Our medical director, Dr. Alex Capano, is a nurse practitioner who focuses on sexual and reproductive medicine. Bliss was created from a marriage of her expertise in medicinal cannabis and sexual health. Read on to hear from her.
In my clinical practice, I hear from so many patients who are underwhelmed or unfulfilled in their sex lives.
This complaint is more common in female-bodied patients. This is often due to dryness or pain. And sometimes it is due to lack of communication and rushing into things. I’ve actually even written prescriptions for foreplay! But besides that, solutions are limited, especially for female bodies.
For male bodies, prescription drugs are available, but they are not safe options for everyone. Folks who have undergone certain medical treatments, such as gender confirmation surgery, are often asking for safe options to enhance sensitivity.
I wanted to create a natural, effective alternative that could work for all bodies.
Cannabinoids became an obvious answer, especially after learning about the abundance of cannabinoid receptors in female reproductive organs. Sexual dysfunction can stem from multiple causes, one common condition is endometriosis, which affects 167 million people worldwide. Treatment is limited and often invasive. But cannabinoids may be an option to improve pain and sexual function, as cannabinoids have been shown to stop proliferation of endometriosis. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD and other cannabinoids can help with a variety of pain etiologies. Continue Reading
But I get frustrated when we talk only about pain when it comes to sexual health. We need to talk about pleasure, too!
Bliss does more than help decrease pain and inflammation; it can increase natural lubrication and sensation and improve blood flow.. For example, cannabinoids are associated with increased sexual experience. The Bliss formula supports this through multiple mechanisms, such as including increasing natural nitric-oxide production. Nitric-oxide stimulates blood flow. In fact, one study concluded nitric-oxide is more effective than prescription drugs in treating ED.
And the essential oils, peppermint and black pepper, in Bliss are a safe way to introduce a little something extra – their simultaneous heating and cooling sensations really kick things up a notch.
Finally, we’ve added organic cocoa seed butter, or Theobroma, which is the only food we know of that contains Anandamide. Anandamide is your natural bliss neurotransmitter and also your natural, endogenous cannabinoid. Dubbed the “hedonic hotspot” for pleasure, Anandamide is also associated with oxytocin, your love, cuddle pleasure neurotransmitter. When people enjoy sex and are empowered in their sex lives, they lead happier, healthier lives. I want Bliss to help people achieve that. And who knows? With Bliss, I may not have to write prescriptions for foreplay anymore.
Bliss works best when applied at least fifteen minutes before sexual activity. I encourage folks to use those 15 minutes between application and the main event to slow down and take their time. Whether they are using Bliss with a partner or alone, taking a little more time for self-care and intimacy always helps to enhance the experience. Just be sure not to use Bliss with latex protection, as any oil-based product can degrade latex and render it ineffective.
Bliss is for everyone and every body.