Overcoming Sexual Performance Anxiety Be open with your partner. Talking with your partner about your anxiety can help ease some of your worries. Get intimate in other ways. Learn how to be intimate without sexual intercourse. Distract yourself. Put on some romantic music or a sexy movie while you make love.
What does sexual anxiety feel like?
When thinking of intimacy or engaging in sex, the person with sexual avoidance feels emotional distress and physical symptoms, such as nausea and tensed muscles, or they may have panic attacks. They may also experience humiliation, shame, and low self-esteem for rejecting their partner.