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  • by Nicola Boulton August 29, 2022 4 min read

    Let's Get It On: CBD and Sex

    Everyone wants a good time, but sometimes we might want some help to get things going. You have heard of CBD being used to treat many symptoms of cancer, acne, and epilepsy, but some claim CBD might be used to improve sex. This article looks at the advantages of using CBD products, how CBD might help during sex and what to consider when choosing the right CBD products for a good sexual experience.

    CBD is currently used for various health and therapeutic functions. Anecdotal results show that CBD can dispense various therapeutic benefits that aid relaxation. Similarly, the cannabis derivative can interact with the body's regulations to reduce anxiety, stress, or depression that could undermine intimacy. While most benefits of CBD are clinically inconclusive, its interaction with the body could be significant in the world of intimacy. In this article, we discuss the ideal sexual environment and how CBD can contribute to this environment.

    Advantages of Using CBD products

    CBD is one among the hundred compounds in the cannabis plant; although compounds like in terpenes, vitamins, are found in the plant, THC and CBD are the most common derivatives. You can find many CBD products in the form of edibles, topicals, and CBD oil. People have claimed CBD eases pain and inflammation and calms anxiety (Khaleghi, 2020; Shannon et al.,2019). CBD also help you get in the right mood for sex. Although research is underway, there are promising results from different studies show that CBD improves your sexual experiences. Observational research explains how CBD might boost your urge for sex. Some research has shown that CBD can enhance different sensual sensations.

    CBD as a Lubricant

    We all know how rough it can get under the sheets, but sometimes smooth and slow can be better. Many girls experience a session of dryness down there that might sometimes be uncomfortable; that is why using the right lubrication can go a long way to enhance your partner’s sexual pleasure. CBD is an all-natural alternative to normal lubricants in the market today. Apart it’s gliding capacity; CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that can significantly promote your sexual experience (Shannon et al., 2019). The product can reduce the swelling caused by penetration, improving your sexual experience.

    CBD Can Make You Have Less Stress

    Stress can undermine your sexual experience in multiple ways, lowering your mood or reducing your concentration during intercourse. Some studies have promising results showing that CBD products might help lower stress and make you more attentive during intimate moments. Cortisol hormone can lower your sex drive (Talbott, 2007). CBD oil can significantly lower your stress levels for a lasting experience. Although research needs to verify how CBD might help those with erectile dysfunction, observational studies have shown some promising results. 

    CBD and the Endocannabinoid System

    The endocannabinoid system is an extensive network of receptors throughout the body. Kashman et al.,(2020) showed that CBD’s interaction with the endocannabinoid system might enhance your sexual pleasure. Activating the CB1 and CB2 receptor cells in the body might produce dopamine, which might result in sexual pleasure.

    CBD products interact with cannabinoid receptors in the reproductive organs to give improve sexual pleasure. When applied topically, CBD oil it can help relax the blood vessels for better blood flow in your reproductive organs for enhanced arousal, sensitivity, and lubrication.

    What to consider before choosing CBD products

    Many people raise the question of dosage for CBD products. Several factors determine the right dosage for you; your body mass, metabolism, and frequency of using CBD products. There is currently no better way of determining the right amount of CBD products than some trial and error; start with a lower dose of CBD and adjust upwards when your body gets used to the products. Get your products from a reputable brand. Similarly, the products must have third-party lab results that objectively analyze heavy metals and other contaminants. Ensure to check the level of THC. Notably, THC might work in harmony with CBD to improve your sexual excitement. However, elevated levels of THC can result in psychoactive behavior during sex. Learn more about benefits of hemp


    Although there is a growing demand for CBD products to improve sexual pleasure, much research should ascertain the effectiveness of CBD for sex. Before you choose CBD for sex, you should ensure that the oil is not intoxicating; poor-quality products can lead to adverse side effects. CBD dispenses medicinal and therapeutic effects when used during sex. However, users should use CBD properly; first-time users should start low before increasing the dosage.


    Kasman, A. M., Bhambhvani, H. P., Wilson-King, G., & Eisenberg, M. L.     (2020).Assessment of the association of cannabis on female sexual function         with the female sexual function index. Sexual medicine, 8(4), 699-708.      

    Khaleghi, M. (2020). New arthritis foundation guidelines on CBD use could be first of many             more to come. Alternative therapies in health and medicine, 26, 8-11.

    Shannon, S., Lewis, N., Lee, H., & Hughes, S. (2019). Cannabidiol in anxiety and sleep: a large   case series. The Permanente Journal, 23.

    Talbott, S. M. (2007). The cortisol connection: Why stress makes you fat and ruins your health-- and what you can do about it. Hunter House.


    Nicola Boulton
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