We have a sex problem in the United States. Some studies quote that 1 in 3 men and about half of women currently suffer from some kind of sexual dysfunction. Sex should not be a cause of anxiety—it should be a stress reliever that plays an important role in our life and our health! Sexuality is vital in beginning, maintaining, and sometimes even ending relationships. Sex and intimacy go hand in hand; it’s an intimate act physically and mentally, so a lot of baggage can come along for the ride.

“CBD oil can reduce sexual and negative self-images relating to one’s appearance or sexual appeal…Feeling less self-conscious about your body or your performance can help you to relax and enjoy the whole experience.”

-Dr. Felice Gersh
(board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist)

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It is extremely common for both men and women to struggle with performance anxiety. This makes sense – ”we live in a culture characterized by anxiety, stress, and a shallow obsession with sex. Too many of our superficial expectations around sex were created by the media and by the porn industry trying to sell us sex as a product. All of this pressure can manifest as erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, inability to orgasm, or a loss of interest in sex.

Science treats erectile dysfunction with drugs which work by releasing nitric oxide, the same chemical that cannabis sativa releases! Nitric oxide causes the muscles around blood vessels to relax, so that blood vessels can dilate and swell.
Therapists deal with performance anxiety by dismantling the expectations around sex and shifting the focus to the partner and to being present for each touch and sensation. Sex therapists prescribe sex exercises consisting of slowing down and really experiencing each moment of physical contact without any intercourse or expectation thereof. It is recommended to try to slow the anticipatory thoughts down so that the pleasure becomes the focus. It is also recommended that those who struggle should generally reduce their anxiety and try to relax their muscles.

All of this culminates to hemp oil as such a great solution—not only does it provide relief from occasional anxiety and work as a muscle relaxant, but if applied to intimate regions of the body (which are filled with cannabinoid receptors) it can also increase blood flow, and, therefore, pleasure.

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Not Enough Sex?

Not in the mood? Lost interest? Thinking about the to-do list? Whether it is because of a lack of prioritization or because of a deeper issue, it is an utterly normal problem to experience in most long-term relationships. I know from personal experience—
not addressing these issues directly can lead to resentment, rejection, and miscommunication. Luckily, CBD lube can increase desire and lead to interest in a new sexual adventure for you and your partner that you do not have to force.

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Pain?

Being in pain during sex can be a really embarrassing matter to disclose; CBD oil can be a fun experiment in the bedroom that turns something awkward into an exciting new experiment. CBD can relax occasional muscle tightness and is suspected to work with the opioid receptors/pathways—this can calm the occasional pain from penetration. Simultaneously, it soothes the occasional raw skin and is known to increase blood flow and sensation in the region where the lube is applied, which increases natural lubrication as well.

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Bored?

Sex is undoubtedly a crucial part of any relationship. In a world of free love and tinder, keeping your sex life fixed on one person can be quite a trifling ordeal. Habituation is defined as “the diminishing of a physiological or emotional response to a frequently repeated stimulus.” When a person becomes habituated to a certain other person’s touch, there can be serious difficulty retaining the same level of physical excitement. Luckily, CBD lube can sensitize you to your partner and their touch, so that you can restore intimacy and enhance arousal with your partner once again!

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Did someone say anal?

It seems like everyone, men and women alike, is into anal these days. If you know anal, you know you need lube. CBD oil can not only make the first experience for beginners more comfortable, but it can also enhance pleasure for the experienced pros, as well as the novices, via muscle relaxation and extra lubrication.

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Masturbation?

CBD oil does not only stimulate the body when someone else is in the room. Masturbation is a great way to practice being comfortable in your own skin, lower your stress levels, get better sleep, boost your general focus, elevate your mood, relieve pelvic pain, and polish your skills for an improved sex life. Using enhancing oil and feeling the enhanced sensitivity can help you get lost in the titillation so that you are not stuck in your head.

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Why is this important?

Intense orgasms are awesome — Oxytocin, the love hormone, is released during orgasm. Hormones are crucial in keeping a relationship alive. Sex boosts testosterone levels, reduces inflammation, creates more social habits, relaxes stress and anxiety, is great exercise, and is a great pain reliever. Plus, you are going to have a great night of sleep, which is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your health—when you sleep, your body rests, heals, and repairs!

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Can I get the pleasure without the high?

Hemp and cannabis are potent aphrodisiacs, stimulating your nervous system way, way more powerfully than chocolate or wine. Do not get confused here though: CBD does not have the ability to get you high or stoned in any way—applying it on your skin does not change that.

Life is too short.

Sex is awesome. We are in the 21st century and we live too long, so why not enjoy it?A natural orgasm enhancer can be used to experiment with your new lover, to retain sanity while not in a relationship and working long hours, or to add enhanced desire to the sex life of a long-term relationship. We all deserve intensified orgasms.

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An Article By Evie Louise

Evie Louise is a recent psychology graduate from New York University. She is a certified in International Cannabinoid Clinical Therapy. Evie sees all forms of the cannabis sativa plant as the future of psychiatry, and hopes to use it in her therapy practice as a full spectrum approach to mental health and wellness.

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