Just when you think the CBD popularity explosion couldn’t get any wilder, you find out that CBD infused sex lube is a real thing that exists.
We’re using oils, creams, vape pens, gummies bears, and even lattes, so why not? As it turns out, there are some very specific benefits to putting CBD in lubricants that can enhance sexy time for both partners.
CBD oil has been said to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, insomnia, and even chronic pain, among other things. According to Forbes Magazine, a large part of why CBD became so popular is the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which essentially legalized the production of industrial hemp which took it from taboo to agricultural.
Now scientists in the US have more freedom to test CBD and find out once and for all if all the health claims are valid. As legal CBD is finding its way into more and more every-day products, it’s easy to see how it made the leap into our bedrooms.
Why Would We Want To Infuse Lubricant With CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, an organic compound found in hemp and cannabis plants. While hemp-derived CBD contains trace amounts of THC, its legal status has been shaky due to its association with marijuana.
As laws loosen around the world, scientists have been able to explore the medical benefits of this compound that acts upon the human body’s own endocannabinoid system that regulates movement, mood, sex drive, pain, inflammation, and more.
According to the BBC, CBD is now legal in both the UK and in the US. Now that you know a little about CBD, let’s go over some basic reasons that CBD and lubricant might make a great pair.
- CBD can help balance your mood, helping you to relax. When you are more relaxed, your body becomes more receptive to sexual feelings. It could help one or both partners get “in the mood” for love and make it easier to climax.
- Adding CBD to lube might increase sensitivity leading to stronger orgasms.
- CBD is a natural pain reliever. Sad but true, many people experience some level of pain with sex. This can be caused by things like vaginismus, PCOS, or general irritation. Add CBD to lubricant can help ease some of this discomfort.
- CBD acts as a vasodilator, which is a smarty-pants way of saying that it can increase blood flow. Increased blood flow to the genitals is the basis for arousal and all-around good sexual feelings.
- One simple cause of painful sex for women is the inability to relax the pelvic floor. CBD lube is thought to help relax muscles which can lead to less resistance and unwanted friction.
It’s no secret that good sex can turn into great sex with the addition of lubricant. It can help our body parts fit more gently together and reduce friction that could cause irritation or even pain. QX Magazine talks about the many benefits of lube and how gay couples can use it to enhance their sex life.
Couples of all types can get down, making it a must-have for many bedrooms. If you experience any anxiety or discomfort around sex, or simply have a lot on your mind making it hard to keep up an active sex life, then you might consider trying CBD infused lubricant.
CBD lubricant isn’t completely without risks so make sure to read all ingredients and directions carefully. If a lubricant contains oils that could make condoms less effective. Also, if the lubricant contains certain chemical preservatives then the natural flora of the vagina could be disrupted causing inflammation or infection.
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A Sex Industry Super Star Launches Her Own CBD Lubricant Brand
Stormy Daniels, an actress/director/author who made a name for herself in pornographic movies, has launched her own brand of CBD infused lubricant called Tempest By Stormy.
In a collaboration with a CBD processor in Spokane, WA, Stormy looked to make a lubricant that was water-based and free of any oils so that it would be safe to use with condoms. Many CBD infused products achieve skin absorption with an oil carrier but oil can break down latex making it unsafe to use with condoms. Only use oil-free lubricants with condoms. In an article by Daily CBD Mag, we learn that Ms.
Daniels was once skeptical of CBD herself until an injury forced her to give it a try. Her results amazed her and turned her into a CBD advocate.
Here Are Some CBD Lubes You Can Try Today
#1. Foria Awaken Lube
First-to-market, Foria is a well-known name for anyone who’s already into CBD lube. In addition to CBD, it also contains kava-kava extract and aromatic oils, blended to enhance sensation and pleasure.
This product is used as a pre-lube, which means the female dabs a bit on her lady parts a bit before any sexual encounter starts. It does contain oils, so it is not to be used with condoms.
#2. Knob Polish by Jack
A funny play on words title on a lubricant made for “hipster gentlemen.” The lube contains nano emulsified CBD and is completely water-based.
This one is used by men and actually decreases sensation slightly so that they can last longer in the act. It also increases blood flow and minimizes irritation.
#3. Velvet Swing
This company was founded by Mistress Matisse, an infamous dominatrix, and sex educator. This one is a little bit different, it contains both CBD and THC, so it’s not legally available everywhere just yet. It’s known for increasing pleasure in foreplay, heightening senses and creating a relaxed and joyous mood.
It was the world’s first actual cannabis lubricant with THC. Use this lube up to 30 minutes before sexual intercourse so the product has time to absorb and get to work. It is also safe to use with latex condoms and silicone sex toys.