Meditation has long been touted as a stress-management technique. Proponents use it as a road to personal healing and higher understanding, and claim you can bring these benefits to your sex life.

Mindfulness, or awareness-based meditation, is promoted as a way to help people process their thoughts and emotions about sex in abstract ways, or from alternate perspectives.

The benefits can be numerous, with a focus on cultivating a more existential viewpoint, one that might have the potential to alleviate anxiety and sexual dysfunction, and improve the quality of physical relationships.

Understanding mindfulness

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which special focus is given to awareness of the present moment, without attributing judgment or a specific emotion to that experience. People who practice mindfulness report feeling a greater sense of control over a multitude of situations and themes in life, including sex. Practiced mindfulness seeks to bring