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Whether you know an interesting fact or not your sexual performance is much dependent on what your mood is.
Yes, your psychological health can play a critical factor in determining whether are in the mood to have sex or not.
In this article, we are here to describe the relationship between sexual performance and anxiety.
Before we start you must know that it is our brain that controls all thoughts and emotions.
It is due to your thoughts that feel and long for having sex as well.
At times when you are under any type of tension or burden, it may occur that you are not in the mood to have sex. you must have felt this at some point in your life.
So this illustration just provides you with an example that there surely is a relationship between your psychological health and your sexual response and behavior.
In this article, we will find out in-depth about sexual performance anxiety.
We will first begin with the basics to understand what anxiety is, and then check out its symptoms and how does it crop up in the first place.
We will then check out the relationship between your sexual response and how it gets affects when you are suffering from anxiety.
Later we will find out about the sexual problems that may trigger when you are suffering from anxiety.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a type of mental disorder. It is the body’s natural response when you are under some sort of tension or burden.
It is about the fear about what is probably going to happen or relinquishing about your past. It is a type of psychological disorder that makes you feel nervous.
Sometimes this nervousness can reach such abnormal stages that you may have even shivering or palpitations. This is what you call an anxiety attack.
An anxiety attack generally occurs when you are too deeply anxious or in wait for something. Maybe the thing that you are fearful or waiting for is not beyond your control.
It is just the fear of what is going to happen that makes your brain so restless that you start feeling a little panicky and out of ideas.
An anxiety disorder is a common characteristic who is having to suffer from severe stress periodically or begins feeling anxious.
Types of anxiety disorders: Sexual Performance Anxiety
There are different types of anxiety disorders too. let’s have a brief look at them and then you will get to know better about sexual performance and anxiety.
It is this type of anxiety disorder that is most common in patients. Hereunder stress and anxiety, the patients start to feel panicky.
Social anxiety disorder
This is a type of anxiety disorder in which the patient will have a lot of procrastinations meeting together with people and socializing.
Such a type of person may want to lead a secluded life and would normally want to avoid people.
Illness anxiety disorder
It is a disorder where people are too concerned about their health even if not suffering from any disorder or allergy.
It is a type of abnormal behavior seen in the patient considering being too much centric about their health.
Post-traumatic stress disorder
When people undergo trauma such as an accident, or any type of fateful incident, they will keep on remembering or hallucinating the event to occur for several months or even years.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
During an anxiety attack, patients can have various symptoms to know about it. Such symptoms will usually start to prevail just before the anxiety attack gradually begins to creep in.
Some of the common types of symptoms that people experience during an anxiety attack include:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
- Hot flashes
- Numbness in the limbs
- Rapid heartbeat
- Faster breathing
- Not being able to concentrate
- Not being able to sleep peacefully
Patients can experience such effects at any time during the day. There is no specific time for these events to occur.
When the brain suddenly triggers a flow of events or recapitulates any of the past incidents or wonders too much about the future there is an uncontrolled flow of thoughts and emotions that can trigger such symptoms that begin the anxiety attack.
What is the relationship between sexual problems and anxiety? (Sexual Performance Anxiety)
Now we come to the section of the article that we will be primarily focusing on. in this section we will find out just how suffering from stress can affect your sexual patterns and behavior.
Well, one thing is for sure sexual performance anxiety surely does play a critical role in the life of a patient who is having anxiety disorders.
just as we told you above that when you are having such a deep uncontrolled flow of thoughts and emotions running through your brain, it is just not able to focus on having sex.
You see even to have sex it is your brain that will at first generate a flow of thoughts such as to get your desires of having sex or tingling your partner.
But unfortunately, a person who is suffering from stress and anxiety or those at least who have this tendency may have a completely different and lackluster attitude towards having sex in your life.
A person who is having to face sexual performance anxiety may experience an inability to generate sexual thoughts in their mind just to have sex.
It is just that your brain is too occupied to think about having sex. as the disorder prolongs it gets even more severe and then such a person will generally want to avoid having sex altogether.
Such a person may even socially distance himself and then lead an ascetic life.
Which sexual problems can occur due to anxiety?
