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Mindfulness in Sexual Activity, Sexual Satisfaction and Erotic Fantasies in a Non-Clinical Sample

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Department of Evolutionary and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Science Education and Sport, University of Granada, Calle Santander, Nº 1, 52071 Melilla, Spain
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Department of Psychology, University of Almería, Carretera Sacramento S/N, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Faculty of Education, Pontifical University of Salamanca, Calle Henry Collet, 52-70, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
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Department of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Medicine, University of Almería, Carretera Sacramento S/N, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120 Almería, Spain
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(3), 1161; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031161
Received: 12 December 2020 / Revised: 25 January 2021 / Accepted: 26 January 2021 / Published: 28 January 2021
The goal of this study is to better understand the relation between the practice of Mindfulness and the sexual activity, sexual satisfaction and erotic fantasies of Spanish-speaking participants. This research focuses on the comparison between people who practice Mindfulness versus naïve people, and explores the practice of Mindfulness and its relation with the following variables about sexuality: body awareness and bodily dissociation, personal sexual satisfaction, partner and relationship-related satisfaction, desire, subjective sexual arousal, genital arousal, orgasm, pain, attitudes towards sexual fantasies and types of sexual fantasies. The sample consisted of 106 selected adults, 32 men and 74 women, who completed six measures on an online survey platform: (a) Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS), (b) Scale of Body Connection (SBC), (c) New Sexual Satisfaction Scale (NSSS), (d) Scale of Sexual Activity in Women (SSA-W) and Men (SSA-M), (e) Hurlbert Index of Sexual Fantasy (HISF), (f) Wilson’s Sex Fantasy Questionnaire. In the MAAS, Body Awareness subscale (SBC), NSSS, SSA-W and SSA-M, HISF and intimate fantasies subscale (Wilson’s questionnaire), people in the Mindfulness condition showed higher scores and these differences were statistically significant. These results may have relevant implications in the sexuality of clinical and non-clinical samples. View Full-Text
Keywords: mindfulness; meditation; sexual satisfaction; sexual activity; sexual/erotic fantasies mindfulness; meditation; sexual satisfaction; sexual activity; sexual/erotic fantasies
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Sánchez-Sánchez, L.C.; Rodríguez, M.F.V.; García-Montes, J.M.; Petisco-Rodríguez, C.; Fernández-García, R. Mindfulness in Sexual Activity, Sexual Satisfaction and Erotic Fantasies in a Non-Clinical Sample. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1161. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031161

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Sánchez-Sánchez LC, Rodríguez MFV, García-Montes JM, Petisco-Rodríguez C, Fernández-García R. Mindfulness in Sexual Activity, Sexual Satisfaction and Erotic Fantasies in a Non-Clinical Sample. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(3):1161. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031161

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Sánchez-Sánchez, Laura C., María F.V. Rodríguez, José M. García-Montes, Cristina Petisco-Rodríguez, and Rubén Fernández-García. 2021. "Mindfulness in Sexual Activity, Sexual Satisfaction and Erotic Fantasies in a Non-Clinical Sample" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 3: 1161. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031161

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