August 25, 2021

Though CBD feels relatively new to the mainstream market, CBD is very available in various forms. Oils, tinctures, topical creams, beverages, and now CBD is even making its way into the bedroom. So, if you’re interested in CBD & sex products, then you’ll likely be interested in personal lubricants, massage lotions, suppositories, edibles, and more. 

But is there a place for CBD & Sex? Can CBD improve your sex life? Here’s what you need to know about the science of CBD & sex, as well as ways you can incorporate CBD lubricants into your life.

Can CBD Make Sex Better?

Keep reading as we discuss how CBD lubricants can make your most intimate moments even better.

What Is CBD Lube?

Let’s start with the basics. Lubricants are products typically used to enhance sexual pleasure and comfort during intimacy. In addition, they are often used to help provide moisture and ease muscle tightness to help reduce uncomfortable friction during intercourse.

There are several different types of lubricants with different ingredients. For example, some companies use capsaicin or glycerol to promote a heating sensation, while others might include menthol to add a cooling feature.

As CBD becomes more mainstream, more and more people are using it in their bedtime routine too. As a result, manufacturers find that using hemp extract with standard lubricant bases has become very popular with their client base. CBD lubricant is made with thicker liquids that can absorb CBD so that it won’t separate in the container. These formulas are designed to help receptors in the skin absorb the phytocannabinoids better.

CBD & Sex – Oil-Based or Water-Based?

There are also several types of lubricants to keep in mind when purchasing for personal use or stocking inside your store. Nowadays, customers want various blends fortified with a wide variety of ingredients to help improve stamina, pleasure, and comfort. There are pros and cons to each type of lubricant base:


Oil-based lubricants are typically divided into two different categories, natural and synthetic. Natural oil-based lubes contain coconut oil, shea butter, or argan oil. Synthetic oil-based lubricants use mineral oil, vaseline, or KY jelly.

Oil-based lubricants are ideal for those who want their lubricant to last a while. So you’d rarely have to reapply during a sexual encounter. However, they tend to break down the latex in condoms, causing them to rip or tear. So if you’re using condoms, you should stick to a water-based lubricant. 


Water-based lubricants are typically preferred as they are compatible with all types of condoms. They also tend to have fewer chemicals than oil-based lubricants, making them an ideal option for those with sensitive skin or those prone to adverse skin reactions. 

However, water-based lubricants don’t last as long as oil-based, meaning you might have to reapply more often depending on your absorption rate.

Different Types of CBD Lube

It’s important to note that lubricant bases aren’t the only ingredients that impact lube quality. You should also pay attention to the type of hemp extract the manufacturer uses. Here are a few keywords to look for on your lube label to make sure you’re getting the correct type of CBD:

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate simply means pure CBD and nothing else. While there might be benefits to CBD on its own, many users might not experience a difference from a regular lubricant.

Full Spectrum

Many of the best CBD formulas are made with full-spectrum CBD, which means that all 100+ naturally occurring phytocannabinoids found in hemp are used in the formula. Research shows that phytocannabinoids compounded together yield better results, a phenomenon referred to as the entourage effect.

Though using full-spectrum CBD lube might enhance your experience, it also contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive molecule present in marijuana. Though legally, all hemp-derived products must have less than .3% THC, there is always the chance it might come up if ever drug tested, so be mindful of that when choosing CBD lubricant.

Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum CBD lube, on the other hand, also promotes the entourage effect. This is because it contains everything full-spectrum lube has, except for THC.

What To Look For When Choosing CBD Lubricant

Choosing CBD lubricant or combining CBD & sex is a personal choice. It’s important that you get any product before bringing it into your bedroom and using it on your most sensitive areas. Here are a few things to help you pick the right company:

Third-Party Lab Testing

One thing we always suggest to our clients is to read the lab reports for any CBD products you buy or stock on your shelves – especially when it comes to CBD sexual products. You don’t want to mess around with products made of pesticides or artificial ingredients that could harm your body.

Transparency is critical for CBD and your health, so if you can’t find a COA or lab report quickly, try a different company. At BulKanna, all of our products are third-party lab tested to ensure pure products every time.

Natural Ingredients

Though many companies use fillers and synthetic ingredients to reduce friction in their lubricants, these ingredients can cause harmful reactions to your skin. Therefore, we suggest only using or purchasing products that are made with all-natural ingredients. It might also be a good idea to test the product on a small, less sensitive spot on your body to see if you experience any irritation.

Know the Base

As we mentioned above, it’s crucial you choose the right base for the right occasion. You don’t want to risk your health or safety by selecting the wrong product. Especially if you’re prone to skin rashes or irritations, check the ingredients list to choose the suitable base before integrating CBD into your sex life.

Advantages of CBD Lube

Though adding CBD to various products is very on-trend right now, there are actual merits to hemp-based lubricants. Here are a few reasons why you should consider adding CBD lubricant to your sex life.

First, many people find that they enjoy sex more when lubricant is used, as vaginal dryness can be uncomfortable for both parties involved. This experience can also be heightened with CBD, as phytocannabinoids interact with cannabinoid receptors that are typically associated with tolerance to discomfort. 

CBD might even help ease tension and relax muscles, which could make the sexual experience more enjoyable.

Additionally, performance stress is very real. CBD oil has become very popular for those who deal with stress and anxiety related to intimacy. Though more research is still needed, the primary objective of CBD is to promote homeostasis and balance. Using CBD during your intimate moments might help you relax and enjoy the moment more.

How BulKanna Can Help

BulKanna helps you create CBD personal care and sexual products for both general and niche markets. We think that CBD-infused personal care items are a great way to expand on your product market line and give your customers more of what they want. 

Especially if you need product manufacturing and private and white label assistance, BulKanna has what you need. We have complete turnkey solutions with products that are ready for your label, or we can completely customize CBD formulations and labeling services for your band.

We have many CBD personal items, including CBD lubricants, that are available for B2B Bulk and wholesale purchase. Reach out to us today and let us help you with your wholesale and bulk orders! In addition, we’d love to talk to you about your goals for your business and give you a better idea of what to look for in a manufacturing partner.