Well, because I wanted it to be special…

Ok yeah no… the real truth? Because I’ve been very nervous and scared about using a bong. These are the reasons why.

The Lack of Experience

I haven’t exactly come out of my cannabis closet for a very long time, and it wasn’t a very long time ago that I even smoked my first joint or even learned how to roll my first joint. That in itself was intimidating AF already, and I was definitely not ready to try it. I have read about the bong consumer as veteran consumers with high tolerances, I am not one of those people, well, at least not yet.

Greening Out

I have heard of horror stories from friends who have totally green’d out each time they’ve toked from a bong. It was explained to me that with the water it makes for a stronger more concentrated toke. Being as inexperienced as I think I am, toking from a concentrated water pipe is something I find super fearful. And having experienced a greening out moment – it’s not always fun.

Although I have since learned that the water acts as a smoothing agent for the toke which minimizes coughing. So this has definitely peaked my interest.

They Can Be So, Ugly (Sorry!) 

Summerland Bong in white porcelain finish

Call me shallow, but so far, many of the bongs I have come across are hideous for me to look at, let alone put in my mouth and toke from it. So many of the bongs on the market that are accessible are also very large in size and have a headshop aesthetic which is standard but not something I can appreciate. Not to mention how complicated some of those things can look. Seriously, how do you clean some of those things?

So I can’t tell you how excited I was when a girlfriend of mine suggested the bongs by Summerland, because they are NOT ugly! When I saw it, I knew I just had to have it! I can confidently say that I feel comfortable with toking from this chicka, or should I say Chongo. Although I must admit I didn’t realize how big the Chongo was until I saw it – 12 inches in person is a lot more intimating than I thought, so I am still a bit hesitant about toking from this baby, but it’s so beautiful, I think I can make it work!

To be fair, I definitely know that all of my fears are just misinformation and based on ‘he said she said’, and I’m happy to say that I’m ready! (I think..). So I did my homework, well, I watched a couple of videos and read a few how-to articles, and I think I’m ready to face this.

Be Blunt, Be B.A.E., just B.

Jess