simplebooklet thumbnail

Sex & Cannabis Vol. 1 : simplebooklet.com

vol. 01 fall/winter
sex oil, salve, soak.
OSHIHANA
PRODUCTS
HELP YOU IGNITE
INTIMACY & HAVE
BETTER SEX
TM
.
2
Wellness Tip:
Scientific evidence suggests that women who use
cannabis are more likely to have pleasurable sexual
experiences resulting in peak pleasure
and more powerful orgasms.
3
What kind of couples use Oshihana?
Connected couples that know intimacy and pleasure underpin their own and their shared wellness,
couples that find expression through sex, joy, play, and shared intimacy, couples that defy the status quo -
OSHIHANA is enjoyed by couples that enjoy touch, powerful orgasms, deeper connections, soothing
recovery, and intimate exploration.
OSHIHANA couples Have Better Sex
TM
.
more
to like
than
ever
4
more
to like
than
ever
It makes sense that cannabis would find
its way into your bedside drawer.
5
A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT CANNABIS MEANS FOR YOU
At Oshihana we believe in cannabis
immense therapeutic potential, especially
when it comes to helping people Have
Better Sex™. Rooted in science, our
products are thoughtfully formulated to
optimize sexual wellness and recovery.
We want everyone to have access to
quality products and information, that’s
why we’re taking this opportunity to
break down the most current science
of cannabis as it relates to sexual health.
have better sex
TM
Better Sex and Cannabis begins
with the the Endocannabinoid
Receptor System (ECS), a complex
system within our body comprised
of receptors, signaling molecules,
and other enzymatic factors.
Everyone has their own unique ECS
with dierent concentrations of
cannabinoid receptors all over the
body. The primary function of the
ECS is to create homeostasis, or
balance, within the body.
In addition to the cannabinoids from
Marijuana that you’ll find in Oshihana
Products (referred to as exogenous
cannabinoids) our body makes its
own cannabinoids that can bind
to cannabinoid receptors. These
naturally produced cannabinoids are
called endogenous cannabinoids or
‘endocannabinoids’ for short. These
endocannabinoids interact with our
ECS throughout our body to support
and regulate and improve our
immune, cardiovascular, endocrine,
and reproductive systems. Two
important endocannabinoids
(naturally occuring in the body) to
remember for later are anandamide
and 2-AG.
While our endocannabinoid
receptors exist all over
the body, we have an
especially high density
of these receptors in our
reproductive systems.
Science suggests that
the engagement of
these receptors by
phytocannabinoids(like
the ones in Oshihana) and
endocannabinoids may
help to modulate pain,
inflammation, and even
increase pleasure and
sensation.
According to a 2017 research
study, “Endocannabinoids might
play an important role in the sexual
response cycle, leading to possible
implications for the understanding
and treatment of sexual
dysfunctions.
This particular study really helped
uncover the instrumental role our
ECS plays in sexual pleasure.
To Have Better Sex
TM
, it would
then make sense to incorporate
phytocannabinoids in the bedroom.
Think of it as a way to both speed
arousal as well as enhancing your
capacity for pleasure.
Current research suggests that
people who consume cannabis
may not only have more frequent
sex, but also better sex. In one such
study published in June 2019, the
findings concluded that “women with
frequent cannabis use, regardless of
use before sex or not, had 2.10 times
higher odds of reporting satisfactory
orgasms than those with infrequent
cannabis use”
In addition, most women studied
reported an increase in sex drive and
decrease in pain when having sex
after using cannabis.
Cannabis can and should be used
to improve sexual and reproductive
health for all people. However, not
all cannabis products are created
equal. Enhanced by a unique
terpine blend, Oshihana’s products
are crafted to gently interface with
mucous membranes to enhance
stimulation, support recovery and
promote intimacy, connection, and
self exploration all while maintaining
optimal pH.
At Oshihana we believe in
good science and good sex.
And we’ve found that the key to
sexual wellness and recovery grows
in the ground we walk on. Through
rigorous research and testing, we
develop plant-based products that
improve intimacy, connection, and
self exploration. We want to help all
people connect with themselves and
others as they explore new terrain,
experiences, and sensations.
Due to stress, most humans may
experience Clinical Endocannabinoid
Deficiency Syndrome - a theorized
disorder that links common disease
states to reduced ECS function
and diminished endocannabinoid
levels. When we experience chronic
pain, inflammation or even sexual
dysfunction - it may be linked to a
deficient ECS.
To support our ECS, we can
supplement with phytocannabinoids,
such as THC and CBD from
cannabis. Phytocannabinoids not
only help the body accumulate
greater levels of endogenous
cannabinoids, but they also have
direct action on endocannabinoid
receptors.
7
romance is the
glamour which turns
the dust of everyday
life into a golden
haze
ELINOR GLYN
USE
OSHIHANA
SEX OIL
SALVE
SOAK
ALONE, OR
TOGETHER.
9
sex oil
10
Oshihana’s Sex Oil
is specifically formulated
with a high concentration of
THC and supportive botanicals
to increase pleasure during
sex while decreasing pain
and inflammation.
