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The truth about CBD and orgasms

CBD and sexual wellness have become intertwined over the last few years. With products like Foria’s Intimacy Melts and Vella’s Pleasure Serum hitting the market, it can be easy to assume that CBD is a quick way to reach orgasm.

For some people, sure. CBD offers a host of benefits that make reaching orgasm easier, quicker, and more intense. For others though, CBD does little to nothing. And both of these outcomes are incredibly normal.

Before you venture into the world of CBD serums and suppositories, here’s what you need to know and what you can expect.

What CBD can do for sex and orgasms

Brace yourself, because we’re going to get a little nerdy. (I mean, what else can you expect from a bunch of sex nerds who want you to be able to see your orgasms?)

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Photo by Kindel Media


Unlike THC which induce a psychoactive high and works great as a pain reliever, CBD acts as a vasodilator (which is just a fancy way of saying it increases blood flow).

When CBD products are directly applied to the body — especially ones like Vella’s Pleasure Serum — the compound works with the body to increase blood flow and relax tissues to create a better atmosphere for arousal and orgasm. And that’s just in the moment for topical application!


In one study, patients were given CBD daily to study its impact on both sleep and anxiety disorders. Here’s what they concluded:

“On average, anxiety and sleep improved for most patients, and these improvements were sustained over time. At the first monthly assessment after the start of CBD treatment, 79.2% (57/72) and 66.7% (48/72) of all patients experienced an improvement in anxiety and sleep, respectively; 15.3% (11/72) and 25.0% (18/72) experienced worsening symptoms in anxiety and sleep, respectively. Two months after the start of CBD treatment 78.1% (32/41) and 56.1% (23/41) of patients reported improvement in anxiety and sleep, respectively, compared with the prior monthly visit; again, 19.5% (8/41) and 26.8% (11/41), respectively, reported worsening problems as compared with the prior month.”

Suffice to say, CBD may improve orgasms for someone who finds it helps their sleep and lessens their anxiety as an added benefit.

What CBD cannot do for sex and orgasms

First and foremost, CBD cannot get you (or your genitalia) high. The psychoactive ingredients in THC products are not present in CBD products* so there’s no accompanying high with usage.

Second, CBD sexual wellness products are not going to cause a specific sensation or type of stimulation. If you’re looking for a tingle, a burn, a chill, or something like that, you’ll need to try a different product altogether.

Finally, CBD lubes and serums cannot make you orgasm. There are ways that they can help you achieve orgasm, but it’s not a quick fix to Orgasm City.

How to use CBD during masturbation

No matter what type of product you use, incorporating CBD into your masturbation is going to take some planning:

  • Most lotions and serums like Vella need to be applied topically about 15-20 minutes before masturbating — especially if you’re using a toy.
  • Suppositories, like Foria’s Intimacy Melts, will need to be inserted into the vagina or anus 20-30 minutes before masturbation. This allows the melt to fully melt and be absorbed by the body.
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But waiting for the CBD to take effect doesn’t have to be boring! Use the waiting period to really work yourself up with some solo foreplay: watch some porn, treat yourself to a hot shower, meditate to increase your mindfulness, etc. How you get yourself in the mood is totally up to you, and you’ll have an excellent excuse to focus solely on arousing yourself while you wait.

Lioness let’s you CBD the difference

lioness smart vibrator

The only way to know for certain is to see for yourself, and that’s exactly what the Lioness Smart Vibrator does. Use it just like any other vibrator, sync it to your phone, and then visually SEE your orgasm.

Will CBD improve your orgasms?. There’s only one way to find out..


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