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It may be cold outside, but there are plenty of ways to keep things sizzling this February—whether you’re single or partnered. For each one, I’m pairing a creative way to incorporate cannabis with sex toys to enhance the sensations even more!

Pleasure starts with you, so the first tip for a fun and sexy Valentine’s Day is to make a date with yourself. Take some solo time and treat yourself to something that really nourishes you. Perhaps a spa trip, spending time in nature, eating your favorite food or taking a hot shower, and follow by packing your favorite bong with a nice body-relaxing strain. If you want to upgrade your usual smoke session, add a drop of food grade peppermint essential oil to the bong water. It cools down the smoke and makes it taste minty fresh!

“Toys, like cannabis, are an enhancement to pleasure and intimacy—when used mindfully and with intention.”

But since it’s Valentine’s Day, there’s no time like the present to mix things up a bit and feel adventurous and introduce sex toys into the bedroom. Some are intimidated by using sex toys, worrying that they “replacing” partners, cause numbing or creating a situation where the user can no longer experience pleasure without toys. I’m happy to reassure you that all of these notions are blatantly false. Toys, like cannabis, are an enhancement to pleasure and intimacy—when used mindfully and with intention. Here are four toys that were featured at the 2018 Adult Novelty Manufacturer’s Expo (think fashion week for sex toys) that would make a great addition to your nightstand, both for February and beyond:

Nöje W3 Mini Wand by Blush Novelties: This little wand packs quite a punch, which is impressive both for its size and its price point. At $35 this wand is quite affordable, and it’s an excellent starter toy for those who are curious to dip their toe in the pleasure products pond. You could easily pair this with a high-CBD strain to help you get out of your head and into your body, especially if you’re new to toys.

Vesper by Crave: This gorgeous vibe is both a necklace and a sex toy! It is attached to a chain that you can wear around your neck, and it’s completely stealthy—it just looks like a modern necklace! This is excellent as a gift for a partner or a gift for yourself! I’d pair this with a social strain that would help you stand out in the crowd. Dance, connect, laugh and remember that no one knows that you’re wearing a vibrator.

Gala by We-Vibe: This silicone bunny-ear vibe features the deep, rumbly vibrations that We-Vibe is known for, a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth app compatibility so you can actually control it through your phone, or give control to your partner from the same room or from thousands of miles away! Go exploring! Pick a strain or product that heightens tactile sensations.

Fun Factory Stronic G. It’s not a vibrator—it’s a pulsator. Imagine a Shake Weight®, but for your bits. The tip is hooked perfectly to hit all of the right spots (hence the name) and this iteration is much more streamlined than its predecessors—this is ideal for solo play because if you position a pillow or leg just right, you can use it entirely hands-free, leaving your hands available to stimulate other parts of you! I recently paired this with an infused sex oil and a few hits of GG#4 and had an explosive evening. I suspect the relaxed body with the mellow head helped me feel more present and less stressed, allowing users to focus on the pleasurable sensations.

So this Valentine’s Day, whether you are partnered or single, find some time to indulge in the things that bring you joy and pleasure and if including cannabis is part of that for you, remember the golden rules: For everyone, use the least amount of cannabis you need to get the results you’re looking for. There’s no reason to go hardcore on dosage. You can always add more, you can’t subtract. For those with partners: Negotiate before you medicate because consent comes first, always. Enjoy!

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