sensate focus


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sensate focus

An area, such as an erogenous zone, that is particularly sensitive to tactile stimulation.
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Sensate Focus involves structured and progressive touching between two partners, advancing from initially non-genital touch through to more pleasure-oriented touch in subsequent stages.
Although Masters and Johnson never used the term "mindfulness" when describing sensate focus, it is evident that sensate focus relies on many of the features of mindfulness meditation with its focus on paying attention to sensation in the here and now, and reducing the tendency toward spectatoring (evaluating and monitoring one's own performance) and anxious anticipation.
while having a bath, while examining her genitals in the mirror, while applying light touch to her genitals, while exploring her own body with touch, and while engaging in sensate focus with a partner).
Particularly for women, the sensate focus exercises--with no immediate demands of intercourse allowed many to reacquaint themselves with their natural sensuousness.
The benefits of sensate focus include, discovering new types of touch, spine-tingling sensations, increased comfort with physical intimacy, better awareness of your lover's body, as well as your own.
When pursuing sensate focus exercises, set aside at least 60 uninterrupted minutes in a warm bedroom and one may even enhance the setting with soothing music and candles.
Sensate focus sex could establish new ways of relating to each other and partners may find themselves having some of the best sex of their lives.
This might be accomplished by way of sensate focus exercises, during which each partner takes a turn exploring the other's body in a non-demanding way, while communicating about which touches feel good.
1990) Social factors History of sexual activity in Sex therapy inappropriate venues where there was a fear of discovery; early unsatisfactory sexual experien- ces (Butcher, 1993); lack of sexual knowledge and/or experience Relational dissatisfaction and/or Couples therapy; sensate focus discord (e.
Psychological interventions include physical sensate focus exercises and a variety of counselling techniques (Heiman & Meston, 1997; Kaplan, 1987; Masters, Johnson, & Kolodny, 1982; Sarwer & Durlak, 1997; Winton, 1997).
Participants were given homework assignments that included sensate focus and couple communication exercises.
The second is an equally comprehensive discussion of factors which constitute good or poor prognosticators for the various interventions commonly used in treating erectile failure, including sensate focus.