These are some of the best CBD lubricants that promise to relax and reinvigorate all the right places during sex without getting you high. By now, we all know how great CBD is for our overall wellness and for our sex life, but do you know what products are the most trustworthy? Ask anybody who uses CBD on, in, or around their private parts , and you’ll likely hear them rave about such-and-such lubricant and all the goodness it brings to the bedroom. But f Tingly, feel-good cannabis lubes, arousal gels, and other sex enhancers might just be the best way to enjoy CBD.
The 10 Best CBD Lubes to Buy in 2022, According to Experts
Your vagina won’t feel high, but it may get very, very happy.
Nowadays, CBD is in everything from dog treats to bath bombs, so it was only a matter of time before it wound up in your privates. But what do the best CBD lubes do? And should you try one?
Let’s start with personal lubricants in general: Even if you don’t have problems with vaginal dryness or pain during sex, extra moisture can make sex more fun. Among other more romantic and esoteric things, “Sex is basically applied friction for pleasure, and lubrication can facilitate smoother interaction,” says Brandye Wilson-Manigat, M.D., an OB-GYN in Pasadena, California. You may generate your own wetness just fine, but “using a lube can change the sensation and will usually up the pleasure factor,” she adds.
How does CBD lube work?
When used in lube form, CBD—short for cannabidiol, a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant that does not make you high—“may increase the level of sensation, because it causes vasodilation,” explains Dr. Wilson-Manigat, meaning it widens the veins to bring more blood to the area. She adds that it may also have anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory effects. “For women who are having trouble with things like vestibulitis and vaginismus, they might benefit from using that type of lube because it decreases the sensation of pain,” she says.
Note the use of the word “may” in all of the above. That’s because “there really is no scientific research on CBD being used in the vagina or as a personal lubricant,” says Stacia Woodcock, Pharm.D., a dispensary manager for Curaleaf. In fact, there isn’t much firm data on CBD for almost any use, and people’s responses are highly individual. Woodcock says that women’s sexual pain doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should, and while she’s glad some are experiencing relief, it’s hard to separate the placebo effect from the effect of the CBD itself. “I would love to see real research behind it. If it is what people are saying and we can know more about it, we can put it to use to better help women,” she says.
The other big unknown is CBD dosing—we don’t know a ton about how much people should take, or even how much gets absorbed through mucous membranes like the vagina and the mouth, Woodcock says. For that reason, you want to “start low and go slow,” she says—the same advice you’d follow if you were taking CBD orally.
As far as side effects go, CBD is thought to be safe. “The biggest thing is that it can make you super drowsy and tired, and that will take a few hours to go away,” explains Dr. Wilson-Manigat.
How to choose the best CBD lube
Check in with your doctor. Most importantly, Dr. Wilson-Manigat recommends checking with your doc before using CBD, as it can change your blood levels of certain medications. Before you even start browsing, it’s a good idea to make sure you can actually use these kinds of lubricants.
Patch test. Before doing the deed, apply some of your chosen CBD lube to your arm to make sure you’re not allergic—much like you would with a new skincare product. And bear in mind that a lube may contain other ingredients, such as capsaicin or peppermint, that can make things tingly or irritate your skin, too.
Prioritize transparency. Because CBD lands in sort of a medical gray area, Woodcock recommends looking for a lube brand that’s transparent about ingredients and does third-party testing. “It’s a sensitive area, and you don’t want to use a product that might have heavy metals or pesticides,” she says. “And just because it says ‘CBD lube’ doesn’t mean there’s any CBD in there.”
The Best CBD Products For Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy
By now, we all know how great CBD is for our overall wellness and for our sex life , but do you know what products are the most trustworthy? Ask anybody who uses CBD on, in, or around their private parts , and you’ll likely hear them rave about such-and-such lubricant and all the goodness it brings to the bedroom. But finding the right product for you is another thing.
There’s no shame in deep research when it comes to picking products to make your sex life better. CBD is often cited as an effective anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever –which is excellent news for women who struggle with menstrual or sexual pain. Plus, CBD is probably best known for helping people relax, which means more pleasure.
We’ve rounded up nine fan-favorite CBD products that can be used to increase pleasure and make for a better sex life. Enjoy!
The CBD Lube That Started It All
Awaken by Foria is one of the most praised CBD lubes, and for good reason. This natural arousal oil turns you on and promotes your own natural lubrication (while providing some itself by way of coconut oil). For those who are dealing with pain or physical tension, Awaken can help dismiss that. Users also say using Awaken makes it easier to achieve orgasms, too. Foria customer Taylor says, “ Not only can I reach an orgasm for the first time ever, but we can also go for multiple rounds without me being in extreme pain afterwards! This product has saved both my sex life and my relationship.” Strong endorsement, there.
