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Can Marijuana Improve Your Sex Life?


March 8, 2017

Cannabidiol oil, or CBD oil, is widely known for its ability to reduce anxiety and relieve aches and pains, but could one of its lesser-known benefits be its ability to improve your sex life? Some industry experts believe so.

But first, what is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is an active cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, accounting for about 40% of the plant’s extract. There are usually much higher levels of CBD in medicinal marijuana compared to recreational marijuana, since CBD does not produce the same high effect that other cannabinoids such as THC do.

CBD is often extracted from cannabis plants in an oil form and sold in weed shops in Denver as a way to treat nausea, inflammation, anxiety and general pain. CBD oil products can be found in many forms including tinctures, capsules, topical creams, and more. It’s recently made a lot of headlines as states that have not legalized marijuana have chosen to legalize CBD oil because of its many medicinal benefits.

Now, back to your sex life.

Both men and women have trouble performing in bed when they become overly anxious. Although there have not been scientific studies done on the subject, many industry experts believe CBD oil is the perfect solution to this problem that plagues people around the world.

Some researchers believe there is a Dual Control Model of sexual responses that consists of both a sexual inhibition system and a sexual excitation system. When the sexual inhibition system is activated, meaning you feel nervous or insecure, then the sexual excitation system cannot be activated, so you can’t enjoy the sexual experience. But, cannabis experts believe CBD oil is the way to calm down your sexual inhibition system to allow yourself to get aroused and connect with your partner in a more intimate way. Learn more about the dual control model of sexual response.

If the thought of lowering your inhibitions to have sex scares you, consider this: as previously mentioned, CBD oil does not produce a high effect in users. So, even though you are lowering your inhibitions, you are not altering your state of mind, which is what makes using CBD oil so different than say, drinking a beer to lower your inhibitions.

If you or your partner suffers from chronic pain, using CBD oil in the bedroom may also be helpful. Conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and chronic migraines can make getting in the mood much more difficult. These health conditions can often severely disrupt a couple’s sex life, but there may be hope for you with CBD oil products. CBD oil can target general or localized pain, depending on which product you choose. If you or your partner can alleviate pain you are feeling with CBD oil, you can let yourself become more wrapped up in the moment and less focused on your discomfort.

For more information on CBD products and how they are used, come by Altitude Dispensary where our knowledgeable budtenders can help you find the right medical or recreational product to suit your needs. Contact Altitude Dispensary for more information today!
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