Can meditation help you with sexual dysfunctions?
I understand this is not a very popular topic among groups of men or women but according to various studies done in the area of sex and sexual paradigm, researchers have found that most of the people go through one or the other sexual dysfunction in their lifetime. There are various factors contributing to these conditions and it is quite common in both men and women.
These various issues include low sex drive, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction in men while women face vaginal atrophy or dryness, painful intercourse, or lack of orgasm. Like everybody, you will reach out to a doctor if faced with any such situation like this but it is found that sexual dysfunctions could also be a result of your lifestyle choices. Yes, you read it right!
The world we live in is so distractive, that everything, from our food to our sexuality gets affected by it. It is found that sexual dysfunctioning is more alive on the psychological levels than physical, in most cases and mindfulness can really help you overcome such problems.
Mindfulness goes way back and has its roots in Buddhist traditions and meditation techniques. Psychologists have been testing its potential in treating many issues including stress and depression. It’s not been long since mindfulness became a part of treatment for sexual issues but the results have been extremely positive.
The whole purpose of meditation is “being in the moment” and it helps individuals connect their minds to their bodies and souls. Hence, resulting in a mind and body which is more at ease with everything and feel the energies more intensely, leaving behind all the worldly distractions and this definitely works for an improved sex life.
Now, there are various psychological reasons for that could affect a person’s sexual life and few of them are:
- Performance anxiety
- Stress of body image
- Distracted Mind
These are a few observed issues that lead to many other major ones. It’s very important to be in sync with your body to be able to do anything and sex is also a part of it. You might think but how meditation can help you. So, here are a few things that might answer you.
- Deep sleep and hence better state of mind: Meditation has been proven to decrease anxiety levels and hence individuals practicing meditation have a better sleep. Believe it or not, good sleep goes a long way.
- Meditation decreases stress: Stress is a result of increased cortisol levels and it can result in erectile dysfunction. Also, it can prevent female orgasms. It is known as the stress hormone and can create major problems in bed. Meditation improves stress levels and hence, enhances sexual pleasure.
- Meditation works out the distractions: Now, most of us have heard and experienced that meditation helps concentrate better. It works for anything you do, to cultivate its energy. Sex requires all your attention and energy to be focused on you and your partner. Thus, meditation has been proven a really good solution for people facing erectile dysfunction.
- Meditation makes you a self-aware being: Even today sex is a taboo in many societies and households and couples mostly feel awkward about sharing their feelings. There are courses specially designed for couples where they are made more self-aware of their partner’s sexual needs. It is very important to communicate in a relationship and meditation breaks open the door beyond awkwardness and let the energy flow the way it supposes to – freely.
It’s the 21st century and we must have leveled up to have discovered meditation as a higher approach. Researchers are still thrilled to find the ever-expanding universe of possibilities that mindfulness can achieve.
Sexuality still in its early phase has gotten attention in the scientific research world. Our body reacts to mindfulness in so many ways and there are still numerous possibilities that are discovered everyday. You can discover so many levels of yourself practicing mindfulness. It is much more than what we had assumed it to be. So, just open your heart and see the good happen.
Shivani Mehra is a budding author and a hopeless poet, a learning enthusiast and a dreamer who believes her dreams come true through writing.