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How Anxiety Can Affect a Man’s Sexual Performance

There are many factors that may affect the performance of a man in the bedroom. Anxiety is one such factor. As a man you should be able to enjoy sex and at the same time please your partner. However, sometimes you may feel that you are not meeting the thresh-hold in the bedroom hence anxiety sets in.

Anxiety can be caused by factors like your body image, the size of your manhood among others. It is also important to note that at some point in your life, you may experience anxiety and it may affect your sexual performance.

As a man, anxiety may affect your sexual performance in the following ways:

  1. It lowers your self-confidence

You need self-confidence to approach a woman that you like in the first place. If you’re anxious in one way or the other, you may find it difficult to approach a beautiful lady. If you are lucky and you manage to lead a lady to your bedroom when you’re still anxious, you may neither enjoy the experience nor satisfy her. Without confidence in yourself and your capabilities, you cannot do much.

  1. Low libido

As a man, you are designed to naturally have some kind of sexual urge or drive. Anxiety may lower your sexual drive. Now, when you have low libido, you may find yourself turning down sexual advances from your significant other more than it is necessary. This may happen simply because your urge to have sex is low and maybe even getting an erection may be an issue. It becomes difficult to have sex when you cannot be aroused.

  1. Erectile dysfunction

If you are anxious, you may not be able to have an erection. Achieving and maintaining an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse may be a problem. Having an erectile dysfunction for a sustained period of time may even destroy your relationship. If anxiety causes you to have an erectile dysfunction, it may be time to look for help.

  1. Premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation can also be caused by anxiety. This may happen especially if you’re worried about how long you will last during a sexual intercourse. There seems to be too much pressure for men to last longer in the bedroom and those who do are seen as heroes. Those who cannot last long enough to satisfy their partners are looked down upon. This kind of thinking breeds anxiety which again leads premature ejaculation hence it becomes an endless circle. Premature ejaculation may also have an adverse effect on your relationship with your woman.

As explained above, anxiety can adversely affect a mans sexual performance. It is necessary therefore that you seek for professionals to help you manage your anxiety before it affects your sexual performance and ultimately break your relationship.