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Questions to Ask Before Trying CBD Suppositories

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While we already have several CBD products on the market that people use to try to relieve stress, anxiety, and depression, CBD suppositories are one of the latest products to hit the market.  CBD suppositories are small cone- or bullet-shaped objects you insert into your anatomy anally or vaginally to potentially help with painful sex, menstrual cramps, and even increased sexual pleasure.

Despite there being plenty of information about CBD in the public arena, not everyone understands what CBD suppositories are or what they can do for them. Here are a few questions you might like to ask a CBD business before trying them for the first time. 

What do people use CBD suppositories for?

Before purchasing CBD suppositories, there’s no harm in asking your chosen supplier what they can be helpful for. While studies surrounding CBD are in their infancy, many people use them to alleviate menstrual cramps, painful sex, and chronic pelvic pain. They might also be suitable for prostate issues and to increase sexual pleasure through pain relief and muscle relaxation. Clinical trials are currently underway to explore CBD suppositories for sexual function, urinary tract symptoms, and pain. 

Do CBD suppositories really work?

It’s only natural to question whether CBD suppositories work before trying them to alleviate the symptoms of common conditions like anxiety and depression. A number of studies have explored CBD’s efficacy and shown promise. While sometimes described as a ‘less popular’ form of medical marijuana, suppositories were seen as possibly helpful for patients who couldn’t swallow, had gastrointestinal illnesses, or had healing skin damaged by rectal radiation. 

How long do suppositories take to work?

All CBD products take effect in various timeframes, so it’s a good idea to find out how long it can be before suppositories start working. According to one study, the onset of action was 15 minutes, with effects lasting up to 12 hours. Many businesses advertise that their specific suppositories last up to four hours, but unique bodies and CBD tolerances can alter that timeframe.

How can CBD suppositories help with sex?

Getting research funded to learn the potential benefits of CBD suppositories for sex can be challenging, which means we don’t yet have conclusive evidence regarding whether there are any positive benefits. 

However, some people experience relief from endometriosis symptoms, such as severe pain, making sex more pleasurable. People who experience pain during sex related to anxiety might also find that CBD relieves their anxiety, resulting in more pleasurable intimacy. 

What happens after you take a suppository?

It’s easy to assume that once you insert a suppository into your anatomy, it will just stay there. However, CBD suppositories feature dissolvable ingredients like hemp extract CBD and triglycerides. Once inserted, they dissolve into the body, treating the local area and potentially traveling through the bloodstream to other parts of the body. 

Asking questions before taking any CBD products can be important, and CBD suppositories are no exception to the rule. Whether you’re exploring them to improve your sex life, relieve anxiety and depression, or for something else, don’t be afraid to ask your product supplier questions about their suitability for your needs.


Adam Mulligan, a psychology graduate from the University of Hertfordshire, has a keen interest in the fields of mental health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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