Is it Topic Tuesday III???

Topic Tuesday – Unmasking Concentrates

 

This week we wanted to discuss cannabis concentrates made via chemical & mechanical extraction. Last week we covered natural and raw processes. Didn’t we? It has come to our attention that despite our hard work and efforts unfortunately no one seems to be reading these. Which poses the question, why are we working so hard to write educational and interesting content on cannabis if there isn’t anyone benefiting from it. The answer, there isn’t. Oh sure we can post it here in the hopes some random search will direct the person looking to our little blog. But ultimately we feel our time is better spent on quantifiable activities.

We had a little experiment last week, we purposefully did not post our blog article on raw processes, to gauge the response. No one said a word, this leads us to believe no one is reading these. That being said, if you are reading this and you do want to read the articles please contact us and we will add you to an email list for these topics.

As always thank you for your time and continued support. Happy Tuesday!

 

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Topic Tuesday II & Featured Brand!!!

Enchanting October, Topic Tuesday, 10/10


Check back at 12:30 p.m. for this week’s blog post on Concentrates!

Our first piece will be covering raw & natural processes. Focusing on hash and ice water/ hand processes as well. Learn more about how these products are made and why the producers prefer this method.


Unmasking Concentrates Featured Brand

We are thrilled to share more about raw & natural processes with a focus on the BEST. Frenchy Cannoli is a world renowned Hashish Master and we have selected his line of products for our featured brand this week. He has been an inspiration to newer hashish brands such as Biscotti and Nasha.

 

Kicking off ‘Unmasking Concentrates’ with The Legion of Bloom!

Topic Tuesday continues Unmasking Concentrates


Today we enjoyed some product information & education from Troy of The Legion of Bloom. (See Videos)

Topic Tuesday and this week’s featured brand!

October 3rd, Tuesday


This month we will be unmasking cannabis concentrates. Cannabis concentrates are much as they sound, along the same lines as any concentrate. We will delve further into the processes, what products come from those processes, how to use those products and who is treating successfully with concentrates. We hope you enjoy the BLOG article that goes live at 5:30 p.m. today


Our Featured Brand

We are excited to share more product information and education on the Legion of Bloom line of products later in the week…

09/26/2017 BLOG – When & Where to improve intimacy with cannabis

Improving Intimacy with cannabis; When & Where


Last week we discussed the “How” to improve intimacy with cannabis by covering the methods of consumption available to try. This week we will cover the “When & Where’ being equally important for responsible use. Not every situation is right for cannabis, this post will introduce ideas or inspiration to create your best “When & Where”.

As with deciding on how to consume cannabis will will begin with the same advice, “What is your desired outcome?” In this post we will cover what we have found to be the most common issues remedied by the addition of cannabis and our suggestions for implementation.

  • Pain.

Many women suffer from a variety of conditions that cause them pain. From perineal pain, to scarring, to endometriosis, to other causes of discomfort. Depending on the pain being treated a topical spray such as, Foria Pleasure, or a balm such as Sensual by Next Level Medicinals can provide the relief needed in order to participate in an enjoyable intimate experience.

Pain; When & Where

When using something like Foria pleasure mist, it recommends a lead time of 10-20 minutes. The great thing about that is you can use that time to indulge in foreplay or to build the excitement knowing you have used it and will be initiating a spontaneous moment in the next 20 minutes. Being the spray is small and discreet it can be taken anywhere, therefore opening a number of possibilities for where. We do want to remind folks sex in public is illegal. As for including a balm like Sensual, we recommend incorporating that into foreplay, start low and slow. Balms and items that require more clean-up are best used in an environment of comfort and privacy. Take the pressure off and try it at home the first time, and ladies, try it alone first. Nothing worse than finding out you have an odd reaction to a product than in the middle of the moment!

  • Stress/Anxiety.

Two of the biggest thieves of pleasure and joy. From typical every day stressors to dealing with full fledged anxiety, these issues have often robbed those individuals who suffer from even engaging in intimacy at times. Our recommendation for managing these is preventative. Try a fast-acting tincture like “Relax” by Whoopi & Maya or any formula or product you normally use to manage your stress. Another great anxiety management product is the “Limonene” tincture by Therapy Tonics. These may not seem like sexy products but the goal is to make one feel like engaging in intimacy by treating the condition preventing one from being intimate.

Stress/Anxiety; When & Where

Being the issue needing attention is stress/anxiety we recommend safe space like your home for experimentation with cannabis products. Thus the recommendation of quick acting tinctures, you will know how well it is working for you immediately and staying in your comfort zone will alleviate additional problematic triggers. Please beware of over-medicating, it has been known to happen, in some cases causing a numbing of genitalia. We don’t want to create new issues.

