As you may have heard, getting one’s period is generally a cruel and punishing time. Many people with periods suffer through debilitating cramps and accompanying crappy moods. There are ways to deal, of course: lie around with a hot pack on your belly. Sleep it off. Take pills. But not all of these are always possible, or desired.
There is a plethora of cannabis-infused products on the market made just for the vagina. Unlike the weed condom, they actually sound very useful, despite some debate as to whether or not they’re effective. They get just the nether regions high, so you can carry on with your day without worrying about actually being stoned. Here are some of the most interesting ones we’ve found:
Often referred to in mainstream media as “weed tampons,” cannabis-friendly company Foria makes little THC suppositories that are purported to reduce menstrual pain. They’re about an inch long, and they’re made out of cocoa butter, THC and CBD. There is no cotton or other absorbent material, making them very much not a tampon. People who have tried them say they work, though, staving off cramps for the entire day.
The same company also makes weed lube. That’s right, weed lube. It’s designed to get just your vagina high by relaxing the muscles, with some people claiming it helps them to have better sex. I’ve seen people DIY this in Toronto and sell it to friends, and there are recipes available online too, if you’re the crafty sort. (FYI, though, while it reportedly does work, the high doesn’t transmit itself to a partner during sex acts through skin to skin contact).
Salts and soaks
In case you were unaware of this little factoid, none other than Whoopi Goldberg has a line of topical THC products designed specifically for this purpose. She teamed up with Om Edibles owner Maya Elisabeth to create the line, Whoopi & Maya, which includes salves, soaks and suppositories. Again, none of these products will get you high; they’re designed to get you high and let you carry on about your day, even if it involves heavy thinking or heavy machinery.