In 2020, most people know or have heard of CBD. It's also not a secret that CBD has been attributed to many positive effects on the body. The 'standouts' help reduces stress levels, manage pain, and aid in better sleep.
These are not the only reasons why CBD is being researched so furiously across the world. Hundreds of industries see incredible potential in hemp and CBD, so they have invested large sums of money into finding out its potential uses and unthought-of benefits.
One of the industries to recently raise interest in CBD is the sex industry. Companies and brands have launched dozens of products infused with CBD that claim to impact libido and hormone production positively. Both bodily functions have an incredible amount of power over how good sex life is.
How Does CBD Work on the Body and Mind?
So, we know so far that CBD links to a wide range of effects on the body. What we don't know is if those positive effects are rightfully attributed or not. There's an eternally long list of research studies going on to verify those claims, but none of which are 100% conclusive. Most of the evidence we have our hands on at the moment is purely anecdotal.
The truth is that even if we had conclusive evidence on some of the benefits mentioned in the introduction to this article, we still would not have proof of CBD's direct influence over the quality of sex life. We would only know that it links with benefits potentially resulting in improved sex life.
The Endocannabinoid System, otherwise known as the 'ECS,' is the functional body system that interacts with inbound cannabinoids, CBD in this case.
The way the ECS works is summarized very clearly. The ECS has receptors scattered throughout your body. Once CBD molecules enter the bloodstream, they attach themselves to these receptors. The critical piece of information here is that every one of these receptors plays a role in pain management, increased libido, and mood alteration. Once CBD attaches to these receptors, we interpret that they must modify said receptors' behavior to a certain extent.
This 'modification of behavior' has been proved, but it is yet to be confirmed in many cases. However, based on an impressive amount of anecdotal evidence, we can see that all the signs point towards this being a reality. Hence the excitement around CBD and sex and the unbelievable amount of possibilities it poses.
Potential Benefits of Combining CBD and Sex
Although using CBD oil for sex does not have clinically proven results, dozens of companies worldwide have dedicated an incredible amount of resources towards figuring it out. Many have years and years of experience in the sex industry.
Some of the most popular CBD sex products include male enhancement pills and natural hemp lubricants. Reliable companies like Mile High Cure CBD are behind these innovations. The effects of CBD on sex life can be different in men than the ones experienced by women.
Some sources have linked CBD to deliver positive results on erectile dysfunction, a low sex drive, and stress-related 'poor performances.'
Everyday CBD sex products directed at women emphasize solving issues with lubrication and balancing hormone levels.
How strongly related is CBD's use with these effects for both men and women is not known with precision. Many more people have also grown accustomed to using CBD to help them achieve a better connection with their partner during intercourse and induce a sense of relaxation when the nerves kick in. These are both effects recorded extensively by frequent users of both marijuana and CBD alike. These effects attributing to a placebo effect, and their actual physiological reasons are yet to be determined.
CBD and the Orgasm
The data collected in a paper on 20 different studies on female sexual performance and cannabinoids suggested that cannabis could have a positive but dose-dependent effect on female sexual desire and receptivity, potentially resulting in more pleasurable orgasms, but this is yet to be confirmed conclusively.
Other familiar sources to refer to for information on the subject are personal experience and anecdotal evidence. Although these are far from valid to determine a standard, they are an excellent place to start. In both cases, many people find that sexual pleasure is enhanced when consuming cannabinoids, explicitly speaking, when they smoke a joint before sex. The goal is to find evidence that correlates CBD specifically to it.
CBD and Stress
Regardless of gender, stress does not pair well with sex. If you’re expecting pleasant sex, high-stress levels can impair your ability to engage in physical functions necessary for pleasurable sex.
Companies make products like CBD male enhancement pills, and CBD infused lubricants to help you get over that hurdle. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the stress is gone and that sex will be more pleasurable as a result. There are dozens of products without any CBD content that do an excellent job.
When it comes to stress, your best bet in terms of CBD products are sublingual drops, edibles, and CBD infused vape juices. Vape products mainly deliver a fast onset and may provide potent doses of CBD in a brief period, making it the most suitable product to take a right before engaging in sex.
The truth in these claims is yet to be clinically proven, but many people have experienced positive effects, making CBD a viable alternative to try out.
CBD and Pain
One of the most common uses of CBD is relief from pain and inflammation. This relief may include release from regular muscle soreness, headaches, and chronic pain. The practicality for each condition will vary depending on the type of CBD product format you consume. For instance, CBD infused topical creams are the best choice if you’re treating chronic back pain or calf muscle soreness after a long hike.
In this case, we’re talking about sexually related pains. There is a vast number of disorders that can result in physical pain during sexual activities. Given the innumerable amount of anecdotal evidence linking CBD to inflammation and pain relief, it’s safe to assume that CBD can also prove beneficial when it comes to sex-related aches. This strain includes intimate inflammation or something as familiar as chronic back pain that won’t allow you to enjoy sex as much as you could if it weren’t there.
Although it depends on the type of pain you’re dealing with, an excellent standard suggestion would be to stick to vape oils and sublingual oils if you’re dealing with inflammation or using topical creams dealing with chronic muscle pain.
CBD and Hormone Production
There is no proven direct role of CBD in hormone regulation. However, because of the role the ECS plays in balancing hormonal levels, it is suspected that CBD could play a role in it.
Aside from that potential element, hormonal levels are directly affected by stress and anxiety levels. If CBD directly affects stress and anxiety, it could also mean that it indirectly affects hormonal balance.
We are not able to promise that CBD will have a positive impact on sexual performance and pleasure. What we can offer is a plethora of anecdotal evidence and potentialities that make it very likely. CBD is a safe substance, and if extracted from hemp sources, it is also federally legal in all 50 states. So, it’s a product you can feel free to try out and see if it works for you without having to worry about infringing any laws.
 Lynn, B., Gee, A., Zhang, L., & Pfaus, J. G. (2020). Effects of Cannabinoids on Female Sexual Function. Sexual Medicine Reviews, 8(1), 18–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sxmr.2019.07.004