Can CBD improve your sex life?
When we think of sex, we don’t usually think of cannabis or hemp. After all, marijuana and virility don’t really seem to go together. Perhaps that’s because we have an outdated image of college students passed out after too many bong hits. But, can CBD really improve your sex life after all? Yes! CBD and rare cannabinoids including discomfort-relieving CBG and stimulating THCV boost libido!
Hemp and cannabis offer so much more than a munchies-filled, couch-locked high. In fact, cannabinoids are gaining popularity in the bedroom. Scientific studies and anecdotal reports show that CBD, cannabis, and hemp products may increase sex drive, arousal, pleasure, and lubrication, while decreasing discomfort, sexual anxiety, and erectile dysfunction. There are some reports to the contrary, but evidence for cannabinoids, CBD and improved sex seem to be growing.
Cannabis and hemp compounds affect us because the human body has a complex cell signaling system called the endocannabinoid system. Scientists believe that cannabinoids, like CBD, CBG, THCV each activate these receptors in unique ways. They affect everything from hormones to stress, sleep, appetite, and sexual desire.
Increased sex drive and arousal
Let’s explore CBD’s ability to boost libido, enhance orgasm, decrease discomfort, foster intimacy and more.
First of all, cannabis was found to activate the part of the brain that controls sexual arousal in this 2017 scientific study. The report concludes: “This effect may be useful in the treatment of low sexual desire.”
This 2019 paper showed that cannabis led to longer, more satisfying orgasms by increasing blood flow to vaginal tissues and improving nerve sensation. Both of these actions can improve sex and intensify orgasm.
A lot of feelings of arousal are actually generated by our thoughts. CBD and rare cannabinoid cannabichromene, or CBC, have been found to elevate levels of anandamide in the brain. Anandamide is a molecule that is responsible for producing feelings of happiness, contentment, and bliss. Taking CBC and CBD for sex may heighten that blissful feel, boosting libido and fostering intimacy between partners.
CBD for painful sex and performance anxiety
Surprisingly, nearly one in ten women finds sex painful, according to a 2017 survey by the BBC. The women most affected were in their 50s and 60s followed by women 16 to 24 years old. For the older women, many experienced reduced lubrication. The younger women were more nervous around their partners and didn’t feel fully sexually aroused due to this level of tension.
Fortunately, it appears that CBD and hemp products can help with both vaginal lubrication and social lubrication.
“There are so many cannabinoid receptors in reproductive organs and sexual tissue. CBD increases blood flow to tissues, which increases sensitivity and promotes the body’s own natural lubrications,” said Alex Capano, faculty member at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University, in this Healthline article.
CBD, CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol) and many other rare cannabinoids are known for helping relieve inflammation and discomfort after exercise. These cannabinoids may be also be helpful for reducing soreness and discomfort from sex.
For people like many of the young women in the BBC survey, sexual performance anxiety prevents them from enjoying sex. CBD and many other cannabinoids are well known for relieving stress and are being studied for use against anxiety. Therefore, CBD and cannabinoids may be beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety related to sexual activities. (For studies on CBD and anxiety please see our blog: CBD and Mood: Can CBD Improve Mood?)
Meanwhile, some men experience erectile dysfunction. There can be various physiological reasons for erectile dysfunction, including anxiety or lack of self esteem. This review found that cannabis and hemp may improve sexual performance, but more study is needed to understand exactly how the plant works.
What are the best oils for sex and intimacy?
Want to see if rare cannabinoids and CBD can improve your sex life? We recommend our 1:1 blends of full spectrum Hawaiian CBD and rare cannabinoids for these reasons:
CBC CBD oil : CBC (cannabichromene) and CBD have both been found to raise levels of anandamide. This brain molecule produces feelings of happiness and bliss and may increase pleasure and intimacy.
CBG CBD oil: CBG (cannabigerol) may alleviate discomfort and soreness, and both CBG and CBD may improve blood flow and sensation.
THCV CBD oil: THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin) is known as the “race car of cannabinoids” for it’s uplifting, energizing effect. Combine that with stress busting CBD, and you have a great mix.
All of our blends are lightly flavored with food grade, certified organic wild orange and Italian lemon oils. The CBD in them is extracted from premium Hawaiian hemp grown on Maui.
For trust and transparency, all of our products are produced in a cGMP-certified facility and undergo stringent third-party lab testing, with results online and via QR code.
THCV, CBG, CBN, CBD Gummies
If you’re looking for a delicious and fun way to enjoy arousing cannabinoids, our gummies are a tasty option.
Our gummies contain pure rare cannabinoids: THCV, CBN, CBG, or CBD. They’re naturally flavored and vegan. For trust and transparency, all of our products are produced in a cGMP-certified facility and undergo stringent third-party lab testing, with results online and via QR code. See what each cannabinoid gummy offers below:
THCV gummies: These are the strongest tetrahydrocannabivarn or THCV gummies on the market. Each one contains 25mg THCV for energy and appetite suppression. While THCV gummies are often purchased to aid weight loss and ease addictions, that special boost of energy they offer can be great for Valentine’s Day too! Our THCV gummies are naturally lemon flavored.
CBD gummies: Red and strawberry flavored, our cannabidiol or CBD gummies take the cake for looking like a Valentine’s Day treat. With 30mg CBD in each gummy, they promote feelings of calm, balance and stress relief, which can help people feel more confident, increasing sex drive and reducing performance anxiety.
CBG gummies: Cannabigerol or CBG is excellent for relieving inflammation, discomfort and soreness after exercise. CBG gummies are useful for running, working out, or even in the bedroom. Our CBG gummies contain a large amount of CBG, 30 mg, and are naturally green apple flavored.
CBN gummies: Take these for a dreamy night’s sleep. Cannabinol or CBN is the best cannabinoid for falling asleep and staying asleep. Each CBN gummy contains 30mg CBN so please make sure you don’t accidentally take this before going out for dinner or you could end up sleeping through your Valentine’s evening! Our CBN gummies are naturally flavored with huckleberry.
Can’t decide which gummies to purchase? We also sell bundles of variety packets containing all of our gummies. A bundle contains three packets. Each packet contains: three 30mg CBD gummies, one 25mg THCV gummy, one 30mg CBG gummy, and one 30mg CBN gummy. Shop Gummies Variety Bundles.
We hope out you learned a lot about cannabis, hemp, and CBD for sex drive and enjoy trying our products.