Need the best CBD oil lube? Learn what is CBD oil, and its benefits as a personal lubricant in this article. Right now, CBD- and THC-infused lube are all the rage, but is it worth it? We spoke to a few different sex experts to get more information on both.
Can You Use Hemp Oil As Lube?
CBD oil or cannabis-infused oil can be used as a personal lubricant, provided you are not allergic to any ingredients that have been used in that particular product.
There are many different CBD oils available in the market. Some of them are good only as external massage oils, while others are made with natural and organic ingredients that work during foreplay as well as a personal lubricant during intercourse.
In this post, I’ll discuss what is CBD oil, and its benefits as a personal lubricant.
- Yes, Pillow Talk Can Boost Your Sexual Appetite! Discover how cozy conversations can increase Intimacy post-sex.
- Also, read our tips on How To Talk About Sex In A New Relationship.
Here’s what I’ll cover:
What is CBD?
CBD or cannabidiol is a natural chemical compound found in the cannabis sativa plant. You may know the cannabis plant by its other popular names of marijuana or hemp.
The cannabis plant has two major active chemicals – CBD and THC.
While THC or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is a psychoactive compound, meaning when consumed it’ll give you a sense of euphoria or “high.”
CBD, however, is not psychoactive. So, you don’t get high from CBD oil or lube.
CBD is usually infused in oils, creams and lubricants to provide pain relief and impart a relaxed feeling. When you apply CBD lube to your vagina, it gives a tingly sensation. You also feel a higher level of sensitivity to touch and penetration.
Side note: If you come across a product with hemp seed oil, understand that it is not the same as a CBD oil. CBD oil is extracted from the cannabis plant (using its leaves, stalks, etc) versus hemp seed oil extracted from the seeds.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is basically any body oil, like coconut or olive oil infused with cannabidiol. It can be used as a massage oil as well as a personal lubricant. Just remember that oil tends to break down latex so avoid oil based lubricants when using a latex condom.
The Coconu Hemp Infused Body Oil, for instance, contains 150mg CBD. This CBD is derived from broad-spectrum industrial hemp with non-detectable (<0.1%) levels of THC.
Want to try Coconu Hemp Infused Body Oil? Buy it now.
Broad spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all other compounds within the plant, except THC, which is completely removed after the initial extractions.
In effect, it delivers all the benefits of the cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects of THC.
When you apply CBD oil as a lubricant, the cannabidiol is absorbed through the skin. It then interacts with the receptors of the ECS, causing an increase in blood flow, heightened sensation, and muscle relaxation.
ECS or endocannabinoid system is a system of chemical messengers and receptors in our bodies. These chemical messengers or endocannabinoids are dispersed throughout the human body from the brain and central nervous system to the genital areas.
Why use lubricants for sexual activity?
Personal lubricants can turn good sex into a toe-curling, deeply satisfying experience.
I am sure you know that the vagina is naturally self-lubricating – meaning when you are aroused, it secretes a fluid to reduce friction during penetrative sex.
However, sometimes women need that little extra fluidity to prevent vaginal dryness, reduce friction and pain during vaginal sex.
What’s a good lube?
Your personal lubricant should be made with safe, organic and natural ingredients to enhance your erotic pleasures. It should also be tested for compatibility with condoms and adult toys, and should not give you infections.
There are different types of personal lubricants including edible, warming and numbing ones.
Also remember that like every product, personal lubricants also have a shelf life.
Coconu lubricants, for example, have a shelf life of 1 year, unopened. Just make sure to store it at room temperature.
Looking for some anal lube options? This article on The 5 Best Anal Lubes for 2020 (With Features & Pricing) has all the details.
What are the benefits of CBD oil as lube?
Multiple clinical studies are underway to study the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, health-promoting, skin-calming, and anti-anxiety properties of CBD oil.
Users of CBD oil as lube swear by its ability to boost sensitivity during sex, relax vaginal muscles, and amplify sensations during orgasm.
How does CBD oil work?
When CBD is absorbed into your vaginal skin, it increases blood flow in that area. This in turn, heightens sensitivity, making sex more pleasurable. Using CBD oil for massage can also contribute to arousal and improve natural lubrication when used during foreplay.
Since it is edible, you can also use CDB oil when indulging in oral sex. When paired with touch, CBD body oil can increase a couple’s feelings of intimacy and wellbeing while it calms skin, soothes sore muscles, increases circulation, and leaves them feeling relaxed and restored.
