This water-based lube promises “instant” results, and since it doesn’t contain any oil, it’s compatible with latex. (as mentioned, a lot of these lubes are made with coconut oil, which means they can cause condoms to break). One reviewer described Kush Queen’s lube as leaving his sexy bits feeling like they were being “hugged” for hours after use, which sounds wonderfully promising.
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Below is everything you need to know about diving into the wild(ly fun) world of CBD lube. And no—it won’t get you high.
1. Kush Queen Ignite CBD Lube, $50
This lube is packed with all kinds of good stuff. In addition to the CBD, it’s also got aloe which the brand’s website says will “improve collagen and vaginal elasticity, reduce inflammation.” 8-10 pumps of the stuff should be enough to get you going, and in addition to adding a little flavor to your sex-life (whether with a partner or alone), it also works as a vaginal moisturizer.
* and enjoy what’s going down when you’re getting down, but it also promises to help stimulate your body’s own lubrication while increasing circulation to your lady parts. It starts off as a semi-solid, which is dosed out into 10 perfectly sized, single-use servings, but melts into a satisfying oil when it comes in contact with the heat from your skin (. while, ya know, things are heating up).
As far as CBD lubes go, Foria’s Awaken was the OG. It’s made with broad-spectrum CBD, kava kava extract, and botanical and aromatic oils in order to, “enhance tactile sensation & pleasure while decreasing tension, discomfort and dryness” (um, sign me up). They’re meant to be used as a sort of “pre-lube” to really get things going on the outside (aka your clitoris), and shouldn’t be mixed with latex condoms because of the whole “made with oils” thing. A few highlights from reviewers, who have clearly loved this product: “I’m grinning ear to ear just talking about it,” “pretty divine,” and “tastes the best.”
Another important thing to keep in mind is that many CBD lubes are oil based, so they aren’t safe to use with condoms because oil can cause latex to tear (which, ya know, kind of defeats the purpose of a condom). And apparently, there is a such thing as “too much of a good thing.” “If you use too much or the CBD lube is too potent, you run the risk of dulling sensation,” says Nystrom. Duly noted.
Well, that’s the claim of The Tonic’s newest product, ‘Clit Spritz’, a 30ml spray infused with 100mg full spectrum CBD.
However, and this is important – it’s for topical use only. As in, outer vulval skin only, people.
‘Though it’s become common and somewhat of a trend to advertise the need to smell fresh down below, the truth of the matter is that every woman has her own unique scent and the discharge the vagina produces is used by the organ to clean itself,’ says Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, Dr Larisa Corda.
Okay, this one we can understand a little more. The carrier oil used in the spritz, grapeseed oil, is a light and silky lubricant that’s non-greasy while moisturising and nourishing for your delicate skin.
Terpenes – the aromatic oils naturally secreted by cannabis – apparently radiate ‘wonderful herbal scents such as fresh mint and zesty citrus’ which, as you spray, should rejuvenate you and your vulva.
Normally, when you experience sexual arousal, blood rushes to your clitoris and vagina, creating opening, elongating and lubrication . Similarly, when you apply phytocannabinoids to your vulva, they also increase blood flow there. This effect — vasodilation — is the reason people’s eyes can redden when they get high (and also why cannabis is an effective treatment for glaucoma).
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Curious what’s going on at the microscopic level? According to research on vasodilation in the eyes, THC stimulates the release of other neurotransmitters , particularly nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide causes the smooth muscle of blood vessels to relax and – voila! – the blood vessels dilate and swell with blood. (This same process is also how erectile dysfunction drugs for men work: by releasing nitric oxide.)
Within the female reproductive tract, endocannabinoid receptors are widespread. They are most dense in the uterus, but are also found in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina and vulva. On a microscopic level, endocannabinoid receptors are located where they can exert control. They are associated with
Based on reports from women who use cannabinoid suppositories , when applied inside the vagina, near the cervix, suppositories like Relief Suppositories with CBD deliver cannabinoids to the muscles and tissue of the uterus and vagina. Alternately, cannabinoid arousal oils like Pleasure and Awaken deliver their magic primarily to the vulva and vagina (or wherever you feel like applying them.)