How to recognize it and overcome it
Performance anxiety can create discomfort and difficulties in people who go through it, up to the point to generate vicious cycles that are difficult to get out of.
These vicious cycles are characterized by anxiety and negative thoughts, making it difficult or impossible to keep the erection for men, or to get lubricated and stay relaxed for women. The cycle can also be a source of distress throughout the day up until an intimate encounter, making it difficult for people to enjoy sex, sometimes even leading to avoid it altogether. It often leads to insecurities and at times it can have an effect on self-confidence.
This e-book is divided in two parts:
- In the first one, we provide clear and simple explanations of the basic mechanisms underlying performance anxiety, starting from anticipatory anxiety.
- In the second part, we give practical tips, the Dos and Don’ts, and exercises to do that can help to reduce and overcome performance anxiety.
This e-book is suitable for all sexual orientations and gender identities.