Performance anxiety is relatively common, particularly among men. There is often a social pressure to perform sexually and it this doesn’t happy there can be feelings of judgment and guilt. Understanding that our bodies are not machines and can’t perform on cue can be a good start to reducing Performance Anxiety.

Sexual Performance Anxiety occurs when one tends to become overly concerned with their sexual performance rather than being present to the sexual act. Those who experience Performance Anxiety describe a process of limiting thoughts or beliefs increasing when it comes to having sex.

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People experience Performance Anxiety for a number of reasons. Some of the concerns that people have about sex include:

  • Not achieving an erection
  • Erection will fail
  • Ejaculate too quickly
  • Not ejaculate soon enough
  • Not have an orgasm
  • Not experienced enough in sex
  • Taking too long to have an orgasm
  • Believe they will experience pain during sex
  • Body image concerns

Seeing a sex therapist about Performance Anxiety can be a useful way to overcome this and to start to think about your sexual performance in a different way.

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