How does sensate focus work?
It works by refocusing the participants on their own sensory perceptions and sensuality, instead of goal-oriented behavior focused on the genitals and penetrative sex. Sensate focus has been used to treat problems with body image, erectile dysfunction, orgasm disorders, and lack of sexual arousal.
What type of therapy is sensate focus?
Sensate Focus is a treatment technique utilized in sex therapy that uses a series of structured touching exercises to help reduce sexual anxiety and negativity associated to sexual intimacy, as well as improving communication between the couple.
Is sensate focus evidence based?
There is significant evidence that sensate focus is an effective component of the treatment of women experiencing arousal, desire, orgasm, and sexual pain concerns, which would seem to support the notion that being present in the sensual moment is beneficial [85,86].