Can CBD Improve Your Sex Life? If you’re looking for ways to spice up your sex life and live in a legal cannabis state, you may be in luck. Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol, with all of its anti-inflammatory health benefits, even has the potential to get you in the mood. Dr. Mitch Earlywine, psychology professor at SUNY Albany, states: “The CB1 receptor seems to be involved in improved tactile sensations and general euphoria.”
If you’ve been feeling uninterested in sex, it may be due to daily stress. Cannabidiol also known as CBD oil can help you relax by relieving anxiety and pain that could be preventing you from any intimacy. While there are many factors at play (including the sort of CBD oil you consume), consider this natural method to let loose and improve your sexual health.
How does CBD oil work?
CBD is widely known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-pain properties that interact with your body’s receptors and boost production of natural cannabinoids. It’s mainly used as a pain relief aid as it can soothe sore muscles and provide a sense of relaxation without the psychoactive component (THC).
While experts claim a number of health benefits, it’s worth noting that research is still ongoing on CBD as there is a lack of conclusive data. With various regulations on CBD in different states, it is not as easily accessible as other alternative treatments. However, the interest in studying the recently FDA-approved drug has been increasing in recent years.
CBD and your libido
Aside from improving your health, CBD oil has been found to have another benefit: improve your sexual drive. Studies have shown that those who use cannabis more frequently experience a higher libido, as “people who used marijuana had 20 percent more sex than those who did not, and this applied to both genders.” While most of these studies focus on THC versus CBD oil, there is a connection between the anxiety-relieving properties that can boost you and your partner’s desire to have sex.
With more and more accessibility to CBD oil, the legal cannabis industry has turned to products meant to enhance your sexual experience. Karyn Wagner of Paradigm Medical Marijuana created a strain of marijuana with low THC and high CBD levels known as Sexxpot. Many women looking to enhance their sex drive see promise in Wagner’s vision when it comes to high-CBD hemp oil.
Where to start?
CBD oil is available in a variety of different forms. Luckily, in today’s age there is an entire market that caters to CBD oil’s role in improving sex. It may come as no surprise that a popular product is CBD oil-based lubricant. Some brands that offer personal lubricant infused with CBD are Herba Buena and Foria. Many have raved about these lubricants that help reduce any pelvic pain associated with sex thanks to CBD oil’s anti-inflammatory properties.
“One of the amazing things about CBD is its anti-inflammatory quality,” Kim Koehler, CEO of Privy Peach, explained. “As an individual who suffered from severe pelvic pain during sex for multiple years, due to inflammation and muscle issues from a trauma I experienced, a light bulb went off. Why wouldn’t I be able to create an intimate oil that could not only increase circulation, but also provide anti-inflammatory benefits?”
While caution is recommended when it comes to using CBD oil, there is little to lose when it comes to the treatment. Even if the oil does little else than relax you, at least you and your partner are still having fun, right? But really, consult your doctor or physician before making a decision on whether or not CBD oil is right for you both.
Guest Post by Vanessa Bermudez