How CBD Can Improve Your Sex Life
Whether you suffer from painful intercourse, low sex drive or you are just looking to spice things up in the bedroom (because there’s alway room for improvement, right?), this blog is for you! So keep reading to learn about how CBD can improve your sex life!
Cannabidiol (CBD) interacts with our endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in all other systems in our body. Sometimes our bodies need a little outside encouragement to get back to a balanced state, so when CBD interacts with ECS receptor sites, it promotes those positive biological changes we need to get back into balance. This means that when your hormones and reproductive system are out of whack, CBD can help bring it back to homeostasis. And when your hormones and reproductive health are balanced, it can increase sex drive!
Lastly, research shows that CBD is a vasodilator, meaning it has been shown to dilate blood vessels – allowing for fresh oxygenated blood to flow easier. This is similar to when we put our muscles to work during exercise. Our muscles need more oxygen, so the heart responds by pumping fresh oxygenated blood around the body. Fresh oxygenated blood is associated with increased arousal!
*This may only apply to women, as some studies have shown that THC which is found in full spectrum CBD can potentially lower a man’s sex drive.
Calms the Mind
Both stress and anxiety can have a huge impact on our hormones, and research even shows that the “stress hormone” cortisol decreases sexual desire! Many people use CBD to manage stress and anxiety, which can in turn support balanced hormone levels. CBD is able to do this by triggering a change in how our brain responds to serotonin. A calm mind and relaxed state can translate to enhanced sexual pleasure!
There many ways CBD can help with discomfort during sex, which is great news for many women! As stated before, CBD can increase blood flow which in turn triggers our body’s natural lubricant. CBD lubricant can help women who experience painful intercourse whether due to a disorder or common vaginal dryness. CBD is also used by many to help ease tension and relax the muscles. Sex shouldn’t be painful!
CBD receptor sites can be found in reproductive organs and sexual tissue. As previously mentioned, CBD can aid in promoting blood flow to these tissues – increasing sensitivity! CBD has also been found to increase anandamide signaling, which is our bliss neurotransmitter. Anandamide is associated with oxytocin…also known as the love and cuddle hormone.