Performance anxiety, or fear related to sexual performance, is a common occurrence among men and women. In fact, at most, people have suffered from this fear at one point or the other. However, for some, this issue can be more than a temporary inconvenience and can lead to long term adverse affects- such as poor self-esteem and aversion to having a sexual relationship.
The first thing you need to do to overcome your sexual performance anxiety is to make sure that you are not suffering from a health problem. This can be verified by observing your sexual arousal and erection when alone. If you are unable to have an erection even in the absence of a partner, it is recommended that you consult a doctor to rule out a medical problem.
If you do not have a health problem, you may be suffering from performance anxiety. Now while it is an issue to deal with, it does not mean that you make it worse by constant negative thinking. Stop thinking about the problem and proceed to the solution.
It is important that you regularly take part in physical activities and sports. This not only improves your mood, it also enhances blood circulation and increases physical energy levels in your body. Physical activities improve your overall health, including sexual health.
In addition to physical activities, it is also crucial that you have a calm mind. This can be achieved with the help of relaxation techniques like yoga and meditation. This will help reduce turmoil in your mind and bring inner peace, which is important for enjoying sex.
Another thing you can do to reduce your performance anxiety is to improve your lifestyle and adopting healthy habits. Stay away from alcohol, nicotine, drugs. Minimize the consumption of processed food and eat natural foods. Get adequate sleep and rest every day. Try to reduce your stress levels at work and home.
Finally, move slowly in your relationship and avoid running into a sexual encounter. Focus on getting to know the person better and not on the sexual act alone. You will notice that your performance anxiety evaporate as you get to know your partner better.