The more we find out about the potential of CBD, the more it surprises us with its incredible flexibility. Millions around the world use CBD to enhance their day-to-day quality of life and accompany their favorite activities.
From physical therapy to making exercise more enjoyable, and from providing an energy boost to start the morning off right to being a source of relaxation and calm fit for the evenings, CBD really is the whole package.
With such a veritable collection of uses under its belt, it’s no surprise that CBD has been experimented with in plenty of other applications. In particular, one of these has garnered plenty of attention: using CBD for better sex.
It makes sense when you think about it – CBD is painkiller with anti-anxiety effects and relaxes you both physically and mentally. Sounds like a great asset in the bedroom, no? Let’s take a closer look at how you can utilize CBD for your own (and your partner’s) pleasure in this short guide.
Sexual Benefits of CBD
Maybe you’ve heard it from a friend, or maybe you’ve been the curious friend yourself and already have some experience to know that CBD, and weed in general, are an incredibly popular sexual supplement for good reason.
Our body actually releases natural cannabinoids during sex and especially during orgasm. While these aren’t the same chemicals as the ones found in weed, and none of them are identical to CBD in particular, they interact with our brains in much of the same way.
In that sense, CBD is like a natural pleasure supplement for your body! CBD makes it easier for you to reach orgasm while keeping the experience under your control mentally. It frees up headspace, relaxes the muscles, and increases your natural lubrication – what more could you want?
Particularly women stand to enjoy the benefits of CBD, but there are also plenty of perks for the gentlemen out there. CBD can improve your self-confidence, decrease anxiety, and allow you to put your head in the game – and keep it there for longer – more easily. It might also help with performance issues like ED and low libido.
CBD and Sex Drive for Females
Most studies on CBD’s effects on human libido are unfortunately only conducted on groups of males. This leaves an important question: how can CBD help your sex drive and performance as a woman?
While we can’t rely on scientific literature to answer this question, there are a lot of anecdotal resources. Countless women have attempted to measure their experiences and shared them with the internet, including by quantifying their pleasure and the frequency and quality of their orgasms with and without CBD.
The results? Almost unanimously, CBD is said to improve not only libido and feelings of arousal but also pleasure and enjoyment during sex. As most of the magic happens deep within your brain, in the pleasure-inducing receptors of the endocannabinoid system (the ECS), it doesn’t matter whether you’re by yourself or with a partner.
Do note that most women experience somewhat different effects depending on which CBD weed strains they use. The concrete reason for this, to put it bluntly, is that cannabis terpenes can have a wide variety of effects on your perception of CBD and how it interacts with your system.
For example, some terpenes might make you feel more or less physically sedated – which can be a good thing, but only if it doesn’t make you too sleepy! For most people, strains high in limonene seem to work best. But since everyone’s body is different and unique, feel free to experiment!
CBD Oil for Women's Sex Drive
One of the most popular ways of using CBD for sex is to apply it topically as CBD oil. In this form, CBD not only has great value and convenience, but it is also extremely potent and fast-acting.
Using CBD oil at least 15 minutes before you plan on getting touchy-feely with yourself or your partner(s) can make foreplay a lot easier by stimulating the parts of your brain that are connected to the reward center, which is responsible (among other things) for pleasure, excitement, and desire. Apart from the physical effects, these mental benefits alone can make your sessions a lot more enjoyable!
CBD Oil for Sex Enhancement
Speaking of which, CBD oil is full of potential as a purely physical aphrodisiac, too. As mentioned before, topically-applied CBD can relax your muscles, increase and add to your natural lubrication, and make penetration much easier and less painful.
Please note that when using CBD as a lubricant, you should not rely on latex-based condoms. In oil form, CBD can quickly degrade the material, increasing the likelihood of rips or tears. Use alternative means of contraception or condoms made out of natural materials that do not degrade when subjected to oils to be safe! Liquid CBD extracts can also be taken orally – this is called a tincture, but the product itself is chemically the same.
The advantage of oral application is that you will feel the CBD spread throughout your entire body evenly. However, effects might take longer to kick in compared to applying the oil topically. It’s a matter of personal preference, but with something like our home-grown Live Resin CBD Tincture, you have the freedom to choose!
All our live resin tinctures are made using a full-spectrum extraction process. This means that the oil retains nearly all of those essential terpenes and minor cannabinoids inside – especially important when using CBD for better sex!
