This week I want to talk with y’all about a new fascination of mine: CBD and Sex.
A wise woman once said that if we could cure America’s 3 biggest issues, Pain, Stress, & Sleep, one would be a rich rich person. These are some of the primary reasons that people hear about CBD, but what about Sex? Are we not longing to look up from our screens and feel intimate, actual connection?
This article is about a way I discovered how to help sex last longer with less pain and inflammation. How sensual massage and touch can connect you with your partner or yourself. And who doesn’t like a silky oil rub down after a long hot day? Products like our very own Goddess Oil – packed with CBD, is a GAMECHANGER for foreplay and your sexual experience.
We’ve all read the bazillions of articles touting CBD’s miraculous medicinal effects. Patients and caregivers all over the world have used CBD to treat everything from acne, fibromyalgia, anxiety, epilepsy, diabetes, depression, even Irritable Bowel Syndrome. And the list gets longer and longer. As the third generation starved of cannabinoids due to prohibition, we are struggling with these mystery diseases. Every time I Google “CBD health benefits” they’ve added something else. And of course, it’s ability to relieve both chronic and acute pain is remarkable.
But What About Sex?
The more scientific research we do on CBD the more uses we find for it. Which led me to ask the question that I so often find myself asking: What about sex?!
Here are a few of CBD’s effects that got me thinking:
- Increases blood flow
- Increases circulation
- Alleviates inflammation
- Regenerates and moisturizes skin
- Alleviates pain
Sexual intimacy is about feeling. And not just feeling through touch, but also feeling through your heart and mind. CBD has got you covered!
Let’s start with the first type of feeling – the sensory.
According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as many as 75% of women experience pain during sex at some point. Of this 75%, MOST of them identified penetration pain as the number one issue.
However, just because it’s common does not mean that it’s okay! Dryness can lead to tearing and scarring. More over the pants foreplay, more lube, and more teasing can often solve these problems. Slow down everyone!
The best sex is comfortable sex. And comfortable sex is not too much to ask for. Not even for a woman of my age. (How old am I? Don’t worry about it.) Tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re in the mood, the kids are out of the house, you think you are caught up on emails– you and your man are READY. But right after intercourse begins you feel uncomfortable. You change positions. You change positions again. And again. But you realize, you went straight for the kill and didn’t take your time once again.
CBD topical oil, safe to use internally, can tackle this from several angles. Not only does CBD have proven painkilling properties, it also alleviates inflammation and regenerates and moisturizes delicate skin. In other words, as friction causes heat, a CBD topical during sex can help you feel less pain AND inflamed.
Now let’s talk about the other type of feeling – the mental.
There’s a lot of emotional investment in sex. Even with a partner of many years (or in my husband and I’s case, many many many years) there’s still some measure of anxiety. Sometimes the brain and the body are simply not going in the same direction. And I don’t know about y’all, but my life is stressful. I’ve got a career, I’ve got kids, I’ve got a mortgage, I’ve got a husband, I’ve got to go.go. go. Oh, and don’t forget to breathe, Sandy…it’s a lot.
And it can be really hard to just turn life off and turn sex on.
CBD acts on a wide variety of brain sites to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Rubbing it into your skin and showing your partner love is one way to boost your cannabinoids by increasing anandamide levels in the brain. Anandamide is one of the few cannabinoids found naturally in the human body and is responsible for regulating levels of other chemicals found in the brain, including serotonin and dopamine. The “Bliss Molecule” as I like to call it.
And as if that wasn’t enough, studies have shown that CBD causes a reduction in blood flow to specific regions of the brain linked to anxiety (such as the hypothalamus) which quiets their activity. (This can also help people who are coping with PTSD by the way.) Which leads to deeper relaxation, a decreased feeling of stress and an increased feeling of calm.
You’re not high, but you’re also not buggin’ about the world outside the bedroom.
CBD and Blood Flow…
And let’s not forget the men shall we?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, as many as 52% of men experience erectile dysfunction, with it affecting 40% of men age 40, and 70% of men age 70.
But our mission is to help extend the life of lovemaking for men and for the comfort of us woman, I cannot stress enough the importance of proper lubrication. And CBD for sensual massage can do just that.
And now let’s address one more common roadblock to lovemaking. As things get older, they start to work less reliably than they used to. CBD increases blood flow and circulation. It will act fast anywhere with a high concentration of nerve endings. And this means blood flow EVERYWHERE including the penis and clitoris. Another good reason to incorporate Goddess Oil into your routine, is that for a lot of woman, dryness is an unfortunate side effect of aging.
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