We all know that some cannabis strains can cause cottonmouth or suck the moisture out of your eyeballs, but one author is adamant that it dries out a more, well, intimate area of the body. According to Dr. Julie Holland, who wrote the epically long-titled book Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, The Sleep You're Missing, The Sex You're Not Having, and What's Really Making You Crazy, if you're a female cannabis consumer, the beloved plant can dry out your ladybits.
During an interview with VICE, Dr. Holland said:
"Each person responds differently to pot and each strain acts differently. You're not going to have a lot of consistency. I've had patients tell me that [smoking cannabis] makes it harder for them to climax or take longer, but I also have patients who feel it's pro-sexual. It may be that the higher CBD strains are more pro-sexual than the higher THC strains."
When asked about the effect cannabis can have on a woman's nethers, she compared it to drymouth:
"Exactly like dry mouth. It's the same thing. It's the drying of the mucus membranes. Now not all pot is going to give you dry mouth, but if you have had a strain that is giving you dry mouth, it will also make you more dry [down there]. In general the thing that makes women dry is the pill. Because there's all this different mucus that happens throughout your cervical cycle. As Mother Nature designs it, when you're fertile, you're wet. But if you're on the pill, you don't ovulate; you don't get that mid-cycle wetness. "
If you're distraught by the notion of having your ladyloins dry up as if it just sipped from the wrong chalice in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, fret not, my sativa sistah! Remember Foria, the arousing cannabis spray designed to get you primed and ready for a night of intimacy with your beau? That's right, you can counteract a cannabis product with another cannabis product. Isn't the 21st century grand?
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