CBD lubricants can promote increased blood flow and vaginal relaxation for less painful sex, and these are the best CBD lube and arousal gel options to buy. By now, we all know how great CBD is for our overall wellness and for our sex life, but do you know what products are the most trustworthy? Ask anybody who uses CBD on, in, or around their private parts , and you’ll likely hear them rave about such-and-such lubricant and all the goodness it brings to the bedroom. But f Tingly, feel-good cannabis lubes, arousal gels, and other sex enhancers might just be the best way to enjoy CBD.
Just 11 of the Best CBD Lube Options Worth Checking Out
So in case you haven’t heard, CBD oil is having ~a moment.~ You can find CBD-infused products to help you combat anxiety, relieve chronic pain, and reduce inflammation, and you can even get CBD lube to amp up your sex life. CBD, which stands for Cannabidiol, is a chemical found in marijuana plants, but fear not—since it lacks the psychoactive properties of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), it can’t get you high. However, the best CBD lubes *can* promote increased blood flow and vaginal relaxation, which means better, less painful sex for you. Yes to that!! Here are some of the best CBD-infused lubricants and arousal gels you can buy right TF now.
Our top picks for CBD lubes for 2022:
Read on for details on all our fave products, as well as everything you should know about using CBD lube during sex.
1. Kush Queen Water-Based CBD Lube
Kush Queen’s formula is notable because it’s water-based, meaning you can use it with all condoms and toys. Many CBD lubes are oil-based, which makes them great for solo masturbation sessions with your fingers, but a no-no for condoms and silicone toys as the oil can degrade latex and silicone. This formula contains 30 mg of CBD per 30 mL bottle.
THE REVIEWS: “I have tried a lot of water-based lubricants. This is as close to the real thing as I’ve found and it does enhance sensation slightly,” says one tester. “It isn’t sticky or smelly and does not stain. Will never buy another lube, frankly. Love this so much.”
2. Common Bond Lubricant
This lube is not only affordable as far as CBD lubes go, but it also looks chic as heck in an understated minimalist way. It contains 500 mg of CBD per 50 mL bottle. Note, this is not compatible with latex condoms, so if you’re gonna use it, go with non-latex condoms, like Skyn. It’s hydrating and fragrance-free as well, so if you’ve got sensitive skin, this is a good bet.
THE REVIEWS: “So far the few times I used it it has been helpful,” reads one review. “I have a painful bladder condition that can make sex painful or uncomfortable, [and] the lubricate not only keeps things from drying, but the CBD helps with pain and to relax you. It can also intensify the experience, too.”
3. Quim Smooth Operator Intimate Serum
Made with aloe vera, this soothing formula (which contains 100 mg of CBD per 30 mL bottle) is latex-compatible, anti-fungal, and designed to increase blood flow, promote pelvic relaxation, and decrease inflammation and pain. Anal play is also A-OK with this stuff too, which is a bonus.
THE REVIEWS: According to one review, “Painful sex has been an issue as I’ve gotten older. I’ve tried multiple other products and this one is, by far, the best! Not sticky, long lasting, no weird smell. I will be buying this again!”
4. Lora DiCarlo Well Balanced CBD Lubricant
With 500 mg of CBD per 50 mL bottle, Lora DiCarlo’s Well Balanced is the highest concentration of broad-spectrum CBD lube available, so while it’s not great for those who are new to CBD lubes, it can be a game-changer for anyone who experiences pain during sex. This water-based formula contains kava, aloe, and carrageenan to keep you soothed and moisturized without disrupting your pH levels, and it’ll instantly help relax your muscles for bigger, better orgasms.
THE REVIEWS: “I’ve always experienced some kind of pain with intercourse and I can’t believe how well this worked for me,” one tester writes. “My muscles are able to relax and I can enjoy it 100x more. It feels life changing and I wish I knew about it sooner. It also enhanced my partners experience, which is a plus!”
5. Foria Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD
Designed as an arousal oil, or “pre-lube,” this all-natural formula is oiled-based, so it can’t be used with condoms. However! You’ll love that it’s vegan, gluten-free, fully lickable, and amazingly effective. It contains 30 mg of CBD per 30 mL bottle, and just a lil warning: It may come with after-pleasure throbs that will send you back for more.
