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The 5 best CBD lubes for sale right now

, August 27, 2021, 4:00am,

If you’re a fan of CBD, you’ll know that millions of others are, too. The most popular item of choice by far is CBD oil, with many experiencing feelings of calmness and relaxation, as well as a decrease in pain when taking it. But CBD can do so much more than just ease your muscle cramps or help you with a good nights’ sleep.

It can also be used in the bedroom (beyond for napping). We’re here to introduce you to CBD lube (yes, this is a thing!), and to tell you why you should use it, and who to buy it from, too.

So, why use a sex lube?

Lubes for sex can be a great addition to the bedroom for many reasons. They can help with conditions that make sex painful, and they can be an exciting way to spice up your sex life, especially if you’re into more of a vanilla lifestyle, but still want to go that extra mile.

Using lube in the bedroom can make sex feel better, with both oil and water-based lubes on the market to help with the likes of vaginal dryness, pain during sex, and for an easier glide.

But CBD lube combines all of these benefits and more. Here’s how.

What are some of the benefits of CBD lube?

While there are limited studies available around CBD itself, people have reported feeling an increased amount of sensitivity in the sexual organs, as well as feeling more relaxed in the bedroom; a great way to ease performance anxiety for anyone who struggles with it, or for anyone who just wants to feel more calm and relaxed during sex.

CBD lube can also help with vaginal dryness and pain during sex, for example conditions like vaginitis and vaginal tearing.

Alongside this, because CBD affects the endocannabinoid system and homeostasis, it can also affect the sex drive. This can make you feel more excitable, and could even cause an increase in your sexual frequency. And, as CBD is derived from hemp, which increases blood flow, CBD lube can help you to achieve orgasm more quickly - and more euphoric ones at that, too.

So with that, here are the 5 best CBD lubes on the market right now!

First Look: Best CBD Lube

1. O by Dani Pepper
2. Kush Queen
3. Foria Awaken
4. Quim Serum
5. Privy Peach

Best CBD Lubes Reviewed

1. O by Dani Pepper

Getting straight to our winner, Dani Pepper comes up top. O by Dani Pepper is the only product marketed more than a lube, it’s an orgasm enhancer. O contains nano CBD - a.k.a tiny CBD particles. Nano CBD is better than conventional CBD as it can be absorbed by your body. Nano CBD helps increase tissue penetration leading to increased blood flow to erogenous zones which heightens orgasmic potential!

O by Dani Pepper is 100% plant based, completely vegan, non-GMO, cruelty-free, and contains no parabens or waxes. It’s pH balanced for a woman’s body, was formulated by a doctor, spent 2 years in development and was followed up with nationwide trials for product testing.

The Aphrodisiac proprietary blend supplements the benefits of CBD to activate the endocannabinoid system, which mimics the stimulating effects of THC without any psychoactivity.

This water-based, organic CBD lube helps with vaginal dryness and pain and discomfort associated with sex. It can also help to increase your sex drive, as well as giving you more pleasure, and helping you to achieve orgasm more quickly, and more profoundly.

This CBD lube even helped one user get their orgasms back after a sexless relationship led her body to ‘forgetting’ how to orgasm. Now that’s what we’re talking about.

O by Dani Pepper's orgasm enhancer also smells amazing, and as mentioned, is water-based, which, as we’ve already told you, gives you more options during sex when using the lube. It’s also made using nano-technology, where the CBD particles absorb rapidly into the bloodstream through the tissues of the vagina.

No oils in this lube means it’s compatible with all condoms and toys, both latex and silicone - and we’re sold.

You can buy O directly from Dani Pepper’s website for $34.95. They offer a first time buyers discount with the coupon code WELCOME15.

And, if you live in California, you can also buy a THC version of Dani Pepper’s lube - just go to your local dispensary and ask for Dani Pepper. If you’re in the rest of America, don’t worry - the CBD lube alone will do everything for you.

2. Kush Queen Ignite

In second place, we introduce Kush Queen Ignite.

