The Best Cannabis Strains for Female Arousal

Marijuana can cause many effects, and believe it or not; arousal is one of them. Weed strains can directly or indirectly increase female (or male) libido. In fact, a 2017 study indicated that cannabis use directly increased sexual frequency.

The Best Cannabis Strains for Female Arousal

Marijuana can cause many effects, and believe it or not; arousal is one of them. Weed strains can directly or indirectly increase female (or male) libido. In fact, a 2017 study indicated that Cannabis use directly increased sexual frequency.

How can marijuana indirectly help with arousal? It helps by impacting anxiety, depression, and other mood-killing symptoms that lower libido. In addition, some Cannabis strains can specifically increase male arousal by helping with erectile dysfunction (ED). For example, a strain that reduces anxiety, for instance, may reduce the chance of ED.

Is weed good for sex?

Absolutely! Studies show that marijuana increases sexual arousal. In particular, it increases your sex drive while also decreasing pain. It also helps in giving women a better orgasm. However, weed does not increase lubrication.

Selecting the best weed for sex

When choosing the best strains for female arousal, keep in mind, not all of them can help increase libido. This is because some strains have effects that are potent enough to overpower any feelings of arousal.

For example, couch-locking strains like Gorilla Glue and strong sativas like Green Crack have an energizing buzz. On the other hand, potent indicas like Girl Scout Cookies may knock you out with a deeply relaxing body high. Additionally, a strain’s effects are different for each person, which means finding a strain that works for both partners can be a little tricky.

There’s also the matter of terpenes. In the same vein as how you would carefully choose scented candles to elevate the mood in the room. You’ll also need to think about the scent and flavor of the weed strain you’ll be taking with your partner – making sure it’s something that both of you love.

Should you smoke indica or sativa for arousal?

The type of strain you smoke doesn’t seem to matter when it comes to arousal, as many of these great examples are a mix of indica-dominant and sativa-dominant hybrids (There are exceptions; Granddaddy Purple is a pure indica strain). However, what does seem to matter is whether or not the effects are overpowering. Many of these strains have mellow effects – except Do Si Dos, but even then, Do Si Dos helps you retain focus.

Terpenes also contribute a lot to the effects of marijuana since different compounds interact with THC in marijuana, creating the mix of effects that weed is known for. Lastly, avoid edibles as they’re unpredictable. Because it has to pass through your digestive system first before it takes effect. You could feel it before your partner since different people metabolize at different rates. Below, you will find a selection of the six best weed strains for sex.

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Marijuana strains for sex

Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake provides a smooth and easy experience that offers uplifting effects that brighten your mood and, in turn, increase your libido. This is because it has limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene as its dominant terpene. 

Wedding Cake feminized seeds

Wedding Cake is known for its sweet taste and the harmony between the indica and sativa traits. If you want to chill but still remain sharp, Wedding Cake is a great choice.

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Limonene helps reduce stress and mood disorders, while caryophyllene is helpful against anxiety and depression. Lastly, myrcene helps dull many different types of pain – including chronic pains.

When it comes to flavor and taste, limonene provides a sourness that resembles citrus, while myrcene is known for having a mostly earthy (but at times spicy) flavor. Caryophyllene has a sweet taste that’s similar to figs.

All these flavors translate to Wedding Cake, an earthy strain with the taste of sourdough bread and a sweet smell. When it comes to growing, Wedding Cake is a hardy strain resistant to bacteria and mold. However, this particularly hardy strain is resistant to common marijuana diseases, pests, and environmental stressors that come with growing in certain climates.

Wedding Cake cultivar profile

Plant type 70% indica 30% sativa
THC Up to 25%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Continental
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 10 weeks
Yields 18 to 21 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Vanilla | Sweet | Earthy | Ginger
Effects Relaxing | Energizing
Terpenes Myrcene | L-Limonene | Caryophyllene | Valencene | Linalool


When it comes to giving you a boost of confidence to try new things and an overall increase in creativity and energy, nothing comes close to Trainwreck. Unlike its name, this strain keeps your train of thought chugging smoothly while also helping to reduce minor aches and pains.

