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Can J Psychiatry. 1988 Jun;33(5):394-8.

[Preconscious and conscious stimulation of erotic imagination].

[Article in French]

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Département de Psychiatrie, Université de Montréal, Québec.

Abstract

The stimulation of erotic fantasies through the association of relaxation and erotic conscious or preconscious suggestions has been evaluated. This study was attempted following positive results in the stimulation of fantasmatic activity in alexithymic subjects with a similar procedure. Thirty female subjects, allocated into three groups practiced relaxation daily for two weeks including three sessions with psychological measures. During the second week, erotic suggestions, preconscious for one group and conscious for another one, were added. The third group (control) received only relaxation throughout. Results have shown an increase of sexual arousal and erotic imagery during the sessions with erotic suggestions. Sexual activities and desire increased in the two experimental groups. There was no difference between the effects of the preconscious and conscious suggestions. Possible clinical applications of such a procedure are discussed.

PMID:
3044568
DOI:
10.1177/070674378803300515
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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