{"id":604658008370,"title":"CBD Gummies for Sex: The Disappointing Truth","created_at":"2023-01-24T13:41:03-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"CBD Gummies for Sex: The Disappointing Truth\",\n \"keywords\": \"cbd gummies for sex\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews medical studies to determine whether or not CBD gummies can improve sex drive and sexual performance. 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Many individuals are curious whether CBD gummies can improve sex drive and sexual performance.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs there any medical research backing the efficacy of CBD gummies for libido enhancement? What about improved sexual wellness? How do real users rate and describe the effects of CBD for sex?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze clinical studies to give our take on whether or not CBD gummies are effective for sexual enhancement, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of CBD gummies for sex.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDo CBD Gummies Improve Sex? A Medical Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile cannabidiol (CBD) gummies have been studied extensively in medical research, they’re not primarily studied for effects on sex drive or sexual function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAs we referenced in our review of the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/best-cbd-gummies\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ebest CBD gummies\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, this type of supplement is clinically shown to reduce anxiety and inflammation and improve sleep. However, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ewe can’t identify a single clinical trial on CBD for sex or sex drive.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn fact, a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC7204604\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFrontiers in Pharmacology\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal found that CBD may negatively impact testosterone levels in men and theoretically reduce sex drive. These findings are based on animal studies and not conclusively proven in humans.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost of the top articles from major health publishers on the topic of CBD gummies for sex suggest that the products can indirectly improve sex by reducing anxiety, in a cheap attempt to shill consumers CBD gummies. However, this line of reasoning is illogical. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eA supplement or pharmaceutical medication that reduces anxiety does not necessarily improve sex drive or sexual performance.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) products improved sex, then Xanax would be prescribed for sex drive, but it’s not because it has never been proven to directly increase sex drive in clinical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere is some evidence that cannabis can improve sexual experience in both men and women. A \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31447385\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Journal of Sexual Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e found that 38.7% of participants found cannabis to improve sex, while only 4.7% said it had a negative impact on sex.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we do not believe that CBD gummies are likely to improve sex, and we recommend that consumers be wary of CBD brands or health influencers claiming this association without clinical proof. However, CBD may be effective for improving sexual desire in a small subset of the population which we’ll discuss in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhat Group May Benefit From CBD for Sex?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile we haven’t come across any clinical research that healthy adults benefit from CBD supplementation for any sexual health outcome, it may be effective for those with anxiety.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth anxiety and depression can negatively impact sex drive, and therapies which resolve these conditions tend to improve sex drive.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ePatients with depression who were treated with an antidepressant in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/10350034\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e experienced positive effects on average. 58% of patients reported improved sexual function.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAn anti-anxiety drug venlafaxine was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/15679621\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to successfully treat premature ejaculation.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThis data suggests that CBD may be effective for improving sexual function specifically for those with mental health complaints, because improving mental wellness can return the body to homeostasis and normalize sex drive.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCBD was described as having “a promising role as an alternative therapy in the management of anxiety disorders” in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/31866386\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of the American Pharmacists Association\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored CBD for Sex Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube channel called “The AUXORO Podcast” published a conversation about the effects of CBD on sex:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/uSz7cKbtLCM\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Ginseng Naturally Improve Sex Drive?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Ginseng_Image.png?v=1672046103\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cem\u003ePanax ginseng\u003c\/em\u003e, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its ability to improve sex drive in men and women, and to improve erections in men.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA 2013\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC3861174\/\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon ginseng and male reproductive function found that with daily use, the supplement increased sex drive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/20141583\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Sexual Medicine\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that panax ginseng supplementation increased sex drive by 13% in menopausal women. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12394711\/\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003epublished in\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cem\u003eThe Journal of Urology\u003c\/em\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efound that after eight weeks of treatment,\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eerectile function scores were \"significantly higher\" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIlluminate Labs sells a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003ePanax Ginseng Extract supplement\u003c\/a\u003e which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003c\/span\u003eInterested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/products\/panax-ginseng-extract\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e$15\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eon a subscription basis.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor consumers who prefer food products to supplements, Apothékary sells a\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1703190\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=105893\u0026amp;urllink=apothekary%2Eco%2Fproducts%2Fginseng\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eginseng powder\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003ethat can be added to drinks or used as a culinary spice.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eInterested consumers can check out Apothékary Ginseng Powder\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/shareasale.com\/r.cfm?b=1703190\u0026amp;u=3153363\u0026amp;m=105893\u0026amp;urllink=apothekary%2Eco%2Fproducts%2Fginseng\u0026amp;afftrack=\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto its product page on the official brand website.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor those concerned about sexual performance issues, it may be worthwhile to book a virtual consult with a doctor that can discuss treatment options and run tests to get more information about the potential cause. We recommend \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/sesame-care.pxf.io\/BXNOd9\"\u003eSesame's online sexual health services\u003c\/a\u003e, as this is one of the largest telehealth companies in the U.S. and offers a wide range of virtual sexual health services including consults with specialized doctors that can be done from the comfort of your home.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not consider CBD gummies to be a good option for sexual enhancement, and we recommend that consumers be wary of brands claiming CBD to be effective for sex. We were unable to identify a single clinical trial proving CBD to have positive effects on any sexual outcome.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIndividuals with anxiety or depression who experience relief from their anxiety or depression with CBD use may experience an indirect increase in sex drive, but this is entirely theoretical at this point as it hasn’t been directly proven in clinical studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are natural compounds on the market that are clinically shown to enhance sexual desire, so it seems illogical in our opinion to use CBD gummies for sex. It’s also worth considering that many CBD gummies contain unhealthy additive ingredients like added sugar and artificial flavors.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-01-24T13:50:34-05:00","updated_at":"2023-01-24T13:50:34-05:00","summary_html":"We review medical studies to determine whether or not CBD gummies can improve sex drive and sexual performance. We share our concerns, highlight one group that may benefit from CBD for sex, and share a real, unsponsored user review.","template_suffix":"","handle":"cbd-gummies-for-sex","tags":"_related:cbd, _related:sex-drive"}

CBD Gummies for Sex: The Disappointing Truth

CBD Gummies for Sex: The Disappointing Truth


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CBD gummies are exploding in popularity as a natural way to improve a variety of health outcomes. Many individuals are curious whether CBD gummies can improve sex drive and sexual performance.

