Don't worry about toys, potions, tricks, and acrobatics. The most effective way to have amazing sex may be to simply stay in the moment, concentrating on the sensations you're experiencing, rather than letting your mind wander while your body goes on autopilot. As it turns out, this kind of mindfulness can not only improve your mental and physical health—when brought between the sheets, it can also help increase desire and arousal and get you closer to satisfaction. "Research suggests that the part of your conscious brain that shuts off right before orgasm is the same part that shuts off when you're meditating, concentrating intensely, or otherwise being mindful," says Laurie Mintz, PhD, a professor of psychology at the University of Florida and the author of A Tired Woman's Guide to Passionate Sex. So when you focus on what's happening in the present, you may very well be putting yourself in an orgasmic state of mind.

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