Sexual Performance Anxiety

It’s not just a guy thing…it happens to women too.

We most often think of erectile disfunction when we conceptualize sexual performance anxiety. However, most people don’t realize that some women have a version of performance anxiety as well, though it presents differently.

This idea came to me as I was listening to the Savage Lovecast episode #736, in which a caller asks Dan Savage, long-time sex advice-giver, about her relatively new partner’s performance anxiety. She asks questions like, “what it is all about and how do you overcome it?” Dan’s response begins with the fact that we believe only men to have performance anxiety because it’s obvious when they do.

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