  • Excitement/Arousal

There is no shortage of women looking for ways to add some excitement to the bedroom, have fun experimenting or looking for a nudge in the arousal department. For this there are so many products we will only name a couple here. We recommend a tea by Kikiko called Sensuali-TEA to help inspire desire. Or perhaps an infused edible body butter or better yet some body painting with infused cacao by Whoopi & Maya.

Excitement/Arousal; When & Where

This is really dependant on you and your comfort zone, again we recommend sampling before implementing. In addition if you do plan to use an edible bear in mind the length of time to take effect. The ideal situation maybe to enjoy some Kikiko Sensuali-Tea and then a romantic movie or meal, within an hour or two you should feel amorous. In the case of body painting, get creative and choose a location with clean-up in mind. (You don’t want to have to explain brown stains on your sheets to the hotel.)

There are many opportunities to include cannabis with intimacy, the fun is deciding what works for you. It could be at simple as smoking a joint and enjoying a movie, or enjoying an edible and taking a beach walk at sunset. It can be inventive like hiring a cannabis chef for a romantic rooftop meal or attending a couples cannasutra class. The point is to reach that state, or place, where you feel open to being intimate with someone. In addition to making sure the experience is enjoyable, and notably pain-free.

In conclusion we recommend you all practice safe sex with your partners and would be remiss to not direct you to two additional, valuable resources for Cannabis and Intimacy. The first being Highly Devoted, a service for helping connect & counsel cannabis singles. The second being our own Ashley Manta, the CannaSexual, of North County San Diego. Ashley’s insight, knowledge and network has helped many with improving their intimacy. She hosts pleasure parties in addition to providing a plethora of product education in the adult and cannabis industries. She is THE expert!

As always thank you for your time, enjoy the remainder of your #SensualSeptember ladies!

 

Blog: Why my intimate relationship includes cannabis.

I brought cannabis into the bedroom and got my sexual empowerment back on track.


 

I am a 42 year old mother of four and have always been sexually active. I had our third child 13 years after our 2nd child was born. As some of you may know there is a significant difference in having children in your 20’s versus your mid to late 30’s. I will be honest in telling you, I wasn’t prepared for those differences.

 

After my son was born, I was 37, I not only experienced almost debilitating insecurity about my body but virtually a complete loss of interest in sex. It had been a traumatic birth experience with complications. Everything turned out all right in the end but the psychological impact it had on me couldn’t be denied. I had been an on again off again cannabis user for years; but after my son was weaned I began using cannabis again, as suggested by my husband, to potentially loosen up enough to get some sexual relief. It worked, it was amazing. At that time we weren’t focused on strains or any real technical details because, hey it worked! Our attitude was one of, “don’t rock the boat”.

 

I became pregnant with our 4th child very quickly, haha, at age 39 and again experienced a difficult pregnancy but a wonderful birth experience and was able to deliver my last little angel myself. Imagine my surprise when I not only experienced the same effects as after my son but add to that vaginal dryness and an even bigger mental block causing me to not be able to orgasm! YIKES! Now I know there are bigger problems out there, bigger health issues, but I was devastated. I was using cannabis with minimal to no, as in zero, positive effect at all in that arena. I was depressed. I hated my body, I was worried my husband would look for alternatives and good gawds above did I need an orgasm. Just to be clear I was unable to bring myself to climax either. Dark days for me as a sexually active woman in a healthy relationship, sex was and is part of my being.

 

The tipping point for me, being I had embraced the cannabis community by this juncture, was the availability of information on the topic of strains and the chemistry of cannabis a little more accessible. I began experimenting with strains available to me through dispensaries, basically trial by fire, and this is what I found works for me. I qualify that, being I know not all strains affect people the same way. The Kush family of strains seems to do the trick for me. I experience a wonderful euphoric and blissful mental state which allowed me to break down my other barriers and achieve not only orgasm but a whole new attitude and experience to our sex life. Again, in the interest of full disclosure I did practice a lot of positive self thought therapy and determination at times (there was a lot of “shut it” and “don’t think about that!” going on in my head during those difficult days). Overall the absolutely biggest impact was the addition of cannabis and the narrowing of the field regarding specific strains. I have had luck with other strains such as Skywalker and Fire but when those are scarce or inaccessible I am glad to have worked out that any decent Kush will work.

 

If you would have told me, even as early as 5 years ago that I would be utilizing cannabis to sustain my healthy sex life I would have laughed you right out of the room. So to any disbelievers or skeptics I am here to tell you, Give Cannabis A Chance. What do you have to lose? Great Sex? A deeper intimacy with your partner? I have zero regrets and am a happier person for it.

(updated version from September 2015)

09/05/2017 – Topic Tuesday

Topic Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Sensual September; Improving Intimacy



‘Sexy’ is being independent, being confident and having fun. -Mollie King


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