Performance anxiety is a common problem. Lots of men feel under pressure in the bedroom, and this can affect their ability to get and sustain an erection. It can also cause premature ejaculation or mean that men struggle to orgasm. Over time, performance anxiety can dramatically reduce men’s confidence and it can stop them from enjoying sex. The good news is, if your man suffers from this issue, there are things you can do to help.
Firstly, make sure you’re in the know when it comes to performance anxiety and any related sexual problems. There is lots of information to be found online and various treatments are now available. For example, if your partner suffers from erectile dysfunction (ED), he may benefit from taking Viagra or other ED medicines. Viagra contains the active ingredient sildenafil citrate and it is used to help men get and maintain erections. It works by causing the muscle cells in the penis to relax, increasing blood flow.
If you’re not sure which treatments are suitable, you and your partner can speak to trained healthcare professionals.
Provide Reassurance and Stay Positive
It’s also important to reassure your partner. Let him know he’s not alone in experiencing problems in the bedroom. After all, one in ten men experience problems related to sex.
Also, try to boost his confidence. Today, men are constantly bombarded with unrealistic representations of male sexuality and this can dent their confidence. By complementing him and letting him know how attracted to him you are, you could boost his self-esteem and help him conquer his anxiety.
Stay positive too. People often blame themselves or feel insulted if their partners can’t perform in the bedroom. They see it as a reflection of their attractiveness. Bear in mind that problems like ED usually have a range of causes, and partners often have nothing to do with it. If you make the issue personal, you’ll put extra pressure on your man and this could make the problem even worse.
Try different things
Try mixing things up in the bedroom too. By exploring alternatives to penetrative sex, such as oral sex and sex toys, you can take the pressure off.
By being a supportive partner and trying tactics like these, you should be able to reduce your man’s performance anxiety. Ultimately, this will benefit both of you, as well as your relationship.