This article explores the benefits of CBD for sex and sexual wellness, and sheds light on how CBD sex products can dramatically improve your sex life.

CBD for your sex life.

There is no shortage of products that people use, or at least try, to help improve their sex lives. And while relatively new to the sex landscape, CBD has been making a splash in the bedroom more and more (pun intended) – and the results are here to stay!

There are a variety of CBD products that can help improve your sex life in different ways, including:

But can CBD really make sex more enjoyable? Here’s what you need to know about the science behind CBD and sex.

How can CBD improve sex?

There are several ways in which CBD has the potential to improve your sex life.

1.Increasing Pleasure with CBD

When it comes to issues of lubrication during sex, CBD can help! An incredible amount of cannabinoid receptors are located in reproductive organs and sexual tissue. Applying CBD lubricant stimulates blood flow to these tissues, thereby increasing sensitivity and promoting the body’s production of natural lubrication. Lubricants with CBD also help to relax vaginal muscles, allowing for more enjoyable sex.

By stimulating blood flow, increasing sensitivity, and relaxing muscles, CBD lubricant can open the door to achieving maximum pleasure by making it easier and faster to reach orgasm.

In fact, a recent survey of people who use CBD in the bedroom found that a whopping 68% of respondents had more intense orgasms after using CBD.

2. Setting the Mood with CBD

Sometimes you need to ease yourself into the right mood for sex. Especially when it’s been a long, hard, stressful day – and the only thing turning you on is the thought of your sofa and sweatpants.

Getting in the mood, being honest about what turns you on, and enjoying pleasurable orgasms all suffer when you’re gripped by stress and anxiety. Just like anxiety can hold you back in your career and crank up your stress levels in social situations, those same feelings of worry, apprehension, and fear can have a big impact between the sheets.

According to Laurel Steinberg, sex and relationship therapist and professor of psychology at Columbia University, “anxiety is a distraction that limits sexual success.” Whether your anxiety comes and goes, or you have a diagnosed anxiety condition, it can be a huge buzzkill when it comes to connecting with your partner and experiencing pleasure in the bedroom.

Anxious feelings have been shown to reduce sex drive in a number of ways. That overwhelmed feeling you get when anxiety kicks in can railroad your sex drive, preventing you from getting into the right mood for sex.

Panic and worry can also have a physical effect on your body, by ramping up the production of stress hormones like cortisol that make you feel on edge. When your body can’t physically relax, getting in the mood than be difficult – and getting close to orgasm even more challenging.

Anxiety can also create and heighten feelings of self-consciousness, preventing you from being body confident. Getting naked in front of someone can always be nerve-wracking – but when you have anxiety, those self-conscious feelings can be felt more intensely.

Further, when it comes to communicating your wants and needs to your partner, feelings of anxiety can prevent you from being clear and honest. It’s often difficult even for close partners to share their preferences and fantasies, and anxiety can further increase this challenge.

What’s more? Anxiety can make it more difficult to reach orgasm. Common physical symptoms of anxiety such as clenched muscles and shallow breathing can block you from ‘letting go’ and reaching climax. When your mind and body are in a state of anxiety, the length of time and the amount of stimulation needed to reach orgasm are increased.

So, how can CBD help? Through its interaction with your CB1 and CB2 receptors linked to your central nervous system, consuming CBD oil can help alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, thereby returning you to a state of calmness, clarity, and balance.

When we’re anxious, increased levels of cortisol (known as the ‘’stress hormone’) are pumped through our bloodstream. By regulating the production of cortisol associated with anxiety, CBD can help return you (and your sex life) to a state of harmony.

Plus, even though CBD is non-psychoactive, studies show it can boost your mood by stimulating endorphins and enhancing a neurotransmitter called ‘anandamide.’ Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body, stimulating a sense of happiness and mental wellness.

In fact, anandamide is commonly known as the ‘bliss molecule’ for the role it plays in producing feelings of happiness. So by naturally increasing endorphins and anandamide, CBD can ultimately lead to better, more pleasurable sexual experiences.

3. Managing Pain with CBD

Painful sex is not uncommon, and can have many causes – including friction, sensitive skin, menstrual cramps, vaginal dryness, stress, vaginal infections, endometriosis, and menopause (just to name a few). While the causes and severity of painful sex vary widely, the good news is that CBD can help!

Using CBD oils and topicals can allow your sex life to thrive by naturally managing pain and discomfort. Through its interaction with the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, CBD can help reduce both internal and external discomfort before, during, and after sex and masturbation. It does this by blocking pain receptors from sending pain signals to the brain, and by decreasing your body’s inflammatory response.

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To learn more about more about the benefits of CBD for sex and sexual wellness, and to explore the CBD sex products best suited for you, contact us in-store at:

Sensitiva Yorkville | 162 Cumberland St. (Unit 50) Toronto ON M5R 1A8 | 416-519-0671

Sensitiva Queen West | 652 Queen St. W Toronto ON M6J 1E5 | 416-519-2015

Or contact us by email at: info@sensitiva.ca

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