comfortable. As it tails off, the high translates into deep relaxation for your mind and muscles. 

Those looking to increase sexual arousal and reduce stress should look no further than this earthy, herbal, sweet citrusy cultivar.

6. Purple Cookie Kush

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A new addition to the 2022 research collection, Purple Cookie Kush was created by breeding the iconic Girl Scout Cookies with Purple Kush. It is a heavy-hitting hybrid comprised of 60% indica and 40% sativa genetics.

This cultivar gives the user a euphoric and uplifting cerebral high, helping increase mental stimulation and arousal before dissipating into a soothing body stone. Its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties are ideal for releasing stress and loosening the muscles. 

Couples can expect an exquisite flavour profile, ideal for those evenings alone. Expect aromas of freshly peeled grapes with subtle undertones of spicy hashish, coffee and sandalwood. Purple Cookie Kush can help decrease anxiety while increasing comfort and bringing you closer to your partner. 

7. Screwdriver OG

This enchanting sativa-dominant strain was created by crossing Purple Punch with Clementine. It is an ideal daytime strain that can boost your mood and increase your libido in the bedroom.

Screwdriver OG cannabis plant against the stalked read hearts in the background

Screwdriver OG has an intense citrus profile with subtle notes of grapefruit and sandalwood with abundant levels of limonene and pinene in the terpene profile. Many experienced users feel an uplifting cerebral high with increased productivity, creativity and concentration which dissolves into a soothing body stone. 

Screwdriver OG is a fantastic strain for increasing stamina while keeping the consumer motivated and energized throughout those intimate moments.

Final advice for finding the best strains for sex

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Cannabis can enhance intimacy by making participants feel stress-free and physically relaxed. Different genetics and terpenes can help promote a top-tier experience, and in conclusion, cannabis can be a great addition to your sex life. However, if you are not so experienced with cannabis, start slowly and make sure you do not overindulge, which could leave you couch-locked.

If you have any recommendations for strains that can boost intimacy, please let us know in the comments below!

  • Disclaimer:
    Laws and regulations regarding cannabis use differ from country to country. Sensi Seeds therefore strongly advises you to check your local laws and regulations. Do not act in conflict with the law.


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