When you are relaxed and have higher sensitivity to touch, it is natural to experience stronger and better orgasms for both men and women.
CBD is also an anti-inflammatory proven to decrease aches and pains that can occur as a normal side-effect of vigorous sexual activity.
CBD oil lube: What are the risks?
The World Health Organisation has declared CBD as completely safe to be used as an ingredient in both food and topical applications (like CBD lube). There are no known side-effects of using CBD oil as lube.
However, since the CBD industry is not well regulated, there may be many products in that market that are not made with high quality ingredients.
So, thoroughly research a company before you purchase their CBD oil.
Does CBD lube really work?
Many users do rave about the positive impact of CBD-infused lubes on their sex lives.
What’s even better? We have the numbers to back up the claim!
According to a recent study by Remedy Review, 66% of respondents who used CBD sex products said they noticed a decrease in anxiety. A majority of users (including men) said they experienced stronger orgasms; while a whooping 98% of respondents said that the CBD-infused product alleviated post-sex soreness to a great extent.
Are CBD lubes just for women?
If sex is not just for women, why should a lubricant be restricted to one gender.
As a man if you want to play solo, you can just as easily enjoy the benefits of a CBD lube as you would with your partner.
Is CBD lube legal in the US?
Products infused with CBD like a body oil, creams, lotions or personal lubricants are legal to buy and use in the USA. However, you need to be aware that only CBD lubes made from industrial hemp like Coconu’s Hemp Infused Body Oil are legal countrywide.
Tips On Buying CBD lube
Look for natural and organic ingredients.
As with every intimate product, your CDB lube should be made with safe ingredients that you can use on your sensitive vaginal and anal tissues without the fear of any allergic reactions.
If you want a personal lubricant that won’t disturb your body’s natural pH balance, check out The 6 Best Natural Lubricants for 2020.
Want to make your own CBD lube at home?
It’s not impossible, but making DIY lubes with cannabis can be complex.
However, if you’re interested in whipping up a batch of a basic lubricant, you can get recipes in this post on Everything You Need To Know About Homemade Lube.
What is the best CBD oil lube?
When indulgence is on your mind, choose Coconu.
With Coconu Hemp Infused Body Oil you can indulge in the benefits of CBD without worrying about harmful ingredients or unwanted side-effects.
Coconu Hemp infused Body oil combines the goodness of coconut oil with the known benefits of hemp to soothe your body before, during, and after play. This silky, lightweight oil is the perfect multitasker.
Use it to massage and nourish your skin, soothe pain and discomfort, or increase sensation, and ease tension.
With Coconu Body Oil you can relax and enjoy being in your body.
Whether you use it as a sports massage oil, intimate massage oil, for foreplay, or as a personal lubricant, Coconu Hemp infused Body oil is the best CBD oil lube.
Coconu’s Body Oil includes broad-spectrum CBD derived from domestic hemp, pure and processed in the US, with non-detectable levels of THC, so there is no risk of getting high.
As with all Coconu coconut-based personal lubricants, the Hemp Infused Body Oil uses plant-based, non-GMO ingredients, which are non-toxic and USDA certified organic, so you don’t have to stress about what you put on and in your body.
Coconu also uses plastic-free sustainable product packaging made in the US from sugar cane.
Ready to experience a deeply satisfying intimate sexual session with Coconu Hemp Infused Body Oil today? Buy the product here.
Sexperts Weigh In on THC- and CBD-Infused Lube (Exclusive)
With the destigmatization of using THC and CBD for both medicinal and recreational purposes, more and more sexually active folks are beginning to incorporate it into their sex lives. Sex stores are now advertising THC- and CBD-infused lube to augment your overall experience and even to potentially induce or improve orgasms. So, we investigated these types of product by speaking with a few sex experts.
We did email Q&As with Erotic Educator and Founder of Organic Loven, Taylor Sparks, as well as the co-founders of pleasure-tech company Emojibator, Kristin Fretz and Joe Vela, to answer all of your ~hottest~ questions.
GREEN MATTERS: Why might someone want to incorporate CBD or THC infused lube into their sex life?