In this section, we are going to talk about sexual performance anxiety in males. We will be looking at how suffering from anxiety affects the sexual performance of a man and look at the suffering in detail. Let’s begin…
Erectile Dysfunction: Sexual Performance
ED or erectile dysfunction is in capability for a man to get an erection. if you are suffering from impotence behavior then it becomes difficult for a man to achieve an erection or even hold on to an erection.
as you may have thought about it, your anxiety plays all the downfall in not being able to achieve or maintain a hard erection.
You see stress is one of the psychological reasons for Erectile Dysfunction. people who are having anxiety attacks frequently may suffer from this disorder.
How does anxiety trigger ED? (Sexual Performance Anxiety)
Again the same explanation here. you see to have sex your brain will emit signals and direct increase blood flow to the penis region to make it more sensitive to touches. Usually, when you stimulate the penis region you will get a hard erection.
But for a man who is suffering from anxiety, your mind is already busy with any specific burden, stress, or tension. Due to this the blood flow to your penis tissues never increase.
Thus it becomes difficult for you to achieve an erection. sometimes you may still have an erection due to all the stimulations and foreplay but unfortunately, you are not able to maintain it for long.
What are the symptoms of ED?
The symptoms of ED are not that hard to find out. You see a man who is not able to achieve erectile hardness can understand the effects on their own. It is the failure in not being able to achieve an erection or an erection soon dying.
This is not something that occurs one sudden day. but this is almost a regular type of experience.
Somehow due to your mind being in an anxious state all the time you do not have any feelings to have sex and thus don’t get an erection either.
How to get over this?
So, does suffering from ED mean that you will not be able to have sex?
well, maybe not. You see these days you will find ED medicines such as Viagra and Cialis in the market that assist you in getting an erection.
when you use these medicines what happens is that the generic ingredient inside of it will induct a series of changes to induce an increase in the flow of blood that will eventually lead you to have an erection.
But to use most medicines you will need to speak up with the doctors. you will need to talk to them and find out which brand or dose you can suit the most.
How do medicines cause an erection?
You see all ED curing medicines have one thing in common. That is they belong form the same category of pills and that is the PDE-5 hormone inhibiting pill category.
When you are using this medicine it inhibits the PDE-5 hormones and leads to an increase of the cGMP hormones.
then it is under the effects of nitric oxide which is the body’s vasodilating agent that induces this higher blood flow supply to the entire penis region that you can have sex.
Premature Ejaculation: Sexual Performance
PE or premature ejaculation is yet another disorder that may be caused due to sexual performance anxiety.
Premature ejaculation is a type of sexual disorder in which the patient will ejaculate too fast, early, and prematurely such that they would have dissatisfaction after having sex.
You see the reason is that they are not able to reach a climax while having sex which leads you to this disorder.
PE or premature ejaculation is a problem where you may be able to have an erection but it hampers your sex time and cuts it to away shorter periods that are beyond your control.
It seems as though the person has involuntary control over the urge to ejaculate. And just as you thought it is your anxiety levels that you are suffering from this disorder.
Why does anxiety cause PE? (Sexual Performance Anxiety)
In this section, we are going to find out about the real reasons why someone is suffering from PE due to sexual performance anxiety.
So you see that PE can occur due to anxiety. When you are highly freaked out psychically about something you are not in the mood to have sex.
even though you might have got an erection and have sex but you just cannot control your urge to ejaculate. You cannot prolong your sex.
It is a type of sexual disorder that is going to occur due to anxiety. It is entirely a psychological disorder unlike the one mentioned above that is ED that may have physical disorders linking it as well.
What are the usual symptoms of PE disorder?
So the usual symptoms are very clear to the patient. It is not just a single instance or a few, but on every occasion, the person is not able to have sex for very long.
They are not able to reach climax before ejaculating. It seems as though the person is not in charge of when to ejaculate.
What is the cure for PE?
You see just like ED you have PE cure medicines too. these are the medicines that can help you with curing your PE but will act only for the time being that is for a definitive period in which you can prolong your sex time.
PE medicines such as Priligy or Poxet are easily available in the market. these are the medicine al brands that contain generic substances like Dapoxetine.
It is the generic ingredient of the medicine that can bring about an increase in your being able to hold on to your ejaculation.
How do the PE medicines work?
So the medicines claiming to cure PE will contain generic substances in them such as Dapoxetine.
It is the agent that is behaving like an SSRI or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor agent.
This is the agent that will not let all the serotonin hormone to being reuptake by the brain cells.
thus there are more amounts of serotonin hormone left and it is due to its actio0ns that you can hold on to ejaculating for much longer.