THE REVIEWS: As one reviewer says, “Oh. My. Gosh. Wow!! I literally am blown away. I am a squirter but have NEVER experienced such intense orgasms/wetness in my life. You can feel the warmth & tingles start even before you touch anything. A little goes a long way—worth every penny 1000 percent.”
6. GoLove CBD Intimate Serum
Yet another great water-based CBD lube option: this anti-inflammatory formula from GoLove. pH-balanced, hypoallergenic, and moisturizing, this serum will get things nice and slippery with the added benefit of 200 mg of CBD per 40 mL bottle.
THE REVIEWS: “With this product, I no longer have pain or dryness during sexual activity!” reads one review. “I love that a little goes a long way, so while the bottle is small, you only need a little bit and it lasts a long time! You will also notice a slight tingling effect…this just enhances your experience! I love it and will DEFINITELY be purchasing it again!”
7. Bloomi Arousal Serum with CBD
Bloomi’s water-based formula is infused with CBD and botanical aphrodisiacs to help naturally increase your arousal before AND during ~intimate moments.~ It’s also pH-balanced with no synthetic ingredients, making it a great choice for folks with sensitive skin.
THE REVIEWS: One tester says, “I have tried lots of arousal oils (tired mom here) and can say this is honestly my favorite. It smells so nice and it definitely works. Thank you, guys!”
8. Uncle Bud’s CBD Lubricant
Not looking to drop a ton of $$ on a CBD lube? Then try this very affordable option from Uncle Bud’s, which is water-based, super slick, and contains only 60 mg of CBD per 114 mL bottle. It also has aloe vera and hemp seed oil to keep ya moisturized, and you’ll love its light and fruity tangerine scent.
THE REVIEWS: “Ooh la la! This is the best personal lube I have ever used!” one review reads. “Wet and wild fun!”
9. Flora + Bast APHRODISIA Intimate Arousal Cannabis Oil
While definitely on the pricey side, this pH-balanced, ultra-clean, moisture-infusing oil from Flora + Bast is worth the investment, trust. Though it can’t be used with condoms, this formula is made with cacao butter to keep things supple and slick, as well as 30 mg of CBD per 30 mL bottle.
THE REVIEWS: “Hands down my favorite lubricant!” writes one reviewer. “This smells so delicious—terpene-rich, which smells super sexy, fresh, and warm. Definitely enhances arousal! We love it so much! It feels incredible, too—super smooth and hydrating. A few drops go a long way!”
10. Glissant CBD and CBG Huile D’Amour Spray Lubricant
For something a lil different, give this super-luxe, oil-based spray lubricant from Glissant a try. Every 30 mL bottle contains just 100 mg of CBD infused with Cannabigerol (CBG), and it’s free from parabens, glycerin, and all that bad stuff. You can use it for vaginal or oral application (yep, it’s totally safe for consumption), and as a bonus, it’s travel-friendly.
THE REVIEWS: One reviewer writes, “Having endometriosis-related pain during intercourse has been an ongoing problem for me, but this CBD product in particular has changed that completely and I am so grateful. The packaging is so classy! Thank you, Glissant!”
11. Privy Peach CBD Infused Intimate Oil
Another great on-the-go option: these intimate oil packets from Privy Peach. Made with ultra-filtered virgin coconut oil, this formula is dosed in 10 single-use packets, with each containing 25 mg of CBD, and while it can’t be used with latex, it’ll leave you feeling soooo soothed.
THE REVIEWS: “CBD Intimate Oil is the real deal,” says one reviewer. “Once I’ve used it, either alone or with my husband, I can’t go back! Wonderful feelings and easier to orgasm. I’m turned on just thinking about it! Highly recommend it.”
So. what is CBD lube?
When it comes to lubes, CBD products tout bennies like helping with pain during intercourse, explains Tatyana Dyachenko, sex and relationship therapist at Peaches and Screams. Since CBD is thought to help with inflammation without affecting consciousness, this can be an especially helpful way for people with vulvas to have more pleasurable sex.
