A 46-year-old member asked:
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I'm terrified to have sex for the first time. How can I overcome this fear?

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Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience in Psychiatry
SEE BELOW: If you're 39, this is likely a long standing fear. Deconditioning and training can help, but i'd choose individual psychotherapy and work out how such a fear developed and what you've done to keep the fear. I sense a lot of material under such a symptom - like a sliver under the skin. Ignoring it doesnt make it go away. You can work this out.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016

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