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Sex and the CBD

Updated: Feb 22

The ingredient you never knew you needed, to help you set the mood


By Sammy Davidoff


I’m sure you’re all wondering what CBD and sex really have to do with one another but there are actually quite a few ways that CBD can help improve your sex life. The common ways it can do this are by increasing pleasure, alleviating stress and anxiety, including performance anxiety, and setting the mood. But, we will get more in depth on the specifics of why it can do these things.


Sex is not as simple as some may think. There is always room for improvement in this area and CBD could be one of the new tricks you try adding into your bedroom rendezvous. According to Healthline there is research backing up the scientific ways this component can aid our bodies during intimacy. It 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 lubrications,” says Capano.


As mentioned in last week's post– CBD does not have psychoactive effects, however it can help boost your mood by enhancing a neurotransmitter called anandamide. This is known as our bliss neurotransmitter and it is associated with oxytocin, also known as the ‘cuddle chemical’ or ‘love hormone’. “CBD helps increase the natural neurotransmitters and endorphins that we make on our own that ultimately lead to a better sexual experience.”




For those of you who want to try spicing up your sex life with CBD here’s a few tips on how to start:


  1. Find your ideal dose

  • start small and work your way up in terms of the amount of CBD (mg) present in the product you're using to find out how your body reacts and what your sweet spot is

  • If you are using CBD to help with pain during sex, a higher dose may be necessary

  1. Give yourself enough time for the benefits to kick in

  • CBD usually takes about 30-60 min for one to feel it’s benefits, therefore it's best to take a bit in advance so that the help is there when needed

  • Try setting the mood with some C.B.DOUGH brownies and a bottle of wine ;)


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