CBD for a Better Sex Life?

CBD: The Secret to a Better Sex Life

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CBD has recently become a go-to product for many people, ranging from athletes to patients recovering from surgery to individuals with chronic conditions. And now, there’s a curious new way that CBD can be used, though it’s not commonly discussed because of its “taboo” topic: sex

Though research is limited, CBD shows promising potential for reducing anxiety, increasing lubrication, relaxing muscles, and setting the mood for a great night. Let’s take a look at why CBD is being incorporated into the bedroom and how it can help keep the spark alive.

Does CBD Oil Help Sexually?

Man and woman kissing.

CBD Helps Relieve Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can be generated in and outside of the bedroom, but they can both have a direct impact on performance. It should come as no surprise that when a person comes home after a stressful day of work, they’re not necessarily in the mood. This is because the mind and body are so closely connected. In fact, chronic stress can cause the body to produce too much of the hormone cortisol, lowering your libido as a result.

Aside from outside factors, many people also suffer from sex-related anxiety. This may be due to concerns about performance, relationship problems, or body image, even causing erectile dysfunction in some cases. 

In this sense, reduced stress equals increased libido, meaning it’s a win-win in and outside the bedroom.

CBD May Help Increase Lubrication

CBD is believed to have vasodilating properties that help relax blood vessels and increase blood flow. This increased blood flow may have an impact on natural lubrication and arousal, making the experience more enjoyable.

There are even CBD lubricants now available, or you can mix your favorite CBD oil with an oil-based lubricant. Aside from lubrication, the natural properties of CBD oil help reduce discomfort and inflammation that a person may experience during sex.

CBD May Increase Sex Drive

A low sex drive is more common than you’d think. A previous study took a look at how cannabis could affect a person with low libido, stating that:

Cannabis intoxication increases activation of the right nucleus accumbens to erotic stimuli. This effect is limited to users whose prolactin is not elevated in response to intoxication. This effect may be useful in the treatment of low sexual desire.

This may be because full-spectrum CBD helps balance the body’s hormones, reduces stress, and is known for essentially boosting a person’s mood. While more research is needed to fully understand, what we do know is that CBD may be the solution for a low sex drive.

CBD Helps Relax Muscles

Just as CBD helps relax the mind, it also helps soothe your muscles. There are many reasons why a person could benefit from relaxed muscles; maybe they have chronic pain that prevents them from enjoying sex, or they might just be sore from their last gym session, which could essentially ruin the mood.

By relaxing your muscles, you’re allowing yourself to focus more on the moment and less on how uncomfortable it is to move.

How to Use CBD in Your Sex Life

Man and woman couple lying on bed, relaxed.

CBD comes in many different forms, with CBD oil and CBD salves being the most popular choices. Whether you take it orally or topically, remember that CBD takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, meaning you should apply it a little ahead of time to reap the full benefits.

Depending on what your goal is, you may change how you choose to incorporate it into your routine. You can choose to take CBD orally and wait for the effects to kick in, or you can even make it a fun part of your experience with your partner. For instance, a massage with topical CBD can help you relax and get in the mood for what’s to come. Some people even consume CBD in their favorite foods, meaning you can have a fun CBD-infused meal with your partner beforehand.

What’s important is that you have fun and feel comfortable during your experience. Remember that everyone is different, so dosage and results may also vary. To get an idea of the right dosage for you, refer to the dosage chart below:

CBD dosing chart.

If you’re looking for the right product to spice up your sex life, check out our CBD oils and CBD salves. Our CBD salve for tension, which is infused with clary sage, is a great alternative. And if you want to read more on this topic, we invite you to read a recent article where Scott Mazza, the COO and Co-Founder of Vitality CBD, discusses the relationship between CBD and sex.