Updated: Nov 2, 2022
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What strains are recommended? CBD lube can be good to reduced pain. In 2014, a review found that sativa strains may improve ejaculatory and sexual performance. Currently, research does not indicate that certain strains are better than others. Most say that dosage and method of delivery are more important to receive the benefits.
Best Strains for Libido
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Best Strains for Masturbation
Best Strains for Anxiety (Sexual Performance Anxiety)
Best Strains for Pain
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What Terpenes Help with Sexual Health?
Limonene - Makes you feel light, relieves stress, and creates a sense of euphoria
Linalool - May enhance your single handed session
Of course these terpenes are the ones to choose, but what about the terpenes that are a total killjoy to your sexual health? Myrcene in high concentrates should definitely be avoided since it will potentially turn you into a "couch potato", UNLESS the intercourse is a solo mission. Motivation and Energy WILL NOT root from this terpene, which are two things essential to engage and achieve an orgasm. But keep in mind, only YOU can determine what works best for you. What works best for Mary may not work as well with Jane.
What do patients need to know about this topic?
A 2019 study suggests that cannabis may improve female satisfaction with orgasm. However, a 2015 review indicated that chronic use of cannabis can lower a males sex drive. Another 2019 study found that adult males consuming 300-600 mg of CBD has significantly reduced anxiety symptoms - which can be beneficial for reducing anxiety before sexual activities.
While cannabis can help women with their sex drive, improved orgasms and decreased pain, men don't have quite the same effects. Cannabis use in men may cause erectile dysfunction, which can be a mix of organic and psychologic factors. "One of the possible mechanisms is attributed to the endocannabinoid system through the binding of receptors in thee paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus which regulates ED and sexual behavior in males."
Studies have shown that edibles are not the best way to go for partnered sex because they can be too slow and unpredictable. You and your partner could peak at different times. Vaginal and anal suppositories can bee good as a lubricant and help mitigate pain during and after sex. Always start low and go slow - doing can truly make or break your experience. Last but not least, always remember to get consent and set CLEAR boundaries with your sexual partner.