Masturbating With CBD Oil
You don’t have to have a partner around to enjoy better sex by using CBD. It can just as well improve your performance going solo! Especially when applied well in advance of your session, CBD can greatly enhance your self-pleasure.
Unfortunately, this is going to mainly apply to folks with a vagina – the skin on the penis does not absorb oils like CBD nearly as easily. As a result, you are less likely to feel much of an effect from it, even if you apply your CBD more than 20 minutes before getting down to business.
Also, to further dispel rumors floating around online: No, CBD oil, no matter how you apply it is not capable of getting you “high” in the traditional sense. THC, a different cannabinoid, is what’s responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis.
All CBD oil sold in most jurisdictions is verified to contain only negligible (if any) levels of THC. Because of that, you shouldn’t expect to space out from a dab of CBD oil – but it might enhance your sexual experience in a different way!
CBD for Sexual Performance
We know that CBD can improve libido and make self-pleasure and foreplay easier. But how does it change your sense of pleasure during sex? The facts are that CBD can prolong and improve the intensity of your orgasms while also making multiple orgasms much easier to achieve and manage.
Because penetration will be easier, you will also not need to rely as much on traditional lube. And your mind will also benefit from a sense of clarity and sharp focus that can make the whole experience more exciting and enjoyable for everyone involved.
CBD Gummies for Sexual Arousal
Whereas CBD oil mostly interacts with the part of the body that you apply it to – usually the sex organs and the surrounding tissue – edible CBD supplements such as gummies act holistically. You’ll feel the effects spread through your body in waves of relaxation, euphoria, and arousal that can really set the night on fire if used right.
Edibles also tend to be dosed much higher than tinctures, giving similar, but much more potent effects. Both for men and women, this can bring numerous advantages over the more common oil-based application of CBD.
While this sounds exciting (and can be in practice, too!), edibles have one glaring disadvantage: they will only really kick in once your body has digested them. Usually, this takes at least half an hour, often more. That might feel like a bummer, but if you can time things right, a few CBD gummies can really supercharge your sexual experience by providing a more intense, yet more balanced version of the CBD oil effects for sex we talked about above.
Our CBD Gummies are among the most potent on the market with 25 milligrams of pure CBD extract within each gummy! This is enough for near-total pain relief and relaxation, and in fact, might be overkill for some. If you’re using CBD gummies for sex for the first time, we’d advise starting with a half-dose. That way, it should be easier to gauge your body’s response. You wouldn’t want to accidentally sedate yourself to the point where it’s actually harder for you to reach that magical O.
Apart from their powerful punch, our CBD gummies also make for an excellent, beginner-friendly treat thanks to their sweet, fruity taste – none of that sour, rancid stuff you might have gotten from other edibles in the past!
We've got a wide selection of Botany Farms gummies to try.
Because they undergo far less harsh processing, with CBD flowers you can rest assured that you will be getting all the precious nutrients, cannabinoids, and terpenes straight from the harvest.
For mind-blowing experiences in the bedroom, we have our own set of favorites. Sour Hawaiian Haze is a strong, summery strain perfect for evenings to kick back, relax, and enjoy a long ride to cloud nine. At Botany Farms, you can now get it in the form of a handy pre-roll – so even if you’ve never smoked a fresh CBD flower before, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Alternatively, consider Super Sour Space Candy. With a stronger taste and even stronger effects, this is somewhat like the more beefed-up counterpart to the relatively laidback Sour Hawaiian Haze. The aroma is more funky and gassy, with strong hints of lemon for those citrus lovers out there. A well-balanced hybrid that falls in the middle between traditional Sativa and Indica varieties, this one is sure to get you both excited and pleasantly relaxed at the same time.
For advanced users looking for a real upgrade to their current bedroom routine, there’s Sour Lifter. A heavyweight Sativa with CBD levels of over 17%, it will absolutely envelop you in its rich aroma of pine and earth. Guaranteed to sedate your body and loosen up those muscles, there’s no better way to get ready for a hot and heavy long evening. Or is there?
Competition is tough among the cream of the crop of CBD flowers, but many prefer longtime classic Sour Elektra above all others. It’s not so hard to see why: with a citrusy flavor and gripping, potent effects, Sour Elektra is a loud and active CBD flower inspired by and based on such greats as Gorilla Glue #4. An excellent daytime strain that’s versatile enough to fit into the evenings and nights, take Sour Elektra for a spin if you are really looking to step up to the next level.
But be warned – beginners might not be able to fully appreciate or handle the kind of effects that Sour Elektra can conjure up.