Does CBD Help with Intimacy?
CBD sleep gummies are great not because they make you sleepy but because they may trip our parasympathetic nervous system into action. It’s more about achieving a relaxed state where the body switches into a mode of conserving energy, slows our heart rate and increases gland activity that gets us to that natural state where sleep is never far away. It’s the exact state we want our bodies and minds in if we want to drift off into that vital REM that can rejuvenate us for our next day. Following that line of thinking, we should also consider what else we can accomplish when we are in that parasympathetic mode.
The parasympathetic nervous system is a division of the autonomic nervous system, a system that works without our conscious thought, regulating things like blood pressure, breathing and sexual responses. It works autonomously from the rest of the nervous system and basically moves between 2 phases, the sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic system is in action when we feel like we may be in danger. It is the fight or flight mode, which obviously is not very helpful when we want to fall asleep or make love. The parasympathetic system is what we need when we are ready to relax or have a sexual encounter.
...according to Dr. Koushik Shaw, MD, of the Austin Urology Institute, cannabis can also help you achieve erection by calming you down in situations where you might otherwise be too stressed to be aroused.
“In general, a little bit of alcohol or a little bit of marijuana or CBD could potentially help [you achieve erection] in some cases, especially if anxiety or anxiousness plays into a role of a situational erectile dysfunction,” he says.
CBD is no viagra. Don’t get me wrong. However, CBD for stress can help us in many ways since when you are stressed out, you are likely in the sympathetic nervous system mode. If taking CBD for anxiety helps switch us over to the parasympathetic mode, then perhaps it can help prevent the anxiety that a new or unexpected sexual encounter often brings about. An all-natural pure CBD will not have any psychoactive effects that often come with bouts of nervousness.
Imagine indulging in some CBD cookies with your partner while watching a romantic movie on Netflix in bed. Perhaps 30 minutes to an hour later, tensions from a stressful day of work or kids that just won’t cooperate with bedtime preparations like teeth brushing, finally wash away. It’s a perfect opportunity for a moment of intimacy. It may take a CBD 1000mg tincture bottle or a few CBD gummies to get you there, but you can see how you could get there. CBD is all about just helping us get into that relaxed mode which helps us with so many things, but also often feels so very far away.
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