Written by Carly Rackal in Winnipeg, Manitoba
If you're anything like me, you’re someone who often struggles with getting in the mood- or staying in the mood. Whether it’s solo play, or with a partner, you likely know how frustrating it can feel to go have a relaxing evening of self-care and end up getting in your own head instead- not relaxing at all. It’s left me feeling defeated and stressed so many times!
Back in November, I got to chatting about it with my lovely friend Kira, who owns Shop Fleure. She recommended I try out FORIA® Awaken CBD lube, and shared with me a little bit about her own experience with it. I started thinking- “well, I use weed and CBD to help with other things in my life, why not my sex life too?” So I gave it a shot.
The first thing that jumped out to me about FORIA® Awaken was the scent. Seriously, I want this scent as a candle. It’s infused with a ton of natural plants and oils like cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, and cardamom- all those scents that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Plus- it’s got some peppermint oil that gives you a slight warming sensation (which was very fun!) Following the instructions on the box, I put some on and waited about 20 minutes before getting busy. You can do whatever makes you feel best while you’re waiting, but I suggest leaning into the relaxation. Put on some music, light some candles you like, and just chill out.
And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for: how did it work? I found that above all, the lube helped the most with my relaxation, I felt like I was able to shut my brain off a little more and focus more on sensation which is a really exciting discovery to be able to make when you struggle with arousal.The biggest tip I have for anyone who wants to try it out is to experiment with what works for you! Everyone’s body responds differently to CBD- you might find you need more or less than what the box says in order to get your desired effect! Start with what’s recommended, and modify from there. Overall, FORIA® Awaken was helpful for me, and I’m going to continue to play around with it and making new discoveries about what works for me!