There are many cannabinoid receptors in reproductive organs and sexual tissue. CBD increases blood flow to these tissues, which increases sensitivity and promotes the body’s own natural lubricant.
- increasing pleasure
- easing stress and anxiety, including performance anxiety
- setting the right mood
It’s hard to say just how many people are using CBD in the bedroom, but a recent survey of 5,398 Americans from Remedy Review, a website that focuses on CBD and natural health remedies, found that 9.3 percent of respondents have taken CBD for sex. The majority of those respondents said their orgasms were more intense after taking CBD.
Research shows that CBD may be effective at reducing stress and anxiety. That relaxation can, in turn, reduce the distractions and worries that can hinder a positive sexual experience.
While CBD doesn’t have psychoactive affects, it may boost your mood by enhancing a neurotransmitter called anandamide.
Anandamide is a bliss neurotransmitter, and it’s also associated with oxytocin. CBD helps increase the natural neurotransmitters and endorphins in the body that ultimately lead to a better sexual experience.
While early research has CBD enthusiasts excited about its potential for health and sexuality, some experts say more studies are needed before any firm conclusions can be drawn.
Doctors and health professionals who’ve seen improvements in patients’ sex lives say the anecdotal evidence has turned them into believers of CBD products, despite the lack of clinical trials.
You should also be aware that CBD can be derived from hemp or marijuana, and that marijuana-derived CBD products contain THC. The two cannabinoids may work best when used together, producing what experts call an “entourage effect.”
Moreover, while both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants, they differ in their THC content. Hemp must contain less than 0.3 percent to be legal at the federal level. Marijuana has a higher concentration of THC.
When it comes to CBD dosing, everyone’s different, and there’s no conclusive evidence on exactly how much CBD someone should be taking for certain effects or health benefits. CBD takes about 30-60 min before you are able to derive the benefits in the bedroom.
Medically reviewed by Janet Brito, PhD, LCSW, CST — Written by Joni Sweet — Updated on November 18, 2019
– Souce Healthline