When you’re stressed or anxious, sex is probably the farthest thing on your mind. Science confirms this, too — studies have shown that the stress hormone cortisol can lower your libido.
Of note: this may just apply to women. One study showed that cannabinoids could potentially lower a man’s sex drive, though this particular study looked at marijuana (aka, all the cannabinoids, including THC), not just isolated CBD.
This probably comes down to CBD’s well-known anti-inflammatory properties and ability to relax the muscles (less pain, inflammation, and tension would all contribute toward alleviating dyspareunia).
Less Stress, More Libido
Chances are, you’ve also seen an explosion of CBD topicals (lubricants, creams, gels, and suppositories) and ingestibles (capsules, gummies, and tinctures/oils) geared towards boosting your sex life and sexual wellness.
One of the best-known uses of CBD is as an analgesic — it’s used to relieve pain. And this is a big deal for many women when it comes to sex. Dyspareunia (a blanket term for disorders leading to painful sex) is a barrier that keeps upwards of 40% of women from enjoying — or even experiencing — intimacy and experiencing pleasure, according to some estimates.
There's another way CBD can improve your sex life: It can provide for a deeper emotional connection during intimacy.
There’s CBD in your deodorant, your serum, and your toothpaste. Your grandma’s using it for her arthritis. Even IKEA put CBD in meatballs (ew, but OK). The “green boom” and legalization of cannabis across many states has resulted in the normalization of hemp-based supplements and with the mainstream embracing CBD. (Maybe you even have some in your medicine cabinet right now.)
Use: Awaken isn’t lube – it’s meant to be applied before sexual activity, to activate arousal. Sex Oil is a lube and keeps everything slippery and juicy and can be used generously for a sensual, moisturizing glide.
Contains only two ingredients:
Intimacy Sex Oil with CBD is the same product – with double the CBD at the same price. If you liked our lube, you’ll love our Sex Oil!
2. Can I still purchase Intimacy Natural Lubricant?
Apply the CBD lubricant topically to intimate areas. Use generously, solo or with a partner, and find out how dirty a clean sex oil can be.
Awaken and Sex Oil are unique, but designed to work together.
Want to learn more? Check out our blog on how CBD helps with sex drive.