CBD and your Sex Life
To understand how CBD might help your sex life, let’s take it back to how researchers think CBD works on the body. Inside your body are tiny receptors that are part of a whole system scientists call the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Think of these receptors as the locks that the key — in this case, CBD — can activate.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), anxiety disorders affect 18.1 percent of adults in the United States (approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54). These disorders, which include General Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, OCD, and others, have many negative effects on sexual health, including loss of libido. Additionally, for people with penises, any sort of anxiety, including “performance anxiety,” can constrict blood flow in the body and lead to issues with achieving and maintaining an erection. For people with vulvas, anxiety and stress can trigger vaginal dryness, which results in the body not being lubricated enough for comfortable and pleasurable sex.
CBD Sexual benefits for the mind
When ingested, CBD can help reduce anxiety and encourage relaxation. Beyond helping combat the constriction of blood vessels and increasing both blood flow and sensation, CBD can help those with “busy” minds get out of their heads and remain present in the moment. When the mind is preoccupied by negative self-image and insecurity, the social taboos surrounding sex, or just the demands of everyday modern life, it can be near-impossible to focus on a partner or pleasure. CBD use can enable one to feel cool, calm, and collected, which can lead to a better sexual experience.
CBD’s Sexual benefits for the body
There are many CBD products in the sexual health marketplace. One of the most popular is Hempdrate’s CBD Body Cream, suppositories and tincture oils developed with Dr. Bobban Subhadra–which started as an R&D based Full Spectrum-infused product. Thereafter, it expanded to address the national demand by creating a hemp-CBD line that includes a variety of products & dosages, such as CBD suppositories, which can be used vaginally or anally. CBD can also be used as aftercare to reduce pain, swelling, and soreness post-sex. Unfortunately, for people with penises, genital-focused topical CBD products may not be absorbed as easily, so ingesting CBD Water Soluble Tinctures, Tincture oil or utilizing CBD suppositories is often more effective.
Conclusion and Future of CBD and Sex
As the CBD industry grows–it’s expected to hit $22 billion by 2022–more and more CBD-based sexual health products will hit the market, like the CBD suppositories, offered on our site.
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