sexual performance anxiety and erectile dysfunction

Sexual Performance Anxiety and ED: What You Need to Know

When it comes to understanding erectile dysfunction, this condition is often far more complicated than it seems on the surface. While Erectile Dysfunction (ED), can be a condition on its own, or one that is a side effect of different medical treatments and prescriptions. According to recent studies, erectile dysfunction also has links to anxiety as well. The more you know about the links between sexual performance anxiety and Erectile Dysfunction, the quicker you will be able to get the help that you need.

So, What is Sexual Performance Anxiety?

As the name suggests, Sexual Performance Anxiety is when you feel anxious or uncomfortable before (or during) sex. It can impact men of all ages and of all backgrounds and is most commonly characterized by premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. This specific type of anxiety can occur for a number of different reasons including:

  • Body image concerns.
  • Nervousness regarding a new partner.
  • Worry over penis size.
  • Concern with sexual performance.
  • Nervousness regarding intimacy.
  • Stress over ED or premature ejaculation.
  • Relationship issues.
  • Stress regarding work or personal relationships.
  • Worry over germs.
  • General nerves regarding sexual activity.

Many times, when men experience these feelings of nervousness or these stressors, they have a physical response which can result in ED. Many times, when feelings such as this become overwhelming, the body releases increased amounts of stress-related hormones, including adrenaline, which can make it difficult to physically participate in sexual intercourse.

The most difficult thing about Sexual Performance Anxiety, is that for many men, an initial failure to perform or issue with Erectile Dysfunction can only cultivate more stress and anxiety regarding sex and only make the issue worse, and more prevalent. In this case, many times, curing the ED can help men get over the stress that makes sexual performance difficult.

The right ED treatment can help men with performance concerns get the confidence that they need to perform their best.

If you are looking for the best possible ED treatments to help you give experts here at LT Men’s Clinic a call. We have a variety of treatments available designed specifically with Erectile Dysfunction in mind. We can also check your hormones and help you get a better look at your overall health to determine the right course of action to help. If you are ready to get your ED under control—then give LT Men’s Clinic a call today at 817-369-3605.