Not in the Mood for Love? Try CBD

Couple enhancing romance with CBD oil

According to a study published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior, American adults are having less sex than they did in the late 1990s. It makes sense that as technology has expanded into every aspect of our lives, it’s becoming more difficult to get out of our heads and into the bedroom. 

Modern Love?

Relaxation and sex go hand in hand. With work, kids, commutes, and households to manage, our sex lives have been delegated as an item on our to-do list and many times dampened by fatigue, anxiety, and depression. At the end of the day, we reach for a glass of wine, have a couple of beers, or light up, and what we hoped would start a spark can sometimes put the fire out. So how can we get in the mood naturally that doesn’t involve the negative effects of drinking alcohol or getting high?

CBD Oil Plays Cupid

Body builders, golfers, endurance runners, yogis, and meditation practitioners praise the enhancing powers of CBD (Cannabidiol) oil for calming, creating focus, and increasing mental clarity and body awareness. Now, CBD is turning up in the bedrooms where couples are seeing those same benefits boost their sex life. The formula is simple. When we feel calm and focused, we open up and our ability to experience physical intimacy and connection increases. The result? Great sex! But there is some science to how CBD works in our human bodies.

CBD and Our Endocannabinoid System

CBD oil positively impacts our bodies’ endocannabinoid system, a complex, biological network of cell receptors that modulate bodily processes. These cell receptors are involved in the oversight of sensations such as emotion, pain, appetite, digestion, and sleep. Extracted from hemp, a sub-species of the Cannabis sativa plant, CBD oil is non-psychoactive and doesn’t make you high like marijuana, which contains higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). (THC is what produces the classic marijuana “high”.) When our endocannabinoid system operates at its optimum capacity, it helps us reach a state called homeostasis, or harmony within the body. 

CBD oil is not an aphrodisiac, but it does help shake us off the stress of work day so we can focus on our partner. And hemp oil is not just for couples. Self-care and well-being means taking care of every aspect of our mind and body. This means not only practices like healthy eating and regular exercise, but honoring our personal sexual energy, whether solo or with a partner.  

Love with Upstate

Here are some ideas for setting the scene for a memorable Valentine’s Day — or any day — with Upstate Supply Co’s CBD products.  

Don’t let the stresses of life take a toll on your body’s greatest means of pleasure. Relax, focus, and enhance romance by using our fine, high-quality CBD oil products.