CBD and sex is the new growing niche in the CBD industry. CBD has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives. From alleviating anxiety, insomnia and even reducing pain. And now, CBD is used to enhance the sex lives of men and women.
CBD lubes have long been a popular seller, CBD for erectile dysfunction is a newer concept, full-spectrum (includes THC) for helping the intensity of orgasm is being openly researched. We look to see how much is based on fact and how much is simply a placebo effect.
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Sex without CBD
As humans, we like to think we have sex all figured out. I would even go as far as to say we all think we are experts in the field of sex. You are no different, I can assure you that but here is the thing …. none of us are!
We have all cringed at different sexual encounters throughout our adolescence and for some of us, into adulthood. Although you (unfortunately) can’t go back in time and change these awkward rendezvous. You can, however, learn from them, some cringe but ultimately useful life lessons.
You may know a few positions, types of condoms, lubes and sex toys, and watched porn. Let’s be real, you are not an expert, sorry to burst your bubble.
It only takes a few clicks and you can find Pornhub. Very little on this site depict real sexual experiences, let alone solve any sexual problems or fears you might have. In fact, it could make you feel far worse.
Questions in your own head can easily arise such as why don’t I look like them? Why can’t I do that as well? The list inevitably goes on and on.
The bottom line is if you’re not happy physically or mentally in relation to your body or general sexual health. The above will not help.
CBD relaxes the body and increases blood flow
However, there is one solution that has hit the internet recently. This solution is CBD and more specifically, how it can help you sexually. Experts, as well as people like you and me, have raved over the benefits and the usage of these products.
Although this product is not the stereotypical Bob Marley-Esque cannabis product. It can enable relaxation and alleviate daily anxieties. CBD is known to reduce blood pressure, improve circulation, act as an anti-inflammatory and this is just the beginning. Its overall health benefits have been proven time and time again. Through major research studies, as well as the huge uptake in use across the world.
This is no different when it comes to sex! Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?
There is an escalating tide of anecdotal evidence that supports the use of CBD in a person’s sex life. We dive into the different methods CBD can improve your sex life. All the while giving you a thorough understanding of what the effects are and what products are best.
I’m not saying that these products can have you up all night, every night. Nevertheless, there is a strong correlation between the use of CBD for sex and the improvement of your sex life.
Don’t believe me? I’ll let the experiences and studies outlined in this article speak for themselves.
What is CBD?
I am going to take a wild guess here and say you already know what CBD is. Why else would you be here right? Nonetheless, I should give a quick overview for those who have been living under a rock. If you already know this information, just scroll down to the rest of the blog.
CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in the cannabis plant. One of the many reasons why CBD has grown in popularity is that it is coined as “nonpsychoactive”. Hence, consumers can reap the health benefits from the plant without getting high.
However, it does have various and wide-reaching benefits for both the physical body and mind. For this reason, many large companies have taken advantage of CBD and made use of it for health purposes.
There are many benefits to the use of CBD such as;
- Pain relief
- Reduction of anxiety and depression
- Alleviation of cancer-related symptoms
- Aid post-traumatic stress
- Promote sleep
- Reduction of acne and possible improved heart health.
So why CBD and sex? Why not marijuana and sex…
THC and sex
Not getting high is quite a significant factor that is usually overlooked by many people. A lot of people brag about the great effects of smoking cannabis and having sexual intercourse.
However, for those who take regular drug tests at work or don’t have time to wait out the high. Marijuana is not a feasible option.
CBD has all the great physical effects of using THC during sex. Just without the mental high, which can throw your day completely out the window. CBD can help relax the body enough for pain-free sex, without having to then wait for the high to pass.
CBD and sex, how and why?
Firstly, you need to forget anything you have previously heard about the effect of CBD on your sex life. Nowadays misinformation and fake news is common occurrence on the internet. Hence why we are setting the record straight.
So how does it work? CBD stimulates tiny receptors in the body which are part of a whole system. This system is known as the endocannabinoid system.
CBD unlocks the receptors leading to this system, and ultimately unlock, in this case, pleasure. These specific receptors are found in sexual organs and also in the brain. Resulting in both physical and mental sexual stimulation.
Don’t get me wrong, your sex life could be running smoothly. However, we can all sympathise with the stone-cold dread that creeps up right before things begin to heat up.
Performance anxiety, body confidence and general nervousness are inevitable before any fun begins. So what’s the solution? Well CBD products can be an amazing way to reduce stress and anxiety before sex.
CBD can reduce stress and anxiety
Obviously, sex is the last thing on your mind when you are anxious or stressed. Which could be the cause of a low sex drive. What CBD will do to assist you is activate your serotonin levels, which relaxes anybody who suffers from any sexual stress or performance anxiety.
