How Men and Women Can Use CBD For Better Sex
CBD and Sex
While sex isn’t the most important part of a relationship, it is incredibly significant to the strength of your connection. Our physical and sexual connection can not merely be a make or break of some relationships but can also have a negative effect on us as a whole. If you take away the intimacy, you take away a large and important chunk of yourself. This in turn, takes away from your significant other, which could be detrimental to the future of your relationship.
When we feel we aren’t worthy, good enough or feeling insecure in the bedroom, it can make such a magical experience feel so uncomfortable and frustrating. If this is something that resonates with you, then let us dive further into what the benefits of sex are, why we may be feeling off in the bedroom and see if CBD can really aid in better sex for yourself and your partner.
What Are The Benefits Of Having Sex?
Whether you are looking to have sex every day or a few times a week; there will inevitably be great benefits to getting lucky. Not only will the connection between you and your partner strengthen and your confidence grow, but you can become comfortable in being vulnerable and open. This vulnerability and openness can deepen your relationship outside of sex too.
In saying this, there has been plenty of research completed, and it’s safe to say there are many things we can benefit from when having regular sex. These include:
• Strengthen the immune system.
• Relieve stress.
• Aids in heart health.
• Boost our libido (our desire for sex).
• Strengthen our muscles.
• Lower blood pressure.
• Help us sleep better.
• Relieve headaches.
• In women: improve bladder control, reduces incontinence, relieves menstrual and premenstrual cramps, improves fertility, builds stronger pelvic muscles, helps produce more vaginal lubrication and potentially protects you against endometriosis. (1)
• In men: reduce risk of prostate cancer. (1)
Emotionally, we benefit a lot from connecting with our partners. When we have so many feelings that can take over our days like anxiety and depression; being able to enjoy sex to the fullest is a major bonus for our overall mental health. This is where the stress relief from sex becomes a benefit to us, as any stress can lead to a host of ailments in the future.
What Is Holding Back My Sex Life?
Unfortunately, with the list of benefits of having sex, there is a list of reasons why we may not be performing or feeling comfortable in the bedroom. It can generally be summed up to issues in either our heads or physical circumstances. These generally include:
We live in a world full of anxiety and stress. If not dealt with properly, these constant negative emotions can lead us to depression. This in turn could give us low libido or performance anxiety and the loss of desire to have sex, putting ourselves in a helpless situation. However, even though sex may not seem like that big of a deal, it can actually increase our “endorphins and other hormones that boost mood. As a form of exercise, it can also help calm you down. In addition, a Scottish study published in the journal Biological Psychology found that sexual activity prevents increases in blood pressure during stressful events.” (2) Essentially, sex = less stress!
Understandably, our mental health can take a toll on our physical self. As a result, it’s good to work on things that can encourage us to keep the stress low and keep confidence high. This could involve taking romantic trips away from your reality to spice things up or developing a routine outside of work and life's stresses where you can connect without sex, leading to closeness in the relationship. Whatever you end up doing, just remember communication is always key and if you are afraid of not performing well enough, you already want to please your partner and that is a great thing!
Unfortunately, sometimes our physical causes are often not the ones we have much control of. For some of us, not feeling sexy enough or good enough in bed is the issue, for others, physical disabilities or medications can affect our time in the bedroom. Cleveland Clinic states sexual dysfunctions can occur from “diabetes, heart and vascular (blood vessel) disease, neurological disorders, hormonal imbalances, chronic diseases such as kidney or liver failure and alcoholism & drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of some medications, including antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual function.” (3)
If your issue sits in the physical part of your body, know you have options. There are medications you can take to boost hormones, mechanical aids, sex therapy, behavioural treatments, psychotherapy and of course, living a healthy style. Once again, communication is of the utmost importance in any sexual frustrations that are occurring in your relationship.
How Can CBD Help?
While CBD has been an emerging market for many products, we can now find great products to help us improve our sex life. A very interesting article by Healthline spoke to Allison Wallis who has a condition that causes severe muscle spasms and subluxations (a joint that doesn’t work the way it's supposed to). With the inclusion of cannabidiol infused lubricant, she was able to have her muscles relax and enjoy her sexual experience with her partner.
But why is this happening? Alex Capano, the medical director for Ananda Hemp and at the Thomas Jefferson University states, “There are so many cannabinoid receptors in reproductive organs and sexual tissue. CBD increases blood flow to tissues, which increases sensitivity and promotes the body’s own natural lubrication.” (4)
The most common and most talked-about benefit seems to be the relaxation process of muscles which allows for women to have more pleasurable sex and for overall anxiety levels to drop.
*psst.. a survey also showed a majority of CBD users found their orgasms to be more intense! (5)
While CBD is a bonus in the bedroom, it is also important to understand that there is anecdotal studies that show CBD is beneficial for the relief of stress, anxiety and depression, acne and heart conditions. These conditions can come into play for those with erectile dysfunction and performance anxiety in the bedroom. While THC could increase anxiety, CBD could decrease anxiety to help us perform better. (6)
In saying this, while CBD in bed will help, CBD in your everyday life may give you some relief from any of these ailments you may have above. Which, of course, may help you more in the bedroom.
What CBD Oil Is Used?
Don’t be afraid to grab some CBD massage oil for foreplay, some CBD lubricant to get yourself ready for a night of full enjoyment with your partner or even use some for your self-pleasure. With a pandemic still very much around, it is not the most comfortable situation heading out on tinder dates and meeting someone new. You also have the opportunity to work on what CBD product works best for you and how you like it to be used!
Alternatively, you could time your oral cbd oil dose 30 minutes before sexual activity to help relax yourself and enjoy pleasure by yourself or with a partner.
You could even take a holistic approach and combine taking oral drops and also use the cbd massage oil, to enjoy one of the most blissful sexual experiences ever!
Remember, CBD products will relax your mind and body, communication will allow you both to be comfortable throughout your whole experience and if you already stress out about pleasing your partner, you are on the road to being a great, and pleasing, partner.
Please note that this article was written by a 3rd-party author who is a specialist on the topic of CBD, hemp and cannabis. Any information or recommendations contained within this article, are independent to the opinion of RUDERALEX CBD and our employees. We make no claims for any of our products, please read our disclaimer for additional information.