Sexual Performance Anxiety – Why it happens and What to Do About it


Whether you’re 20 and just getting your sexual sea legs, or 50 and have been around the block a few times, there are so many emotions that go along with sex.

Obviously, there’s the emotion of being ecstatic! But for many men, there’s also a feeling of anxiety.

What causes sexual performance anxiety? A number of things, including:

  • Body image issues (you are concerned about your weight or penis size).
  • You are concerned you may not satisfy your partner.
  • You’re worried about premature ejaculation.
  • Relationship issues are stressing you out.

Any type of stress you may feel before or during sex causes your body to release stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are a response to the “fight or flight” feeling and they help our bodies either fight the enemy or run like hell toward safety.

They do this partly by constricting blood vessels to redirect blood flow. This makes it harder for men to achieve an erection, because they are not getting enough blood flow to their penis.

Then it becomes a vicious cycle: you had performance anxiety, which caused hormones to release, which made it hard for you to get an erection, which has now made your performance anxiety a reality. And on and on the cycle goes.

Over time, your performance anxiety can worsen, severely impacting your sex life. In many cases, men may lose all interest in sex.

The good news is, many studies suggest that performance anxiety is one of the main contributors of erectile dysfunction. Once the performance anxiety has been tackled, many men will be able to achieve healthy erections again.

How to Beat Sexual Anxiety

So what are some proven ways you can beat your sexual anxiety and get your mojo in the bedroom back? Try the following:

Tackle Your Stress

I just mentioned how stress hormones can wreak havoc on your sexual health. It’s really important that you find healthy ways to manage your stress. Exercise is a great way to burn through those stress hormones, meditation is also effective and speaking with a trained counselor if you are really having a hard time with something.

And speaking of counseling…


If your performance anxiety stems from a relationship issue (lack of trust, as an example), then it might be a good idea to seek help from a relationship therapist who can help you and your partner navigate the troubled waters.


If your erectile dysfunction is rooted in something else, for example poor diet and lack of exercise, well, your first step would be to improve both of those areas of your life. Not getting enough sleep? Try and get at least 7 hours each night.

But sometime mother nature can give us the little extra help that we need to ensure optimal sexual health. Our Golden Royal Honey is chock full of powerful natural ingredients like Radix Eurycoma Longifolia (Long Jack), Radix Panax Ginseng and Royal Jelly, which have been scientifically proven to help men achieve strong and lasting erections.

Living with sexual performance anxiety is stressful. But there are things you can do to beat it. If you follow these tips and try our Golden Royal Honey, you may be able to get your sex life back on track.