Mindfulness could spice up your sex life and arouse your libido

Mindfulness could be the solution to your low sex drive.

All sexual experiences involve mental readiness and awareness, explains clinical psychologist Dr Eve.

Read: Here's why you shouldn't hold back about sexual problems to your partner

Studies show that 43% of women experience sexual difficulties, Dr Eve says.

Canadian sex researcher and clinician Dr Lori Brotto has found that women can cultivate desire through mindfulness.

Dr Eve explains that mindfulness is about being fully present in the moment and being aware of your body.

Also read: Dr Eve busts myths about the female orgasm that could change your sex life

It's a state of active attention on the present that can be achieved through mediation, yoga, breathwork and other techniques, she says.

Mindfulness means maintaining a live awareness of your thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surroundings.

Read more: Why low sexual desire is not 'abnormal'

When people struggle to be present in their lives, it spills over into not being able to be present in your sexuality.

Dr Eve, clinical psychologist

They struggle through distracted thinking, through irritation and anxiety.

Dr Eve, clinical psychologist

You can become orgasmic, or delay your orgasms, or have an erection and indeed cultivate the desire to want to be sexual because you are stilling your mind.

Dr Eve, clinical psychologist

Mindfulness is mediation. It's stilling your mind through your breathwork.

Dr Eve, clinical psychologist

Dr Eve discusses her insights and callers shared their personal experiences about sex and mindfulness.

Visit Dr Eve's website to learn more.

Listen to her expert advice during the Talking Sex feature:


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