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Is it safe to smoke marijuana vaginally?
Q: I was sitting around with my girlfriend yesterday, smoking marijuana out of a bong. We decided to try an experiment, so I exhaled a bong hit into her vagina and held it closed for a few seconds. When I let go, a significant amount of smoke was forced out. I did this three times, and a few minutes later she reported feeling high.

My girlfriend has asthma, which prevents her from smoking up as much as she wants to. If vaginal administration of marijuana smoke is safe, it would allow her to get high without irritating her lungs. Is this safe for the vagina and the rest of the body?

A: Unfortunately, this practice can be dangerous. While it is somewhat unlikely, blowing air into the vagina can result in an air embolism, where air bubbles enter the blood stream. This is more likely to happen the more forcefully the air is blown (the more pressure is created inside the vagina), as well as more likely when a woman is pregnant. Air embolisms can cause serious complications, including death. Blowing smoke into the vagina carries the same risk.

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There are a couple of alternative injestion methods that those with asthma report using succesfully. One is to eat cannabis, or cook with it. The other is a smoking technique where a pipe is used. With a little practice, smoke can be pulled into the mouth and held there before being blown out. With this technique, the smoke is never pulled into the lungs, but rather is absorbed through the lining of the mouth. Both of these methods are less efficient than normal smoking, but can go a long way towards reducing lung irritation. Caution should be used with oral cannabis use, as the duration is longer and the qualitative experience is different than smoking (often described as stronger and more 'trippy').

Asked By : KingPluker
Answered By : fire/murple
Published Date : 2 / 17 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 2 / 17 / 2001
Question ID : 2279

Categories: [ Cannabis ] [ Health ]

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