When applied to mucous
membranes, THC helps
improve blood flow, heighten
sensation and increase
pleasure by engaging with
receptors in the skin.
When we orgasm, the body releases
the endocannabinoid 2-AG!
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS ALLOW
BOTH PARTNERS TO FEEL
SUPPORTED AND CONNECTED
BUT STILL FEEL INDEPENDENT.
COMMUNICATION AND
BOUNDARIES ARE THE TWO
MAJOR COMPONENTS OF A
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP.
ULTIMATELY, THE TWO PEOPLE IN
THE RELATIONSHIP DECIDE WHAT
IS HEALTHY FOR THEM AND WHAT
IS NOT. IF SOMETHING DOESN’T
FEEL RIGHT, YOU SHOULD HAVE
THE FREEDOM TO VOICE YOUR
CONCERNS TO YOUR PARTNER.
11
salve
Oshihana’s Salve includes a powerful
formulation of botanicals, terpenes,
and cannabis designed to penetrate
deep into the skin.
Our salve works as a vasodilator
to bring oxygen and enhanced
sensation where applied. The
1:1 THC:CBD ratio optimizes
engagement of cannabinoid
receptors to promote faster healing
and relief, and better sex.
12
FOSTERING INTIMACY IS A PROCESS. MAKE
TIME TO COMMUNICATE, ASK QUESTIONS,
AND EXPLORE WITHOUT ASSUMPTION.
ASK YOUR PARTNER
QUESTIONS  
OR CONTEMPLATE
YOUR OWN ANSWERS
- What are some of your fantasies?
- Is there anything you have an interest in
trying, but aren’t sure how to initiate?
- How do you like being comforted when
you’re upset?
- What triggers your desire when it comes
to smell, taste, sight, and touch? Does
anything have the opposite eect?
- What elements do you think are
indispensable to a good sexual
relationship?
- What do you love most about your own
body? Why?
- What are your hard boundaries?
- What is your love language?
- What kind of compliments (or questions)
would you like to hear from me?
- Is there anything you don’t want me to do
say? i.e. certain pet names that annoy you.
- What can I do to support and encourage
you more?
- What is your favorite memory of us?
(Sexual or otherwise).
- What is your favorite thing that I do for you?
- What do you think initially attracted me to
you? What were you attracted to about me
at first?
- Over the last five years, how do you think
you have changed?
- If you could change anything about the
way you were raised, what would it be?
- How do you think your past intimate and
romantic relationships have shaped you?
13
bath
soak
Oshihana’s Soak is designed
to enhance relaxation by
melting away stress, pain,
and inflammation. This
formula contains botanicals
that support an optimal 2:1
THC:CBD ratio to enhance
pleasure, reduce tension,
and encourage muscle
motility. The THC and CBD
encourage a deliciously
relaxing experience by
enhancing blood flow and
oxygenizing tissues. Our
anti-inflammatory Soak acts
medicinally throughout the
body by absorbing through
the skin and mucous
membranes, creating a
pleasant and mild cerebrally
psychotropic experience.
We think of it as a big
friendly cannabis hug.
14
Get Close. Have Better Sex
TM
.
15
CALENDULA IN
OLIVE OIL
It has anti-fungal, anti-
inflammatory, and antibacterial
properties. Calendula has been
found to have strong anti-
inflammatory properties via
powerful flavonoids. These plant-
based antioxidants protect cells
from free radical damage and
pro-inflammatory compounds.
Anti-inflammatory linoleic acid is
also found in high concentrations
in calendula.
COCONUT OIL
Serves as the base of the oil and
is also known to be an
antibacterial and anti-fungal.
CARROT SEED OIL
Antiseptic, disinfectant,
detoxifier, antioxidant, and an
anticarcinogenic. Moreover, it
is a carminative, depurative,
diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant,
cytophylactic, tonic, and a
vermifuge substance.
GOLDEN SEAL
EXTRACT
Goldenseal contains the chemical
berberine, which might have
eects against bacteria and fungi.
For example, it can prevent the
bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli)
from binding to urinary tract walls.
Because of its anti-microbial
activity, it has a long history of use
for vaginal infections. Goldenseal
is applied to the skin for rashes,
ulcers, wound infections, itching
and herpes blisters.
JOJOBA OIL
It’s unique due to the fact that its
composition is actually similar in
consistency to sebum. Sebum
is our body’s natural oils that
seal moisture and protects
our skin from damage and has
anti-inflammatory properties
which help to tame chang and
chapping, reduce redness caused
by drying, and keeps skin calm
and comfortable. The Vitamin E
and B-complex vitamins help in
skin repair and damage control.
OREGON GRAPE
EXTRACT
The root of Oregon Grape has
been used as herbal medicine to
treat many maladies including,
herpes, skin disorders and
yeast infections. It also has
antimicrobial properties (including
its anti-fungal, antibacterial and
anti-parasitic action), immune
boosting, and anti-inflammatory
properties. The chemical
composition of the Oregon /
Grape—thought to have most of
the plant’s medicinal properties—
is called berberine. Berberine, an
alkaloid derivative of many herbs,
including goldenseal, is known to
have antibacterial and anti-fungal
properties. Alkaloids are thought
to help fight various types of
infections and have been used for
the relief of yeast infections.
