Understanding sexual anxiety
To understand the causes of anxiety over sexuality, and learn how to conquer this, Health Shots reached out to Dr. Lavanya Kiran, Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist, and Reproductive Medicine Specialist at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, Bengaluru, Electronic City.
Only a small percentage of women report experiencing sexual anxiety or sexual performance anxiety, according to Dr. Kiran. We’ve all heard that sexual anxiety can trigger issues like Erectile dysfunction as well as early ejaculation for men but did you know it can also be the cause of the condition called vaginismus among women? Vaginismus can cause the vaginal muscles to contract and tighten because of the fear of sexual penetration.
The doctor has revealed she has advised those who’ve been in a relationship for about three years and are unable to end their marriage due to anxiety over sexuality and additional issues that result from the effect of its cascading effects.
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Body dysmorphia is an important reason for sexual anxiety. If you’re constantly trying to measure your body against unattainable standard, stress could fill your thoughts like the steam inside the pressure cooker. Whatever the internet is trying to tell that, there is no such thing as a perfect person. Find out how to appreciate your body, and learn to love yourself. It is able to provide you with enormous satisfaction,” advises the doctor.
Be concerned about pain when you sexual activity
It’s a natural instinct to stay clear of any activity in bed if you believe it’s likely to be painful, particularly when it’s your first experience and you’re not certain what to anticipate. In this regard, Dr. Kiran suggests “Don’t engage in penetrative sexual sex. It is advisable to increase your play.”
Foreplay gives you the opportunity to get to know yourself and your partner more. It allows both of you the chance to become familiar with each other. This allows you to be sexually stimulated. If a woman gets in a state of excitement by her sexual glands, they release natural lubricants, and the vagina expands to prevent any discomfort during the intercourse. We’ve gathered exact figures to help put your mind at peace. When a woman does not at all aroused, her genitals are approximately 2-4 inches long. Arousal can cause it to expand by 4-8 inches.
Sexual anxiety can result in anxiety about sexual intimacy and intimate relations with your loved one.