‘Hypnotherapy was used as the method of treatment in seventy-six cases of frigidity with seventy-two of them showing rather dramatic improvement, Direct hypnotic suggestion as well as hypnoanalysis were both used in securing these results. The effects of this treatment are presented in tabulation form, are discussed in detail and show hypnotherapy to be a very effective method of treatment.’
So begins a report of a study* conducted by Dr T.A. Richardson entitled “Hypnotherapy in Frigidity” , published in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis in 1963.
Use of the term, ‘frigidity’ when referring to female sexual response is a reminder of the enormously important progress we’ve made in this area over the intervening decades.
Despite it’s antiquated and now disturbing title, the study shows that hypnosis can be an effective tool in helping women to enjoy a healthy and satisfying sex life.
Although this study focuses on women – I suppose that back then, it was thought that men did not suffer from problems in this area, or at least, it wasn’t talked about – the same is true of men.
I have had considerable success using hypnotherapeutic techniques to help both men and women experiencing problems with sexual performance.
You can read the entire article here
* T. A. Richardson M.D. (1963): Hypnotherapy in Frigidity, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 5:3, 194-199