In this podcast episode, we debunk some myths about sexual
desire, illuminate the impact that chronic stress can play in
women’s low desire, and discuss Dr. Brotto’s research which found
that mindfulness can help manage chronic stress and improve desire.
Dr. Lori Brotto aims to place emphasis on pleasure-focused (rather
than dysfunction-based) language for women with low sexual desire.
Dr. Lori Brotto,PhD, is a clinical psychologist, sex researcher,
and Canada Research Chair in Women's Sexual Health. She is a member
of various sexuality organizations and an associate editor for
Archives of Sexual Behavior. Brotto writes a monthly column called
Health Advisor for the Globe and Mail and has been
featured in the New York Times, the Walrus,
Chatelaine, Dan Savage’s Savage
Lovecast, and many other outlets. She lives in Vancouver,
Dr. Lori’s Book, Better Sex Through Mindfulness: How Women Can
Cultivate Desire is available