April 29, 2022

Is CBD An Aphrodisiac?

If internet search trends are any indicator — and of course they are — folks really want to know about CBD and sex. Specifically, how CBD might fuel the fires of luuuv makin’.

Always eager to supply the info you’re lusting for, we’re going to answer common questions about CBD as an aphrodisiac.

What’s An Aphrodisiac?

Aphrodisiacs are substances that increases sexual:

  • Attraction
  • Desire
  • Arousal
  • Behavior
  • Performance
  • Pleasure

Lots of things — like foods, herbs and spices, supplements, and some synthetic chemicals — are thought of as having an aphrodisiac effect.(https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-an-aphrodisiac-5072422)

There’s some scientific evidence that certain aphrodisiacs may work. Most studies on the physical impacts of aphrodisiacs is limited to animal studies — so you must be careful when extrapolating those results to humans. But, an aphrodisiac might also produce a placebo effect whereby they help simply because you think they’re helping. Neat!

CBD & Libido

The connection between CBD and the libido isn’t firmly established. Much of the info we have is based on anecdotes — e.g., people saying it helped in some way.

And the academic and medical research is a total mixed bag. This is partly because some studies included THC and CBD, others were in animals, and some were just very small-scale investigations. That said, here’s what some of the research is saying:(https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/cbd-and-libido)

  • You have endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors in your sex/reproductive organs and your brain.
  • One study found that chronic cannabis use can lower men’s sex drives.
  • Anxiety can make the libido plummet. Several studies suggest that CBD may help reduce various kinds of anxiety (including social and sexual anxiety), which in turn might rev up sex drive.

Does CBD Oil Help Sexually?

While there’s no definitive verdict on CBD and libido, CBD may facilitate sex in other ways. Both research and expert medical opinions indicate that CBD might help with arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction.( https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/cbd-and-libido,https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-sex-effectiveness) CBD could also alleviate these conditions, which can have a negative influence on one’s sex life:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Blood pressure issues
  • Pain and inflammation

By getting you physically, mentally, and emotionally more in the mood — sex and pleasure might come more easily.

CBD Products For Better Sex

You have lots of options here. You can fill your pleasure chest with all sorts of CBD-infused goodies! Here are some items you want to explore:

You can also make your own CBD-elevated sex products. For example, add some CBD drops into your favorite massage oil or lube and go for it! Or maybe some nice CBD-spiked cocktails to smooth your groove….

How To Use CBD For Sex

This depends on you, your needs, and the CBD product(s) you’ve chosen. And your partner, too. Here are some tips, though, to give you a leg up on CBD for sex:

  1. Only use high-quality CBD products purchased from a reputable source.
  2. Start low and slow. If you’re new to CBD, ease your way into it. It’s legit to start with a partial dose and see how it goes — you can always bump up your CBD intake later.
  3. Always make sure your sex mate is in on it, especially if you’re using a CBD topical product that your partner’s body will also be absorbing.
  4. Plan ahead. If you’re opting for softgels or other ingestibles/edibles, it will take time for the CBD to kick in.
  5. Make sure you’re in a safe, comfortable environment. This is important for creating a positive sex experience in general, but even more critical when incorporating CBD because it can change how you feel. (But it probably won’t get you feeling high.)
  6. Explore and have fun! Don’t be afraid to try different products and doses. Could keep things interesting….<wink, wink>

Learn More About Sex & Cannabis

Want to keep building up your intellectual sexual prowess? If so, check out these posts for more:

  • Cannabis For Couples: A Guide To The Romantic Benefits Of Cannabis
  • CBD Oil For Erectile Dysfunction
  • Delta-8 & Erectile Dysfunction
  • Does CBD Help...Sexually?
  • CBD For Sexual Performance Anxiety
  • The Many Benefits Of CBD For Men
  • This Is Your Hormones On CBD: Cannabidiol & The Endocrine System

CBD, For That Sexual Feelin’

We can’t say for sure that aphrodisiacs work — but they might! Similarly, research hasn’t proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that CBD is an aphrodisiac.

Current research does show promise for CBD when it comes to sex more broadly, though. CBD may help with conditions — like erectile dysfunction and anxiety — which may directly or indirectly inhibit sexual desire, performance, or pleasure.

If you’re interested in bringing CBD into you bedroom activities, you have loads of options. Just be sure to buy high-quality CBD products and use them in a safe manner.



  1. Cherry, K. (2020). Can Aphrodisiacs Improve Your Sex Life? Verywell Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-an-aphrodisiac-5072422
  2. Nall, R. (2019). How Does CBD Affect Your Libido, and Does It Have a Place in Your Sex Life? Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/cbd-and-libido
  3. Sweet, J. (2019). Can CBD Make Sex Better? Here’s What the Experts Say. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-sex-effectiveness

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