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Dr. Kristina Collins earned her Medical Degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was valedictorian of her graduating class. She is a Harvard-trained and board-certified dermatologist who has been advocating for women’s health for over a decade. She believes in empowering others through everyday best practices.

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“There is a growing body of medical research finding the benefits of cannabis during sexual experiences.”

We’ve partnered with Dr. Kristina Collins to better understand the sexual experience from a medical perspective. We had a lot of questions and want to share as many answers as we can.

FREQUENTLY ASKED

  • Is there any research showing that cannabis makes sex better?

    Yes there is! A 2017 study of about 50,000 participants found that marijuana use led to increased sexual frequency and drive.1 Research conducted through a gynecology office found that female cannabis users had increased sexual drive, improved ability to orgasm, and decreased pain during sex. The women in this study who used cannabis were over two times more likely to report satisfaction with their orgasms.2 An expanding body of research has shown that THC use leads to reduced anxiety during sex, increased sexual desire and pleasure, improved length of sexual encounter, and increased number and quality of orgasms.3,4

    Cannabis works to improve sex through a variety of proposed mechanisms. There are cannabinoid receptors in parts of the brain that regulate the release of oxytocin, a compound that causes intense feelings of pleasure, and gonadotropin-releasing hormone, which plays multiple roles in sexual functioning. You may have heard of dopamine and serotonin, neurotransmitters that are important feel-good substances in the brain. It is thought that activation of the CB receptors in the brain increases dopamine levels, which is the key to increasing female sexual excitement. THC delivered directly to the vagina or anus may also increase dilation of vessels and blood circulation, leading to increased sexual excitement, heightened perception of touch, and improved orgasm.

    1. Sun AJ, Eisenberg ML. Association Between Marijuana Use and Sexual Frequency in the United States: A Population-Based Study. J Sex Med 2017;14:1342–1347 2. Lynn BK, López JD, Miller C, et al. The Relationship between Marijuana Use Prior to Sex and Sexual Function in Women. Sex Med 2019;7:192–197 3. Lynn B, Gee A, Zhang L, et al. Effects of Cannabinoids on Female Sexual Function. Sex Med Rev 2020;8:18–27 4. Androvicova R, Horacek J, Stark T, Drago F, Micale V. Endocannabinoid System in Sexual Motivational Process: Is it a Novel Therapeutic Horizon? Pharmacol Res. 2017 Jan;115:200-208

  • Will using oh.hi get me high?

    There could be variation from person to person in any psychoactive effects from using oh.hi. It is possible for THC to be absorbed into the bloodstream during topical use on the vagina and anus. There are not sufficient studies to determine how much THC is absorbed into the circulation when topical THC products are used and experience may vary from person to person. We recommend modifying the dosage if you experience unwanted psychoactive effects during use.

  • If I use oh.hi will it show up on a drug test?

    Yes, during use of oh.hi THC is absorbed into the bloodstream and would show up on a routine drug screening for THC just as it would for other methods of using cannabis.

  • Do I need a medical marijuana card to purchase your products?

    Each retailer may have different rules and availability. Check out our Where To Buy page, and contact a retailer near you to learn more.

  • What are the benefits of using oh.hi?

    oh.hi helps engorge the genital skin by dilating vessels and increasing circulation. The product is directly delivered through the skin of the vagina and anus to potentiate the action in that area. The THC in oh.hi also enters the circulation from the vagina or anus to engage cannabinoid receptors throughout the body thought to increase sexual drive, improve sexual pleasure, increase the number and quality of orgasms, improve the length of time for sexual encounters, increase sensitivity to pleasurable stimulation, and decrease anxiety or discomfort during sex. The CBD in oh.hi may play a role in decreasing pain and inflammation. oh.hi also serves as a safe and effective lubricant during use, in order to heighten enjoyment of sex and comfort during sex even more.

  • What is oh.hi?

    oh.hi is a silicone-based cannabis lubricant created to help you get more from your sex life by delivering THC and CBD directly to the vagina or anus.

  • How long does it take to start working?

    We recommend applying oh.hi about 15-30 minutes prior to intended orgasm. All people are different so you should experiment with what timing works best for your body. Sounds like a fun experiment, right?

  • Where can I buy oh.hi?

    oh.hi is exclusively sold in California dispensaries. View a map of where to buy.

  • How does oh.hi work?

    oh.hi is an innovative product that delivers THC and CBD topically to the genital skin of the vagina or anus. The special type of skin covering the vagina and the anus is called a mucous membrane and the properties of this type of skin allow for absorption of topical preparations. This method of absorption delivers THC directly to the vagina and anus for interaction with THC receptors in the region.

  • How do I apply oh.hi?

    Applying oh.hi is easy and can be used similarly to other lubricants. One to four pumps is all that is needed to enhance your pleasure experience. We do not recommend using more than four pumps as this may lead to overstimulation and dampening of sensitivity. Some studies have shown that lower dosages of THC are better than higher dosages for enhancing sexual pleasure, so we recommend you start with a lower dose and titrate up as needed. The only difference between application of oh.hi and a typical lubricant is that with oh.hi best results are obtained when the product is applied about 15-30 minutes before sex.

  • How do I remove oh.hi after applying it?

    oh.hi is a silicone-based lubricant, which means you need to use soap and water to wash it away. Afterall, we can all need a little help to get off sometimes 😉

  • How much is too much?

