CBD and Sexual Health

CBD lubricants to put the spark back in the bedroom

Whilst lubricants have long been used to enhance sexual enjoyment, CBD lubricants are now making their presence felt as an added way to enhance and boost intimacy.

It’s a fact that at some point or other, most of us have or will experience problems in the bedroom. Those problems could be down to performance issues, anxiety or that sex is just too painful.

Sex should be fun, exciting and bring us closer so problems, whether they involve one half of a couple or both, will invariably begin to put a strain on relationships and let’s face it, no one wants to start dreading the prospect of a romantic night in.

With CBD’s ability to help manage pain, decrease inflammation and increase blood flow and muscle relaxation, its inclusion can help boost the effect of using a lubricant. That’s because it’s absorbed into the Endocannabinoid receptors which are found in the genital areas of both males and females.

The resulting increase in blood flow also increases sensation which in turn increases sensitivity, so working together these things can help to make sex more pleasurable, heighten orgasms and create that all-important sense of calm and relaxation.

Putting the fun back into sex

We’re not the only ones to be taking note of CBD and sexual wellness as the choice of products is continuing to grow with lubricants, massage oils, chocolates and bath salts being just a few of the offerings coming to market.

Even Playboy, and you wonder why it took them so long, has recently launched their first line of CBD sexual wellness products – ‘Pleasure for all’ by Playboy which includes an arousal spray, bath bomb and intimacy warming gel.

To increase the appeal and create a separate identity from the main brand, they’ve created a dedicated portal to house the Pleasure range where you’ll find the products and educational articles on all things, sex, pleasure, wellness and CBD. Surprisingly, it’s all very tasteful.

Playboy Intimacy Gel
Intimacy Gel from the Pleasure for all by Playboy range

Hard to believe but not everyone has followed Playboy and adopted a less is more approach to naming with some brands really going to town.

In the States, there’s the Love Moan range of water-based lubricants offering the choice of a ‘loud moan’, ‘yes moan’ and ‘love moan’.

Then there’s the Yes, Yes, Yes Healing Lube by Spiritual Herbal Remedies and Jack Knob Polish which as the name suggests, is one for the men.

Now we know it’s childish but can you imagine what the naming workshops for these products must have been like! Joking aside, in their own way the names of these products should help you and your partner relax because if you’re busy laughing, you’ve got a lot less time to get stressed.

What to look out for when buying lubricants

Now that we’ve stopped laughing, on a more serious note there are a growing number of CBD Lubricants out there just waiting to be tried, but as with anything, make sure you do the right checks before buying.

To help, we’ve added a checklist of the main things to consider along with a selection of some of the best CBD sexual wellness products available to buy.

  • If you’re using a condom, check to see if the lubricant is compatible with condoms. Water-based lubricants will be best as they won’t cause the latex to break down.
  • Give the lubricant time to work so use 15-20 minutes before you have sex and wait until you start to feel the effect.
  • Look at the ingredients before you buy to ensure the lubricant doesn’t contain anything that could cause irritation and upset the PH balance of the vagina, so that’s things like nasty chemicals, alcohol and glycerin.
  • If it’s your first time using a lubricant, take things slowly at first and see how you get on.

5 of the best CBD lubricants

Foria Intimacy Awaken Arousal Oil

CBD Lubricants

Foria is a health and sexual wellness brand that has been creating CBD wellness products designed for intimacy, relief and wellbeing for women since 2013.

The best-selling Foria Awaken Arousal Oil is from their Intimacy range and it works with your body to enhance sexual pleasure and ease any discomfort with a blend of broad-spectrum CBD and organic botanicals. Free of alcohol, petroleum-based ingredients, phthalates, glycerin, parabens and dyes.

Top Tip: Not recommended for use with latex condoms.

Buy at The Drug Store – £47.99

Common Bond CBD Arousal Oil

CBD Lubricants

We are so thrilled that US wellness megabrand Standard Dose and its stable of brands is now in the UK. This Arousal Oil is by Common Bond and contains 500mg of full-spectrum CBD.

The plant-based, fragrance-free oil is designed to heighten intimacy and includes ingredients such as lavender, sage and frankincense. Just apply 15-20 minutes before intimacy for enhanced sensation and arousal. Plant-based, fragrance-free, and crafted without additives, this oil is also vegan and cruelty-free.

Top Tip: Not recommended for use with latex condoms.

Buy at Standard Dose – £70

The Tonic Clit Spritz

CBD Lubricants

With a name like this, it’s no surprise that The Tonic’s CBD Clit Spritz has been making the headlines, especially when it’s billed as a “sexily-silky, gorgeously-scented oil”, that promises to “stimulate, lubricate, and rejuvenate your lady bits.”

The 100mg of CBD is contained within a Grapeseed oil base and blended with terpenes which are aromatic compounds and infused with the same stimulating therapeutic oils found in eucalyptus, mint, tea leaves. The Tonic Oil is vegan and lactose friendly.

Top Tip: Not recommended for use with latex condoms.

Buy at The Tonic – £29.99

Fleur D’Amour CBD Lubricant

CBD Lubricants

This CBD-infused lubricant forms part of a tightly edited range from new brand on the block, Fleur D’Amour – we just love the dramatic name!

Female founded, Fleur D’Amour is promising to revolutionise sensuality for the 21st century with orgasmic, organic products to stimulate senses and satisfy our mind, body and soul.

The CBD lubricant is designed to be used anywhere and is PH-neutral which is important as it helps to maintain the body’s natural balance. It also has no added chemicals, preservatives or synthetics and is skin safe.

As well as organic, purified equatorial coconut oil, it contains a not-to-be sniffed at 1,000 mg of CBD which helps to increase blood flow to erogenous zones and enhance stimulation.

Top Tip: Not recommended for use with latex condoms.

Buy at Fleur D’Amour – £35

Dr Ed CBD Libido Bundle

CBD Lubricants

It’s no surprise that along with their other condition-specific range of CBD products, Dr Ed also has a product range that helps to support a healthy libido. The Libido Bundle contains a massage oil with 100mg of CBD infused with vitamin-rich sweet almond, evening primrose and tamanu oils.

The Libido Lubricant is transparent, greaseless, water-based and non-irritating, and infused with 100mg of water-soluble CBD. It’s designed to be long-lasting, is condom-friendly and non-toxic.

The final product in the bundle is the Libido CBD oil which is blended with Maca Root and Tyrosine for increased effect.

Top Tip: This lubricant can be used with condoms as it’s water-based.

Buy at Dr Ed – £74.99 – use code CIAO CBD at checkout for 20% off

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