Living in a fast-paced, connected society makes it difficult to be mentally present. Smartphones, TV, Slack messages and social media keep our minds in motion at all times. The incessant notifications and reminders create a life full of to-do lists, and over the course of the day, taking time to turn off, relax and be present can be difficult. For many people, their sex lives aren't spared.
Your headspace can be affected due to focus issues, work life, sexual chemistry or even the location of where you're having sex. There are many situations that can contribute to the kinds of wandering thoughts you may experience during sex. But you're not alone.
"It is highly common and very normal for people's minds to wander during sex," said Gina Senarighi, Ph.D., a clinical professional counselor and couples therapist. "Some of the most