CBD, Sex, and Sexual Wellness: Weeding Out Fact From Fiction
As a legal sex worker, I spend a lot of time discussing topics that our society currently considers taboo. Certainly, some issues have earned their forbidden or prohibited status, but since the idea of what is taboo usually varies between generations, it’s worth viewing with some cynicism. Why do these taboos exist, and are they legitimate in any way? After all, sex work has outlasted generations of illegality, and no amount of censure has ever successfully banned it. There’s simply too much of a market for it!
And so it goes for marijuana: long illegal but exhibiting relatively few risks, the public outcry against its illegality is gaining traction. Let’s hope more states that currently illegalize sex work go the route that marijuana has! Many states have recently legalized the use of recreational marijuana. For instance, here in Nevada, recreational and medicinal use of marijuana were legalized in 2017, and so, CBD is legal as well.
The newfound legality of marijuana has opened the doors for research on the benefits of the CBD, and they are widespread. For instance, CBD has been proven to treat epileptic seizures, and research has shown that CBD can help with Parkinson’s disease, anxiety, PTSD, and Huntington’s disease. Still, the stigma exists and creates a challenge for those who would like to experience the many advantages of using CBD.
Ready for one more similarity between marijuana, CBD, and sex work? They can really enhance your sex life and your sexual wellness. But before we dive into how that works, let’s talk about what CBD is, what it isn’t, and clear up some common misconceptions.
What Is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a component in marijuana—but it is not one of the psychoactive components, meaning you will not feel high. It’s also not addictive. Despite its sober nature, the very idea that it’s a component of marijuana has led many states to come up with CBD-specific legislation regarding its use. As such, the legality of CBD is a bit of a grey area and depends on the state in which you live. Overall, though, society at large has realized that this organic compound is fairly harmless in the grand scheme of things, and is readily available to the point of being ubiquitous, despite being illegal in some cases.
Again, CBD cannot get you high. The component of marijuana that does give you feelings of euphoria or intoxication is the THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. The use of THC is widely prohibited except in the states that have legalized it for medicinal or recreational use. So, unlike THC, CBD will not make you feel high or make you fail a drug test.
How Can CBD Improve Your Sex Life?
Now, on to the good stuff. CBD has a history of alleviating anxiety, which can really enrich your sex life. If you have certain disorders that make sex difficult—like ED—that are rooted in anxiety, CBD might be just the thing to give you some relief. Or, for someone who finds themself too tired for sex, CBD has also been shown to improve sleep quality. After a great night of rest, you might be up for a fun romp in the hay after all! CBD also effectively treats discomfort. So, if those inevitable aches and pains are keeping you from enjoying your sex life, it could be worth a try.
If you think that these issues only impact a small part of the population, unfortunately, you’d be wrong. In fact, about 75% of women experience pain during some stage of sex—usually penetration. Since CBD is anti-inflammatory, relieves pain, and relieves anxiety, it can be the perfect solution. Although CBD is localized when it is applied to your skin, vulvas and anuses are mucous membranes, so they absorb a lot of it—and fast. Basically, CBD lube can make your partner feel extra wet, which is a significant bonus if you’re engaging in vaginal or anal penetrative sex. And the feeling of wetness makes the whole sexual experience more pleasurable.
Some of My Favorite Products
Check out CBD Express, which has many CBD products that can help improve your sex life. First of all, they have CBD sugar packets that you could stir right into your coffee before tuning in for Coffee With Alice on Thursdays at 10:30am PST. Or, if you’re using CBD just before a sexual encounter, try the Passion Personal Lubricant, which can be used as a sexual lubricant but takes twenty minutes to activate. I suggest using that time for some unforgettable foreplay, to get you and your partner revved up for a really good time! Even if you’re using the CBD lubricant to masturbate, you should engage in some foreplay. Take your time, and make it fun.
Or, try the Cooling Pain Relief Stick after a bath or shower, which can help free your mind from thoughts of pain and allow you to focus on thoughts of pleasure. The CBD gummies would also be a really sweet way to amp up your sex life. CBD Express has some great tincture options, which you just drop under your tongue. The tinctures are great because you don’t have to wait for your digestive system to feel the effects of the CBD’s therapeutic properties snap into action!
In the end, I recommend trying CBD products—especially CBD lube—because they have shown to be low risk and highly beneficial. Natural products that have been proven to be safe can be a better option than pills, depending on your situation.
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