And while you may be a bit wary about CBD lubes (especially if you have sensitive skin), CBD-infused lubes are totally safe, and splurging for a lubricant that includes CBD may just be the move. “CBD lubes can promote vaginal relaxation, increase sensitivity, and decrease pain and anxiety, particularly from patients who suffer from dyspareunia,” says Dr. Kecia Gaither, MD, a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine.
How to choose the best CBD lube
First things first: There are three different types of lube: water-based, oil-based, and silicone-based. The best all-purpose lubricant is water-based, which is the only one that’s safe to use with condoms and sex toys, as well as the easiest to clean up afterward. However, water-based lube can also be the quickest to dry out, so just keep that in mind as you shop. A few other factors to keep in mind when buying CBD lube:
Pick a reputable brand
Look for lubes from reputable companies with CBD testing lab results from independent testing bodies, says Dyachenko. Your body deserves only the best, bb, and just like with all pleasure products, you don’t want to put anything you can’t trust near your most intimate areas.
Check out the CBD content
You’ll also wanna pay attention to the CBD content in the lube. “Generally, if you’re new to CBD, it is recommended to opt for lower CBD content (usually denoted in milligrams),” Dyachenko says. After that, the CBD strength you’ll need will depend on your condition. If you are one of the many folx who suffers from pain during intercourse and it’s been cleared by a doctor that it isn’t a serious condition worth further investigation, then a higher CBD content might be of more use to you.
Skip the unnecessary chemicals
If you intend to use your CBD lube on your vulva, then it’s best to avoid products with perfumes or scents, as these oft times will serve as irritants. Your intimate areas are *very* good at absorbing stuff, so you don’t want any unnecessary chemicals, like alcohol, flavorings, and artificial dyes, which can lead to increases in vaginitis or dermatitis. Alcohol, flavorings, or perfumes can also alter the vaginal microbiome and increase the risk of vaginal infections, and trust us— you don’t want to deal with that.
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The Best CBD Products For Sex, Pleasure, and Intimacy
By now, we all know how great CBD is for our overall wellness and for our sex life , but do you know what products are the most trustworthy? Ask anybody who uses CBD on, in, or around their private parts , and you’ll likely hear them rave about such-and-such lubricant and all the goodness it brings to the bedroom. But finding the right product for you is another thing.
There’s no shame in deep research when it comes to picking products to make your sex life better. CBD is often cited as an effective anti-inflammatory and a pain reliever –which is excellent news for women who struggle with menstrual or sexual pain. Plus, CBD is probably best known for helping people relax, which means more pleasure.
We’ve rounded up nine fan-favorite CBD products that can be used to increase pleasure and make for a better sex life. Enjoy!
The CBD Lube That Started It All
Awaken by Foria is one of the most praised CBD lubes, and for good reason. This natural arousal oil turns you on and promotes your own natural lubrication (while providing some itself by way of coconut oil). For those who are dealing with pain or physical tension, Awaken can help dismiss that. Users also say using Awaken makes it easier to achieve orgasms, too. Foria customer Taylor says, “ Not only can I reach an orgasm for the first time ever, but we can also go for multiple rounds without me being in extreme pain afterwards! This product has saved both my sex life and my relationship.” Strong endorsement, there.
Eye Cream for Your Vagina, Basically
Treat your most sensitive bits to some everyday TLC. Quim’s site says the Happy Clam oil is “designed to keep your quim happy, healthy and moisturized. Think of it as eye cream for your vagina .” We pamper our bodies and faces, so why not vulvas, too? You can apply the Happy Clam oil anytime your vulva needs some extra love. Rub some on before bed, after bathing, after sex, you name it. And you’ll be happy as a clam.
Sexy Oil for Sexy Times
Time to really ramp up the pleasure? Try out this sexy vanilla-scented oil to enhance sensitivity and increase blood flow. Multiple plant ingredients work together to get you all turned on and lubed up. MCT oil provides lubrication, and of course, CBD can relax your vagina and help relieve pain for some great sex. As an added bonus, hemp seed oil will moisturize and soften your skin and condition your pubes, if you rock ‘em. Win-win!
