Getting Intimate with CBD | 6 Ways CBD Can Improve Your Sex Life
Even though awareness about CBD and this natural remedy’s healing powers continues to grow, few people talk about and understand the benefits CBD can have on one’s sex life. The human body has always been a taboo topic –– especially for women. Women’s bodies are regularly objectified and their pain is constantly called into question and yet, when women try to find ways to enhance their sexual health, they are turned away and silenced. No one should have to sacrifice their happiness and pleasure for other people’s insecurities. The human body and one’s sexual agency should be explored and celebrated. Not surprisingly, CBD can help you on this journey by allowing you to become more intimate with your body, resulting in a healthier and more satisfying sex life.
To fully understand how CBD can transform your sex life, you first have to be familiar with what CBD actually is. CBD (also known as Cannabidiol) is a natural compound found in Cannabis. Cannabis contains 113 different cannabinoids; the most notable ones are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD. THC and CBD share a nearly exact formula, but one critical difference in their molecular structure gives each compound unique medicinal properties. For instance, unlike THC, CBD isn’t psychoactive and won’t make you high.
Now you’re probably wondering if CBD doesn’t get you high, what does this natural elixir do to your body? Well, there are two kinds of cell receptors in the human body, called CB1 and CB2, which comprise the Endocannabinoid system. These cell receptors are found throughout important systems like the digestive tract, central nervous system, uterus, vagina and beyond, and are only activated by cannabinoids (like CBD!!!). Therefore, the human body naturally produces cannabinoids, called Endocannabinoids, to interact with the CB1 and CB2 cell receptors in order to regulate basic functions like mood, appetite, pain, pleasure and sleep. Therefore, when you ingest CBD – whether through drops, capsule, lube or oil – you help maintain those vital bodily functions. Simply put, you are giving your body the medicine it loves and deserves!
With the symbiotic relationship between CBD and the human body, it’s no surprise that CBD has a huge effect on the sexual experience. It’s the ultimate, natural aphrodisiac. So here are the top 6 ways CBD can spice up the bedroom –– whether you are by yourself or with someone special:
Manages stress and anxiety
When you are intimate with someone, you are putting yourself out there in the most vulnerable way possible. Someone is seeing you at your most natural self. Therefore, it’s understandable why thoughts about how you look or are performing can distract you from enjoying or even participating in the sexual experience at all.
CBD can help you feel less anxious about sex with its anti-anxiety properties. In particular, when you ingest this Cannabis derived remedy – like our CBD Be Calm capsules – you activate your body’s Endocannabinoid system and increase the amount of Anandamide in the body. Anandamide (more commonly known as the “bliss molecule”) tells your brain to become more relaxed and happy. Therefore, you can easily push aside those negative thoughts and enhance sexual pleasure.
Increases sexual desire
Whether you are a man or a woman, a person’s sex drive is very complex. It is hard to pinpoint what exactly turns it off or on. CBD sadly won’t help you answer this exact question; however, when you’re having issues with lubrication or getting an erection, this cannabis-based elixir is here to help.
CBD is a vasodilator. In layman’s terms, CBD helps dilate your blood vessels to improve blood flow throughout your body. This increased blood flow – especially to your body’s tissues and genitals –– promotes arousal, stimulation and natural lubrication. Therefore, to help you get in the mood and boost your libido, use a topical like our Mind + Body Oil during foreplay (or about 30 to 60 minutes before sex) to experience a heightened sexual drive.
By CBD helping your body to better manage and deal with stress, your nerves won’t get in the way of the sexual experience. This means that you will be more open to trying new things like playing dress up or talking dirty, which will help intensify the build up to the actual act of having sex. Plus, by CBD both improving blood flow and increasing nerve sensation in your genitals, the physical contact will be more impactful, and you will also be better prepared for penetration thanks to the improved natural lubrication.
Hormonal imbalance is very common during PMS and unfortunately, plays a large role in reducing a woman’s sex drive, as well as causing vaginal dryness. CBD like our high-performance CBD Drops: Mind + Body can help stabilize a woman’s hormones during that time of the month. Specifically, CBD keeps the Endocrine system (the part of the body responsible for hormone regulation and production) in check and makes sure it is running smoothly so that periods have less of an effect on a woman’s body and sex drive.
Sex is all about the touch and the more intensely your body feels these interactions, the better the experience will be overall. Fortunately, cannabis-derived CBD products like our CBD Stay Sharp capsules will help heighten your sensory awareness and enhance sexual pleasure.
Endocannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the female reproductive tract, such as the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina and vulva. As previously mentioned, these receptors are activated by cannabinoids like CBD, so when taking CBD, women will feel more pleasure in all areas of the reproductive tract, as well as a boosted libido. In other words, they will feel more gratified during sex and will have better orgasms –– and who wouldn’t want that! As for men with erectile dysfunction, CBD can help alleviate those issues.
From pain relief to sensation overload, CBD can elevate your sexual experience from start to finish, so don’t be afraid to incorporate this natural remedy into your everyday routine. You won’t regret it!
Reviewed by Gabe Kennedy
Co-Founder of Plant People, Gabe Kennedy is an acclaimed chef and entrepreneur. Growing up in a house of healers and herbalists, he is passionate about the power of food as a tool for health, and actualized this passion and belief system into his company, Plant People. Named toForbes 30 under 30Gabe has shaped menus and cooked his way around the world with his mission to promote a more communal, green and healthy world.
Gabe is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. You can learn more about his work at hiswebsite.
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