When to Integrate CBD into Your Sex Life

October 23, 2018

When to integrate CBD into your sex life

Cannabis and sex have been a combination going back millennia. It’s no secret that sex while high on Cannabis improves the entire experience, but is it actually the THC that does the work?

It turns out that it could be CBD that’s actually “affecting” you, with the THC-induced high being an added bonus.

However, if you suppose that CBD helps improve your sex life, how should you integrate it to experience the maximum effects? At what point should you incorporate CBD into your sex life? Let’s take a look.

What is CBD from the Cannabis Sativa Plant?

CBD is one of the principle cannabinoids within the Cannabis sativa plant; though lesser known compared to its more “fun-loving” and psychoactive cousin THC, CBD has a variety of useful medicinal properties.

When you imbibe CBD, it interacts with your endocannabinoid system (ECS), a health system that exists within all mammals and works to regulate a variety of different functions depending on which receptors are triggered.

The ECS has two primary receptors, the CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors are located in different places throughout the body, with the CB1 receptors being primarily located in the brain and the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors being located in the immune system and other areas.

This allows them to create different reactions from CBD based on their location. For example, the CB1 receptors are primarily responsible for regulating the release of important neurochemicals, as well as promoting healthy neurocellular health and mood elevation.

The CB2 receptors, on the other hand, are responsible for actual cell regrowth and regeneration, as well as healthy bodily functions in general, such as the inflammation response.

CBD shares the ability to trigger the ECS with other cannabinoids like THC, but is usually preferred over THC due to the fact that it doesn’t cause the trademark psychoactive high.

This famous high is due to the way in which THC and other cannabinoids work with the ECS; THC attaches itself to the receptors and constantly stimulates them, causing the psychoactive high and leaving you feeling overwhelmed.

Instead, CBD stimulates the creation of endocannabinoids which can trigger the receptors naturally and gently.

This is especially useful when you consider taking CBD for sex, as you ideally don’t want to become over-stimulated or lose awareness – especially if you’re with a new partner.

However, how can CBD actually help with sex? Could CBD improve sex at all?

How Can CBD Help with Sex?

CBD’s ability to help improve your sex life is only recently being researched, due to the nascent nature of the CBD industry.

Thanks to a few landmark cases, CBD is slowly becoming more recognized but it’s the major conditions that get the majority of the research and the funding – things like heart disease, diabetes and general inflammation are the first things to be looked at.

However, over time, this research will filter down to smaller, seemingly less significant uses for the substance. In the case of sex, there is actually a lot of CBD research already existent, because the way in which CBD can help with sex is actually a composite of all the ways that CBD can positively help you anyway.

Due to the varied way in which CBD interacts with the human body, it can help with a variety of different issues, both improving your sex life and helping deal with issues you find difficult to treat or discuss.

Let’s take a look at a few of the things that CBD can help treat to improve your sex life, and more specifically, when you should start using it.

If you have trouble relaxing…

This is something that primarily affects “first-timers,” but can also be a recurring problem if you’re having your first time with new people – as the first time is easily the scariest, there can always be a little bit of trouble relaxing.

When you don’t relax, your whole body resists your partner and you make the entire experience unpleasant for the both of you. However, it’s not your fault; it’s just how you feel. There’s nothing you can do, right?

Well, CBD is actually well established at helping you relax and calm down, thanks to its reaction with the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Several studies, such as this one for the Journal of Neurotherapeutics, found that CBD worked to help relax and soothe your psyche after imbibing.

This was discovered as a side effect to trying to treat anxiety disorders; it turns out that, while CBD is great for treating those with anxiety, it also works well to just relax you in general.

The CB1 receptor is responsible for the release of serotonin and melatonin, as well as numerous other chemicals within the brain that are responsible for making you feel happy and calm. By promoting the release of this important neurochemicals, you can allow yourself to stop worrying and actually just enjoy the moment.

This is especially useful for anyone who just generally feels anxiety about having sex, especially for those who face the prospect of their very first time.

If you struggle with anxiety…

Anxiety is a mental condition that makes it extremely hard to relax. The issue with anxiety is the inability to escape a negative chain of thoughts. You begin to spend so much time fixating on the possible negative outcomes of something that you fail to actually enjoy or appreciate what’s in front of you.

Anxiety comes in many forms, but its general process is pretty much the same; when it comes to sex, it’s the same story as struggling to attend a social outing.

Anxiety and sex don’t mix together very well, so it is unsurprising the number of people who take anti-anxiety medications to try and treat it. Most anti-anxiety medication is focused on the release of positive chemicals in the brain, in a similar way to which CBD helps you.

However, most common medications for anxiety have the problem of being either addictive or having significant side effects. With CBD, however, you can enjoy the effects of removing anxiety, all while not becoming addicted.

In a seminal study published in 2014, researchers found that, after ingesting CBD, patients felt the same effects as if they were taking an anti-anxiety medication. CBD worked to create the exact same target effects, without the unwanted side effects or risk of addiction.

When it comes to sex, CBD may be able to help you both relax and also escape your negative thought patterns.

If you are experiencing pain…

Pain is a very general term, but the types of pain that can be felt during sex are multiple and varied. At first, the mind might assume pain with sex to mean the common pain associated with first having sex. For inexperienced users without the necessary preparation, the first time can sometimes be a painful experience.

However, pain during sex is sadly far more common than you might think. Some people simply have different sized sexual organs that make sexual compatibility a difficult obstacle. Others (only women in this case), suffer from a condition called Vaginismus, wherein muscles involuntarily contract and prevent the actual process of sex.