For Major Pain Relief
In so much pain from your period that you can’t even *think* about having pleasurable sex? Foria’s suppositories go inside of you to work right at the source of pain. Each little suppository packs a punch: a full 100mg of CBD. They can be inserted into the vagina or into the rectum. People with periods love these suppositories for general period cramps or pain that comes along with conditions like endometriosis. Plus, there’s a 50mg option if you prefer to start there.
For Head to Toe Use
This one’s not for your privates; it can be used head to toe! Queue you and/or your partner(s) massaging it onto each others’ problem spots for some soothing, sexy, and pain-relieving foreplay. On top of being infused with CBD, this lotion is jam packed with essential oils including mandarin, geranium, and cedar, all while being light and fast absorbing. You’ll love it.
Puff, Puff, Relax
Sometimes it can be hard to shut off our minds when we’re trying to get in the mood. Enter: Miss Grass’ XXX hemp mini pre-roll joints for sex. Each mini has organic full-spectrum hemp flower and organic adaptogenic herbs, blended for high passion and a playful lift. Since there’s less than the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC per box, you’ll feel all the good vibes without the high. They’re chic and fast acting—prob the best benefit of smokable hemp of all.
Moisturize & Pleasurize
This bad boy isn’t just a lube, it’s an all-natural, chemical-free lube. It’s made with a base of aloe vera to moisturize your delicate skin, and lock that moisture in. Plant aphrodisiacs like kava root, maca root, and horny goat weed (shocker) help perk up the pleasure even more.
Soak Away Your Troubles
Taking a bath is one of our favorite ways to wind down before a bedroom session. The more relaxed you are before sex (whether solo or with a partner) the better it’s likely to be, and the easier it will be for you to have an orgasm. A bath with a CBD bath bomb is the ultimate way to wind down and get in the zone. Throw in a bath bomb at your strength of choice (50mg, 100mg, or 200mg) and feel all your troubles melt away, paving the way for pleasure.
Ashley Laderer is a writer from New York who specialises in mental health, lifestyle, and music, and is obsessed with dollar pizza slices and her two chihuahuas, Starr and Miley.
The Best CBD-Infused Lubes and Sex Stuff
Tingly, feel-good CBD lubes, arousal gels, and other sex enhancers might just be the best way to enjoy cannabinoids.
Like natural wine and e-girl makeup, CBD has gone fully mainstream. And while we’re here for it, there have been many times when we’ve wondered if all of this [dumps out potato sack] is just a bunch of 21st-century snake oil. I mean, CBD is in our drinks, gummies, and socks. It’s even in our sex lives, or trying to be, as evidenced through a rise in cannabis lubes, arousal oils, and other sexy hemp treasures you can find in dispensaries and on mega sex retailer websites like Adam & Eve, Ella Paradis, and Babeland.
But all these horny, promising CBD potions might indeed be one of the best ways to reap the alleged benefits of the compound (such as reduced anxiety and muscle pain relief). Of course sex and CBD are peas in a pod. Studies have shown that cannabis use can result in higher sexual satisfaction and better orgasms. Lubricants, tinctures, oils, and what-have-you are not only primo for life tools to have on hand for getting in le mood, but can really help people who have vaginal dryness during sex, and especially those going through menopause. As VICE writer Ryan Bassil explained in a whopper review of various CBD goodies, “You’re going to need to splash out to feel any real benefit from CBD.” So, yeah. Fetch that lube cannon.
Adding lube—especially lube packed with feel-good compounds—to sex is like adding Maldon salt atop a hot chocolate chip cookie. Think of it as a garnish for your fun bits—and with the added muscle-relaxing effects of CBD, why would you ever get that sauce on the side?
The cannabinoid x sexual pleasure crossover products make so much sense, really, that it’s almost embarrassing for us to be having this National Treasure epiphany. Yes, CBD will affect everyone differently in the sack, but if you’re going to give it a go, these cannabinoid sexessories (sorry) are some of the top-rated gems on the market.