Other researchers have found that the use of CBD actually reduces anxiety. Which is one of the huge contributors to loss of libido. If people feel less anxious about sex, they will enjoy it more….makes sense.
On that note, one problem for a huge number of men across the world is erectile dysfunction. This issue comes in many shapes and sizes (no pun intended!) and can last for a short time or can be an issue that affects your sex life for years. This is where CBD comes in handy.
One theory suggests this modern-day saviour relaxes the blood vessels, increases blood flow, and heightens nerve sensations. Improved blood flow to the penis may then relieve erectile dysfunction to promote longer-lasting sex.
It might be worth noting that it has also been discovered that even just a single dose of hemp can reduce blood pressure. Even though that study focused on the arteries leading to the heart, the same principles would apply to the blood vessels leading to the groin area also.
Improving the connection between you and your partner
Many of you will strongly agree that the key to great sex with a long term partner is a good connection. You may not have known that a lot of this is down to the level of oxytocin, known as the ‘cuddle chemical,’ ‘hug hormone,’ ‘love hormone,’ or ‘moral molecule,’ a hormone that plays a crucial role in bonding, sexual reproduction, childbirth, and the period after childbirth.
CBD can help to boost these levels to keep your body’s level of social interaction high. This then helps the body to communicate and send better signals to a partner when it is ‘feeling in the mood’. This is very important as being able to communicate properly with a partner both physically and mentally is the ultimate way to boost sexual interaction.
CBD and sex drive
It has been said that CBD influences sex drive by affecting the brain directly. Researchers found that CBD does this by activating the part of the brain which controls sexual arousal.
In addition to that, research has linked stress and the production of the stress hormone cortisol in reducing sex drive in women. Since CBD for sex has the same calming effect on both men and women, more research suggests that low doses of CBD could then increase sex drives.
There is another review that suggests that this cannabinoid improves sexual experience via another avenue. It increases concentrations of the neurotransmitter anandamide, which is associated with the “love hormone” oxytocin. With CBD for sex, it may be possible to deepen emotional connections during intimacy.
So what to do? For CBD to heighten the feeling of desire it is recommended you should apply it to the genitals regularly over time to dilate the blood vessels allowing fresh, oxygenated blood to flow much easier. This is often linked to increased arousal and stimulation which allows the body to prepare and feel ready for a fantastic sexual experience. Hence, when a person is feeling aroused, the increased blood flow will be supported by the use of CBD meaning absolutely nothing can get in the way of great sex between the consenting partners.
CBD and orgasms
Since CBD is known to activate certain receptors in the brain and the physical body, this also means that it can intensify pleasure- including orgasms! These are particularly effective in CBD infused lubricants and other sex toys, which are a great starting point for people just testing the CBD- infused waters.
It is advisable in most cases that you need to take most forms of CBD in advance, between 10-30 minutes beforehand. Although this may not be the sexiest aspect and can take away spontaneity if it means a better orgasm then weigh up the pros and cons!
Since there is no right or wrong way to use CBD, there are numerous ways to spice up your sex life using CBD- infused products. This is especially comforting to those who may be sceptical or worried about trying out this new innovative product. So that’s great sex without getting high- sounds like a win/win for me.
Whether orgasms are present, not present or far from satisfying, CBD is the way to go. CBD increases blood flow and improves sensations all over the body, which in relation to the Big O, is a huge bonus and definitely intensifies the atmosphere behind closed doors.
CBD lube will spice up your sex life
You already know about CBD oil for the face, CBD lip balms and possibly even CBD toothpaste. You might have even heard stories from some of your friends about how they have found products to help with all sorts of issues, from lotion for pain relief to facial oil for pimples. However, there is one CBD product you might not have realized is sliding into the market and that product is CBD lube. So, you can use CBD for pretty much everything, including, having sexual intercourse.
So, what is CBD lube used for and are there any sexual benefits to lubricants with CBD in them? The answer is yes. For a lot of women, pain can be a big deal when it comes to sex, therefore hindering sexual experience and pleasure.
CBD is one of the best-known ways to relieve pain and also reduce any anxiety around the topic of sex and pain. Along with pain relief, CBD can be used in the bedroom in the form of oil as a lubricant or a capsule as a suppository. Both of which, ease muscles and tension in the body and enhance libido.
So how can I use CBD to better my sex life? Well, there is no shortage of products and ways in which to use CBD for sexual pleasure. It really depends on the individual’s needs and wants. If a woman has an issue with self-lubrication, there is the CBD-infused lube? If a man has problems lasting past 30 seconds, why not try a CBD oil, which promotes relaxation, stress relief and most importantly blood flow to the right areas of the body. There are endless methods and tricks for using CBD to boost your sex life!
CBD Massage oil
For beginners, CBD Massage Oil can provide sensual amplification on a subtle scale.
