CBD And Sex: What You Need To Know

Written By: Sam Milam

If you pick up a magazine or read anything related to CBD, you’ll often see advertisements and claims focused on using CBD oil for sex, as a lubricant, and even for erectile dysfunction. Today we are going to talk a bit about the information that is out there regarding CBD and sex, and help you to make informed choices based on your own experiences and needs. Some people have underlying issues that contribute to rocky sexual experiences, and some just want to add a little boost of fun into their play. There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to what works for you, your mind, and your body, but it is my hope that this information will reach you exactly where you are. 


How does CBD benefit your sex life

When you think of using CBD to improve your sex life, you might automatically jump to CBD lubricants. While lubricants can definitely make things a bit more pleasurable, CBD has the potential to do much more than that. CBD has some powerful benefits for soothing the symptoms of pain in chronic conditions like endometriosis. Pain, in general, can make the experience of sliding between the sheets uncomfortable and not any fun at all. If CBD oil in its many forms can provide relief for these symptoms, then it will absolutely improve that person’s overall quality of life, including in the bedroom. 

CBD can also interact with the cannabinoid receptors within the reproductive organs and tissues, increasing blood flow to that area, and also stimulating the body’s natural lubricants, and once again, proving beneficial to the overall sexual experience. People can suffer from so many different body and mind conditions that make “getting in the mood” difficult. If something so simple and so natural can help remove some of the barriers associated with a positive sexual experience, it might be worth trying it out. I’m not your doctor, so this isn’t medical advice. Just a little nudge from someone who knows what it’s like to struggle from everything ranging from pain during intercourse to anxiety related to performance and the way my body looks to past trauma impacting the quality of my sex life. 


How To Use CBD For Erectile Dysfunction

A common condition that men might experience is erectile dysfunction. In fact, it touches over 30 million men of all ages in the United States. One of the root causes of erectile dysfunction is anxiety. Although there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence out there about CBD and its potential contribution to coping with ED, CBD oil for ED might be an option for situational experiences where you need to relax and be a little less inhibited. There are sometimes physiological and psychological reasons that people experience ED, and the psychological ones are usually easier to treat. One review showed that THC in lower amounts decreased anxiety, while THC in higher amounts increased anxiety. But overall, CBD at any dose showed promising results for lowering anxiety, which can have a positive result for those with psychological reasons for experiencing erectile dysfunction. 


CBD And The Root Cause

As you might have noticed from the information above, CBD has the power and potential to alleviate symptoms from a variety of different conditions. When it comes to struggles in the sack, oftentimes those are deeper than something happening in the moment. Oftentimes, they are related to anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, inflammation, and other root causes that might not have anything to do with the act of sex. So by addressing the root cause of your sexual struggles, it will, directly and indirectly, touch everything else in your life, ideally in a positive way. 

One way to address the root cause is to first identify it. Sometimes this requires speaking with a trusted friend or therapist, as well as some inner soul searching to figure out what is causing you problems, whether mentally or physically. CBD isn’t a catchall for dealing with our issues, but it is a great tool to assist us in moving through and past them at times. 


CBD Oil For Sex

When purchasing products that will be used in and on your body, it’s important to find high-quality products. Whether you are smoking some flower to relax, or you’re applying a CBD lotion or lubricant, the source of your remedies matter. If you don’t mind THC, a combination of THC and CBD might be your ideal scenario for improving your sex life because of the “Entourage Effect” that happens when the two compounds work together. 

When using CBD oil in any capacity for sex, it might be worth it to find dosing that works for you, a delivery method that you prefer, as well as start taking and applying it 30 to 60 minutes before you plan to need it so that it has time to kick in. Some delivery methods might include:

  • - Smoking flower
  • - Vaping
  • - CBD lotions
  • - Tinctures
  • - Lubricants and sprays that are applied directly to the skin
  • - Edibles 

Due to the lack of studies done in and around CBD, cannabis, and sex, it’s up to you to do the research and then make your own decisions based on your needs, desires, and comfort levels. For some, CBD is a great tool for improving their sex lives. It has plenty of anecdotal evidence for reducing anxiety, easing chronic pain, and allowing one to drop into the moment a little lighter and softer than they were before using CBD oil.