Carnal Cannabinoids: CBD & THC for Intimacy

Kevin Menard

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*A version of this article originally appeared in The Purist.


Sex and intimacy are central to our lives, bringing physical pleasure and nurturing emotional health. For generations, we have sought to intensify this bond through a variety of potential aphrodisiacs—the revitalizing maca root, the powerful deer antler velvet, tribulus, and of course, the erotic oyster. In the modern era, cannabinoids—active elixirs found within cannabis and hemp plants—have garnered attention for their potential to amplify sensual experiences, particularly THC for intimacy.

Enhancing Connection

Many are familiar with cannabinoids such as CBD and THC for their potent anti-inflammatory properties, benefiting everything from pain relief to skin health. However, their burgeoning role in sex and intimacy, especially THC for intimacy, is a less-explored path. THC for intimacy promises to heighten physical sensitivity and enhance emotional connections, making it a topic of interest for those looking to deepen their intimate experiences.

Stimulating Physical Sensitivity

Cannabinoids like THC for intimacy play with the vanilloid receptor-1, a gatekeeper of perception. While CBD can decrease activation of this system, easing pain and inflammation, THC for intimacy stimulates this system, releasing neurotransmitters involved in pain signaling. This modulation of the vanilloid receptor-1 by THC for intimacy could mitigate discomfort during sex, heightening satisfaction and enjoyment. Moreover, THC for intimacy’s potential to boost blood flow may increase sensitivity and arousal, further enhancing the intimate experience.

Prioritizing Consent

While these findings about THC for intimacy are exciting, keep in mind that individual reactions to cannabinoids can differ, and research is still exploring the potential benefits of CBD and THC for intimacy. It is of utmost importance to prioritize communication, consent, and personal boundaries when weaving cannabinoids like THC for intimacy into your sexual and intimate experiences, ensuring that the path to enhanced pleasure is both safe and satisfying.

A Sexual Revolution

The exploration of THC for intimacy adds a modern twist to the ancient quest for enhancing sexual pleasure and intimacy. As more people become open to incorporating THC for intimacy into their relationships, it becomes clear that this cannabinoid has the potential to revolutionize our intimate lives. With THC for intimacy, couples can explore new dimensions of closeness, bringing a deeper, more profound connection to their love lives.

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Our Story.

Dragon Hemp is the practitioner-founded apothecary that produces plant-based therapeutics formulated with a proprietary blend of next-generation botanicals and time honored herbal remedies.


For people seeking treatments that give relief & address the root cause.


Our herbal remedies are innovative and user-friendly, with wellness benefits that are effective & accessible to everyone.


So you can feel like yourself again.


Our Founder.

Kevin Menard, LAc., is the leading practitioner in Sports Medicine Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the East End of Long Island, with clientele ranging from business executives and fitness professionals to wellness gurus and weekend warriors.


As he cultivated his practice, Kevin began integrating CBD & other cannabinoids, native botanicals, and herbs into his treatments, addressing conditions like pain, musculoskeletal injuries, insomnia, overall wellness, and so much more. 


Following the promising results from his herbal and CBD-infused treatments, Kevin expanded his work, introducing Dragon Hemp to support patient wellness beyond his clinic's walls.

Our Apothecary.

Our Apothecary in Sag Harbor, New York was conceived as a beacon of rejuvenation and wellness in the Hamptons. Much more than a dispensary, at the core of the Dragon Hemp Apothecary is a commitment to education and understanding the benefits of time-honored herbal remedies synthesized with today’s advancements in cannabinoid research. 


Offering an array of products designed to align with the wellness needs of the Hamptons community, the store seeks to bridge the gap between ancient wisdom and modern applications, making herbal medicine more compatible with our lifestyles today. Our unique apothecary in Sag Harbor not only represents a physical space but also embodies Dragon Hemp's ethos of premium, all-natural, effective wellness solutions, drawing from the rich heritage of the Hamptons and the innovative spirit of New York.


Not your conventional dispensary, our first-of-its-kind retail location, harmoniously balances tradition and innovation with an emphasis on experience and education. We invite you to step inside and let our herbal experts guide you on an exploration of the rejuvenating power of cannabinoids and traditional herbs in a setting that feels both timeless and contemporary.


Designed in collaboration with renowned Alfredo Paredes Studio, the apothecary embodies a sophisticated fusion of old-world tradition and contemporary application. Known for his 33-year tenure as Ralph Lauren Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Alfredo Paredes, a master of crafting memorable retail experiences, helped transform the space into a shining gem of Sag Harbor. Reflecting the premium, natural, and therapeutic essence of Dragon Hemp, every aspect of the store, including the unique furniture pieces from Paredes' line, contributes to an ambiance of refined tranquility and wellness. The design echoes a classic herbal pharmacy blended with a modern aesthetic, mirroring our brand ethos of contemporizing ancient herbal medicine for today’s applications. Read more about our Apothecary design in Forbes.


Standing out on Main Street in Sag Harbor with the glow of our distinctive neon sign, our unique retail store has become a design destination of its own -- beyond just wellness -- in one of the Hamptons’ most popular villages. Whether you’re looking for potent natural therapeutics to tackle pain & inflammation or legal THC products to enhance mood or improve sleep, our apothecary is your safe haven at 108 Main Street.

Our Products.

Our products are formulated to serve the four crucial daily needs most often seen in Kevin’s practice—Essential Wellbeing for comprehensive health, Rest & Restoration to foster rejuvenation, Aches & Pains for relief from discomfort, and Liniments for body care that enhances both physical and emotional wellbeing.


Available in four versatile forms—swift-absorbing tinctures, targeted balms, discreet gummies, and moisturizers—we ensure a suitable choice for every lifestyle and wellness routine.

Our Ingredients.

We carefully select our organically grown ingredients, emphasizing sustainability to protect Earth's biodiversity. 


We believe in transparency in all our processes, from ingredient selection to the methods used by our CBD farmers, who lead the sustainable agriculture charge and concentrate on ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration.


We're not just about products but about nurturing an understanding of traditional herbal practices and helping people make healthy decisions. 


With respect, we introduce newcomers to the benefits of age old herbal wisdom. 


Our aim is a future where well-being stems from nature, combining timeless knowledge with today's research.


Discover the distinctive characteristics of each herb in our Ingredient Index.