This water-based lube can be used with latex condoms, and boasts greater bioavailability and absorption thanks to nano-technology.

This CBD lube contains no THC, so you won’t feel any intoxicating effects of the product.

However, the smell… well, it’s not great. Which can be a little bit of a turnoff when you’re trying to ‘get in the mood’. And no, a scented candle on your bedside table probably won’t hit right.

However, it’s still a great product, along with Dani Pepper Kush Queen are one of the only companies that use a water based product, and that’s why it makes into number 2 on our list.

3. Foria Wellness Awaken

Foria comes in third place because their lube isn’t water-based. Unlike Dani Pepper Orgasm Enhancer and Kush Queen, this lube is oil-based, meaning it isn’t compatible with latex condoms, or all sex toys.

They also do not use nano-technology CBD, so this lube takes longer to work - so you might have to spend more of your time hyping your body up, rather than letting the CBD get straight into doing the work for you.

Foria uses broad-spectrum CBD, Kava Kava extract, and botanical and aromatic oils.

Broad-spectrum CBD brings the benefits of all the terpenes, most of the time, excluding THC.Terpenes which give cannabis their distinct aromas, colors, flavours, and effects. Together, terpenes may create a synergistic benefit known as the ‘entourage effect’.

And, the botanicals and aromatic oils in this product make Foria Awaken smell lovely. The product is also edible and vegan, and has promising reviews - so it’s still a solid product. However, due to the extra time waiting around for the lube to get to doing its thing, and the fact it’s oil-based, this lube loses a star from us.

4. Quim Smooth Operator Intimate Serum

According to a press release, this serum is targeted towards people who are looking for products to help with gentle sex, as well as new mothers, menopausal women, patients who are on hormone replacement therapy, and people who have experienced PTSD from sexual trauma.

This lube can be used with latex condoms, and even menstrual cups or tampons to help with menstrual pain. It’s also designed to increase blood circulation.

The CBD lube contains aloe, which apparently improves collagen and vaginal elasticity, as well as reducing inflammation.

This CBD lube is a good buy for anyone who’s just had a baby, or who just likes more gentle sex. That’s why it made its way to our top 5 CBD lubes to buy right now (like, right now).

5. Privy Peach Sensation Intensifying Erotic oil

Fun fact: This CBD lube actually comes in a semi-solid form, unlike most other lubes. It’s made using cocoa butter and comes in one single-serve pack.

The lube turns into an oil once rubbed onto the skin, and is often used for full body massages. It also feels and smells beautiful.

We like this lube because as well as being used in the bedroom for sexual reasons, it can be used for a romantic massage beforehand. Just make sure you don’t run out of it before you get to the good stuff.

This CBD lube smells of jasmine, vanilla, mint and lavender, but its full-spectrum hemp-infused oil puts traces of THC in your system, and can’t be used with latex condoms, so Privy Peach rounds off our list.

How to buy CBD Lube?

As with all things sexually, it’s always best to do your research when it comes to trying out a CBD lube, especially if it’s your first time. So, here are all of the elements that we evaluated to create our list.

While there are many CBD lubes on the market now, not all are safe, and not all come THC-free. The downside of the CBD market is that it comes with little to no regulation, so it’s difficult to know exactly what you’re buying unless you read the labels especially closely.

First and foremost, you need to find a brand that suits both you and your body. Reading the labels is so important, as nobody else can tell you what it is you’re applying to your body - you need to make sure it’s a safe product, and one that works for you.

We made sure to look at these points, and you should consider them too.

Is third-party lab testing used?

This is an important one, because it confirms that there are no contaminants and verifies the amount of CBD.

Is it organic and all natural?

Of course, you want to be using products that have no GMOs, pesticides, and harmful chemicals.

Are there added ingredients?

For additional benefits, vitamins or essential oils can be added.

Was American-made CBD used, and does the CBD product contain other special ingredients?

Hemp produced from outside the US creates inferior CBD products. The best CBD products contain additional ingredients that provide positive effects for the user.

It’s always important to consider what you’re using and how often on your body. Tammy Nelson is a phD board certified sexologist and author of Getting the Sex You Want. She says that CBD lube can:

• "Lead to increased sensitivity"
• "Help with vaginal pain"
• "Help with penetration"
• "Decrease and even prevent irritation"

Another thing to note is that water-based lubes are the best. No, not because we’re biased, but because oil-based lubes can’t be used with latex condoms, or even some sex toys. Oil-based lubes can cause latex condoms to tear, and if you’re a lover of sex toys, you’re not going to want to miss out on the extra stimulation, am I right? So, it’s always best to go for a water-based lube, if either of these things affect you.

Glycerin should also be avoided if you have a vagina, as this can upset the pH balance of the vagina and cause a yeast infection - and those aren’t any fun at all.

Now that you know everything there is to know when it comes to buying a lube, let's take a look at some frequently asked questions.

CBD Lube - FAQs

Is CBD lube edible?

Sure, but it’s not designed to be edible. Accidentally consuming it during oral sex is fine, but if you really want edible CBD then check out this list of CBD gummies!

Is CBD even legal?

Yes! It’s federally legal as long as it does not contain more than 0.3% THC. Make sure you don’t confuse CBD lube with hemp seed or THC lube. Hemp seed will do nothing for you, whilst THC products are only available in states where marijuana is legal!

Can I use CBD lube with sex toys?

It depends on what brand you use. Water based lubes such as those by Dani Pepper and Kush Queen are fine, but you can’t use oil-based lubes such as Foria with rubber toys.

Can I use a condom?

Safe sex is important, and that’s one of the reasons the top brands on our list are where they are. Do not use oil based lubes with latex condoms. You don’t want painful sex, irritation or inflammation. Stick to water based products if you want to use a condom.

Will I get high?

No. Of course not, CBD and THC are two different compounds. Just make sure you read the lab test of your chosen company to ensure that there is less than 0.3% THC in your product.

Is it okay to use CBD oil as lube?

No. CBD oil is made to be taken sublingually under your tongue. It’s not supposed to be applied to your private parts. Your vagina’s pH balance is taken into account when lube is created. Other CBD products may contain sugars and other ingredients that might not be safe for your vagina!

What’s the difference between CBD lube and THC lube?

THC will make your vagina feel ‘high’, whereas CBD will help you feel relaxed, opening you up to arousal. CBD can also help with pain and dryness.

You can also only by THC lube in states where manrijuana is legal, so unfortunately that means not in Texas. If you’re in a legal state, check our this tool to find your local dispensary. Here’s a CBD store locator if you’d rather buy in person.

Can I have anal sex with CBD lube?

Always use a lubricant when you’re having anal sex. This cannabinoid works well with anal sex because the anus is very absorbent - also make sure you use a condom!

Final Thoughts

There’s no doubt that CBD has many amazing benefits. Whether that’s to help ease pain or as a cheeky addition to the bedroom. It’s great for helping people achieve orgasm in a timelier manner, and can increase sensitivity and make orgasms more powerful. It’s a great purchase because you get the benefits of regular and CBD all in one.

The fact that CBD can promote relaxation and ease bedroom anxiety is an added bonus; as well as the fact it can ease vaginal dryness, and pain from intercourse.

We’ve made the decision that O by Dani Pepper is most certainly the best out of the five listed, and this is because it ticks all the boxes - it’s organic, it’s water-based, it absorbs the quickest, and it can be used with latex condoms and sex toys. We also love that it’s made using nano-technology, for best results.

It’s clear that oil-based lubes in general aren’t the best for people who use latex condoms, and water-based lubes may feel better for some. So whether it’s some alone time you’re wanting or sex with your partner, O is accessible to all. We also *love* that this brand strives to empower women and their sexual wellness, knowing that a partner is always optional (in fact, that’s their motto).

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