From needing to get turned on to staying on — to downright getting it on without life’s BS knocking you out of play, CBD could be your dirty little secret in the boudoir. And why not? It offers so many healthful effects outside of sex, and since a lot of issues with sex fall under the column of everyday life screwing with you (pun partially intended) — why not take back your intimate life if something as safe and as beneficial as CBD can help you out?
CBD and Sex — Who’s It For?
Some sexual issues are male or female specific, but CBD has the potential to help and enhance the experience of all parties involved. That is, CBD health — sexual health included — is for everyone.
At The Hemp Haus, we do have a preference, though. We always prefer, recommend, and sell CBD that is full spectrum or broad spectrum — if you need THC free. A discussion about full spectrum and the entourage effect would lead us away from our main event, so please feel free to check out our article on Why Full Spectrum CBD Is Better.
Remember, if you’re using a hemp CBD product — even raw hemp flower that you can smoke or vape — it’s legal. Hemp contains .3% or less THC — an amount that is non-intoxicating. And if you are using a topical — e.g., lotion, salve, intimate oil — it stays skin deep, connecting with cannabinoid receptors in your skin, so you can apply as needed and don’t have to worry about dosing. Learn more about topicals on our Nature’s Breakthrough educational site.
Now on to how CBD could help you get your sizzle back in the sack.
1 CBD Helps with Lubrication
Dryness or pain often cause females to experience unfulfilled or underwhelming sex lives. A quality CBD lubricant could help fill that void of discomfort and dissatisfaction. And we happen to know the best available: Ananda Touch Bliss Intimate Oil.
Additionally, men often have to resort to prescription meds, which are not always safe. And some individuals who undergo treatment like gender confirmation surgery seek options for increased sensitivity.
Bliss was formulated by Dr. Alex Capano, Chief Science Officer at Ananda Hemp (read about this extraordinary first lady of her field in our article in Herlife Magazine). Informed by her experiences as a practitioner, Dr. Capano heard the need for a safe solution that could reduce discomfort and increase sensitivity for everyone. And she answered with Ananda Touch.
Bliss Intimate Oil is formulated with 250mg of active hemp cannabinoids and all-natural ingredients like Cacao Seed Butter, Peppermint, and Black Pepper this product is intended to help stimulate and soothe.
2 CBD Helps with Pain
You probably already know that CBD oil helps with pain. The pain effecting your sex life could be directly related to intercourse, or it could be chronic or situational pain, like from workouts, that might sideline you in the sex arena.
Women who suffer from endometriosis know the pain it can cause during intercourse. In an article published in the
Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, cannabis expert, Dr. Ethan Russo outlines how cannabis and hemp extracts have been used for centuries to treat gynecological complications like endometriosis and menstrual cramps, linking it to modern developments in cannabis research.
A 2017 study discovered that antagonists of the CB1 receptor inhibit endometrial growth. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a known antagonist (it blocks the receptor) of the CB1 receptor. So not only can CBD help with pain caused by endometriosis, it could potentially stunt its progression.
We recommend a regimen of high-quality oral CBD like Ananda Hemp Full Spectrum CBD Softgels to fight pain on a daily basis. Ananda Touch Bliss Intimate Oil can be used for on-demand relief, as well as the fast-acting and potent Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD for cramps and female body related pain.
Regular pain caused from arthritis, chronic inflammation in the back or knees, and other daily aches can kill the mood. The Ananda Hemp Full Spectrum Roll On is a nice way to massage out pain in your partner’s sore spots.
3 CBD Helps with Arousal
We have a ton of cannabinoids in our reproductive organs and tissues. According to Dr. Capano, CBD increases blood flow to these tissues, increasing sensitivity and promoting the body’s natural lubricants. Put simply … it helps get you excited.
But CBD also does something else to increase your desire. It stops the breakdown of anandamide, which is a natural endocannabinoid that our body makes. It’s known as the “bliss hormone.” It’s also associated with oxytocin — the “cuddle hormone.” See where we’re going here? CBD can potentially put you and keep you in the mood.
Along with Ananda Touch Bliss Intimate Oil, we also recommend other forms for getting your CBD bliss on. A regular dose of Ananda Hemp CBD Softgels will likely extend the life of your natural anandamide. And a few puffs of raw CBD hemp flower before you hit your bedroom session might be just the thing.
4 CBD Relieves Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the reasons people use CBD. CBD interacts directly with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a master network of receptors in the body that helps regulate the nervous system, immune system and the body’s organs.
Cannabinoids can activate receptors to have anti-anxiety effects. CBD — along with other cannabinoids and whole plant compounds like terpenes and flavonoids — is a brilliant slayer of anxiety.
Many things can put the mental kibosh on a sexual experience. Excessive worry or pressure to perform, fear that an existing health condition might interfere, or just the weight of daily worries spilling over into your intimate time. Women especially can feel a pressure to achieve orgasm.
Full spectrum CBD creates a calm and relaxing experience that can banish stress from the bedroom, making space for enhanced sexual pleasure.
5 CBD Instead of Depression Med Side Effects
Decreased sexual desire or ability is a common side effect of antidepressants. For men, so is failure to discharge semen. These, of course, are not the only side effects of antidepressants, but they are often the ones that we often hear about.
We have seen our full spectrum CBD successfully treat depression in many of our customers. Therefore, if antidepressants are wrecking your sex life, using CBD as an alternative could give you back your desire and even enhance it.
If you decide CBD may be right for you, always remember to consult your doctor about weaning off antidepressants.
6 CBD Enhances Sensation
There’s no data to show just how many people are using CBD for intimacy. However, a recent survey of 5,398 Americans found that 9.3 percent of respondents have taken CBD for sex. Sixty-eight percent of those respondents said their orgasms were more intense after taking CBD.
Some women find that they need a little assist getting out of their head and into the moment. Women in heterosexual relationships can find themselves focusing on needing to orgasm instead the enjoyment.
CBD can help take you out of your head so you can focus on the pleasure.
7 Can CBD Help with Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
ED affects millions of men in the U.S. Men of any age can experience this condition, but the risk goes up for men over 50, those who are overweight, or for those who have heart disease.
However, CBD and other cannabinoids are known to help with obesitybecause of appetite-suppressing capabilities. CBD is also being researched regarding its ability to help with certain heart conditions.
That’s the wonderful thing about CBD and cannabinoids in general. People are often surprised to find additional unexpected benefits from taking hemp actives. Read about documented evidence of this in a study done using our Puffin Hemp Liposomal CBD and as explained by one of our customers.