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Relaxation Technique Might Improve Arousal in Women

Feb 27, 2018

There is more research to be done, however. The study authors explained that their project involved a small group of women and did not have a control group (a group that received no treatment) to serve as a comparison. For this reason, the results cannot be generalized to all women.

In addition, the study did not include lesbian women because the films had been previously tested in research with heterosexual women. Future studies should be conducted to see whether autogenic training might alleviate arousal problems in women who have sex with women, the authors said.


Harvard Medical School

Campos, Marcelo, MD

“Heart rate variability: A new way to track well-being”

(November 22, 2017)

The Journal of Sexual Medicine

Stanton, Amelia M., BA, et al.

“One Session of Autogenic Training Increases Acute Subjective Sexual Arousal in Premenopausal Women Reporting Sexual Arousal Problems”

(Full-text. January 2018)

NHS Choices

“Sexual arousal in women”

(Page last reviewed: June 20, 2016)


“Autogenic Training - Topic Overview”

(Current as of November 14, 2014)

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