CBD-infused products may help relieve performance anxiety and increase sensation, arousal, and lubrication. The benefits of CBD for intimacy depend on the product you use and the result you’re looking for. We always recommend experimenting with multiple products to find out what works best for you.
The Endocannabinoid System: Why Hemp-Derived CBD Increases Intimacy Overall
CBD may enhance your sex life by acting as a supplement for your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsible for managing your pain, mood, memory, appetite, and inflammation. Itplays a key role in arousal, female reproduction, and the stress response.
The ECS communicates with other parts of your body by using messengers called endocannabinoids. The only difference between CBD and the endocannabinoids your body produces is that CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or a cannabinoid that comes from a plant (phyto is Latin for 'from a plant').
When your ECS is overwhelmed, it diverts its resources to where it thinks you need them most. If you are suffering from chronic stress or inflammation, your ECS will focus on producing adrenaline and cortisol to prep your body for the fight or flight response. Unfortunately, things like adrenaline and cortisol are the opposite of what we want for good sex!
Benefits of Hemp CBD Oil as a Treatment for Performance Anxiety
CBD may be the ideal plant-based supplement for enhanced sexual pleasure if you suffer from anxiety, stress, or inflammation. Even if you don’t struggle with anxiety or pain during sex, CBD may help by increasing tactile sensation and arousal.
The potential benefits of CBD for anxiety are more well-known than the potential benefits of CBD for intimacy. When we are anxious, our brains over-produce cortisol and adrenaline. Research shows that CBD may relieve performance anxiety by boosting the production of anandamide (the “bliss molecule”) and serotonin. CBD may also help greatly reduce inflammation, a key part of our body’s stress response. When inflammation lowers, our immune system returns to normal and our body resumes its own production of endocannabinoids for happiness.
Benefits of Using CBD Intimacy Products Topically for Arousal
When applied topically, CBD and THC act as vasodilators. This means that CBD dilates your blood vessels and increases blood flow to your private areas; increased blood flow is typically associated with arousal.
Women especially can benefit from the addition of CBD to the bedroom. Cannabinoid receptors are found in the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, and vulva. Given this, it should come as no surprise that many women have found relief for endometriosis with CBD.
Plus! Men with erectile dysfunction may also benefit from the use of CBD topicals due to these properties.
How to Use CBD Effectively for Intimacy
It is best to start using CBD products an hour before becoming intimate, especially if you are looking for performance anxiety relief. It can take some time for the effects of CBD to be felt. Any of our full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate hemp-derived CBD oils can be taken as a daily supplement sublingually underneath the tongue. 24/7 intimacy prep starts with saying bye-bye to performance anxiety.
Mary's Nutritionals Remedy Tincture
This Remedy Tincture by Mary's Nutritionals ($60) is perfect for setting the mood and relieving performance anxiety hours before physical intimacy starts. Every bottle of Remedy has 500 mg of full spectrum CBD for maximum whole-plant relief. Plus, Remedy tastes like nutrient-dense almond milk with the warmth of cinnamon. Remedy's nutritional benefits are AH-mazing! thanks to the addition of almond milk, cinnamon, and myrrh. Take Remedy daily for general wellness benefits and to ensure that you're always prepared to say NO to performance anxiety and YES to great sex!Buy Mary's Remedy tincture here!
Foria Awaken Arousal Oil
Foria’s Awaken ($48) is the perfect partner to accompany you on your foreplay journey. The 1 oz bottle comes with a spray nozzle for easy application. Awaken’s broad spectrum hemp extract shines on the terpenoid front thanks to the addition of whole plant extractions (kava root, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla) and essential oils (cardamom, peppermint, cacao absolute). PLUS! Awaken can be used as a massage oil and is vegan, gluten-free, and 100% deliciously edible! Please note: not for use with latex or polyisoprene protection!Buy Foria's Awaken Arousal Oil here!
Foria Intimacy Lubricant
Foria’s Intimacy ($50) is essential for increased lubrication and sensation while, ahem, intimately conjoined. Each 4 oz bottle has 200 mg of broad spectrum hemp extract supported by the glide of organic MCT oil. Foria’s Lubricant can double up as a massage oil and is vegan, gluten-free, and 100% deliciously edible. To awaken your deepest carnal pleasures, we recommend using Foria’s Lubricant after foreplay with Foria’s Awaken and immediately before the intimate act! Please note: not for use with latex or polyisoprene protection!Buy Foria's Intimacy Lubricant here!
Life Flower Aphrodite Bath Bomb
Set the mood by indulging in a sensual bath with Life Flower’s Aphrodite Bath Bomb ($18). This bath bomb’s 50 mg of hemp-derived CBD isolate is enhanced by an aromatic bouquet of aphrodisiac essential oils such as rosemary and eucalyptus. When the bath bomb dissipates, it leaves behind a pretty rose quartz for you and your lover to keep as a sweet reminder of the naughty things you did together.Buy Life Flower's Aphrodite Bath Bomb here!
Mary’s Nutritionals Massage Oil
Relieve pain and inflammation with this ultra-nourishing massage oil ($40) from Mary’s Nutritionals. With 50 mg of full spectrum hemp extract, antioxidant-rich sunflower seed oil, and balancing grapeseed oil, this massage oil reminds you that there’s nothing sexier than full-body relaxation with the added benefit of hydrating, toning, and brightening your skin for a sultry glow. All of that confidence will have you screaming to keep the lights on!
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