CBD and Painful Sex

Lube up and get high before you get laid!

Harmony S
3 min readJul 7, 2022


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CBD, the non-psychoactive counterpart to THC, has been established as a solution to several ailments. Common reasons for using CBD treatment are minimizing depression, anxiety, nausea, and general chronic pain. Pelvic pain during sex is no exception. CBD research swelled since the legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in several states. As an adequate substitute for pharmaceutical painkillers, CBD therapy has proven to be a stable, non addictive treatment for painful sex due to vaginismus or psychologically related issues.

What is CBD?

Very simply, CBD is a cannabinoid chemical that works by attaching to certain receptors that affect the body in a particular way. The CB1 receptors are responsible for coordination and mood, while CB2 receptors influence inflammation and pain perception. Naturally, these are relevant factors to how a woman enjoys sex.

Ways to Consume CBD

CBD does not have to be smoked. Rather, topical applications as well as tincture forms are best suited to treat sexual issues. However, other forms of consumption exist, such as sprays, edibles, and even CBD-isolate in pill form. CBD rich lubricants are also available, such as CaraGold or Foria Pleasure. However, these are oil-based, and so latex condom use must be avoided due to possible breakage. The CBD infused lubricants work by loosening the surrounding tissues and encouraging more blood flow in the vagina, allowing for penetration to be an easier and more pleasurable activity. Right now, CBD-suppositories are thriving on the market and studies are being conducted to further understand their efficacy in light of pelvic pain.

CBD as an Aphrodisiac

Moreover, CBD can behave as an aphrodisiac. CBD can relax any stressors, allowing for more intimate thoughts rather than anxious ones. This can amount to more orgasms and thus a more satisfying sex life. Nascent research has confirmed that CBD can improve your sex life by loosening inhibitions as well as reducing pain, whether the pain be physical or psychological in origin. Many anecdotes online can be found to corroborate this. In addition to improving sex for women, CBD can also help men by suppressing…



Harmony S

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