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Doctor insights on: A Strange Case Of What I Believe To Be Sexual Anxiety

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Can there be a such thing as sexual anxiety?

Can there be a such thing as sexual anxiety?

Yes: One can have "performance anxiety" around sex. Men seem especially prone to this, but women can experience it also. Being anxious about doing it "right" and worries about sufficiently pleasing one's partner can distract from being in the moment and enjoying what's actually happening. The focus may be on fear rather than mutual pleasure --> premature ejaculation, vaginal dryness, etc can result. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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How could i deal with anxiety after being sexually harassed?

How could i deal with anxiety after being sexually harassed?

If it occurred in : The workplace - was it already addressed using the organizations' venues for this? Have you been able to share with other's about your experience? If you have residual anxiety, would encourage you to consider working with a therapist who can help you recover your confidence ; to reduce your anxiety. Take care. ...Read more

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Why do I feel some extra anxiety after sexual activities?

Why do I feel some extra anxiety after sexual activities?

It depends: Many possible reasons for this -- can involve your feelings about sexual activity itself, and/or who you're having sex with. Some people feel guilty or ashamed about any sexual activity, so feel anxious about actually doing it. Also, the type of sexual activities can be anxiety-provoking -- like will you "get caught", get pregnant, get std; is it secret homosexual or extramarital affair, etc. ...Read more

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Can someone develop anxiety disorder after being sexually harassed as a child?

Yes: Very possible indeed, especially when facing sexualized situations, or seeing others, especially children in sexualized situations can heavily factor into anxiety. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between sexual arousal and anticipatory anxiety?

How to differentiate between sexual arousal and anticipatory anxiety?

Anticipatory anxiety: is not specifically sexual in nature. We can have this prior to just about anything we do, especially if we are being evaluated for it. Feeling like we will be judged for sexual "performance" can cause anticipatory anxiety. So, they can be independent of one another or happen together. Focus on the feelings of others and it can help relieve the anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Is there anxiety meds with no sexual side effects?

Yes: Discuss your concerns about sexual side effects of your anxiety medications with your doctor and ask if alternative medications without this side effect will be helpful for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How does sexual performance anxiety affect older men?

How does sexual performance anxiety affect older men?

Sex therapy: There are actually folks who specialize in this area and they are called sex therapists. As performance anxiety is quite common, a good sex therapist should be quite well versed at addressing your concerns and issues. I also suggest finding a patient partner. Share your concerns with he or she in an open and honest manner. Most people are more understanding than many might think. ...Read more

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What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

What can you do to cure sexual performance anxiety, naturally?

Sex therapy: There are actually folks who specialize in this area and they are called sex therapists. As performance anxiety is quite common, a good sex therapist should be quite well versed at addressing your concerns and issues. I also suggest finding a patient partner. Share your concerns with he or she in an open and honest manner. Most people are more understanding than many might think. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more