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What is it like to have sexual performance anxiety?

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Anxiety can take you out of the right mindset for sex. When you're focused on whether you'll perform well, you can't concentrate on what you're doing in bed. Even if you are able to get aroused, you may be too distracted to reach orgasm.

From: Sexual Performance Anxiety WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

McCabe, M.P. , November 2005. International Journal of Stress Management

Hale, V.E. , 1990. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Kandeel, F.R. , CRC Press, 2007. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Porst, H. , Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. Standard Practice in Sexual Medicine

Corretti, G. , August 2007. Psychiatric Times

Phillips, N.A. , July 2010. American Family Physician

Jacobsen, J.L. 2nd ed., Hanley & Belfus, 2001. Psychiatric Secrets,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 25, 2017

SOURCES:

McCabe, M.P. , November 2005. International Journal of Stress Management

Hale, V.E. , 1990. Archives of Sexual Behavior

Kandeel, F.R. , CRC Press, 2007. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment

Porst, H. , Wiley-Blackwell, 2006. Standard Practice in Sexual Medicine

Corretti, G. , August 2007. Psychiatric Times

Phillips, N.A. , July 2010. American Family Physician

Jacobsen, J.L. 2nd ed., Hanley & Belfus, 2001. Psychiatric Secrets,

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 25, 2017

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