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Intimacy Struggles? How CBD and Good Health Practices Can Help!

Intimacy issues in relationships usually take on one of two forms–physical or mental. With physical intimacy issues, people typically avoid showing any form of affection, sexual or otherwise. While with mental intimacy problems, people usually have something going on in their mind that’s posing as a barrier and preventing a close connection.

Your intimacy issues may stem from lack of trust, stress, poor health, and more. There isn’t always a straight path that will lead to intimacy issues being automatically resolved. Still, there are some things you can incorporate into your life that may make things a little better–one of them being CBD(cannabidiol).

Let’s take a look at some things that may help improve your intimacy struggles.

Things that May Help

1. CBD

Every day there are new findings on the benefits of incorporating cannabidiol into your regimen.  So it’s no surprise that CBD oil may actually help you in your relationship too. One of the most significant ways it’s been found to help people in regards to intimacy is by reducing stress and anxiety. For men and women, sexual problems such as erectile dysfunction(ED) or vaginal dryness can stem from performance anxiety and higher than normal amounts of stress.

Rubbing some CBD oil on a few key parts of yourself, like your neck and wrists, can help relax your mind and body. It also can keep you engaged in the moment and not focused on other things. Additionally, some oils like our Rose Massage Oil, not only relax you but can serve as an aphrodisiac making your time in the bedroom even better.

2. Self-Care

Every now and then, you just need some “me” time, and that’s okay! Don’t ever feel guilty about taking time to rejuvenate because it can truly help your overall health. The better you are physically and mentally, the better you’ll be in your relationship. Self-care is extremely important for people who are experiencing intimacy struggles because sometimes those struggles can result from stress, and self-care is a great way to relax when you feel overwhelmed or anxious.

Self-care can look different for everyone, but one thing most people could almost always benefit from is drawing a warm bath. A warm bath can relax your body and give you much-needed time to sort out the things going on in your mind. For additional healing properties add our USDA-certified Relax and Unwind Bath Soak. It’s made with a blend of essential oils, including lavender, to give you the ultimate calming effects.

3. A Doctor

Let’s face it; most people are guilty of consulting with Dr. Google before an actual physician. The thing is, that can be more hurtful than helpful. Sometimes WebMD can convince you that you have a rare incurable disease when in reality, you don’t. Consulting with a medical professional about your situation is the best option at times. They will be able to tell you exactly where your problem lies and what is causing it. From there, they should be able to advise on the best course of action.

When it comes to intimacy issues, they may suggest a few different things. In terms of the physical aspect, they may recommend ED meds for a short-term fix or lifestyle changes like eating a more nutritional diet. On the other hand, they may also refer you to a therapist for a solo or couples session to deal with the mental side of things.

4. Exercising

Believe it or not, exercising can help you with intimacy issues–in a couple of different ways. The first being that exercising can help blood flow. When you work out, especially when doing cardio, your blood starts flowing more intensely throughout all parts of your body. As blood flow increases around your nether regions, it can help increase arousal in women and reduce chances of ED in men. Along with that, specific exercises such as Kegels can strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and improve performance in bed by easing uncomfortable tightness in the area. According to Georgia Urology, you should do at least three sets of Kegel exercises each day with 10 repetitions in each set for the best results.

The second way exercise can improve intimacy is by bettering your overall physical health. Sometimes sexual dysfunctions can directly result from an underlying medical condition, many of which impact body image and everyday functioning. At times, the easiest way to fix your intimacy issues is by increasing how much physical activity you get regularly and adjusting your diet.

Whatever the cause for your intimacy issues are, just know that there are options out there for you to take. It never hurts to try new things, just make sure to consult a professional so you can have a fun and safe time!

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