Is CBD good for sex?

People are using CBD for so many health conditions, it’s no wonder it has become popular in the bedroom too.  Both women and men alike have found that CBD helps to elevate their sexual experiences.


Why is CBD good for sex?  Which is the best CBD for sex?  What is the difference between CBD vs THC for sex?    How is CBD good for sexual health? Let’s dive in!


Internal use of CBD for sexual health


Anxiety around sex can be a problem and debilitating for some, therefore decreasing desire and pleasure.  Alex Capano, medical director for Ananda Hemp and faculty member at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University, explains that CBD may help.


“There’s an important component of calming the mind and really focusing on enjoying,” says Capano.


“Anandamide is our bliss neurotransmitter, and it’s also associated with oxytocin [also known as the ‘cuddle hormone’],” says Capano. “CBD helps increase the natural neurotransmitters and endorphins that we make on our own that ultimately lead to a better sexual experience.” 


It is known that CBD helps calm nerves associated with anxiety.  There have been numerous scientific studies proving this.


But did you know that CBD may help increase libido, balance hormones, and boost fertility? CBD helps the body get back to optimum balance, across ALL body systems! WOW! CBD is different from its well known counterpart, THC, which has a psychoactive effect. Although THC can be useful in many similar applications, internal use can cause a psychoactive response. CBD does not cause a psychoactive response. 


“CBD’s positive effect on a person’s libido stems from its interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is the major regulatory network in humans that consists of two types of receptors and naturally produced neurotransmitters known as endocannabinoids.”

It may also help with Erectile Dysfunction, as there are many cannabinoid receptors in the reproductive organs and CBD increases blood flow to the sexual tissues.” 


Why CBD in a lube?


Topical use of CBD for sexual health 


    Many people, especially women, have painful intercourse.  Painful Intercourse or dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh), is defined as persistent or recurrent genital pain that occurs just before, during or after sex.  Naturally, there are many things to consider like trust, communication, position, and lubricants. 


There are conditions such as vaginismus, vulvodynia, and vulvar vestibulitis, all of which cause discomfort during sex. We know that CBD helps reduce localized pain and inflammation, helps calm tissue, and increases circulation which makes it brilliant to use as a lubricant.


“It relaxes my muscles and allows for much more enjoyable sex,” says Allison Wallis, adding that CBD lube induces a “feeling of warmth and relaxation.”


Molly, formulator and founder of Be Rooted Botanicals,

 talks about Love Lotion Highway 9 


"When I first started Be Rooted Botanicals, I was making only one product, my original CBD Arnica Cream (now called Molly’s Cream.) 


Although the original intention of this product was for pain, I was using it for a body lotion, a face cream, and my husband and I were using it for sensual massage and as a lube.  

My original cream was great for EVERYTHING, but one day it dawned on me that I did not need a nerve calming, pain relieving cream for sex. 


I was actually looking for something to induce pleasure.  So, I went to the lab to create my own sensual pleasure cream. 


I combined CBD and soothing calendula in a base of coconut oil and cocoa butter, and added an array of aphrodisiac essential oils.  This cream smells and feels amazing.  Cocoa Butter, Vanilla, and Cinnamon make you want to eat it. (And you can!) Sandalwood, Neroli, and Vetiver bring some rooty earthiness and floral high notes to the profile.  Love Lotion was born!  (We later added Highway 9 to the name as a play-on-words to the song, and because our workshop is on the iconic stretch of Highway 9 in the Santa Cruz Mountains.)

The ingredients in this cream help to increase blood flow, calm inflammation, soothe irritated tissue, and fight bacteria.  It’s luscious, whipped, and spiced.  I hope you try it if you haven’t already! 


Get Love Lotion Hwy 9 and check out other products at 

~ Molly