They say you can never have too much of a good thing. A source no less than the Greek philosopher Epicurus once said, “No pleasure is bad in and of itself.” It’s no surprise that out of his name was born the word epicurean, or one who is devoted to sensual enjoyment.
Today we’re talking about the role played by good health in the pursuit of sensual enjoyment. That goes for solo love or with a partner; an orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm. Who doesn’t want better ones? (Even if you already have good ones!)
Not only is a healthy sex life good for your heart, but it has a positive effect on your immune system, can lower blood pressure, decrease stress levels, and boost psychological health, among other benefits. With that in mind, we’re sharing sexual health wellness tips for how to have better orgasms, because a life well-lived tends to include great sex.
Focus on your breathing.
Women in particular can approach better orgasms through psychological means, such as directed concentration. A practical tip is to vary your breathing pattern: follow slow and deep breaths with short and quick ones. Couples can also try to breathe in tandem, using breath to channel sexual energy, creating a bigger buildup to orgasm.
Exercise your muscles.
The muscles around the pelvic floor (also known as pubococcygeus muscles or simply PC muscles) help play a role in arousal. Both men and women have these muscles and can exercise them in order to have better and more controlled orgasms, although they are more commonly associated with women.
Known as Kegel exercises, the motion is simply to squeeze or contract the pelvic muscles, repeatedly. This helps support blood flow, which is known to enhance both arousal in women and erections in men. Try adding Kegel exercises to your schedule, at least a few times a day, and don’t forget to breathe while squeezing. Best of all: you can do them anywhere!
Break out of routine.
Whether you’ve been in a relationship for a decade or are hitting your first anniversary, falling into routine is commonly seen as sexually stifling. Coupled with the fact that the world has been in varying states of lockdown for the past year, it’s safe to say most people are feeling the pain of repetition more than ever before.
But breaking out of routine doesn’t have to be extravagant; it can be as simple as trying a different type of lingerie or exploring new sex positions. You can go big, too; maybe there’s a form of role play you’ve been interested in but have never tried. If you’re nervous, talk about it first. (One of the hidden secrets to great sex is actually great communication.)
Add lube to your love life.
We’re not the first to say it, and we won’t be the last, but we won’t stop saying it, because it’s true: one of the simplest ways to have better sex is to use lube. That’s why we created a CBD Lube, whether you need a little extra help or are just feeling more frisky than usual. Our lube is water-based, which makes it safe with condoms and skin alike.
Lessen pain with CBD.
CBD can help sexual health and wellness by relaxing muscles, decreasing inflammation, and increasing blood flow to those all-important areas of the body, building sexual arousal. CBD-infused lubricant can lead to heightened sensations and more enjoyable sex for anyone, but is exceptionally benefical for women who may be experiencing pain with penetration or have difficulty relaxing the pelvic floor.
Experiment with a toy or two.
Some people are intimidated by toys. Some people swear by them. You won’t know your own mileage until you try. For many women, using a vibrator is a tried and true method for a better orgasm. It can be just as fun when a partner is involved, whether watching or engaging. And if you need a little extra slickness, our CBD Lube is water-based, which means it can be safely used with sex toys just as well as condoms and skin.
Try a supplement.
The truth is, our minds and bodies won’t always be in full concert with each other, no matter how much we want it to be so. In moments like these, our Women’s Libido Capsule offers another way to set the mood. We’ve combined 20 mg CBD (double the amount in our CBD gummies) with Damiana, Maca, and Ashwagandha, three of the best natural supplements known to support women’s libido, stimulation, and satisfaction.
Hang your head.
This sounds like a joke, but it’s actually a pro tip for women. It makes sense, though; the sensation of blood rushing can potentially enhance arousal and lead to better orgasms. (Proof that science is sexy.)
Sexual health and wellness are an important part of a well-balanced, intentional life. Just about everyone needs a little pick-me-up every now and then, from dealing with the stress of long days at work to the drama in your friend group that’s easier to ignore but still a distraction.