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Mar 7, 2023

Human sexuality is a complex and fascinating topic that has intrigued people for centuries. Sexual desire, in particular, is an essential aspect of our sexuality, yet many people struggle to understand and increase it.

In this episode, we delved into the intricacies of sexual desire, exploring the factors that can impact it and the techniques that can help boost it. From exploring the impact of stress and lifestyle factors to discussing the benefits of mindfulness and communication, we uncovered a wealth of insights that can help individuals enhance their sexual desire and improve their overall sexual experiences. Whether you're struggling with a low sex drive or simply looking to deepen your connection with your partner, the insights shared in this conversation offer valuable guidance for anyone seeking to understand and increase their sexual desire.

Dr. Lori Brotto is a Professor in the UBC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Registered Psychologist in Vancouver, Canada and the Executive Director of the Women's Health Research Institute of BC. Dr. Brotto holds a Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. Her book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can Cultivate Desire (2018) is a knowledge translation product aimed at sharing the science of sexual desire with a broad audience, and the accompanying Workbook will be published by Greystone in October 2022.

Check out the transcript of this episode on Dr. Jessica Higgin's website.

In this episode

7:16 From volunteering with rats to researching female sexual dysfunction: A journey of unexpected discoveries.

12:40 Causes and factors contributing to low desire in women.

18:44 A paradigm shift in cultivating desire for long-term relationships.

24:25 Understanding the impact of low desire on relationships and cultivating arousal.

26:55 Tips for reframing sexual experiences in a more positive light.

33:45 The importance of mindfulness in enhancing sexual response.


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