Domestic Diversions

Amorous mindfulness: monkish intimacy

CNN pulls the sheet off a 2018 translation of its 1938 original, courtesy of University of Chicago Press. “The Passion Book” reveals Tibetan Buddhist monk Gendun Chopel’s discovery of “the long-forbidden joys of lovemaking for the first time.”

Ian Kerner writes (excerpt):
But can practicing mindfulness actually help bring awareness in the bedroom, as well as on the meditation cushion? Yes, says Lori A. Brotto, executive director of the Women’s Health Research Institute in British Columbia. Her research has found that sexual mindfulness can be useful in a variety of situations, including compulsive sexual behaviors, intrusive sexual thoughts, sexual aversion, low desire, chronic genital pain and erectile dysfunction.

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