We read it sometimes, the cannabis use in general and CBD in particular could have positive impacts on sexual activity. As often, the exact reasons for this phenomenon are still little understood by science. Once is not custom, the link between cannabis use and improved libido has yet been clearly established. This does not mean, however, that the results are systematic. By understanding how cannabinoids interact with our body and by taking some precautions, it is however possible to maximize their effects on the quality and frequency of intercourse. Weedy tells you more!
According to a long-term study from the very serious Stanford University of Medicine, there is a definite link between cannabis and sex. Specifically, consuming marijuana leads to increased sexual intercourse among consumers. Be careful, this does not mean that a little joint at the end of the evening will always lead you to a particularly active night. Nevertheless, the results are significant:
- The cannabis smokers in the study had on average 20% more sex than non-consumers.
- Cannabis consumption stimulates areas of the brain related to arousal and sexual activity.
- These results are valid for both men and women.
In view of the first scientific studies on the subject, the consumption of cannabis would thus influence sexual activity via two main levers: reduction of anxiety and improvement of libido.
CBD and reduction of anxiety before sex
Taken before sexual activity, CBD above all allows the consumer to regain confidence in him. This is both true because of the real effects of the substances contained in cannabis (soothing, relaxation, muscle relaxation, etc.) and via a certain psychological factor. It is for these same reasons that it is possible to fight against panic attacks and anxiety with CBD.
Cannabis and libido: a marriage of love?
According to Freud (and yes, sex is a serious subject!), Libido is a kind of sexual drive, an energy that manifests itself to make us want to take action. By acting directly on our libido, cannabis would therefore be a drug that makes you want to have sex. But there is no question here of relying only on quantity, the quality would also be more easily to go!
Effects of cannabis on female libido
A study published in 2019 looked specifically at the relationship between marijuana use and women’s sexuality. Based on the study of the sexual activity of 373 individuals, it determined that cannabis would allow women to be more satisfied overall, at various levels:
- Increased libido,
- Achievement of orgasm,
- Better lubrication,
- Less pain during intercourse,
- Better overall satisfaction level.
Effects of cannabis on male libido
This same study also confirmed the conclusions of that carried out by Stanford University by arguing that male consumers made love more often on average than non-consumers. It also appears, but more research needs to be done, that cannabinoids do not cause drug interactions with erectile dysfunction treatments such as Viagra or Cialis.
For both men and women, however, it remains essential to monitor your cannabis consumption, even legal, and not to do anything to improve your sex life.
Cannabis and sex: tips
We have seen it, cannabis and sex go hand in hand. However, classic cannabis, understand that containing THC, can also have side effects. Common risks include:
- Pasty mouth,
- Slowness (and therefore difficulties in reaching orgasm),
- Lack of motivation.
In heavy consumers, we must add to this a potential drop in the quality of sperm as well as the quality of the erection. It is more or less the exact opposite of effects sought in the combination of sex and cannabis. Be reassured all the same, the disadvantages of cannabis remain very far from those caused by drugs which make you want to make love harder and gathered in a set of practices responding to the name of chemsex (“chemical sex”).
However, cannabis containing THC is not necessarily ideal for enjoying full sexual activity, especially in large doses. CBD is therefore emerging as an ideal alternative : legal, non-psychoactive and without notorious side effects.
CBD and Sex: the winning alternative
Free from side effects, CBD doesn’t have to pale in front of THC-rich strains which, let’s remember for all intents and purposes, are illegal. This good old cannabidiol indeed presents, in perfect legality, non-negligible benefits: relaxation, relaxation, awareness of the environment and its partner. With such virtues, all the elements come together to enjoy a fulfilling sex life.
If you are considering using CBD to enhance your sexual activity, it is important to consider that we all react to CBD differently. No need to apply a friend’s magic recipe to the letter, the ideal dosage may be very different for you. In order to familiarize yourself with the substance, you can turn to our high quality and varied tasting CBD oils, start with a low concentration and gradually increase until you achieve the desired effects.
For the more adventurous, there are now also massage oils, bubble baths and even CBD lubricant! About what increase his pleasure by using only the virtuous effects offered by the plant.