Please note that you should review the legality of marijuana where you live before purchasing a cannabis lubricant.
When searching for new products to try, we’re always looking for items that have the potential to enhance our readers’ sex lives. Although some of the articles our nutrition director Delahna Flagg and I have written for this site have delved into the topic of foods that promote vaginal health, we’ve never explored the world of lubricants for women…until now.
When Lavinia originally approached me about reviewing their oh.hi lube, I pushed the idea away. Normally, I stick to food or food-related product reviews. But I’ve never been one to shy away from the topic of women’s sexual health and a happy and healthy vagina is really a key to a woman’s well-being and pleasure. (Check out our info on how pineapple can help ladies stay healthy down there.) So I took a roll in the hay with some topical THC in the name of helping my readers experience their best sexual selves.
What is a cannabis lubricant (aka marijuana lube)?
If you’re anything like me, your first question is probably what’s a cannabis sexual lubricant and is it going to make my vagina high? (That doesn’t actually sound half bad when I see it written down.) The short answer is no. But what oh.hi does is help increase blood flow to a woman’s nether regions by using a combination of THC and CBD in a very specific formulation.
The purpose of a lube containing THC is to combine traditional lubrication with the medicinal effects of marijuana to heighten a woman’s pleasure during sex acts. The purpose of the CBD added to this marijuana lubricant is to decrease possible pain or inflammation.
How does Lavinia oh.hi work?
It is applied like any other vaginal lubricant but instead of just increasing lubrication, this product is supposed to increase sensitivity and heighten sexual experiences. As I mentioned earlier, the addition of CBD to the lubricant’s formulation is intended to diminish any pain or sensitivity a woman may experience during sex.
The product was inspired by data indicating that marijuana can increase a woman’s sexual experience, including this 2019 study on the relationship between marijuana use and women’s sexual function. The intention of this THC-infused lubricant is to allow women to enjoy the effects of marijuana on sexual function without getting high. (That being said, according to oh.hi’s maker Lavinia, it is possible to absorb enough THC through topical application to potentially feel some of the marijuana’s psychoactive effects.)
All the user needs to do to enjoy oh.hi is apply one to three pumps of the lubricant approximately 15-30 minutes before a sexual encounter. It is recommended that each user experiment with the proper dose for their sexual pleasure and overall sensitivity level to the cannabis. (Note that the lubricant should be washed off with soap and water after use.)
Our cannabis lube review
This silicone-based lubricant is very light and easy to apply. It truly does take about 30 minutes to take effect, so anyone looking to increase pleasure with this product needs to plan accordingly. Its effects are a little unusual to anyone who is inexperienced in the use of topical THC. Expect your lady parts to suddenly feel very warm and it definitely increases sensitivity. I would call the effect subtle but indulgent.
If you are expecting a magic, vaginal elixir that offers cosmic orgasms, this isn’t going to do it for you. But if you just want a sexual lubricant with a little extra something, oh.hi offers a pleasurable sensation. Women who often experience pain with sex or anxiety around sexual encounters are probably the ideal customers for this product because its abilities to both warm and relax the area are this lube’s most compelling effects.
Lavinia’s lubricant, prettily packaged in 15ml bottles, is silicone-based, which means that, unlike many lubricants, it is latex-friendly. (This means it is safe to use with latex condoms.) It is also glycerin-free, hypoallergenic and unscented. Keep in mind that the THC and CBD in Lavinia’s lubricant will lose potency after one year. So once you purchase oh.hi, your assignment is to use it frequently so as not to let it go to waste!
An important note on Lavinia’s THC-based products
While there is research to support the claim that THC can increase a woman’s sexual pleasure and performance, there is no research to substantiate that applying these products topically to a woman’s vagina will result in the desired effects. It is something you will have to experiment with yourself to decide its effectiveness. (But in my experience, there’s definitely something to it.)
You can only purchase products with topical THC in states where marijuana is legal. At the time of writing, Lavinia’s oh.hi cannabis lubricant is only sold in California. You can learn more and find out where oh.hi is currently sold at ohlavinia.com.
The information and recommendations in this article are for entertainment purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns about using a THC or CBD lube, please consult your physician.
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