By: Alice Little The benefits of cannabis are wide-ranging, and with the somewhat recent recreational legalization, people are realizing what they were missing out on before. For instance, one of the most overlooked benefits of cannabis is what it can do for you in the bedroom. Even people in states where cannabis is still criminalized […]
By: Alice Little
The benefits of cannabis are wide-ranging, and with the somewhat recent recreational legalization, people are realizing what they were missing out on before. For instance, one of the most overlooked benefits of cannabis is what it can do for you in the bedroom. Even people in states where cannabis is still criminalized can reap the rewards since CBD can make your sex life so much more fun. So, let’s talk about elevating your sex life with CBD.
Benefits of CBD
The benefits of CBD are still being studied, but its usefulness is so evident that the FDA has approved a prescription CBD drug that helps alleviate seizures. Smaller scale studies have been conducted, too, though, and the findings are optimistic about what CBD can do for you. Some studies suggest that CBD can reduce anxiety, and others show that it may help reduce instances of schizophrenia. In addition, studies conducted on animals have shown that CBD can help relieve inflammation and reduce pain.
Further, CBD is a lot easier to use in the bedroom than THC for some people. For one, it’s legal in more states. Next, it isn’t typically addictive, so even those with histories of addiction can benefit from its properties.
If you are someone who finds morning to be the best time for getting intimate, you can take CBD without worrying about how it will affect your work performance—or even your commute. You can be mindful, present, and clear-headed during sex with CBD, and it will not disrupt your focus later in the day, either. And you won’t fail a drug test. Of course, THC can make your sex life a lot more interesting, too. But CBD is much more accessible to the general population.
Clearly, CBD has healing qualities that can help your body as well as your mind. What’s more is that all of these properties can help heat up your sex life.
How CBD Helps With Sexual Dysfunction and Dissatisfaction
Nearly everyone wants to have better sex. The number of people suffering from sexual dysfunction is staggering; some estimates suggest that sexual dysfunction affects 43% of women and 31% of men. That means that even if it doesn’t affect you, it probably impacts someone you know.
Some of the most common sources of dysfunction are pain during sex and erectile dysfunction. However, a surprising amount of erectile dysfunction isn’t caused by blood flow issues, meaning that taking Viagra won’t help. Oftentimes, ED is caused by anxiety, and so CBD is more effective in those specific situations.
Countless women experience pain during sexual intercourse. Unfortunately, it is a common problem that many people don’t end up seeking treatment for because sexual issues are unfortunately stigmatized and considered shameful. However, since CBD has analgesic properties, many people find sex is more comfortable and pleasurable after using some CBD lubricant or a suppository.
CBD and Anxiety
Other problems that aren’t necessarily classified as sexual dysfunction can be relieved by CBD, too. For instance, some people have a difficult time getting naked because of poor body image or even social anxiety. People who have severe anxiety may experience difficulty becoming aroused because their minds are focused on all the things that can go wrong rather than how much their partner is turning them on. Even people dealing with everyday work stress who are having trouble disconnecting from the grind and connecting to their partner will find that CBD gives their brain some relief.
Basically, anxiety interrupts arousal, and CBD helps you get back on track to focus on your sex life. After all, the best sex isn’t the kind that you have despite your to-do list running through your mind. The best sex happens when you aren’t thinking about anything else at all.
Incorporating CBD Into Your Sex Life
The way you ingest CBD will partly determine how effective it is for you in the bedroom. Some people expect to see immediate results, but this isn’t typically how it works. If you plan to have a CBD edible, when you feel the effects will depend on what you have eaten that day and how fast your metabolism is. The best course of action is to plan ahead and take the CBD early—at least an hour before you plan to begin sexual activity with your partner.
Even topical CBD applications like lubricants don’t work right away. Certainly, they will immediately lubricate any area you spread them on, but the other benefits won’t take effect until later. So, if you are using CBD topically, plan to spend at least twenty minutes engaged in foreplay before you notice anything. Bonus: the extended foreplay will likely boost the heat in the bedroom as well.
Using CBD Suppositories
CBD suppositories are now readily available, as well. Many can be used vaginally or rectally, and they are incredibly effective at relieving pain during sex. But there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind if you go the suppository route. First, make sure that you get a suppository that is approved for use where you plan to put it, as some cannot be used both vaginally and rectally. Next, consider what you plan to be doing in the bedroom. CBD suppositories are often made with natural oils. Depending on what types of oils they contain, the suppositories may not play well with condoms, other latex barriers, or toys.
Remember, if you are taking prescriptions, check with your doctor before including CBD in your sex life. Scientists are still studying whether CBD can hamper the efficacy of some drugs, so it’s best to know that before getting started. Once you get the all-clear, you can start using CBD to amp up your sex life and find out what all the fuss is about.
Alice Little is a pro-cannabis activist, active social media influencer, sex educator, and a legal sex worker. Find her at thealicelittle.com.