Could CBD help your sex life and boost your libido?
If you are living a stressful life, are in pain, on certain meds or feeling anxious, then chances are this will have an impact on your libido. There are many things that CBD may help with, and one of them is libido, whether directly or indirectly impacted.
In this blog, we are going to explore how and why CBD may help your sex drive.
Possible reasons for a low sex drive
Some days you just might not be in the mood, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, if you start to notice a real decline in your libido that isn’t temporary, then it might be worth thinking about why.
Here are a few reasons why you might have a drop in your libido:
- Point in your cycle – Before and during ovulation you should notice a spike in your sex drive, it’s nature’s way of getting you to make babies!
- Menopause – If you are going through menopause you might find that you don’t feel as up for it. This can be due to a drop and shift in hormones.
- Stress at work or home – Being stressed will probably put sex right down the bottom of the list.
- Medications – Certain meds can interfere with your desire for sex.
- Anxiety and depression – When you are feeling anxious or depressed you might not consider sex at all.
How does CBD work for sex drive?
If you are going through a particularly stressful time in your life, chances are you won’t be in the mood for sex. That’s normal, it just won’t be on your list of priorities. Research has found that CBD helps to regulate cortisol, which is the stress activating hormone. A dose of CBD could be just what you need to reduce the stress you are feeling.
Improves your mood
CBD may help your body to use its serotonin more effectively and boost your mood. Who wants to have sex when they’re in a foul mood after all?
Some people have anxiety about sexual performance, which will, of course, reduce libido. CBD has been studied and found to reduce social anxiety. In a study involving rats, it was also shown that CBD may reduce signs of anxiety such as increased heart rate.
Helps with pain
For someone suffering from pain, sex might be the last thing you’re thinking about. CBD is said to change the way in which we perceive pain, using the human endocannabinoid system and CB1 and CB2 receptors. Reducing your pain might make you more in the mood.
CBD helps to increase blood flow and nerve sensation. As a result, this may help to enhance orgasms and sexual pleasure.
Low sex drive
There is also a theory that cannabis directly impacts sex drive activity in the brain. In a 2017 study, researchers found that cannabis activated the part of people’s brains which controls sexual arousal.
Side effects of CBD
The great thing about CBD is that there are no documented side effects when used correctly. You might find that if you get your dose wrong you could feel tired or you could feel sick taking CBD on an empty stomach.
How to introduce CBD into your sex life to boost sex drive
Of course, you can simply take a dropper of CBD oil every day without getting your partner involved. Or you might consider using a CBD massage oil, edibles or lubricants with your partner.