If the five secrets to great sex are, as one pundit claims, “communication, communication, communication, a sense of humo[u]r, and lubrication,” knowing where to buy CBD products online in Canada should be able to increase your sexual pleasure, exponentially. Whether it can improve your communication skills and your sense of humour is, however, up for debate.
Joking aside, the good news is that “marijuana use is independently associated with increased sexual frequency,” according to a 2017 study. Great sex isn’t, of course, just about quantity, although other studies indicate the more sex you have, the more you want. Lubrication is key to sexual enjoyment for a variety of reasons. If you’re having penetrative sex and you’re not sufficiently wet, it’s going to hurt.
Why Your Natural Lubrication May Not Be Enough
It’s not just peri- and post-menopausal women who may find their response to foreplay doesn’t produce the same amount of natural lubrication it used to.
Common medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants, can cause vaginal dryness, as can dehydration. Hormonal birth control, cigarette smoking, breastfeeding, and differing hormone levels depending on what part of the menstrual cycle you’re experiencing can all affect natural lubrication.
More serious conditions, like autoimmune disorders and the side effects of chemotherapy can also dramatically decrease the amount of natural lubrication produced.
Whether you want to try lube to enhance sexual function or increase your level of arousal, or feel you need it because penetrative sex has become painful for any number of reasons, the good news is there are more choices available now than there have ever been, and experimenting with them can increase the playful quotient if you’re having sex with a partner as well as help you get in the mood if you’re going it alone.
Aren’t All Lubes Basically the Same?
The answer to that question is, most emphatically, no. There are three basic types of lube on the market these days, with subsets of the three different types.
Choosing lube is a matter of identifying the qualities you’re looking for: water-based, oil-based, or silicone-based, thick, slick, or silky. Plus. it’s important to consider additives. There are hundreds of strange additional ingredients now added into lube, to tingle, to stimulate, to numb. CBD lube isn’t really that far out there, and it comes with a host of additives.
When you think of water-based lubes, you may catch yourself thinking K-Y, and you would be correct. A water-based lube that’s one of the oldest on the market. While water-based lubes have many advantages, including the fact that they don’t stain, they do evaporate very quickly and you may have to reapply frequently or use more of them.
But they’re the only way to go if you’re also using condoms, because oil-based lubes destroy condoms. Some water-based lubes contain glycerin, which makes them taste slightly sweet. There are some concerns that lubes that contain glycerin can increase the frequency of yeast infections in women, so read the labels carefully if this is an issue for you or your partner.
Second are oil-based lubes, available in both natural and synthetic varieties. Natural oil-based lubricants use oils like avocado, coconut, vegetable and olive oils, and work well for massage. They can be used internally and ingested safely, but they can also be messy.
They tend to stain, so if that’s what you’re using, put down a towel and save your best lingerie for another sexual encounter. Synthetic oil-based lubricants such as creams or body lotions are safe for external masturbation but not for internal, and all oil-based lube varieties destroy latex condoms. If you’re using condoms either for safe sex or to prevent pregnancy, don’t even think about using an oil-based lube.
The other type of lube available these days is silicone based. If you’re planning an extended session, you may want to invest in a silicone-based lube, because it’s both hypoallergenic and lasts longer than both oil- and water-based lubes, which means it won’t need to be reapplied as often.
Silicon lubes are safe for use with latex condoms but oddly not recommended for use with silicone sex toys, as they can actually break down its own silicone, leaving it gritty and gummy. Silicone-based lube is probably the best kind to use for shower sex, because it’s not water-soluble. You’ll need soap to really wash it off.
What’s So Special About CBD Lube?
The honest answer to this question, as with so much about cannabis, is that we don’t really know yet. The double dilemma: not enough research the effects of various cannabinoids and not enough research into women’s health. Especially in the area of women’s sexual health, we really don’t know how cannabis effects it.
What we do know is that CBD lube won’t get your bits “high.” But since CBD is the cannabinoid that promotes relaxation and relieves anxiety, the combination of sufficient lubrication and the goodness of CBD itself may lead to enhanced pleasure and increased sexual satisfaction.
Since CBD increases blood flow, it’s possible a CBD lube can not only help to put and keep you in the mood, it might also increase the intensity of your orgasm. The creators of many CBD-based lubes tend to combine the CBD with other aphrodisiacs like kava kava that also work on the body’s endocannabinoid system.
Some CBD lubes are made with nanoparticles, which means their effects are almost instantaneous. But remember, those CBD lubes made without nanoparticles may take 10 or 15 minutes to kick in, so take that into account when planning your sexual encounter of the CBD kind.
CBD Lube is a Natural, Safe Alternative to Synthetic Lubes
However you decide to use cannabis to enhance your sexual pleasure, Low Price Bud has an extensive selection of both THC and CBD products available online in Canada. Whether it’s a bath bomb to get you in the mood before your partner arrives, a discreet vape pen to banish thoughts of chores left undone, or some of the best flower you’ve ever smoked, plan to include cannabis as part of your sex life. Your mind, body and soul will thank you.