Meditation has so many benefits but not everyone can do the sit down quietly and clear your mind version successfully. However, put really simply meditation is the ability to focus your attention whatever form your meditation takes. So, it is not so much of a stretch to say that sex be what you choose to focus on as a form of meditation.
What is the difference between mindfulness and meditation? Mindfulness making the conscious decision to be engaged and present during your sexual encounters.
Sexual meditation is focused on the sex itself, a way to heighten awareness of the body to increase pleasure during sex. All the benefits of meditation and mindfulness coupled with the benefits of sex.
Sexual meditation can range from a general kind of mindfulness, a more mindful approach to sex, to exercises with a partner that can all have sexual benefits. Keep reading for a list fo some of those benefits;
Engaged in the moment.
Hands up who’s mind is busy more often than not? You are not alone. We are often thinking about multiple things while we carry out daily activities and unfortunately sex does not escape our busy minds, even during sex, our thoughts wander.
Learning how to be engaged in the moment, to tune into our senses, emotions and partners. Meditation is the ability to focus the mind, this focus can help you tap into your senses and heighten them. This can make the experience of sex more sensual and more satisfying. When you’re able to connect to your needs, senses as well as with a partner’s touch, and their needs the experience can be more intensely pleasurable. Sexual meditation may also help increase lubrication, erection, and orgasms.
Sex can be stressful for some people, for those of us who experience difficulties in sex, be that pain, insecurity, poor communication or mental health issues. These things and more can occupy thoughts and push out any type of sexy thought you may have and this can increase stress levels which takes away from the pleasure of the sexual experience.
A stress response in your body can interfere with your ability to feel aroused or cause difficulties reaching orgasm. Sexual meditation may make it easier to manage a stress response, mindfulness helps decreases stress calm the parasympathetic nervous system. All this basically means that sexual meditation or mindfulness can help you be in the moment and enjoy it.
Increase in Intimacy
Your pleasure and enjoyment in sex is an important part of quality of life. Affection, love and connection with your partner are the makings of great sex. Being present in the moment helps you be more aware of your partner’s responses as well as your own, leading to more connected and meaningful sex. Focus and heightened sensations creates excitement and can help your sexual experience feel new and fresh (even in a long term relationship). All this helps strengthen the bond and intimacy between you and your partner.
Results from recent research have found that meditation and mindfulness can help increase feelings of desire, interest and willingness to initiate sex. This comes from paying close attention to the moment, your enjoyment, your desire to have sex and increase intimacy in your relationship.
Next week we will share some simple steps on how you can harness the delicious benefits of sexual meditation?