Our relationships typically take center stage in our lives, so it’s no surprise that many people are always open to discovering new ways to improve intimacy and strengthen the bond between themselves and their partners.
There are a number of ways that you can work to increase communication, trust, and both physical and emotional intimacy in your relationship, and CBD oil is one of them. Let’s take a look at three different ways CBD can promote intimacy in your relationship, and other lifestyle changes that can help alongside it.
How to Promote Intimacy with CBD Oil
CBD oil–which can come in a number of different forms that include both topical and oral delivery methods–has many uses, and it can help partners to improve intimacy in three different ways: easing anxiety, supporting physical comfort, and encouraging physical touch.
Taking a single serving of CBD oil can ease temporary symptoms of anxiety, improving calmness and relaxation. This, in turn, can make it easier to be vulnerable while setting aside anxieties that affect the relationship.
Increased relaxation can also encourage laughter, which can be an essential component in intimacy building. Dr. Philip Blair, Elixinol’s medical advisor, has regularly observed laughter as a common early result of consuming CBD. Since laughter can deepen your bond and help you to find common ground, consider using our fast-acting CBD Liposome Hemp Extract when you could use a little extra laughter and a little less stress.
Support Physical Comfort
A widely known use of CBD oil is to reduce inflammation happening within the body, reducing the typical aches and pains that come with a long day while relaxing your muscles that are tired coming evening. This can help you feel your best physically, which can carry over and have a positive effect on intimacy with your partner. If you aren’t physically exhausted, you can do more together and engage more meaningfully.
Any form of CBD oil can help with relaxation, including those with oral delivery methods, but if there’s a particular area that’s bugging you, consider using a topical solution like one of our Hemp CBD Balms, which can be applied directly to the problem area.
Encourage Physical Touch
Sometimes, once the routine of the relationship has set in and life gets chaotic, couples could use a little extra reminder to make sure they’re bonding with physical touch.
As the CBD oil works to improve relaxation and reduce some of those aches and pains, the right products can also help to encourage more physical touch between partners.
An increase of physical intimacy can directly correlate with an increase in emotional intimacy, with studies finding that touch led to benefits like reduced relationship anxiety and jealousy, improved relaxation together and a decreased heart rate, and even having a positive neurologic impact that can promote bonding.
While all CBD oil products can help encourage physical touch, consider using our topical CBD Help Balm (now available in Extra Strength), which partners can use when giving the other a slow, relaxing massage. It’s fast-acting and safe for all skin types, and unlike most massage products, it’s made without harsh synthetic ingredients.
Other Lifestyle Changes that Can Promote Healthy Intimacy
While CBD oil can promote intimacy in a number of ways, it will be most effective when paired with other healthy lifestyle changes. Consider prioritizing the following for a happy, healthy relationship with your partner:
- Regular exercise. Exercise releases endorphins, and staying in great shape has physical benefits that can also improve self-esteem. Aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week, and opt for healthy choices like walking more to add physical activity seamlessly into your day.
- Strong communication skills. Good communication helps establish trust, which is paramount for intimacy. Communicate intentionally with your partner, and always focus on being honest. If you’re struggling in this department, a couples counselor can help get you back on track.
- A well-balanced diet. Balanced diets that rely on fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean meats will help you stay in shape, give you plenty of energy to take on life together, and even help with mood swings.
- Good quality sleep. Getting enough good quality, undisturbed sleep (at least 8 hours for adults) promotes steady mood, heightened concentration, and can help with physical recovery, all of which can affect intimacy in a relationship. For your best night’s sleep, try to reduce screen time for at least an hour before bed, and stick to a consistent sleep schedule if possible.