I recently got asked this question so I decided to try and answer it the best way that I could. The problem is that I actually couldn’t find any clinical studies to show any real benefits. The only information that I could find is from “sex experts” and from the companies making the CBD lube products.
“CBD lube can lead to increased sensitivity for some, and most experience relaxation which creates more willingness to receive pleasurable touch which in turn may lead to better and stronger orgasms,” says Tammy Nelson, PhD, a board certified sexologist and the author of Getting the Sex You Want.
In the United States, by law CBD products are required to have less than 0.3% of THC. With such a tiny amount of THC, it is questionable that there could be any possible effect at all from a CBD infused lube.
Let’s assume that the anecdotal information is accurate and that there are benefits to be had by using a CBD lube, there are things to know to help make the most out of its potential benefits.
“Some women may experience heightened sensation and better orgasms with the use of CBD lube,” Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician in OB-GYN and maternal fetal medicine
CBD oils need to be absorbed into the body and have time to circulate in order to have any effect, this “activation” time is usually 15-20 minutes, so slapping some CBD lube on a handy penis or toy and going right to work is not going to benefit at all from the CBD oil in the lube.
CBD Lube, again assuming that the anecdotal reports are true, is better to be used as a “pre-lube”, since you need the time for it to be active in your system. Using a tool like a Lube Shooter to inject the CBD into a vagina or anus would be the most effective use of the product.
“CBD lube might help increase arousal and receptivity to touch“, said San Francisco-based sexologist Diana Urman, but it’s not guaranteed to get someone in the mood.
We have tried a CBD lube ourself and really couldn’t tell any different in sensation. I am more inclined to believe that the “benefits” are more mental than actually physical. Trying something new, and possibly a little taboo can make most anyone feel more aroused and make for a better experience. Perhaps, if there was more THC present in the product, our conclusion may well very different. For right now, in my opinion, the only people benefiting from CBD lube are the people promoting it manufacturing it.
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