ROSEHIP OIL
Not only do the fatty acids
and Vitamin A in Rosehip Oil
moisturize the skin, but they also
promote skin regeneration, and
can improve skin flexibility and
permeability.
SEA BUCKHORN
Adding Sea Buckthorn seed and
pulp oil to your daily regimen to
help alleviate vaginal dryness.
It has been found to help with
mucosal integrity within the
vagina which in turn reduces
vaginal dryness and irritation.
The fruit of the sea Buckthorn,
a hardy plant native to Europe
and Asia, has been called a
“nutrient bomb” because it is so
rich in flavonoids, vitamins, and
other beneficial compounds.
In addition, the pulp contains
exceptionally high omega fatty
acids, including the rare Omega-7
fatty acid (palmitoleic acid).
INGRE-
DIENTS
16
SWEET ORANGE
ESSENTIAL OIL
Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant,
antiseptic and aphrodisiac.
TEA TREE
ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea Tree oil contains a number of
compounds, including terpinen-
4-ol, that have been shown to
kill certain bacteria, viruses and
fungi. Terpinen-4-ol also appears
to increase the activity of your
white blood cells, which help fight
germs and other foreign invaders.
These germ-fighting properties
make Tea Tree oil a valued natural
remedy for treating bacterial and
fungal skin conditions, preventing
infection and promoting healing.
The anti inflammatory eect of
Tea Tree oil helps to soothe and
relieve painful and irritated skin.
VIRGINIA CEDAR
WOOD OIL
Anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.
Women who are pregnant should
not use cedarwood essential oil.
TERPENE BLEND
Cannabinoids and Botanical
terpenes work together through
the enterouge eect to enhance
experience and sensation.
THC  VARIOUS
AMOUNTS
Cannabinoids, especially THC,
act as vasodilators meaning
they open up all cardiovascular
channels (veins, arteries, etc) to
improve blood flow and thereby
lower blood pressure. Improved
blood flow can heighten sensation
and diminish the likelihood of
erectile dysfunction making for
better sex!
-THC has 20x the anti-
inflammatory power of aspirin.
*The first historic mention of
cannabis being used to fight a
bacterial infection was in 1935,
when cannabis was being used to
treat gonorrhea.
CBD  VARIOUS
AMOUNTS
CBD moves around the body,
meaning it can interact with
many dierent receptor families
(serotonin, dopamine, opioidergic,
immune, endocrine, etc). This is
most likely why CBD has such
therapeutic potential.
CBD and THC work better
together. This may be due to the
fact that CBD can only eectively
engage with CB1 receptors when
THC is present. When THC binds
to the main binding site of the CB1
receptor, the receptor changes
conformation to open up a
secondary binding site on the same
receptor that CBD can bind to.
17
about
OSHIHANA
Named for the brand that we’re
launching in tandem, Oshihana:
Sex and Cannabis; is about
helping our community find a
deeper connection to themselves,
their sexuality, and of course,
to Have Better Sex
TM
.
In this volume, you’ll find details
about our products, the sexual
wellness benefits of the cannabis
plant, and inspiration to redefine
and explore our sexual selves.
Historically, the sexual wellness
industry has been plagued with
antiquated views, shame, and
misinformation. We are here to
change that. We believe that
sex, sexuality, play, connection,
family, community, touch, and joy
are among the things that desrve
truly thoughtful attention.
Our goal is that the conversations
we have, the imagery we create,
and the products that we make
might help you discover something
exciting about yourself.
We developed the formulas for
our products over an 18 month
period with the invaluable
support of some incredibly
talented chemists, pharmacists,
doctors, naturopaths,
formulators and a wonderful
community of friends eager
to try our early prototypes.
People who were coming into
menopause, had been through
radiation and chemo therapy,
were experiencing chronic pain
during sex, and of course a large
group of folks who just wanted
to experience a more powerful
orgasm, all helped us to create
these products.
This broad team of contributors,
Certified Organic ingredients
and high quality Oregon-Grown
cannabis that we use helps us
to ensure that Oshihana makes
the best Sexual Wellness and
Recovery products possible.
Suffice it to say, we’re proud
to release this first family of
products: our Salve, Sex Oil, and
Bath Soak. And we couldn’t have
done it without all of your help.
So thank you!
We hope you take Oshihana
home with you to use on your
own, with a partner, or a hot
fling. Any way you do it, we want
you to Have Better Sex.
Welcome to Oshihana.
lindsay and taylor
Co-Founders
Portland OR
P.S. We’d love to hear from you -
DM us @oshihana anytime
18
QUALITY
INGREDIENTS,
PRODUCED
IN PORTLAND
TO HELP YOU
HAVE BETTER
SEX
TM
.
19
OSHIHANA.COM @OSHIHANA
sex
it’s good & good for you