Foria Pleasure is a pretty simple product concept. It is coconut oil infused with cannabis oil, sold as a “female pleasure enhancer.” Since so many women in perimenopause (and postmenopause) have difficulty with arousal, dryness, and orgasm, Foria could be perfect for helping restore sexual pleasure. It is expensive — a 30 ml bottle costs from $75 – $90 depending on where you purchase it, and is currently only available in California and Colorado, though the company may eventually expand to other states that permit medical marijuana. Note: all the links to Foria’s website are gated. To follow them, you will need to indicate that you are over 21 and state whether you live in California, Colorado, or someplace else. Feel free to use a private browser window if you are protective of your browser history.
Foria Pleasure is usually discussed as a cannabis lube. This isn’t strictly true, since it isn’t actually intended to be used as a lubricant. But we let lots of warming and cooling products, and lubes that are really not intended for any internal use, call themselves lubes, so I’m fine with the label.
Foria is applied in a fine mist. The manufacturer recommends 4-8 sprays applied to the clitoris, labia, or even inside the vagina. I’ve never applied anything else in mist form to my bits, and the novelty of that sensation is pretty nice. It tickles a bit, and gives a bit of stimulation immediately. It is, however, pretty difficult to aim. I could hand the job to my husband, but the spray comes out pretty strong. It stings instead of tickling if I don’t know it’s coming. I suppose that could be a feature, not a bug to some people, but I don’t like being startled.
Each spray contains 2.5 mg of THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. The skin in the vulva is very delicate and permeable, which allows the THC to be absorbed, but I have never felt stoned when using Foria. The effect seems to stay very localized. Ingesting it would likely be a very different story, though, something to consider if oral sex is in your plans for the evening. 4-5 sprays is a total of 10-12.5 mg of THC, which, depending on how much has already been absorbed, is potentially in the psychoactive range. That may be fine with you, but be aware.
I have done well with 4-5 sprays. That is just right for me to experience an immediate tingle and warmth that spreads and grows to a peak after about a half an hour. More than that works, but it is unpredictable for me. Too much and the effect is actually so strong that I get impatient with anything that isn’t direct stimulation (and a bit rude about it, too). This isn’t usually what I’m looking for, since I think getting there is more than half the fun. At least that’s what I think with less THC urging me on.
I can’t say for sure that it makes it easier for me to orgasm, as some women say that it does. Since this is a pretty inconsistent problem for me, I don’t know whether it would have been a problem on any given occasion that I’ve used it. But I have never had a problem reaching orgasm when I am using it and I sometimes do without it. The orgasms I have with it have all been very deep and relaxing. Warm, suffused through my whole body, and very satisfying, if not bone-rattling.
Warm and relaxing is actually a pretty good summary of my experience with Foria. THC is often (though not always) considered a vasodilator. This means that it opens the blood vessels, increasing blood flow throughout the body. It is also considered a muscle relaxant, releasing tension and increasing general body relaxation. This probably explains the warmth, increased awareness of my vulva, and general deep body response.
A big bonus is that THC is fat soluble, so Foria recommends eating something fatty before you use it. I believe that they mean “as much ice cream as possible,” but they may mean cheesecake or even flan. I will need to test this more thoroughly.
A few downsides
The biggest downside is definitely the smell. When you first apply it, the smell is… let’s call it musky, but very light. I found it pretty pleasant, and I don’t generally like the smell of marijuana. After sex is an entirely different story. You will probably want to make sure you leave time for a really good cleanup after. Once the Foria mingles with all the other fluids involved in vaginal sex, it smells like a skunk orgy. Yesterday’s skunk orgy.
This is very much not good for me, but as long as you have access to a shower, or at least a wet washcloth, you should be fine. The sheets, not so much, so maybe a towel would be appropriate (or, if you have one, a Liberator throe). Note: I have recently been informed that lots of people really like this smell, and I am just being uptight. People who like it describe the smell as sensual and highly erotic. As I said before, I dislike the smell of marijuana under most circumstances. So I relent a bit and say simply that, post-sex, the aroma is much stronger. How you feel about that is up to you. I feel that it smells unpleasantly of skunk fuck.
Also important, Foria is oil-based. Even though coconut oil is body-friendly, no oil is condom-friendly. It should not be used with latex condoms. Oils can weaken latex, and thus latex condoms are more likely to break.
Seriously, though, it’s good stuff
But even with the skunky downside, and the high price, I love this stuff. Really. It feels wonderful and has broken me out of times when I felt that I wouldn’t be able to feel aroused again. I wholeheartedly recommend Foria Pleasure for anyone who can legally acquire it.