New research suggests that adding mindfulness to video-based cognitive behavioral therapy could benefit women with orgasm difficulties.
The study, published online last month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, compared two video-based approaches that women could administer for themselves at home.
Anorgasmia (orgasmic disorder) is the second most common sexual complaint among women, affecting about 24% of all women, the study authors reported.
They added that for some women, distraction and negative emotions during sex might keep them from staying present and enjoying the sensations of sexual activity.
Mindfulness – paying close, deliberate attention to the present moment without judgment – might help women become more engaged. This approach is used in psychotherapy, but less is known about its applications to sexual therapy.