CBD is definitely all the rave right now and with laws changing there is much more arriving on the market with respect to hemp and its medicinal properties. I have to be honest and say I have been hesitant to touch much of anything related to it because of a lack of information and even personal bias. I have done a bit more research recently as well as tried a few new products by a company called Foria. I was interested in Foria's offering because they have a line of products focused on women's wellness.
The reality is this, as women we have both positive and negative experiences when it comes to our womb. For some of us, our monthly cycle can be unpleasant. Many women experience debilitating pain and much more. Around 80% of women experience period pain at some stage in their lifetime. With respect to sex for a variety of reasons, pleasure can feel elusive or unattainable with or without a partner. Only 25 percent of women are consistently orgasmic during vaginal intercourse. This statistic comes from a comprehensive analysis of 33 studies over the past 80 years by Elisabeth Lloyd in her book The Case of the Female Orgasm (Harvard University Press). What's worse, we suffer in silence. My personal mission is to create a space to have more conversations about these topics and help women find solutions. Foria has spent time creating products that help women address some of these challenges.
For the past few weeks, I have been using a few products from Foria, this includes their Basics Tonic, suppositories, and an arousal oil. Below I will tell you about the specific products and my personal experience.
This daily CBD tonic serves like an adaptogen and helps to regulate balance in nearly every system of the body — affecting appetite, sleep, mood, immunity, and inflammation. In terms of ingredients, it is a very pure it only has two ingredients Organic MCT Coconut oil and
Broad-Spectrum CBD-Rich Hemp Extract. You should take it daily orally or add it to your smoothies and tea. They recommend taking it sublingually and swishing around for maximum absorption.
I personally prefer to take add it to my daily smoothie or my ayurvedic night milk which helps me sleep. It is a blend of almond milk, cardamom, and nutmeg. After taking the CBD tonic I noticed that the quality of my sleep improved tremendously.
The Basics Suppositories will help those of you who suffer from menstrual discomfort and pain. It also provides local muscular relaxation and inflammation relief and can be used vaginally or rectally. Like the CBD tonic it is made with two ingredients, Organic-certified fair trade cocoa butter Sustainably-grown broad-spectrum hemp extract (110mg each).
I sometimes feel discomfort on the first day of my period and used it for my most recent menstrual cycle. The suppository provided me relief and allowed to go through my day without any discomfort. I am definitely going to recommend this to my friends who have pain during their menstrual cycle. I am looking forward to exploring how it can also be used to enhance pleasurable sensation by way of muscular relaxation.
Awaken Arousal Oil
Awaken arousal is an intimate massage oil made with broad-spectrum CBD and synergistic botanical & aromatic oils. The blend is formulated for women, to enhance sensation & pleasure while decreasing tension, discomfort, and dryness.
I have to admit this is one of the products I was most excited about. I am big on using natural lubrication and with the added benefit of enhanced arousal, I felt this could be a game-changer. So many women struggle with pleasure for a variety of reasons.
Vaginismus is a disorder where the muscles around the outer third of the vagina contract involuntarily when vaginal penetration is attempted during sexual intercourse. It can stem from a specific event, such as an infection, menopause, a traumatic event, development of a medical condition, relationship issues, surgery, or childbirth. It can make it painful, difficult, or impossible to have sexual intercourse, to undergo a gynecological exam, and to insert a tampon. With that being said, I personally feel Foria can be the solution for many women.
The Awaken arousal oil is a blend of Organic MCT Coconut Oil Whole-Plant Extracts, and Organic Essential Oils. It smells divine.
I used it during a personal one on one session. To use it you must massage it and allow some time for it to activate. Personally, once it was activated every touch was heightened and let's just say I can not wait to try it out with a partner.
If you struggle with pain during your menstrual cycle, have challenges with enjoying sex, as well as, struggle with stress, insomnia, or inflammation you definitely want to try these products out. Foria has created a line of products of all-natural products that have been independently lab tested for purity and have no additives, preservatives or THC.
I will update you in a few weeks with more of my personal journey. If you have used their products I would love to hear from you. Let me know what you think after you try the products for the first time.
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This post was created in paid partnership with Foria.
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