What does cannabis have to do with sex and love? DOPE Magazine sat down with a passionate group of experts in an attempt to unearth the relationship between the three. Whether you’re new to a relationship, looking to strengthen one (or many) or simply wanting to reignite a flickering flame, cannabis may help create a healthy, active and flourishing sex life. Cannabis acts as a catalyst in energizing sensuality, creating mutually satisfying, playful sex and increases awareness about your own needs and that of your partner(s). Cannabis has the ability to reduce stress and anxiety, two influencers of lackluster sex. Small amounts of cannabis introduced pre-foreplay can create an opportunity to connect with your partner on a deeper, more intimate level. Cannabis can amplify both mental and physical connectedness, and put us in touch with our needs. What follows is a series of short essays on how you can put cannabis to the test in your sex life. Whether you’re looking to experiment with new sexual desires or searching for a way to block out the stresses of everyday life that often lead to less-than-spectacular sex, this four-part feature will act as your guide to partaking in the sex you desire and deserve.