CBD lubricant has been gaining popularity as a way to increase pleasure during sex. It is believed to increase sensitivity and relaxation, leading to better and stronger orgasms. With the destigmatization of THC and CBD, more people are incorporating it into their sex lives. We spoke to some sex experts to learn more about the potential benefits of CBD lubricants.
CBD lubricants are made without delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ingredient in cannabis that makes you feel high. Therefore, the psychoactive effects are minimal. However, some people have reported feeling a physical and psychoactive effect similar to that of eating a low-dose edible. Dr.
Wilson-Manigat explained that CBD can increase sensitivity by causing vasodilation, which is when blood vessels widen. This could help increase arousal and receptivity to touch, but it is not guaranteed to get you in the mood. It is important to note that oil-based CBD lubricants should not be used with condoms, as they can cause them to break. Water-based CBD lubricants are a better option and will make you feel more comfortable.
For men, oil-based CBD lubricant can be used after sex to reduce friction and discomfort. CBD has calming properties that can help reduce pain and inflammation for those with conditions such as vaginismus, polycystic ovary syndrome, or menopause. Sadie Allison and John Renko created GoLove, a water-based CBD lubricant without potential irritants such as parabens, glycerin or stimulants. Before trying a CBD lubricant, it is important to talk to your doctor as it could interfere with any prescription you're taking.
However, if you decide to give it a try, it could help enhance your pleasure during sex.