Women who are able to train their thoughts while love-making, experience more pleasure between the sheets, a new study has revealed.
Researchers from the Brown University in Rhode Island monitored the behaviour of 44 students, 30 of whom were female, and half of whom had taken a 12-week meditation course.
According to MyHealthNewsDaily.com, the participants were shown a slideshow of “erotic” images and were then asked to describe their reaction as either “calm”, “excited” or “aroused”.
They found that the women who had been meditating were quicker at registering sexual arousal. The study also revealed that women who meditate demonstrate increased self-compassion, less anxiety and improved attention span.
“It’s interesting, the women who took longer to register feelings of sexual arousal at baseline were also the ones who were the harshest self-judgers,” the Daily Mail quoted Gina Silverstein, the lead author as saying.
“'Rather than feeling it, they get caught up in their heads. So it’s definitely a correlated effect,” she said.
The study has been published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine.