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can sex cause anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 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 32 years experience
Sex anxiety: Performance anxiety is the term, and can lead to anticipation and avoidance, doubts, and poor performance.

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Dr. Kamel Sadek commented
Family Medicine 25 years experience
The list is too long but some common causes includes financial hardship, marriage problems, infidelity, not expressing your true feeling, preparing for an exam, having an underlying phobia, previous traumatic events.
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