How CBD Can Improve
Sexual Health

Plus, Some Tips on How To Use It

There’s a growing body of research demonstrating the potential for CBD to help relieve a myriad of conditions including anxiety, depression, inflammation, pain, and even substance abuse disorder and tumor growth. Although this promising research remains inconclusive, people across the world are beginning to buy products formulated with CBD, and most users are reporting positive experiences.

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“CBD” is the acronym for cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is being claimed by a rapidly growing audience to help with an array of health and lifestyle concerns. Users claim CBD can help alleviate anxiety, headaches, muscular tension, and certain types of pain. One of the lesser-known uses for CBD is in the bedroom, but even some people are starting to take notice of the benefits. According to a survey by Remedy Review, the majority of respondents who tried CBD for sex found that their experience was enhanced. Users primarily reported elevated mood, less anxiety, and heightened relaxation afterward.

CBD works on the endocannabinoid system (abbreviated ECS), which is a part of your body that produces and uptakes cannabinoids to regulate mood, appetite, sleep, and sex drive, and other essential functions. The proper role of the ECS promotes bodily homeostasis, meaning the body’s natural functions and processes operate in synchronicity. The use of cannabis, either recreationally or medically, supplements cannabinoids that would typically be produced endogenously, which can result in a psychoactive effect depending on the cannabinoid. Cannabinoids fit cannabinoid receptors much like a key fits a lock. However, CBD doesn’t actually “fit” the receptor in the same way as THC, which is why CBD doesn’t make you “high.” Instead, it indirectly influences receptors to release more endogenous cannabinoids, which is likely why CBD causes many users to feel calm and centered.

CBD can be consumed in a variety of methods. Gummy candies are the most common route of administration, with CBD-infused topicals and personal lubricants coming in second. Edibles have the most extended duration, although the effects of CBD are so subtle it’s often difficult to tell when the experience has ended. However, edibles also have the slowest onset, meaning it takes between 30-90 minutes for the CBD to take full effect. Other methods include smoking or vaporizing the CBD, either in a portable or disposable CBD vaporizer. Inhalation will provide the fastest onset and the shortest duration. When inhaled, the effects of the CBD will activate within one or two minutes and will last between 1-4 hours. Most flower or CBD vaporizer pens will have at least trace amounts of THC, and depending on the strength of the product and size of your hit, you may notice subtle psychoactive effects that facilitate the relaxation of the CBD. One less common, but equally valid option is to use a CBD topical, especially a personal lubricant. Most topicals cannot penetrate the skin barrier, meaning the CBD won’t be available to your endocannabinoid system unless you’re using a transdermal topical formula. A personal lubricant can be infused with CBD for direct application, but much like a regular topical, the CBD won’t be available to your endocannabinoid system unless it’s inserted.

Among the growing excitement for CBD-infused products is the little-known secret for sexual enhancement. Enthusiasm for CBD’s primary benefits of anxiety suppression and pain relief is further advantageous in the bedroom as well. As discussed previously, CBD is non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating, with few real side-effects or drug interactions, which makes it easy and safe to try it for yourself!

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