A good natural aphrodisiac worth trying could be a Love Potion. It’s formulated with both THC and CBD to lessen tension and get you in the mood. An ingestible product like this can be a good partner-sharing enhancement for sexual activity.
As well as that, there are edible chocolate products that contain carefully dosed amounts of cannabis, along with certain plant-based ingredients that are purported to have aphrodisiac-like qualities. Together, this product helps with libido and arousal. However, it has been said that the aphrodisiac qualities of cannabis really show up in low to moderate doses, in contrast to high doses in which cannabis can have the opposite effect.
Sex therapists globally have recommended oil drops as they are really good for getting out of your head; for down-regulating the nervous system and helping your body to relax. This is what creates natural arousal and capacity for pleasure.
In addition to that, vaporising two or three puffs on a cannabis flower vaporizer has shown to be extremely effective. Some have even suggested trying and intertwining this with foreplay.
When it begins to kick in, it will undoubtedly create a strong desire for sexual intercourse, high levels of arousal, intense orgasms, and best of all, increased feelings of bonding.
It also works equally well for all genders but again, keep the dosage low as recommended. Too much can have the opposite effect.
Why is any of this important?
If at this point you are wondering why any of this is even important, or why you would want to spend money on CBD products to try and enhance your sex life, I am about to inform you. Sex is an essential part of life and overall well-being. In relationships, orgasms play a significant part in the bonding between the partners. Physical and emotional benefits like reduced risk of heart disease, improved self-esteem, and more can come from having sex.
Therefore, if you struggle with any of the above, like stress, anxiety, erectile dysfunction etc. consider taking CBD products to help relieve these. Prolonged stress and anxiety, as well as bad performance in the bedroom, can have a dire effect on a person’s mental health. thus it is important to try and nip these negative issues in the bud.
If sex is part of your life, due to a relationship or desire, it’s important to be able to communicate and experience sexual satisfaction. You may find relief and an increase in happiness when you take the time to have sex. If using CBD products can aid this, then it’s a no brainer.
Even if you do not struggle with any of the above, you’re still not an expert. As well as that, what is the harm in going out of your comfort zone every once in a while by trying something different? The answer is, there is no harm at all. Change can be good, and who doesn’t like spicing things up a bit.
CBD and pregnancy
If you think it could not get any better, research has shown that cannabinoids help significantly when it comes to fertilisation and early pregnancy. Endocannabinoid levels decrease after ovulation, with scientists which have linked to low levels of pregnancies.
Hence, why women who use cannabis regularly have lower fertility levels, as THC could overpower the body’s attempt to lower cannabinoid levels after ovulation.
Some studies suggest that CBD could make labour easier and perhaps even shorter. However, women who are thinking of taking CBD to aid pregnancy should speak with their GP first and take advice from the NHS guide to safe sex.
CBD’S effect after sex
Although sex should not be considered as a workout replacement as you do not move enough, it is still highly physical and can lead to a lot of people feeling uncomfortable, in pain, or fatigued afterwards, particularly when it comes to older people.
Taking CBD for sex may not only help during the act but also alleviate pain afterwards. Often, users may experience less discomfort feel due to using CBD lube.
Many also tend to notice CBD is a great way to wind down with a partner after having sex as it has the ability to relax both body and mind. This, mixed with the hormones released from sexual activity can lead to a fantastic night’s sleep.
So does it actually work?
Absolutely, CBD has many benefits when it comes to sexual activity, which all correspond to how your body is feeling as a whole. If you are feeling uncomfortable or anxious, sex can be difficult to get around to in the first place and subsequently near impossible to reach an orgasm. CBD can assist in not only reaching orgasm in general but also making it a much more powerful feeling.
As well as that, CBD lube products are also great for reducing any pain during sex, which will help women to relax and enjoy time in the bedroom rather than worrying about soreness.
What is great is that CBD has benefits for all couples, no matter what age you may be at. It is fantastic to help new, young couples to try new things, but also to help elderly gentlemen with erectile dysfunction, aid women with pregnancy and give a new-found confidence to women who are postmenopausal.
Using CBD oil can be a great experience for people of any age and unless you try it, you will never know exactly what benefits you could achieve from it.
Thoughts and conclusions
Two things I personally believe in and have done so for many years are as follows…
- Never knock anything until you try it.
- Give anything a go once, if it is not for you, that’s fine, at least you have tried it.
I am aware both are quite similar, but that’s not relevant. My point is, for some people, the thought of using CBD products to enhance their sex lives seems bizarre. But the world is forever changing and new methods and ideas are always popping up and I think we would be foolish to turn our heads. I would certainly advise couples, both young and old to broaden horizons by trying out these relatively new ideas, because who knows….. it could be the beginning of something extraordinary.