Women who complain of frigidity have normal sexual desires but find that they are unable to experience adequate sexual arousal. They may actually state that they feel “a coolness” towards their partner in a sexual setting. Women who suffer from frigidity fall into two categories: those who have never been able to experience adequate sexual arousal and those who have become frigid as a result of some sexual trauma.
The treatment of choice is hypnotherapy, during which the patient is encouraged to explore the reasons for her frigidity and to respond more warmly to the sexual advance of her partner. It has been found that hypnotherapy is very effective in the treatment of this condition.
In patients who have suffered some form of sexual trauma it is helpful to combine the hypnotherapy with individual psychotherapy so that the underlying effects of the traumatic experience can be identified and addressed.