With the recent legalization of hemp, it’s almost an understatement to say there’s been a huge increase in the popularity of cannabidiol in food, beauty, and dietary supplements. CBD-enriched products have penetrated almost every facet of the wellness industry — everyone and their mom is taking CBD for weight loss, hair growth, better skin… some are even giving it to their dogs to stop seizures. For many, it’s a legit miracle cure, but for Foria Wellness, it’s all about the miracle of a strong (and healthy!) orgasm.
From vanishing painful periods to easy-to-reach euphoria, Foria is looking at this hemp-based extract in a whole new way. This women-focused brand is aimed at helping women achieve an easier and stronger climax and even perhaps get rid of those day-ruining, I-want-to-bite-your-head-off PMS symptoms. Come on, it’s CBD. It’s got to chill you out a little, right?
Founded on studies that showcase all the positive effects CBD can have on a woman’s body, Foria is tapping into the newly-legalized extract with arousal oil, menstrual suppositories, and supplements that promote menstrual relief and sexual healing. The line uses a variety of essential oils and botanical extracts, all of which are US-sourced and use organically-grown, CBD-rich hemp, free of pesticides, microbes, heavy metals, and other contaminants. Add in some organic MCT coconut oil and free-trade cocoa butter and this brand is starting to look better than an aisle at Whole Foods.
Want to know how to chill your vagina out and have healthier, cleaner, and dare I say, better, sex? CBD lube. Foria’s standout product, Awaken, a natural arousal oil, is the first intimate massage oil that’s formulated with broad-spectrum CBD and synergistic botanical and aromatic oils. THC-free, it’s made with only nine plant-based aphrodisiacs and is 100% edible, vegan, and gluten-free. (Plus, it smells like mint chocolate chip!)
If that sounds unnecessarily healthy for something thats basic purpose is to lube your lady parts when you and your significant other enjoy a little afternoon delight, take a second to consider what you should (and shouldn’t) be putting in your vagina.
Ever make a quick grab for some well-known (and probably trusted) lubricant on a Target run? Do you know what’s actually in it?
Popular ingredients in drugstore lubricants like glycerin, chlorhexidine gluconate, and propylene glycol are known irritants, Nonoxynol-9 kills good bacteria in your vagina, and parabens are a known link to cancer. So let’s all try to keep those out of the bedroom — please and thanks.
Not only is Awaken an organic, all-natural way to lubricate, but it improves pleasurable sensations during sex, including making orgasms easier to reach, fuller, and more intense. And because — real talk — sex is not always perfect, women who have a tendency to be drier down there or who have painful or uncomfortable intercourse can use this lube to decrease muscle tension, enhance blood flow, and lessen pain in order to make penetration easier and more pleasurable. Plus, it doubles as a massage oil to liven up the mood when you’re looking for a little foreplay. Win-win.
Marissa Stempien is a freelance editor and writer that loves a good day at the beach. With a degree in English Literature and a minor in Asian Studies, she has written on travel, fashion, beauty, technology, culture, and food, and enjoys writing short stories in her spare time. Find her on social media at @paperandlights.