In the case of CBD, it’s important to get informed, read labels and purchase products from reputable brands.
CBD lube is a thing, and some people claim it’s amazing. Unlike THC lubricants, which reportedly get you high in a completely different way, CBD doesn’t provide any effects that are too crazy.
Some of CBD’s benefits, such as managing pain and inflammation, are reportedly very helpful for women, especially those who struggle with painful or uncomfortable sex. Like most mucous membranes, the vagina is very absorbent, acting as a sponge and taking in the benefits of the compound in a matter of minutes.
CBD can relax the muscles in the pelvic area, including the uterus, bladder, anal sphincter and pelvic floor. The compound can reportedly improve blood flow as well, facilitating orgasms and making the whole sexual encounter easier.
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When it comes to men, there’s not much that the CBD lube can do other than lubricate. However, Men’s Health says that CBD lubricant can be applied to your butt and that you’d get much of the same effects as when it’s applied to the vagina, so there’s that.
“We do know that CBD acts as a vasodilator, meaning it boosts circulation,” Kiana Reeves, a somatic expert, told Shape magazine. “Increasing blood flow to the genitals and erectile tissue network is the basis for arousal and heightened sensation.”
Still, like most lubricants, it’s important to be aware of what’s in them. In the case of CBD, an industry that remains unregulated, it’s even more important to get informed, read labels and purchase products from reputable brands. That way, you can avoid harmful materials like chemicals, glycerin and more.
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Before using your product, be sure to read the instructions. Some items require the lubricant to be applied a few minutes beforehand or aren’t compatible with condoms and silicone toys. Still, this all sounds pretty promising if you’re a CBD enthusiast who’s also looking for something new and sexy.