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Trainwreck is a sativa-dominant hybrid with effects so potent they hit you like a freight train. This staple from Northern California delivers a piney, spicy aroma mixed with the smell of sweet lemon.

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The dominant terpenes of Trainwreck are terpinolene, pinene, and myrcene. Myrcene gives this strain its pain-relieving properties, while pinene gives i t the creativity-boosting effects that the strain is known for. Lastly, the terpinolene in this strain helps with insomnia and anxiety, giving Trainwreck its signature relaxing feeling to balance its sativa effects. This smooth experience makes Trainwreck one of the best weed for sex.

The piney and citrusy aroma from the terpinolene combined with the strong woody cedar smell of pinene to produce a unique blend of smell and flavor that sets the mood.

In terms of growing, Trainwreck doesn’t require a lot of maintenance. This is why it’s ideal for growers of all levels. However, it does grow pretty large, with most plants growing up to 7ft high.  Although it doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, it does need the occasional trim to keep the plants from growing out and competing with one another for sunlight and space.

Trainwreck cultivar profile

Plant type 35% indica 65% sativa
THC Up to 21%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Moderate
Climate Indoors | Mediterranean | Steppe
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 10 weeks
Yields 18 to 25 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Lemon | Pine | Pungent | Spicy | Sweet
Effects Creative | Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Terpinolene | Myrcene | Beta-Pinene | Linalool

Granddaddy Purple

When looking for the best marijuana strains for sex, the ones that offer a mild to moderate experience are ideal. This is because they won’t overpower any feelings of arousal. Granddaddy Purple is one of the best strains for female arousal for this exact reason.

Granddaddy Purple feminized seeds

This is a product of crossbreeding Purple Urkle and Big Bud, two popular indica strains! If you love indica strains, you are going to fall head over heels in love as this bad grandpa is a 100% PURE indica!

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GDP provides a moderate and relaxing high that mildly sedates the body, reducing anxiety. The dominant terpenes (myrcene, caryophyllene, and pinene) only strengthen this anxiety-reducing effect.  Caryophyllene may help with anxiety (as well as depression), and combined with Myrcene’s properties. It creates GDP’s signature blend of effects. It could be because of the pinene terpene that GDP doesn’t have as much of a sedating effect as it should since this terpene helps keep your brain sharp. 

Granddaddy Purple Cannabis plants are easy to grow. Not only can they thrive in steppe and Mediterranean climates, but you can also grow the feminized seeds indoors if you decide to do so. The best part about GDP Cannabis seeds is that they’re perfect for inexperienced growers looking to get a large yield on their first harvest since they have a considerable yield of 14 to 17 ounces per 3x3ft.

Granddaddy Purple cultivar profile

Plant type 100% indica
THC Up to 23%
CBD Insignificant amount
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Steppe | Mediterranean
Plant size Compact
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 weeks
Yields 14 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Berry | Fruity | Grape | Sweet
Effects Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed
Terpenes Alpha-Pinene | Beta-Pinene | Linalool | Myrcene | Geraniol

Sour Diesel

Sour Diesel is one of the best weed strains for sex and, in particular, one of the best strains for male arousal for a couple of reasons. It provides an immediate mood and energy-boosting effect that works almost instantly on the body and mind alongside a light feeling of relaxation.

Sour Diesel feminized seeds

Are you looking for an energetic, fun, and psychedelic high? Then you are going to love Sour Diesel seeds! Known around the world as 'Sour D' there's no mistaking its fuel-forward scent.

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The dominant terpenes in Sour Diesel are limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. Besides adding a tang of citrus, limonene has properties that help reduce stress and other mood disorders. Pair that with the myrcene and caryophyllene terpenes, and you get Sour Diesel’s surprisingly relaxing undertones.

Although this popular strain is known for its strong diesel and earthy flavors, many enjoy its complex flavor profile that includes the tang of lemon from limonene and hints of caryophyllene and myrcene terpenes.  When growing Sour Diesel, remember that this strain is prone to powdery mildew.

It doesn’t have as many resistances as other strains would have, so it’s important to provide proper air circulation in your garden. Do this by installing proper ventilation in your indoor garden or by spacing your Cannabis plants so that they don’t crowd.

