Sexual Anxiety simply refers to anxiety that affects sexual functioning. In men, the most common impact of anxiety is on behaviour, self-perception and relationship with themselves and their partner. As anxiety increases, men may become more aware of their erection, which takes them out of the moment and can cause the erection to be lost, or to lose control of ejaculation. Insecurity in relationship, worry about failure, fear of being disappointing, or needing to be impressive and a good performer are all presentations of anxiety. In some cases men may even begin to hate themselves, fear sex, or become quite depressed and frustrated with it. As a result, they may end up avoiding sex and feeling a sense of shame around it. All of this then adds to the anxiety.
In women, emotional experience can also affect arousal and ability to engage in sex. How women feel about themselves and life all play a part. Their emotions, particuarly those unresolved, all have a potential to affect their ability to enjoy sex freely.
As a couple, if one partner experiences sexual anxiety, of course, the other will be affected in one way or another. ‘Sexual Anxiety’ is really a catch-all to refer to emotions and thoughts that get in the way of sexual enjoyment and satisfaction. Jeremy has helped countless individuals and couples feel more sexual and confident with each other and themselves.
If you, your partner or both are caught up in Sexual Anxiety of one form or another, then you might want to call Jeremy on (02) 9518 9912, or If you have a question, or are ready to make an appointment now, you can call (02) 9518 9912. You can also click on the tab on the bottom right to request an appointment right away and get an immediate appointment for treatment.