Cannabinoids & Your Vagina: the Science of Pleasure & Relief
Quotes: Fortunately, increasing legalization of cannabis and hemp products is allowing women to reclaim the long-lost tradition of cannabinoid remedies — via extracts & topical preparations that are pure enough to be used gynecologically. And for women who’ve never enjoyed “smoking weed,” topical or gynecological cannabis comes with a major benefit — it provides localized relief without the psychoactive buzz.
Archival medical texts from the 1800’s describe different cannabis formulations effective for:
- Aphrodisiac uses
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Heavy bleeding
- Painful urination
- Pain during sex
- Nausea during pregnancy
- Post-partum hemorrhage
- Difficult childbirth
The first time they try cannabinoid suppositories, many women are shocked at how effective they are. Cannabinoids address pain in two ways — not only do they desensitize pain-perceiving nerves, they also limit inflammation (which is often a major contributor to pain). This powerful combination probably led to cannabis’ widespread use by our ancestors for treating pelvic pain.