So you’ve heard all the hype about Cannabis right? If you haven’t, do we have news for you! In fact, we’re so hyped about this natural ingredient that even our very own Nectar Intimate Oil makes use of broad-spectrum Cannabis. We then combine it with organic MCT Coconut oil to create a 100% plant-based oil. Why, you may ask? Well, to enhance your sexual pleasure in a safe and a natural way, of course. But how does it actually work…
The list of benefits, both physical and emotional, are starting to pile up as Cannabis becomes more and more accepted, and available, in mainstream circles. Scientists have been studying its effects on the body for years and have uncovered it’s active ingredients as well as where and how Cannabis works on the brain: namely via a complex new cell-signalling system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Cannabis is made up of over 120 different compounds called cannabinoids. The two most commonly known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). THC is the psychoactive compound that gives you that intoxicatingly high feeling, while the non-psychoactive CBD has no mind-altering effects at all, and is used for a number of reasons, such as pain relief and anxiety and stress management.
The cells in our body all communicate in different ways with different parts of the body. The ECS is just one of those ways, affecting a lot of important functions in the brain and body, including how a person feels, moves and reacts, It’s believed that the psychological and physical effect of Cannabis work by specifically targeting the ECS, helping the body to respond in various ways, including vasodilation, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety.
The ECS consists of three core components: endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes.
Endocannabinoids are molecules made naturally by our bodies and which are structurally similar to cannabinoids, found in the marijuana plant. Their role is to help regulate various functions such as memory, mood, pain and stress.
Receptors are found throughout the body and act as connection point for the endocannabinoids to attach to and perform their function, while the enzymes are responsible for breaking down the endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function.
Now these endocannabinoid receptors are particularly dense in areas of the body associated with sexual pleasure, reproduction and desire (such as the adrenal glands, ovaries, testes and other parts of the reproductive system).
Are you still with us?
Wondering where pleasure comes into all of this?
Well remember CBD, one of the 120 compounds of Cannabis? It has been shown to increase the production of these endocannabinoids in your body – topical application, in and around the vulva helps increase blood flow to this region, which means increased sensitivity and arousal, encouraging the body’s natural production of lubrication. It also assists in reducing tension and inflammation, the two main cause of painful sex. Hence the increased ability to orgasm and reduced sexual discomfort and a healthier sex drive experienced by those lucky couples (or singletons) who use Cannabis-based products for sexual pleasure.
We hope that this shines a little bedside light on the topic of Cannabis, and why we have created a Nectar Intimate Oil, a product that we truly believe in. An all-natural, high quality, vagina-friendly lubricant unapologetically designed to give you the sex life you deserve.
It’s a Pleasure.