Many people are surprised to hear that cannabidiol, also known as CBD, can be used to augment intimacy and intercourse. There are two primary reasons why CBD can elevate an intimate experience; it has a soothing effect on the mind and body while increasing blood flow. Both aspects are critically important and can lead to increased receptiveness and heightened sensitivity which in turn results in an amplified experience.
CBD is frequently used to relax the mind and body and reduce tension and stress. It is primarily this effect that allows someone to slow down and be in the right mental space to fully enjoy an intimate experience. It can be difficult to shed the obligations of daily life; the to-do lists, the work stress, and even financial demands can negatively impact intimacy. CBD can help ease stress and make intimacy more enjoyable and accessible. One might want to start with a soak in the tub with a CBD bath product or use a massage oil or lotion. It takes time for CBD to fully take effect, so it’s important to give it time to work its magic.
Studies have shown that CBD acts as a vasodilator; it dilates blood vessels and increases blood flow. Increased blood flow to the erogenous zones typically result in increased sensitivity. Many people enjoy this increased sensitivity and find intimacy to be easier and more pleasurable. Topical CBD products can also be used to soothe and nourish skin or as part of an aftercare practice.
Clearly the benefits of CBD are numerous and can heighten pleasure. When selecting topicals to use intimately, it is important to select products that are formulated to be gentle and compatible with intimacy. Delicate skin often doesn’t tolerate harsh ingredients and some people prefer to avoid fragrances, particularly certain essential oils that can be irritating. Most CBD products are oil based and not compatible with latex which may be a concern for some people (alternatives such as polyurethane do exist). With careful product selection, incorporating CBD into intimate encounters is a pleasurable and rewarding experience.
About Me: Heather Bahr is the Formulation Specialist for EngErotics, a woman-owned company that uses science and engineering to design and manufacture body-safe intimacy devices and complementary CBD intimate body care products.