Cannabidiol (CBD) oil can boost your sex life in a number of ways i.e. it can help in relieving sexual anxiety, sexual communication amongst others.
What connection does cannabis plant have with orgasm?
This is a question often asked by many. However, the answer to this question lies in a marvellous structure present in our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System. A complicated network of neutral and chemical pathways situated in the human brain, the central nervous system and other peripheral organs. Stimulation of these neurochemical pathways by cannabinoids leads to many positive effects, including orgasm.
Science & Research
The ability of the cannabis plant to manipulate this endocannabinoid system has triggered a lot of interest in scientists. A research study published in the Journal of sexual medicine in 2017 aimed at investigating the level of endocannabinoids in healthy female and male subjects prior to and after masturbation to orgasm. Scientists discovered that the level of endocannabinoid 2-AG was elevated in study participants after masturbation.
A conclusion was drawn that the endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in human sexual act and responses. However, there is absolutely a need for further research on this subject to verify the role of 2-AG during its release in the human sexual act. If cannabinoids are used to manipulate this process, then the entire process could be kick-started, allowing users to replicate the reward chemical reactions.
Using CBD oil as a sex lube
Research by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have found that as many as 75 percents of women experience some form of pain during sexual activity. The main issue being penetration. It makes a lot of sense using CBD oil to act as a lube. CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can inhibit irritation so long as it is made with coconut oil base.
CBD has the ability to combat inflammation and pain, but it also has a myriad of benefits. For instance, it acts as a smart molecule to help the mind and body dynamically, depending on the condition and location of the issue. It also enhances homeostasis of the whole body, meaning, it creates balance.
A study conducted in 2009 by Nagarkatti et al., discovered that CBD had at least 50 different active mechanisms. So while analgesics combat just pain, cannabidiol can tackle many problems simultaneously. For women, it helps them relax and enjoy the sexual act. It is not surprising that it also leads to better orgasms.
CBD oil for erectile dysfunction
Aside from using CBD oil as a sex lube, there are other areas where CBD oil can be applied curatively. For example, CBD oil can be used to cure erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is very common in men above 50 years of age. The main cause is due to a sluggish blood flow and damage to the tissue. In most cases, this damage is caused by dioxins and other toxic chemicals present in our environment. Including our meals (in very large quantities), especially meat.
Production of hormones
Research has shown that these toxins cause erectile dysfunction and low sperm count. Current research has indicated that cannabidiol oil rids the body of these toxins and prevents it from accumulating in adipocytes (fat cells). The oil, which doesn’t have any psychoactive effect has been proven to enhance production of hormones. This can help alleviate some sexual dysfunctions such as impotency, infertility and performance anxiety.
The endocannabinoid system plays a vital role in regulating spermatogenesis, synthesis of sex hormones as well as regulation of sperm functions. Research scientist believe that phytocannabinoid-based activation of the endocannabinoid system can treat or even cure infertility in the male by modulating the underlying causative factors.
CBD oil and testosterone
To understand this, we will have to examine the endocannabinoid system and male reproduction. The endocannabinoid is integrated into the male reproductive system. Endocannabinoid receptors and even cannabinoid receptors are present in the testicular tissues including the Leydig cells, the Sertoli and even in the sperm.
The endocannabinoid system has also established its presence in some areas of the hypothalamus responsible for releasing the gonadotropin-releasing hormone – which in turn triggers the release of follicle stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone. It is thus obvious that the endocannabinoid system is deeply integrated into the reproductive system.
The endocannabinoid system is linked closely to the HPG axis because CB1 receptors are present in the Leydig cells, the anterior pituitary and the Sertoli cells. After establishing this relationship, what is the conclusion on CBD and testosterone?
First off, studies have shown that smoking marijuana does not affect the level of testosterone. Other studies argue otherwise.
Cannabidiol does not bind directly to CB1 and CB2 receptors. It has more favourable effects on the male reproductive system compared to THC. Conversely, THC in excess quantities does not do any good to the male reproductive health because it binds directly to the CB2 and CB1 receptors resulting in a modulatory response in the tissues (hypothalamus, testis etc…)
Cannabidiol exerts a protective effect for testosterone in the liver. It equally inhibits testosterone synthesis in Leydig cells. Nevertheless, it does not reduce the levels of testosterone in the serum. It only slows down the process of production, while it is in the bloodstream, but then testosterone production is restored to its normal level once the cannabidiol is gone. There is no long-term damage done to the system. It only seems like the body is prioritizing the CBD while it is present.
Cannabidiol also reduces the levels of cortisol and prolactin in the body. This is beneficial to men as cortisol and prolactin levels correlate inversely with testosterone levels in research.
CBD oil for sex
The following group of people would benefit greatly from the many benefits of CBD oil:
People with anxiety issues
CBD plays a role in relieving anxiety. People do have anxiety issues during sex – thinking about their smell, shape, responsiveness, and even arousal. Dabbing a high CBD strain prior to sex may help you ease off.
People suffering from acute or chronic pain
CBD oil alleviates pain during sex. Pain is one of the reasons why some couples have issues with their sex life. The pain may be caused by a migraine, injuries in the shoulders or joints, and fibromyalgia. Though conventional drugs boast of pain relief, rarely do they meet the user’s demands. Research has shown that CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain. Once pain is combated, sex life is ok.
It enhances sexual communication
Communication is one of the major problems in sex. Using CBD oil makes one become more expressive than before. Also, they focus more on the activity beforehand. It creates awareness and natural communication.
CBD oil promotes sensuality
Because CBD makes people think clearly while enhancing communication, it triggers a sexual response, and by extension, sexual bonding. The major advantage here is that it has no toxic limits. In some cases, doctors may prescribe excess doses to various ailments without it causing any side effects. Promoting sensuality in the bedroom greatly enhances the sexual act and creates an energy for intense sexual activity.
CBD oil Vs Viagra
Viagra, known scientifically as sildenafil citrate is a synthetic drug used for erectile dysfunction. It has some side effects that may not be pleasant to experience. CBD oil is the best alternative to Viagra. Aside from preventing erectile dysfunction, CBD oil may allow the user witness significant improvements in general health.
A happy relationship is based on a healthy sex life. Many relationships end due to sex-related issues. CBD oil could save your relationship or marriage. From all indications above, using CBD oil for sex can enhance communication between you and your partner, facilitate bonding and sensuality, thus, allowing you and your partner to enjoy a happy sex life.