    One to four pumps of oh.hi is all that is needed to enhance your pleasure experience. We do not recommend more than four pumps of oh.hi during a single use as this could lead to over-stimulation and dampening of sensitivity. Studies have shown that lower dosages of THC may improve sexual pleasure more than higher dosages.

  • It’s not working for me.

    All people are different and human sexuality is extremely complex. We recommend you play around with the number of pumps used during an encounter as well as the amount of time you allow for the product to take effect after application in order to find the sweet spot for your body.

  • What are the ingredients in oh.hi?

    Dimethicone (Silicone), Cannabis Distillate (Tetrahydrocannabinol “THC” and Cannabidiol “CBD”).

  • What is the shelf life of oh.hi? Does it expire?

    oh.hi is best used within one (1) year of manufacture date. After one year the product may lose its potency and not function as well to dilate the blood vessels and increase circulation in the genital areas.

  • Is it safe to consume oh.hi orally? Is it edible?

    oh.hi is absolutely safe to consume orally in small amounts, such as during oral sex of your partner, however, its intended use is by direct application to the vagina or anus.

  • Is it scented/flavored?

    oh.hi does not have any added scents or flavorings. Some research shows that scented oils can be irritants for the vagina. The last thing we want is an irritated vagina.

  • Will oh.hi stain my sheets?

    There is a possibility that oh.hi may stain clothing and sheets. Please be mindful when using.

  • Do you test on animals?

    Our products have never and will never be tested on animals. This is for consenting humans, 21 and over, only.

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  • How does oh.hi interact with my body?

    To really understand about the action of oh.hi, we need to take a step back and think about the complex and oh.so.interesting Endocannabinoid System (ECS) discovered in the body through scientific THC research in the 1990s. Scientists found that ECS is an entire system of receptors called CB1 and CB2 and the natural substances produced in the body that bind to these receptors (these receptors are called endocannabinoids). The natural endocannabinoids are then broken down by specific enzymes in the body when they are not in use. The ECS system is active in all of us naturally and plays a role in many processes affecting almost every system in the body.

    THC is the main component of cannabis and is the part that gets you high. THC interacts with the ECS by binding to CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body, just like the natural endocannabinoids. The action of CBD is less understood but we know it doesn’t bind with the same receptors that THC binds. It is thought that maybe CBD functions by preventing the endocannabinoids from breaking down and therefore keeps larger numbers of these natural molecules active in the circulation

    oh.hi delivers a highly curated selection of THC and CBD peripherally to the pelvic and genital region allowing direct action of the THC and CBD to enhance sexual arousal and orgasm. In addition, the product melts into the vagina or anus and serves as a safe and effective sexual lubricant, improving sexual pleasure even more.

  • Can I use oh.hi with a condom or sex toy?

    While oh.hi in not compatible with silicone sex toys, it is safe for use with latex condoms and non-silicone toys. As always, safe sex measures, such as condom use, are recommended for prevention of disease. oh.hi does not interfere with condom use.

  • What are the benefits of using oh.hi?

    oh.hi helps engorge the genital skin by dilating vessels and increasing circulation. The product is directly delivered through the skin of the vagina and anus to potentiate the action in that area. The THC in oh.hi also enters the circulation from the vagina or anus to engage cannabinoid receptors throughout the body thought to increase sexual drive, improve sexual pleasure, increase the number and quality of orgasms, improve the length of time for sexual encounters, increase sensitivity to pleasurable stimulation, and decrease anxiety or discomfort during sex. The CBD in oh.hi may play a role in decreasing pain and inflammation. oh.hi also serves as a safe and effective lubricant during use, in order to heighten enjoyment of sex and comfort during sex even more.

  • How long does it take to start working?

    We recommend applying oh.hi about 15-30 minutes prior to intended orgasm. All people are different so you should experiment with what timing works best for your body. Sounds like a fun experiment, right?

  • What are the benefits for male partners?

    oh.hi provides safe lubrication that does not interfere with condom use. THC may also enhance length of sexual encounters. The lubricant base of oh.hi is dimethicone (a type of silicone) which is an ideal sexual lubricant because it lasts longer than water-based lubes. Your partner also benefits from the heightened pleasure of your sexual experience.

  • Can oh.hi cause a yeast infection and will it affect the pH balance of my vagina?

    We recommend washing the vaginal and anal area after use of oh.hi in order to prevent potential effects on the pH balance of the genital region. The lubricating base of oh.hi is dimethicone, which is less likely than many types of lubricants to offset the delicate balance of the genital area; however, use of any lubricant can increase the chance of a yeast infection. Gently washing the area after sex should offset any risk.

  • Can I use it while pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends that pregnant women NOT use THC containing products. There are possible risks to the fetus including lower birth rate, stillbirth, or changes in neural development. There have been few studies to assess this risk but THC does cross the placenta to the fetus. THC also goes into the breastmilk and use during breastfeeding is not recommended.

  • Will it help me with my vaginal dryness due to menopause?

    Absolutely! Vaginal dryness due to menopause or other hormonal fluctuations can lead to decreased enjoyment of sex. oh.hi is designed to provide long lasting lubrication that stays effective throughout the entire sexual encounter. oh.hi is an effective way to deal with vaginal dryness from all sorts of causes, such as use of medications, stress, or other imbalances.

  • Will I break out after using oh.hi?

    Breaking out after use of oh.hi is extremely uncommon but it is possible to develop a rash called contact dermatitis or irritant dermatitis after use of any lubricant product. Rarely, individuals with sensitive skin could develop a rash after use of the dimethicone component of the product. Stop use and contact your doctor if any rash develops.