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Understanding Sexual Performance Anxiety

Have you ever felt anxious before sex? It’s far from uncommon for men to feel nervous, anxious or uncomfortable before and during sexual activity — a common problem that’s known as sexual performance anxiety

Performance anxiety affects men of all ages and backgrounds. Not only can it affect your mental state during sex, but it can also contribute to common sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE).

The good news is that both sexual performance anxiety and the issues it can cause are almost always treatable, typically with medication, therapy, healthy habits or a combination of different approaches.

What is Sexual Performance Anxiety?

Sexual performance anxiety is a feeling of nervousness and sexual anxiety before and during sex.

When you experience these feelings, your body might release increased amounts of powerful stress hormones such as adrenaline, making it more difficult for you to relax and enjoy sexual activity.

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Solving Sexual Anxiety With Shockwave Therapy

Performance anxiety is a common problem that can affect anyone. For men, it can be a stressful experience — after all, no one wants to let their sexual partner down or miss out on enjoying sex because they feel anxious and uncomfortable.

Read Our Blog: Understanding Sexual Performance Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms, and Impact

While erectile dysfunction often has a physical cause, some men struggle with ED due to psychological reasons. Shockwave therapy may be an option if your doctor has ruled out physical causes for your ED and you’re looking for psychological ed treatment. Shockwave therapy treats physical causes of ED, it can also serve as a psychological ED treatment since it can help men feel more confident by having stronger, longer-lasting erections.

If you’re looking for shockwave therapy treatment for psychological erectile dysfunction, choose Ottawa Men’s Health Clinic. Contact us today.

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Most frequent questions and answers

Sexual Anxiety Consultation FAQs

Sexual anxiety in men refers to a type of performance-related anxiety or unease that occurs in anticipation of or during sexual activities. It’s a psychological condition where individuals experience heightened worry, fear, or stress about their sexual performance, appearance, or the potential for negative outcomes during intimate moments. This anxiety can lead to a range of physical and emotional symptoms that may impact the overall sexual experience.

Several factors can contribute to sexual anxiety in men, including:

  • Performance pressure
  • Body image concerns
  • Past negative experiences
  • Lack of confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Social and cultural factors
  • Expectations and comparisons
  • Lack of education

Speak to our men’s sexual health consultants at Ottawa Men’s Health Clinic to get to the solutions you need for your challenges today.

Sexual experiences can be significantly impacted by performance anxiety. Worrying about potential failures while concentrating on one’s own performance can result in:

  • Difficulty Achieving or Maintaining Erections
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Reduced Sensation
  • Inhibition of Desire
  • Negative Emotional Response
  • Strained Relationships

If your sexual anxiety has a substantial negative effect on your quality of life, self-esteem, relationships, or mental health, it’s vital to think about getting professional help. You might want to seek assistance if:

  • Anxiety is persistent
  • It causes distress
  • It interferes with daily life
  • Self-help strategies aren’t effective
  • Physical symptoms emerge


Seeking help from a qualified men’s health professional can provide you with the tools and strategies needed to manage and overcome sexual performance anxiety.


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