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Sexual Anxiety in Women

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Dysfunction does not allow the individual or couple to experience satisfaction from sexual activity.

Sexual anxiety is a topic many do not like to discuss. Fortunately, it is treatable. It is important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor and in many cases, a good therapist will get you back on the right track.

Stacy Lloyd is a writer and video producer in Phoenix, Arizona. A former television news journalist, she covered stories around the world. Currently, she produces corporate and non-profit videos and broadcast programming.

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"sexual anxiety" isn't always sexual anxiety. sometimes, it's just a lack of sexual desire. http://www.asexuality.org/home/

if you're experiencing anxiety about sex, maybe you just don't want it. asexuality is out there. WE are out there.

April 25, 2010 - 1:19pm
EmpowHER Guest

Thanks for helping to raise awareness of this issue. I'm a guy who experiences this problem and wasn't aware that it was much of a concern for women. Well, that's why I check this website out from time to time, to reduce my ignorance. Anyway, the best thing I got out of this article is that often people can be so focused on themselves and worried about their own performance that they fail to realize that the other person might be just as worried about their own self-presentation. I don't mean this in the sense of 'misery loves company,' but more along the lines of taking comfort and insight from others experiencing the same problem.

April 23, 2010 - 5:01pm
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