Stress and anxiety can be both a cause and a result of premature ejaculation (PE). PE can cause a man to feel embarrassed, ashamed, and frustrated, which can in turn lead to increased stress and anxiety about sexual performance. This can create a vicious cycle, as the stress and anxiety associated with PE can make the condition worse.
Stress and anxiety can affect a man’s sexual performance in several ways, including:
- Decreased libido: Stress can reduce sexual desire and make it more difficult for a man to become aroused.
- Increased performance anxiety: Performance anxiety can make a man feel self-conscious and stressed during sexual activity, which can contribute to PE.
- Muscle tension: Stress can cause muscle tension in the pelvic area, which can make it more difficult to control ejaculation.
It’s important to remember that PE is a treatable condition, and many men can successfully manage their symptoms with the help of medical treatment or behavioral therapy. If you’re experiencing PE and stress related to it, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor, who can help you determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment options.