QOTW: Has anxiety interfered w/your s...

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Registered: 03-11-2004
QOTW: Has anxiety interfered w/your s...
Sun, 05-23-2010 - 6:40pm

QOTW: Has anxiety interfered w/your sex life?

  • Yes. I can't consider intimacy when I'm anxious.
  • Yes. My anxiety interferes, but my meds may be partly to blame.
  • I have trouble w/intimacy whether I'm anxious or not.
  • No. Sexual issues have never surfaced when I was anxious.
  • No. I have no sexual/intimacy issues.
  • Sometimes my anxiety interferes. It may just be me.
  • Other. Feel free to post on this or any response.

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Registered: 12-25-2004
Tue, 05-25-2010 - 12:30am

When my anxiety is super bad, I can't begin to think about sex. Anything that reminds me of the sensations of a panic attack will trigger one, and there are certain parts of well, *ahem*. Let's just say that it always ends in panic and leave it at that. lol

Most of the time, though, sex actually works to lessen my anxiety. It's exercise and relaxation all wrapped up in one activity! Was that too much? Probably.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-11-2004
Thu, 05-27-2010 - 5:41pm
I can't even think about sex when I'm anxious. Also, when my heart rate rises during sex, if my anxiety is high, I can easily panic. It's a tough situation. It's good to have a supportive partner, but our anxiety is easily misunderstood): jan