Like the way that cannabis can enhance your sexual encounters, but find yourself getting a little too high to perform sometimes? Maybe give Kikoko's low Sensuali-tea a try.
Kikoko creators Amanda Jones and Jennifer Chapin launched Sensuali-tea - a cannabis tea with low-THC content - in order to deal with common complaints among consumers who use marijuana to get in the mood.
Mixing sex with cannabis can be tougher than you might think. It can be tricky to strike the right potency balance with marijuana edibles. You can end up with something that is far too strong making you higher than you may have wanted to be. Plus, edibles take effect slower than when you smoke marijuana, meaning you might experience some of the effects at inopportune times. But smoking itself can kill the mood - especially if you get turned off by the smell of pot smoke.
For these reasons, Jones and Chapin developed their specialty line of cannabis tea, which has defied naysayers who think the last thing consumers want is something with low doses of THC.
"We were told we’d get laughed out of dispensaries with those low doses," Jones recently told LA Mag. "We really had a strong gut feeling that women all over the place that weren’t stoners, that didn’t wanna get very high all the time, they wanted an alternative to that."
The brand's various formulas aim to replicate some of the common effects of cannabis use without the associated high. Tranquili-tea is a sleep aid, Sypma-tea treats pain and anxiety while the aforementioned Sensuali-tea intensifies orgasms and enhances connectedness.
Jones says the idea for a low-THC cannabis product really came from a friend of theirs named Jan who found cannabis to be a great help in alleviating some of the symptoms associated with ovarian cancer, but that the products she was using made her too high. Kikoko has evolved from there into wellness brand targeted at women.
"Not only did we want to do it for our friend Jan, we wanted to do it for all women," says Jones.
Jones says some of their biggest challenges in establishing the brand was fight the male dominated culture that didn't necessarily emphasize with female concerns.
"When we first started the business, people said, 'You have to do it this way' and we said, 'Why? Let’s just do it the way we think is right,'" Jones says. "There’s always a better way. Always."