Sour Diesel cultivar profile

Plant type 40% indica 60% sativa
THC Up to 20% THC
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Hard
Climate Indoors | Continental | Steppe | Mediterranean
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 16 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Diesel | Earthy | Herbal | Lemon | Pungent | Sour
Effects Energetic | Euphoric | Happy | Relaxed | Uplifted
Terpenes Caryophyllene | D-Limonene | Beta-Pinene | Myrcene | Alpha-Pinene

Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough is a sativa-dominant hybrid, but unlike most sativa strains, it doesn’t overload you with energy. Instead, it offers a mellowed-out buzz that will keep you active throughout the day or throughout the night with your partner.

Strawberry Cough feminized seeds

Strawberry Cough seeds delivers a fruity sweetness and a clear-headed high. This sativa-dominant strain truly smells and tastes like strawberries.

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But what makes Strawberry Cough the best weed for sex is that it lowers inhibition, which means you’ll be more confident to try out new things. Additionally, Strawberry Cough won’t end in a crash, unlike many potent sativas. You’ll experience a smooth decline into relaxation and euphoria.

The dominant terpenes in Strawberry Cough are pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene. Pinene is a terpene that improves one’s mood while also encouraging relaxation. Add that to the analgesic properties of both myrcene and caryophyllene, and you get Strawberry Cough’s signature blend of effects.

Growers should expect Strawberry Cough to grow not only large (considering it grows up to 6ft tall) but also quite bushy. However, this strain is easy to grow. It just requires the occasional trimming to avoid crowding in your garden.

Strawberry Cough cultivar profile

Plant type 20% indica 80% sativa
THC Up to 18%
CBD Insignificant amounts
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Temperate
Plant size Tall
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 9 to 10 weeks
Yields 14 to 17 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Berry | Skunky | Sweet
Terpenes Caryophyllene | Myrcene | Alpha-Pinene | Ocimene | Carene


Do-Si-Dos is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that has a full-body high, giving you a deeply relaxing experience. The high that it provides is why this strain got its name. You will feel as though you’re dancing to the beat of the euphoria that Do-Si-Dos offers. Typically, you wouldn’t want a potent and overwhelming strain such as this, but Do-Si-Dos has something that only a select few potent strains have; it keeps you focused.

Do-Si-Dos feminized seeds

Do-si-dos is a newer strain, hitting the market around 2016. In a short time, though, the strain has built a large fanbase thanks to high THC content, which can reach levels of 30%.

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The dominant terpenes found in Do-Si-Dos are limonene, linalool, and caryophyllene. In particular, limonene and linalool enhance mood and provide a deep sense of euphoria.  Caryophyllene helps with stress and pain relief – it’s likely also what gives Do-Si-Dos its earthy flavor and pungent aroma. In contrast, limonene and linalool give the strain its undertone of sweetness found in its flavor and smell.

When growing Do-Si-Dos, expect an easy time. This strain is resistant to mold, mildew, and even pests. However, be sure to trim properly to ensure good air circulation in your garden.

Do-Si-Dos cultivar profile

Plant type 70% indica 30% sativa
THC Up to 30%
CBD 1%
Difficulty Easy
Climate Indoors | Temperate | Continental | Mediterranean
Plant size Average
Vegetative stage 4 to 8 weeks
Flowering time 8 to 9 weeks
Yields 14 to 18 oz per plant
Taste and Smell Earthy | Sweet | Pungents
Effects Euphoric | Relaxed | Sleepy
Terpenes Terpineol | D-Limonene | Linalool | Caryophyllene | Myrcene


Finding the right marijuana strain to smoke is like picking the right scented candles to set the mood. It requires a bit of understanding about how aromas and flavor help elevate you and your partner’s mood.

Still, there isn’t a scented candle out there that would directly help your mood like Cannabis does. Do-Si-Dos and Wedding Cake are great examples of mood-enhancing strains to use before having sex. You can grow them yourself and other top strains like Durban Poison and Northern Lights by buying the seeds in ILGM’s online store.