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Better Sex Through Mindfulness: An Interview With Dr. Lori Brotto (VIDEO)

April 23, 2018 by Justin Lehmiller


Difficulties with sexual desire and arousal are common, especially among women—and they’re notoriously difficult to treat with medications alone. However, the good news is that these problems are responsive to psychological treatments. Increasingly, one such treatment researchers have focused on is something known as mindfulness, and there’s a brand new book out about it that describes how you can use this technique to not only combat sexual difficulties, but also to have better sex in general.

The book, entitled Better Sex Through Mindfulness, is authored by Dr. Lori Brotto, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Brotto has used mindfulness as a treatment in her clinical practice for years in addition to performing extensive research on its efficacy. I recently interviewed Dr. Brotto to learn more about what mindfulness is and how it works, which you can watch in the video below. As she explains, mindfulness is something anyone who’s interested in improving their sex lives can do.

Check out the interview to learn more. I also highly recommend getting a copy of her book (available here) and adding it to your summer reading list.

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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