Is there any medical research backing the efficacy of CBD gummies for libido enhancement? What about improved sexual wellness? How do real users rate and describe the effects of CBD for sex?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze clinical studies to give our take on whether or not CBD gummies are effective for sexual enhancement, and share real, unsponsored user reviews of CBD gummies for sex.

Do CBD Gummies Improve Sex? A Medical Review

While cannabidiol (CBD) gummies have been studied extensively in medical research, they’re not primarily studied for effects on sex drive or sexual function.

As we referenced in our review of the best CBD gummies, this type of supplement is clinically shown to reduce anxiety and inflammation and improve sleep. However, we can’t identify a single clinical trial on CBD for sex or sex drive.

In fact, a medical review published in the Frontiers in Pharmacology journal found that CBD may negatively impact testosterone levels in men and theoretically reduce sex drive. These findings are based on animal studies and not conclusively proven in humans.

Most of the top articles from major health publishers on the topic of CBD gummies for sex suggest that the products can indirectly improve sex by reducing anxiety, in a cheap attempt to shill consumers CBD gummies. However, this line of reasoning is illogical. A supplement or pharmaceutical medication that reduces anxiety does not necessarily improve sex drive or sexual performance.

If anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) products improved sex, then Xanax would be prescribed for sex drive, but it’s not because it has never been proven to directly increase sex drive in clinical studies.

There is some evidence that cannabis can improve sexual experience in both men and women. A medical review published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 38.7% of participants found cannabis to improve sex, while only 4.7% said it had a negative impact on sex.

Overall we do not believe that CBD gummies are likely to improve sex, and we recommend that consumers be wary of CBD brands or health influencers claiming this association without clinical proof. However, CBD may be effective for improving sexual desire in a small subset of the population which we’ll discuss in the next section.

What Group May Benefit From CBD for Sex?

While we haven’t come across any clinical research that healthy adults benefit from CBD supplementation for any sexual health outcome, it may be effective for those with anxiety.

Both anxiety and depression can negatively impact sex drive, and therapies which resolve these conditions tend to improve sex drive.

Patients with depression who were treated with an antidepressant in a clinical trial experienced positive effects on average. 58% of patients reported improved sexual function.

An anti-anxiety drug venlafaxine was shown in a clinical trial to successfully treat premature ejaculation.

This data suggests that CBD may be effective for improving sexual function specifically for those with mental health complaints, because improving mental wellness can return the body to homeostasis and normalize sex drive.

CBD was described as having “a promising role as an alternative therapy in the management of anxiety disorders” in a medical review published in the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association.

Real, Unsponsored CBD for Sex Review

A YouTube channel called “The AUXORO Podcast” published a conversation about the effects of CBD on sex:

Can Ginseng Naturally Improve Sex Drive?

Panax ginseng, which is a plant native to Asia, has been studied in various clinical trials for its ability to improve sex drive in men and women, and to improve erections in men.

A 2013 medical review on ginseng and male reproductive function found that with daily use, the supplement increased sex drive.

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that panax ginseng supplementation increased sex drive by 13% in menopausal women. 

A clinical trial published in The Journal of Urology found that after eight weeks of treatment, erectile function scores were "significantly higher" in the ginseng group than the group taking placebo pills.

Illuminate Labs sells a Panax Ginseng Extract supplement which is third-party tested to ensure label accuracy, potency and purity, and which contains no questionable additive ingredients.

Interested consumers can check out Illuminate Labs Panax Ginseng Extract at this link to the product page on our website, where the supplement can be purchased for only $15 on a subscription basis.

For consumers who prefer food products to supplements, Apothékary sells a ginseng powder that can be added to drinks or used as a culinary spice.

Interested consumers can check out Apothékary Ginseng Powder at this link to its product page on the official brand website.

For those concerned about sexual performance issues, it may be worthwhile to book a virtual consult with a doctor that can discuss treatment options and run tests to get more information about the potential cause. We recommend Sesame's online sexual health services, as this is one of the largest telehealth companies in the U.S. and offers a wide range of virtual sexual health services including consults with specialized doctors that can be done from the comfort of your home.

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Conclusion

We do not consider CBD gummies to be a good option for sexual enhancement, and we recommend that consumers be wary of brands claiming CBD to be effective for sex. We were unable to identify a single clinical trial proving CBD to have positive effects on any sexual outcome.

Individuals with anxiety or depression who experience relief from their anxiety or depression with CBD use may experience an indirect increase in sex drive, but this is entirely theoretical at this point as it hasn’t been directly proven in clinical studies.

There are natural compounds on the market that are clinically shown to enhance sexual desire, so it seems illogical in our opinion to use CBD gummies for sex. It’s also worth considering that many CBD gummies contain unhealthy additive ingredients like added sugar and artificial flavors.




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