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Recently, a lot of hubbub has come about regarding cannabis and sex. While some people believe it enhances the scenario, others may think the opposite. Not to mention, there are a lot of people that don’t even know there’s a correlation between the two!

That’s exactly why, today, we’re talking all about cannabis and sex, baby. Though it may not be the most conventional relationship (or conversation), it’s an important one to get all the facts straight. 

Cannabis and Sex: What’s the Deal?

An Intro to the ECS

Real quick, before diving into cannabis and sex as a whole, let’s talk about the operations of the body system called the endocannabinoid system.

Also known simply as ECS, the endocannabinoid system is one of the cell-signaling networks in the body which regulates different bodily functions. For example, ECS regulates sleep patterns, moods, appetite, and even the reproductive system. In addition, the ECS performs all its functions through its three major components: endocannabinoid, enzymes, and receptors. These cannabinoid receptors are found all over the body. In the male and female reproductive systems and sexual tissues, especially the ovaries and testes, the cannabinoid receptor targets type-1 and type-2  (CB1 and CB2)  are present.

One interesting fact about how the ECS works is that you don’t need to use any cannabis product for the system to be active. Thus, it is safe to say that all humans naturally produce endocannabinoids. However,  THC attaches to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other parts of the body when one takes CBD products, while the CBD helps to modulate any effect of the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Either way, CBD triggers certain responses in the body.

Now that you understand the ECS and how it works, let’s proceed to check out how using cannabis can affect your sex life.

Cannabis And Sex: Is There A Connection?

Using cannabis-infused products can have so many positive impacts on your sex life. However, the level of impact it has depends on different factors. Whether you are a man or a woman, your body mass index is one factor that determines the level to which cannabis affects your sex life.

Cannabis, Intimacy, and Women

There are different studies showing that using CBD products has the following impacts on women:

  1. It makes the overall sexual experience more enjoyable and pleasurable for women because it has the potential to reduce sexual inhibition in most women. It also helps them to increase their confidence and makes some women more adventurous in the bedroom.
  2. Some CBD products help to make sex less painful for women.
  3. CBD products could also help to reduce anxiety and stress, which generally improves sexual functions. Generally, CBD products remain a better alternative to alcohol consumption for those who want to reduce anxiety. This is a better alternative because it would not leave you with hangovers or any fuzzy memory.
  4. It aids intense stimulation.
  5. CBD products increase sex drive for some women.
  6. It also improves orgasms for some women as it helps to heighten sensations such as sight, smell, and sense of touch.
  7. If you have issues with dryness which always makes sex painful, then a CBD lubricant can help relieve the pain and also improve your sexual performance.

The Benefits of Cannabis on Men’s Sexual Performance

Cannabis doesn’t discriminate against any gender, so men are not left out of its benefits to sex.

For men, medical marijuana can help to improve their sexual performance generally as it makes them less anxious.

  1. If you are a man and have issues controlling your ejaculation, you may want to try some CBD products.
  2. CBD is good for increasing blood flow as well as nerve sensation. Thus, it helps men enjoy more intense organs and makes sex more pleasurable 

However, please note that when it comes to some men, CBD products may affect them negatively, especially when it comes to wrong dosing. In addition, some men have reported that they had increased erectile dysfunction when they used CBD. Therefore, it is always advisable to consult us at Elevate Holistics.

So, while weed doesn’t necessarily make sex better, it has a lot of effects that can be helpful to sex if you choose to try it out.

The Best Types of Products to Understand Cannabis and Sex

There are so many cannabis products that open the doors to you enjoying sex. To make it easier for you to choose, let us look at some of these products.

 Cannabis massage oils:  This is a good option for first-time users. Cannabis massage oil is applied topically.  By using cannabis massage oil around your intimate areas, it will help amplify sensation around those areas. You don’t need a soothsayer to tell you how pleasurable this can be.

  1. Lubricants: The lubricants are good to reduce vaginal dryness and reduce pain during sex. Like the oil, it also helps to intensify sensation, and some help increase blood flow to the genitals.
  2. Suppositories: These are small medications that you can insert into your vagina, and once it melts, it is absorbed into the body. It has a lot of immediate benefits, such as helping to increase pressure and enhance stimulation.  It also helps to reduce pain.
  3. Vapes: When you talk about CBD vapes, you are talking about pleasure. So many CBD companies have these vape pens. When you inhale the vapor from the vape pen, you open yourself to different pleasurable feelings such as increased desire and eventually intense orgasm.
  4. Edibles: this comes in different forms, including edible chocolates that contain a carefully selected dose of cannabis. They usually contain other ingredients with aphrodisiac effects.  Edibles are so good for arousal and libido, and just by chewing one or two, you are ready for an amazing time between the sheets. Edibles are known to have effects all around the body.

Letting Elevate Be Your Go-To For All Things Cannabis

When it comes to cannabis and sex, there is no definite universal formula. This is because the body reacts differently and is affected by different other factors. Thus while using vape pens could help some, another person may not get anything from this.

There is another issue with dosing, and it is generally agreed that to enjoy the aphrodisiac benefits of cannabis, it is best consumed in low to relatively moderate doses. To get the best recommendations based on peculiar needs, we at Elevate Holistics are here to help you. From selecting the right CBD product to making recommendations on dosage, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

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About the author

Michael Lawal is a seasoned content writer with specialized expertise in the medical cannabis industry. With a background that blends journalism and health sciences, Michael has a knack for translating complex medical cannabis research into accessible and engaging content. His writing portfolio showcases a range of work from informative articles and research summaries to patient education materials. Committed to raising awareness about the benefits and responsible use of medical cannabis, Michael's work is a valuable resource for both consumers and professionals in the field.
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