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Sex Meditation

Updated: APRIL 29, 2022
Reviewed by Kinkly Staff
on April 29, 2022

Sex meditation is the practice of becoming more mindful and focused before, during, or after sexual activity. This practice seeks to connect the mind and body and make one feel more present during moments of sexual intimacy. Sex meditation can help practitioners feel less distracted and more connected to their intimate partners. A 2018 study found that meditation can help improve sexual functioning.

Sex meditation is sometimes called sexual meditation.

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There are many different sex meditation techniques. Those who are interested in sex meditation can experiment with various techniques and find out which ones work best.

Sex meditation can help people who struggle to connect to their partners, become aroused, or have orgasms. Research has shown that people who are more sexually mindful tend to have more satisfying sex lives. This stands in opposition to what sex researchers call spectatoring, or being stuck in one's head during sex.

Meditation and mindfulness, whether practiced during sex or at other times, can help people disconnect from work stresses, health problems, family issues, or anything else that may dominate a person’s thoughts. Stress increases the level of cortisol and adrenaline in the body, which decreases libido and sexual performance. This may be especially true for women. By reducing or even eliminating stress, sex meditation can help people boost their sex drives, maintain their erections, and control their orgasmic response. It can also help people lose their inhibitions and enjoy sexual activities that may seem taboo, like prostate massages.

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