Catholic Schools Are Parishes Unto Themselves for Chaplains Chaplains assigned to Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn serve students, faculty, staff, alumni and more. That’s why These 12 cannabis strains will heighten your sensations, free your mind, and level up your sex life.
Catholic Schools Are Parishes Unto Themselves for Chaplains
Chaplains assigned to Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Brooklyn serve students, faculty, staff, alumni and more. That’s why these campus communities are considered actual “parishes” by chaplains like Father Ralph Edelman at St. Francis Preparatory High School in Queens.
First Day of School Brings Excitement for Students … and the Superintendent
He didn’t bring an apple for the teacher, but Deacon Kevin McCormack brought lots of excitement when he visited St. Michael Catholic Academy on the first day of school on Sept. 7.
Only In Print: How Missionaries of Charity Carry on Mother Teresa’s Work
They are diligently and lovingly carrying on the work of a beloved saint, and their work takes place right here in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Legacy of St. Teresa of Calcutta Endures in the Diocese of Brooklyn
September 5th marked the 25th anniversary of the death of St. Teresa of Calcutta, but in the Diocese of Brooklyn, fond memories of the woman known simply as Mother Teresa remain.
Only In Print: A Feast For Your Taste Buds
Lucy Spata, the woman behind the Lucy’s Sausage stands that are ubiquitous at street fairs and religious festivals like the Santa Rosalia Feast in Bensonhurst, got an early start in the business — real early.
Only In Print: St. Francis’ New Campus a Students-First Building
Amanda Deveney, a rising junior at St. Francis College, is excited about the upcoming fall semester, not just because she’ll be starting a new school year but also because she’ll be doing it in brand-new surroundings.
Only In Print: Family Tradition Carries On One Rosary at a Time
For Marie Panas, making rosaries by hand is a family tradition. She learned the skill from her mother when she was 7 years old, and now, decades later, she’s still at it.
Past, Present, and Future Are Celebrated as St. James Marks 200th Anniversary
A grand celebration of the Diocese of Brooklyn was on exhibit Sunday at the Cathedral Basilica of St. James during a Mass to memorialize two centuries of Catholic faith.
Mass, Documentary Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Cathedral Basilica of St. James
Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York will be the main celebrant at a Mass on Sunday, Aug. 14, to mark the 200th Anniversary of the establishment of St. James Parish in Downtown Brooklyn — which later became the Cathedral Basilica of St. James.
Mike Long Remembered For Contribution to Church, Community, Country
Anyone passing by Clavin’s Funeral Home in Bay Ridge on July 28 knew that someone important was being waked. A line that began on the second floor of the landmark establishment snaked out the door, and down the block. Friends patiently waited in line to pay their respects to Michael Long, the former state chairman of the Conservative Party and church activist, who died July 24.
The Best Cannabis Strains To Smoke If You’re Looking To Enhance Your Sexual Experiences
Smoking weed makes sex better. That’s not even really a question, THC is a vasodilator — meaning it dilates blood vessels — allowing for a quicker and better flow to the areas that need it. Above all else, it’s a major sense enhancer. That’s why music, food, and even boring people who you have nothing in common with are better, more interesting, and more enjoyable when you’re a little high. Cannabis is also an uninhibitor, it melts stresses and anxiety away and allows you to get more in touch with the physical sensations you’re feeling without all the baggage of your overactive thoughts getting in the way.
The best sex comes from awareness of not just your body but your partner’s body and the sensations you’re sharing. Weed and sex-focused weed products help with that.
Unlike booze — society’s favorite social lubricant — weed doesn’t numb you out and dry you up. Instead, THC allows you to zero-in on your senses, which you might imagine, is sort of perfect for sex. While we’re happy to sing the praises of THC’s potential effects on your sex life, it’s also important to point out that there isn’t a single strain of weed out there that is proven to increase your libido, “put you in the mood,” or turn you into a sex god/goddess — that’s not really how it works and if anyone tells you otherwise, they’re straight up lying to you.
Strain choice is important, and we’ll get to that in a second but first let’s talk about the science. If you don’t care about the studies, feel free to skip the entire next section but there is some interesting stuff.
PART I — What The Studies Say About Weed & Sex
If anecdotal evidence isn’t enough for you (but seriously, ask your stoner friends, they’ll vouch for it) there are a few studies to back up the claim that THC can be a potent sex enhancer for both men and women. A large study conducted at the Stanford University School of Medicine consisting of data collected from 28,176 women and 22,943 men, found that participants using cannabis were having more sex than their non-cannabis smoking counterparts, showing a 22% increase for men and a 34% increase in women. So even if smoking doesn’t necessarily make sex better, you’ll at the very least be having more of it and practice makes perfect!
A few studies do in fact indicate that cannabis has a positive effect on sexual satisfaction though, particularly for women. According to Psychology Today, researchers at Missouri’s St. Louis University conducted two separate surveys of adult women that in both cases found that women reported that casual use enhanced both their libidos and the quality of their pleasure. A more recent study centered around marijuana’s relationship to sexual function in women and published in the medical journal Sexual Medicine found that most women in the study reported an increase in sex drive, improvement in orgasm, and a decrease in pain with women who used marijuana before sexual activity having higher odds of satisfactory orgasms than women who reported no marijuana use. Notably, women also reported that THC didn’t necessarily result in a change of lubrication, but guess what, there are cannabis products designed to do just that.
As cannabis continues to be legalized nationwide, we’ll undoubtedly get even more studies exploring THC’s connection to sexual wellbeing. Having said that, it’s always important to remember not to overdo it.
PART II — Choosing The Right Strain For Sex
When it comes to choosing the right strain for sexual enhancement, it’s less about the strain (indica, hybrid, sativa) and more about the terpenes. Terpenes are the aromatic compounds found in cannabis that make you feel relaxed, euphoric, and relieve pain. If you like the way a certain strain makes you feel, that’s most certainly down to the terpenes.
Strains high in the terpene Limonene tend to fill you with feelings of euphoria, tamping down anxiety and depression. Linalool on the other hand is a calming mood booster that puts you in a state of relaxation and enhances your senses. Caryophyllene decreases inflammation and pain. Notice that none of them explicitly enhance sex — so what strain you choose is a very personal choice. To learn more about cannabis terpenes and their effects, check out our terpene guide here.
You may find that you and your partner would be better off using entirely different strains, depending on your role that night in the bedroom — so feel free to experiment, that’s part of the fun. The only thing you really need to worry about is getting too high which can increase sedation, paranoid, and frankly make you too lazy to want to have sex. Keep the THC% low and limit yourself to a handful of hits, not a full bowl that’ll get you blazed and make your eyes bloodshot. Bloodshot eyes aren’t sexy, fam.
Now that we’ve exhausted you with technicalities, here are 10 strains that will help set the mood in just a few hits, with a focus on strains that smell and taste as good as the sex you’re about to have.