No one wants to experience pain when getting intimate, so it’s a good thing that CBD is there to help. In a 2017 study conducted for the Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research Society, researchers delved into why CBD could help to mitigate pain. They explored the how and the why of CBD actually helping disrupt the sensation of pain.

In the study, researchers discovered that when the CB1 receptor was triggered, it sent a signal along the central nervous system, telling the body to stop creating the sensation of pain. Due to how pain works within the body (namely to act as a signal to your conscious mind that you are injured in some way and need to be careful), this pain signal can actually be simply turned off.

By triggering the CB1 receptor, CBD allows you to essentially flip the switch on your feeling of pain. It obviously doesn’t deaden it completely, as that could be dangerous, but it allows you to help reduce the feeling.

Final Thoughts on Integrating CBD into Your Sex Life

Though CBD and sex might not be the first thing you think to combine, CBD can potentially help improve your sex life. Whether you’re suffering from mental blocks like issues with relaxation, actual mental disorders like anxiety or are simply suffering from any number of different types of pain, CBD might be able to help you calm down and enjoy the experience.

After all, the majority of the enjoyment in sex is simply being relaxed and able to get into it – if you can’t get over your own insecurities or are too busy suffering from pain, you can’t enjoy yourself. Thankfully, there exists substances like CBD that can help make the whole thing a lot more pleasant.

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Getting Started with CBD Oil

If you suffer from anxiety (like me), depression or pain and are looking to get started with CBD oil, you need information on how to buy CBD oil, or you’re simply looking to learn more about CBD products, you’ve arrived at the right place.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is a compound found in the cannabis plant that has significant medical benefits. CBD can be extracted from two different species of the Cannabis Sativa L plant, which include Cannabis and Hemp. Unlike its rival THC, CBD does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.

One of the main advantages of CBD is its non-psychoactive affect making it a great option for people looking for relief from inflammation, anxiety, insomnia, seizures, spasms, and other conditions.
As I mentioned above the primary distinction between Hemp and CBD oil is the part of the plant they are derived from and what parts of the plant are used to create the oil. Hemp oil is typically made from pressing cannabis seeds to extract the fatty oil from within, while some that have mastered the CBD extraction process also use the flowers as they contain high percentages of CBD. CBD oil, on the other hand, is usually made from the flowers of cannabis plant through various extraction methods.

How Does CBD Affect Your Body?

The way marijuana affects your body varies from person to person as it will often depend on genetics, tolerance to the cannabinoids, medical health, DNA, and more. It also depends on the way you consume the CBD, for example, the effects of vaping CBD are far different to smoking it in the form of high-CBD cannabis strains. 

CBD and the way it affects us is still of somewhat a mystery to researchers they still try to figure out how it effects the EndoCannabinoid system. During the previous century, it was discovered that our bodies have receptors within the brain and central nervous system. Specific cannabinoids such as CBD bind to those receptors and activate the EndoCannabinoid System (ECS). This then provides a wide range of psychological and physical benefits helping the body.

Without going into specifics, cannabinoids signal to the body to create endocannabinoids and build more receptors. This helps the body to limit things associated with pain and inflammation, repairs cells and provides a wide range of other health benefits. Unlike other cannabinoids, CBD is thought to be the ultimate anti-inflammatory cannabinoid.

Want to learn more about how CBD works read: How Long Does it Take CBD to Work

Medical Benefits of CBD

There is a misconception as to whether CBD can help treat patients, similar to pharmaceutical medicine, but thanks to the internet and a few different medical studies patients and researchers have been exposing their findings on how CBD oil is helping to cure a wide range of medical conditions.

The most popular story was the one of Charlotte Figi. At the time Charlotte was only 6 years old. As a little girl, she was experiencing over 300 epileptic seizures per week until she was successfully treated by a CBD-rich strain oil, later named Charlotte’s Web.

The high-quality CBD oil, changed her life, helping her to overcome a 6-year battle. Since her story hit the news, CBD and other cannabinoids of the cannabis plant are constantly being researched to understand how they can help to treat different medical conditions. As a matter of fact, CBD has been thought to help treat over 170 medical conditions, among them severe conditions such as Anorexia, Cancer, Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and PTSD.

Recent studies have even shown that CBD, may cure life-threatening diseases by altering genes. Other studies have proven that it might even be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis and chronic pain.

The way that CBD works is that it interacts with receptors located in different parts of the central nervous system. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. Both reflect the areas of the brain they interact with such as the limbic system. When taking CBD, this cannabinoid locks in on these receptors and affects the body in different ways. For example, it can help to block the pain caused by specific medical conditions.

While numerous studies have shown promising results, it is important to understand that CBD research is still at premature stages. A 2011 study that researched CBD for fibromyalgia showed extremely promising results. 56 of 112 participants who took CBD in the form of oil saw a great reduction in their symptoms and pain, while those using traditional methods didn’t see hardly any improvement.

Can you Buy CBD if you live in an illegal state?

The process is not cut-&-dry, and but thanks to the Farm Bill of 2014, forms of CBD can now be delivered to your doorstep. Those that live in recreational states can purchase CBD cannabis oil which is high in potency and extremely effective for helping to treat severe medical conditions, while those that live in other states that are not medical or recreational can benefit from CBD hemp oil. CBD Hemp oil is perfect for helping to treat a wide range of conditions including anxiety, depression and acute pain. 

Who is NaturalWellNessCBDOil?

My name is Jonathan, and I’ve created this loving resource that is packed with information about CBD oil. I am growing a community on Facebook and are constantly engaging with different people to help them make more informed decisions. I review products on a daily basis and provide unbiased reviews about some of the top CBD oil manufacturers. All the information on the site is FREE; I only ask that you help to share the information you find on the site with other people that are suffering. 

To your health and happiness.