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Can sex cause anxiety?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Sure, sex can lead to anxiety. Some long to experience it, but feel it's wrong -- this would bring up anxiety. The partner you choose could make you anxious. Anxiety about showing feelings could make you anxious. The way you feel about yourself could make you anxious -- worry about doing it "right" or concern about how you look, etc. Anxiety about getting pregnant or getting std or hiv, etc.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Sex anxiety: Performance anxiety is the term, and can lead to anticipation and avoidance, doubts, and poor performance.
Last updated Apr 11, 2016

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