Taylor Sparks: Both CBD and THC act as a vasodilator, meaning it opens up the blood vessels bringing more blood to the clitoris (erectile tissue) making your orgasms more intense and the vagina more lubricated. Cannabis interacts directly with an endocannabinoid system giving us the feel good emotion or putting us in the mood.
Kristin Fretz: The traditional ways of consuming THC or CBD (food, pills, flower, etc.) can be intimidating or non-starters for many people. We made our Phuksaus CBD-infused lube as a friendly and exciting way to experiment in an intimate setting such as masturbation or sex. CBD infused lube lets a mainstream audience experience CBD without needing access to a legal marijuana or hemp store, which sometimes can be price prohibitive.
GM: What does it mean if there is CBD or THC in lube, and how is it infused?
TS: The CBD/THC is added during the making of the lubricant along with other ingredients. They may use a CBD isolate which is the purest CBD compound removing all other compounds. This is usually extracted from hemp because it does not have the THC compound. Some companies use full spectrum which will include other compounds of the plant such as terpenes, essential oils and cannabinoids. Broad spectrum is a combination of full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.
Joe Vela: This means that CBD or THC has been absorbed by a carrier molecule, most likely oil, and made into a cream, salve, tincture, lotion, or in this case personal lubricant. One key reason for using carrier oil is that it improves the bioavailability of the CBD, which means it helps your body absorb the CBD oil. CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it dissolves in oil rather than water, although new methods are being developed that do not require carrier oil. Fat-soluble substances are better absorbed when digested along with fat, even in small amounts. We use sweet almond oil in Phukaus CBD which is full of vitamin E and high in fat.
GM: How should you determine what you want?
TS: The labels will/should tell you whether there is full or broad spectrum CBD and the milligrams. The higher the milligram the more CBD within the product. Both CBD/THC are dosed in milligrams. The cannabinoids in both CBD/THC are delivered directly to the receptors in the skin, without entering the bloodstream so you will not have any psychoactive effects from the THC in the lubricant. THC lubricant is only available in states where it is legal, whereas CBD lubricant is legal in all 50 states under the farm bill that passed in 2018.
JV: After much personal experimentation, we decided that a minimum effective topical dose was somewhere around 1mg/ml. Our lubricant has a concentration of 1.25 milligrams of weed per milliliters of lube (or 75 milligrams of CBD per 60-milliliter bottle). It’s not required that manufacturers provide this information, so keep an eye out for products that are transparent and provide a complete ingredients list.
GM: What is the difference between the effects of THC-infused lube and CBD-infused lube in terms of effects? Why might one choose one over the other?
TS: THC lubricants tend to have more physiological effects such as more blood flow and more sensitivity in the vaginal/clitoral area.
KF: CBD products have less than 0.3 percent THC, meaning you won’t feel those psychoactive effects of THC. I highly recommend starting with CBD infused products to ease yourself into what an enhanced pleasure experience feels like for your body and mind.
GM: Would either show up in a drug test?
TS: The THC lubricant may show up if swallowed and it will get you high. Something to consider when using it and then indulging in oral sex.
JV: It really depends on the drug test. I’ve never heard of anyone test for CBD on a drug test, so that would not appear. It’s very unlikely to find topical THC findings in a blood or urine sample.
GM: Do they have any psychoactive effects or just physical?
TS: For CBD it is only physical, but as mentioned, the THC will have a psychoactive effect if swallowed.
JV: While there is not enough research on the effects of CBD, users report increased blood flow, pelvic relaxation, and decreased inflammation and pain. With CBD, there are very minimal psychoactive effects, but in my experiences with topical THC, and because I think the body and mind are so closely linked, I’ve noticed both a physical and a psychoactive effect, similar to eating a low-dose edible.
GM: Does either product affect people with different genitalia differently? If so, why?
TS: CBD/THC as a lubricant is most effective on women because the vagina is covered in a mucus membrane and 100 percent of what you put on it is absorbed into the body. For men, oil based CBD lubricant can be used to lubricate the penis after sex, especially if there has been friction. CBD also helps to reduce pain and swelling and can be used on/in the vulva/vagina after sex to reduce any inflammation.
JV: That’s a great question! Shape, size, lifestyle, and physical health can play a part in how high a dosage you need for desired effects, so I imagine there are some gender differences. Women may be more likely to use CBD for pain or anxiety, and men for relaxation or wellness, so the motivation for trying these products may produce different effects.