These condoms aren't actually made from cannabis. Instead, the manufacturer says that they taste like cannabis, which is not a flavor we think most people want when engaged in oral sex,
Nonetheless, they are popular, as the company's website now states that they are currently sold out.
The condoms hail from a company called Cannadom, from Amsterdam, the original mecca for all things pot related. They won’t actually get you high, since in order to legally ship across international lines they can’t contain THC or any other ingredients derived from cannabis. But they taste like weed.
Cannabis by itself isn’t exactly everyone’s favorite flavor, let alone the taste of artificial cannabis, so it’s dubious why they would enhance oral sex.
The “weed” condoms may be more of a novelty item, though have the potential to get the sex industry to start thinking more creatively about integrating weed into their products.
That said, it’s important that sex products don’t have too much weed in them. Cannabis can make sex better, until it doesn’t. Getting too high could of course put you to sleep, make you anxious, or if you’re male, impair you ability to get an erection.
In fact, in some scenarios, cannabis has been shown to lower testosterone levels when THC blocks the release of the hormone GnRH, which can ultimately lead to erectile dysfunction. In other cases, cannabis has interfered with orgasming, either by disabling one from achieving an orgasm or causing premature ejaculation.
And yet another study revealed that cannabis could potentially prevent the nervous system response that causes an erection to begin with.
While these issues may come up only sporadically, some advise that among heterosexual partners, if both want to incorporate cannabis and intimacy, the male should stop smoking before the female does, or ingest less cannabis overall in the case of edibles.