When I first heard about the dosist pens and that they made some specifically for sexy times, my first thought was, "which one is the best for sex?" That's because I've ended up inadvertently becoming a reviewer of different cannabis products, using my Lioness smart vibrator to see data (paired with subjective opinion) to compare my experiences. It's been quite the rollercoaster, but a very fun one.
What are dosist pens?
dosist vape pens, whose formulas are a combination of extracted THC, CBD, and terpenes (specifically, 88% cannabinoids and 12% terpenes), are specifically designed to craft different experiences.
These all-in-one pens work out of the box, are recyclable (you can bring an empty pen to a dispensary to recycle them and save on your next one), and they're designed for microdosing. Basically, you take a breath from the pen until it buzzes at you, and that's one dose. Depending on tolerance and what experience you want, they recommend between 1-3 "doses" an hour.
There are currently 6 different pens: Bliss, Sleep, Calm, Relief, Arouse, and Passion. Naturally, you might think I'd just test the Arouse and Passion pens... but if you've been a regular reader, you'd know that there are a variety of different combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes that can be consumed in different ways and different doses for different effects. So I decided to try Bliss, Arouse, and Passion and compare those experiences.
10:1 THC-to-CBD ratio
Terpenes: Linalool and farnesene
Arouse is "designed to relax your mind and body," while the terpenes are supposed to "help you feel aroused and enhance your excitement naturally."
I have to say ... *drum roll* ... I believe it delivered! See below — x-axis is time (seconds), y-axis is force (gram force):
What jumps out to me about this experience is that there are a BUNCH of dips in this graph compared to the others. What are these dips? Well, they're usually something I've noticed when I've practiced edging, which is basically the practice of bringing yourself to a high stage of arousal and holding back climax, heightening pleasure when you do climax.
(If you're curious to learn more, you can check out our article on edging here. For the record, I'm "Lisa" over there, you'll see what I mean 😛)
The thing is... I wasn't deliberately doing that here. It was just me, the pen, and the vibe. I'd want to try this more over time to see how consistent this is, but I do find it interesting that it does resemble a lot of my deliberate edging sessions... and regardless, enjoyable.
An example of edging with the Lioness Vibrator. The dips occurred around the time of holding back just before climax. The exact pattern can vary depending on the individual.
Another plus: I also felt a nice high along with it, which was nice because it's exactly the sort of feeling I'm expecting if I'm trying cannabis with pleasure. It didn't make me a crazy, out-of-control horny person (which honestly, I wouldn't want). It struck the right sensation between interested, aroused, and novel. 10/10 👌👌👌
If you're curious to learn more, another member of the Lioness Pride also tried the Arouse pen. You can check out her experience here.
11:1 THC-to-CBD ratio
Terpenes: Myrcene blended with limonene
Passion delivers "a euphoric feeling designed to increase your sensuality and heighten your sexual experience; building stronger and more intimate connections." Does it do that? Let's find out!
To be honest... mentally-speaking, I didn't feel a difference. Physically-speaking, however, shows another story. I was much faster than I usually am, similar to my experiences vaping sativa-dominant strains in the past. I was surprised that I didn't feel much mentally the first time so I did it again, this time going over 2X their recommended dosage to see if I felt anything different. Still nothing, but also still pretty fast.
Is this a bad thing? Not necessarily, depending on what you're looking for. As with anything, these effects will vary between individuals because our bodies and chemistry are all unique. Maybe some folks are really affected by Passion over Arouse. And also, there are people who'd prefer some novel sexual enhancement effects *without* feeling a mental high.
It's actually pretty cool to see how different these two pens are and how they have different effects on me, because it's living up to their promise of crafting different formulas for different experiences.
Personally, I'd choose Arouse over Passion because I like having mental stimulation more than being faster. But for all those folks out there who email me on a weekly basis asking how to be faster, this might do the trick for you.
9:1 THC-to-CBD ratio
Terpenes: a- and β-pinene and terpinolene
Bliss is the non-sensual pen in this lineup. Out of all the "non-sex" pens, I was most curious about Bliss because I figured that being happy would mean that I'd enjoy the experience more. Plus, deep down, who doesn't want to be happier?
The results? I was a lot quicker, just like I was when using the Passion pen... but then I was absolutely knocked out for a few hours afterward. Like, totally KO'ed and asleep. It was like a metaphorical sledgehammer hit me and I was fast asleep for a good 3-4 hours that evening.
Fortunately it was the weekend and my husband and I didn't have plans to go out, and I probably needed the sleep one way or another, but it was an unexpected effect. My husband was amused by how early and how for how long I was fast asleep, how that hasn't happened in a long time, and said that I should use this as a sleep aid (replacing the Vanilla Kush from Select / Pax that was discontinued and I will never find again... 😔).
I've tried Bliss separately for sleeping and it seems to work well for that. It's now more of a sleep aid for me than a sex aid.
My other thought is that if Bliss puts me to sleep, what will the Sleep pen do? What will the other pens do? I'm curious to try more!
All of the pens together, in one chart
If I had to rank the three I've tried so far, the Arouse is probably my favorite pen for sex. If you're curious to try something new, I'd suggest getting a few different options and see which one you like the best!
Some folks might find Arouse being my favorite as surprising — "But wait, didn't using Arouse take the longest to orgasm?" Yes, it did. But I enjoyed the experience far more overall. What the "best orgasm" is can depend on a variety of factors, from speed to intensity to novelty to, well, what I'm feeling that day.
The takeaway: Experiment and find what works for you
The cool thing with cannabis is that the combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes, in different forms, can have a variety of effects on you depending on your dosage and your unique body. dosist shows that with their lineup and is very deliberate about it. I could literally feel the different effects and see some of it in my data, too, and for that reason, I think what dosist is doing is really cool and can bring enrichment and delight into people's lives.
While you definitely should check out Arouse and Passion, your sexual exploration shouldn't be limited to what's labeled/marketed as "sex stuff" — lots of things can become an enhancer if you are curious to explore, have an open mind, and are fine with things not working out in ways you might not expect. You never know... you might stumble upon your personal aphrodisiac. Or a sleep aid.
Where to buy dosist pens
The dosist pens available at a number of dispensaries where cannabis is recreationally or medicinally legal. Arouse and Passion are only available in California, sadly, but it appears that the other pens would probably have interesting effects on you sexually should you want to do a similar experiment like I'm doing here.
If you are in California, you can use Eaze's cannabis delivery service to get dosist pens (and many other goodies) delivered to your door (or wherever you happen to be). If you're outside of those two states, you can still get CBD products at Eaze Welllness (their CBD site available in the U.S.) for similar forms of exploration. There, I recommend the Hempbase and Select pens if you want to try a similar style of exploration as I am with the dosist here.
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