Sex is supposed to be fun, but it's difficult to have fun when you're constantly worried about how well you're doing. If you want to put the spark back in your love life, learn why you might be experiencing sexual performance anxiety and get some tips to help you relax.
What Is Sexual Performance Anxiety?
SPA is a type of performance anxiety that primarily affects sexual activity. A person suffering from this condition is frequently overcome by the fear of being unable to perform either before or during sexual activities.
Sexual performance anxiety leads to a cycle of troubles. You might become so anxious about sex that you can't perform, which leads to even more sexual performance anxiety.
SPA Symptoms may include these:
- Feeling really nervous or anxious before sex
- Physical symptoms: shortness of breath, sweating, rapid heart rate.
- Worrying about getting or maintaining erection
- Can’t relax and enjoy sex
- Tend to avoid sex due to these reasons
Factors that might contribute to sexual performance anxiety
Your performance anxiety could be the result of an anxiety disorder. It could also be a combination of sexual anxiety and general anxiety. CBD has been shown in studies to help with anxiety reduction.
Some of the common reasons are:
Lack of experience, (GA) general social anxiety, stress, concerned about body image - personal insecurities, PTSD from past sexual trauma, or mental health conditions like depression.
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It has a lot to do with the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system it plays role in regulating a range of functions and processes, including:
- reproduction and fertility
How CBD & THC Interact With ECS
One of the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is the compound that causes you to become "high." THC, like endocannabinoids, interacts with your ECS once it enters your body by binding to receptors. Its potency stems from the fact that it can bind to both CB1 and CB2 receptors.
According to experts CBD interacts with the ECS. They believe it works by preventing endocannabinoids from being broken down. This allows them to have more of an effect on your body.
SPA is more common than you know & nothing to be embarrassed about, CBD products currently don’t have many known side effects, they may be worth trying if you’re looking for ways to enhance your sex life. Get your CBD today!
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