Focusing On "Performance" Can Ruin The Mood For Sex
Jun 02, 2010 17:55
It's easy to know how anxious women are when it comes to their 'bedroom moves,' just pick up your nearest Cosmopolitan magazine:
Let's face it ladies: Sometimes we pay too much attention to our performance during sex that we tend to inhibit sexual desire which in turn increases self-consciousness. How do we even get past first-base in the first place!
And now, a new study by the Stanford University School of Medicine suggests that women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) tend to use more brainpower in monitoring their reactions and performance during sex in comparison with sexually healthy women.
This was revealed when researchers used a functional magnetic resonance imaging to track their brain's response to sexual stimuli. HSDD participants were found to display more lit up areas, indicating that they spent their time monitoring their experience (or lack thereof) rather than enjoying the moment.
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