Sex is supposed to be a pleasurable experience, but it’s hard to feel sexy or intimate with your partner when you have sexual performance anxiety. When you’re constantly wondering, “Am I doing this right?” “Is my partner enjoying this?” or “Do I look fat?” you become too preoccupied to enjoy sex.
Constant worry over your appearance or ability in bed can make sex stressful and nerve-wracking. It can even make you want to avoid having sex.
On this show, we discussed what causes sexual performance anxiety and ways to cope with it.
Dr. Diana Wiley is a licensed marriage & family therapist and board certified sex therapist. She has been providing talk therapy to individuals and couples for more than thirty years with an emphasis on sexual issues and their effect on relationships. Visit Dr. Diana at http://drdianawiley.com.