Eye Cream for Your Vagina, Basically
Treat your most sensitive bits to some everyday TLC. Quim’s site says the Happy Clam oil is “designed to keep your quim happy, healthy and moisturized. Think of it as eye cream for your vagina .” We pamper our bodies and faces, so why not vulvas, too? You can apply the Happy Clam oil anytime your vulva needs some extra love. Rub some on before bed, after bathing, after sex, you name it. And you’ll be happy as a clam.
Sexy Oil for Sexy Times
Time to really ramp up the pleasure? Try out this sexy vanilla-scented oil to enhance sensitivity and increase blood flow. Multiple plant ingredients work together to get you all turned on and lubed up. MCT oil provides lubrication, and of course, CBD can relax your vagina and help relieve pain for some great sex. As an added bonus, hemp seed oil will moisturize and soften your skin and condition your pubes, if you rock ‘em. Win-win!
For Major Pain Relief
In so much pain from your period that you can’t even *think* about having pleasurable sex? Foria’s suppositories go inside of you to work right at the source of pain. Each little suppository packs a punch: a full 100mg of CBD. They can be inserted into the vagina or into the rectum. People with periods love these suppositories for general period cramps or pain that comes along with conditions like endometriosis. Plus, there’s a 50mg option if you prefer to start there.
For Head to Toe Use
This one’s not for your privates; it can be used head to toe! Queue you and/or your partner(s) massaging it onto each others’ problem spots for some soothing, sexy, and pain-relieving foreplay. On top of being infused with CBD, this lotion is jam packed with essential oils including mandarin, geranium, and cedar, all while being light and fast absorbing. You’ll love it.
Puff, Puff, Relax
Sometimes it can be hard to shut off our minds when we’re trying to get in the mood. Enter: Miss Grass’ XXX hemp mini pre-roll joints for sex. Each mini has organic full-spectrum hemp flower and organic adaptogenic herbs, blended for high passion and a playful lift. Since there’s less than the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC per box, you’ll feel all the good vibes without the high. They’re chic and fast acting—prob the best benefit of smokable hemp of all.
Moisturize & Pleasurize
This bad boy isn’t just a lube, it’s an all-natural, chemical-free lube. It’s made with a base of aloe vera to moisturize your delicate skin, and lock that moisture in. Plant aphrodisiacs like kava root, maca root, and horny goat weed (shocker) help perk up the pleasure even more.
Soak Away Your Troubles
Taking a bath is one of our favorite ways to wind down before a bedroom session. The more relaxed you are before sex (whether solo or with a partner) the better it’s likely to be, and the easier it will be for you to have an orgasm. A bath with a CBD bath bomb is the ultimate way to wind down and get in the zone. Throw in a bath bomb at your strength of choice (50mg, 100mg, or 200mg) and feel all your troubles melt away, paving the way for pleasure.
Ashley Laderer is a writer from New York who specialises in mental health, lifestyle, and music, and is obsessed with dollar pizza slices and her two chihuahuas, Starr and Miley.
The Best CBD-Infused Lubes and Sex Stuff
Tingly, feel-good CBD lubes, arousal gels, and other sex enhancers might just be the best way to enjoy cannabinoids.
Like natural wine and e-girl makeup, CBD has gone fully mainstream. And while we’re here for it, there have been many times when we’ve wondered if all of this [dumps out potato sack] is just a bunch of 21st-century snake oil. I mean, CBD is in our drinks, gummies, and socks. It’s even in our sex lives, or trying to be, as evidenced through a rise in cannabis lubes, arousal oils, and other sexy hemp treasures you can find in dispensaries and on mega sex retailer websites like Adam & Eve, Ella Paradis, and Babeland.
But all these horny, promising CBD potions might indeed be one of the best ways to reap the alleged benefits of the compound (such as reduced anxiety and muscle pain relief). Of course sex and CBD are peas in a pod. Studies have shown that cannabis use can result in higher sexual satisfaction and better orgasms. Lubricants, tinctures, oils, and what-have-you are not only primo for life tools to have on hand for getting in le mood, but can really help people who have vaginal dryness during sex, and especially those going through menopause. As VICE writer Ryan Bassil explained in a whopper review of various CBD goodies, “You’re going to need to splash out to feel any real benefit from CBD.” So, yeah. Fetch that lube cannon.
Adding lube—especially lube packed with feel-good compounds—to sex is like adding Maldon salt atop a hot chocolate chip cookie. Think of it as a garnish for your fun bits—and with the added muscle-relaxing effects of CBD, why would you ever get that sauce on the side?
The cannabinoid x sexual pleasure crossover products make so much sense, really, that it’s almost embarrassing for us to be having this National Treasure epiphany. Yes, CBD will affect everyone differently in the sack, but if you’re going to give it a go, these cannabinoid sexessories (sorry) are some of the top-rated gems on the market.