Without a doubt, one of the most defining wellness trends of 2019 is CBD oil. Everyone seems to be talking about cannabidiol — the chemical compound found in marijuana that doesn’t get you high. Whether you are suffering from serious stress and anxiety or insomnia, digestive issues, physical pain or, yes, problems in the bedroom, CBD oil can help.
How CBD oil improves sex
While CBD isn’t a magical solution to make sex great, it can help alleviate and treat issues that may be preventing you from enjoying intercourse.
Alex Capano, chief science officer of Ananda Hemp, is a world-renowned expert on all things cannabis. In fact, she was recently dubbed “America’s first cannabis doctor” and is the first person in the United States to receive her doctorate in medical cannabis science. According to Dr. Capano, there is a variety of ways that CBD can help a person relax and enjoy sex — and many of them are backed by science.
It can help with anxiety
Capano explains that cannabidiol is anxiolytic — or an anti-anxiety agent. This means that if you struggle with anxiety and distraction — which can definitely have a negative impact when it comes to sex — it will help you relax and avoid any distractions so that you can enjoy the pleasurable sensations instead.
CBD is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, which makes it great for treating pain. So, for those who experience pain during sex, including those who suffer with pain from endometriosis, Dr. Capano says it can really be a game-changer.
It can stimulate sex organs
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, CBD may help you enjoy sex more because it enhances stimulation of erectile tissue (such as the clitoris or penis), increasing sensation so orgasms are easier to achieve. “I will note that the cannabinoid receptors are much more abundant in female reproductive tissues than in male reproductive tissues, so CBD is going to pack more power for those with vulvas and vaginas,” she adds.
Is CBD oil legal?
CBD oil is legal in all 50 states if it contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the chemical in weed responsible for its psychoactive effects.
Where to buy CBD oil
Even though it is legal, purchasing CBD oil isn’t quite as simple as you would think. Many e-commerce websites, including Amazon, do not allow the sale of THC-derived CBD products. If you search the term, however, you will find a slew of hemp oil derivatives. They are not the same thing. So, if you want to buy CBD oil to help with your sex life, you are going to have to look elsewhere.
Here are a few of the best products and where to find them.
Bliss Intimate Oil
Bliss is the first and only cannabis-forward intimate oil on the market formulated by a reproductive medicine and cannabis clinician — Dr. Capano herself. It is made from a blend of natural ingredients, including full-spectrum hemp extract, essential oils, Theobroma and L-arginine. Buy it here.
Quim Night Moves
“I haven’t personally tried this one, but I hear it is pretty great,” Dr. Capano says about this intimate oil for women. In addition to being designed for intensive sensation and increased libido, the company maintains it also serves as a proactive health supplement for your vagina. Find out where to buy it here.
A pre-sex massage is always a great way to set the mood. This CBD-infused massage oil will work overtime to relax your body and relieve any muscle tension or soreness, helping you enjoy all the good feelings ahead. Buy it here.
This natural arousal oil touts itself as the world’s first intimate massage oil made with broad-spectrum CBD and synergistic botanical and aromatic oils. The multi-aphrodisiac blend is formulated for women to enhance tactile sensation and pleasure while decreasing tension, discomfort and dryness. Added bonus? It smells like rich chocolate and mint. Buy it here.
Kush Queen Ignite CBD Lube
According to the company, this water-based lubricant is infused with nano-particles of CBD oil that are so small they absorb through the skin and into the bloodstream. It is safe-sex approved for latex condoms and formulated for both men and women. Buy it here.