Could a Cannabis Starter Kit Improve Your Sexual Health? | cannabisMD

Could a Cannabis Starter Kit Improve Your Sexual Health?

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Seventy percent of Americans who are craving better sex — could cannabis help? Image Credit: By Family TV on shutterstock.

The scientific jury is still out on whether cannabis and cannabis-infused products can help humans have better sex. Some argue that its ability to relax muscles and calm an anxious mind make it the ultimate natural aphrodisiac, while its antibacterial and antifungal properites contribute to safer sex. But others refer to research that suggests it could do the opposite by inhibiting male sexual performance — it seems that the more we learn about cannabis and sex, the clearer it becomes that it all depends on context.

However, if you count yourself among the 70 percent of Americans who are craving better sex — at least according to a survey from OnePoll and sex toy manufacturer PinkCherry — cannabis isn’t your only option. Depending on your tastes and preferences, there’s almost certainly a toy, apparatus, or other product that will be right up your alley (just steer clear of this awful vape pen sex toy). And if you have a sensitivity to latex, parabens, or other substances commonly used in traditional sexual health products, take heart: hypoallergenic options has become remarkably plentiful in recent years. Some are even made with all-natural and sustainably-sourced components. Needless to say, these are not your grandparents’ sex products.

When it comes to your sexual health, you have more options (both cannabis-infused and otherwise) than ever. Here are some good places to start:

Cannabis (and More) May Boost Your Sexual Health

CBD Personal Lubricant from InfiniteCBD ($24)
Made with a collection of ingredients including CBD (to potentially reduce pain and inflammation), coconut oil (for added lubrication), and ylang ylang essential oil (for its aphrodisiac effects), some users of this pH-balanced product say it’s made sex more comfortable and satisfying.

SKYN Original Condoms from LifeStyles ($11)
Billed as “the closest thing to wearing nothing,” these non-latex condoms are made with a proprietary material that makes them safe for people with allergies to rubber. They can be used with both water- and silicone-based lubricants. 

Basic 3 STD Home Test from LetsGetChecked ($119)
It may not be the sexiest item on the list, but when it comes to sexual health, this at-home kit is an essential. It includes tests for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. Users collect a sample of urine at home, and then send it to be inspected at an accredited laboratory. Test results are available online within 2-5 days in most cases.

Kegel Exercise System from Intimate Rose ($50)
The preferred choice of the American Physical Therapy Association, this set of six vaginal weights can help strengthen pelvic muscles for more enjoyable sex. They’re also hypoallergenic and BPA-free.

Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer based in Ireland whose work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Independent, among others. In 2017, she founded the lifestyle brand “Self Love and Sarah” to promote healthy self image and body positivity for women.

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