The big issue is the length of time it takes to notice the effect of CBD lube. Even with the most powerful products, it can take up to 20 minutes, so indulging in foreplay can be beneficial for both mood and product.
Reputable Brands: Do research when purchasing CBD lube. As the CBD industry is not standardized or regulated in any discernible way, there’s a danger of purchasing a low-grade product laden with harmful chemicals.
How to Use CBD Lube
However, remember that vaginal flora can be sensitive. Always check the full ingredients of a product before applying, and if need be, consult with a health care provider.
But is CBD lube for sex a good idea, and is there any risk involved?
Prominent brands like Foria and Kush Queen have become well-established purveyors of CBD pleasure products. On their sites, customers can find a variety of intimacy oils, lubricants, and even suppositories.
Photo: Kush Queen
This water-based lube promises “instant” results, and since it doesn’t contain any oil, it’s compatible with latex. (as mentioned, a lot of these lubes are made with coconut oil, which means they can cause condoms to break). One reviewer described Kush Queen’s lube as leaving his sexy bits feeling like they were being “hugged” for hours after use, which sounds wonderfully promising.
Ok, I’m convinced. Which products should I try?
The biggie, as with pretty much all CBD products, is that there’s no regulation just yet so you’ve gotta be a wise label-reader so you know exactly what you’re getting. AKA if what you’re using is actually legit “CBD products vary greatly depending on the CBD source as well as the modality of consumption,” says Nystrom, adding that different people can also respond to different types of CBD in varying ways. “I encourage people to do their own research and try and few different products a few times before making a judgment call.”
This lube is packed with all kinds of good stuff. In addition to the CBD, it’s also got aloe which the brand’s website says will “improve collagen and vaginal elasticity, reduce inflammation.” 8-10 pumps of the stuff should be enough to get you going, and in addition to adding a little flavor to your sex-life (whether with a partner or alone), it also works as a vaginal moisturizer.
Below is everything you need to know about diving into the wild(ly fun) world of CBD lube. And no—it won’t get you high.
CBD lubricants give you heat and excitement, but they may also create a sense of ease and calm. This serenity helps keep you chill longer, resulting in a slightly longer session and a more intense climax.
Cost per milligram of CBD is the fairest and most accurate way to tell if the product you are purchasing is a good value. While the price tag may be enticing, if there is hardly any CBD in the product, it won’t give you the same bang for your buck as a similar, more expensive product containing more of the compound. This is also true in reverse; the most costly CBD lubricant may not be the best value.
If latex is an element in your lovemaking, be absolutely sure you choose an option that won’t compromise your condoms.
Are CBD Lubricants Only for Women?
Although the FDA has only approved CBD prescription products to assist in two forms of childhood epilepsy that are very rare, Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, over-the-counter CBD has not been approved by the FDA.
Our favorite thing about this lubricant is its portability. It arrives in a box of 12 pouches, each containing 15 milligrams of CBD. That means you can keep one in your purse, on your bedside table, in your suitcase, or even the glove box of your car. Hey, you never know when the mood might strike.
You won’t want to use this with latex condoms or toys, so keep that in mind. However, this is an extremely well-reviewed CBD lubricant, and as one user put it: “I can’t believe I’ve lived my life this long without it.”
Made with organic MCT oil, the product is also fully edible. The brand recommends applying three to four pumps of oil to your intimate areas about five minutes before foreplay to get things started. You can reapply anytime you want, too.