What is sexual stress? What causes it? How can it be alleviated?
Why does a pleasurable activity like sex sometimes produce guilt, stress and remorse?
Popular culture would have us believe that sexual skills come perfectly packaged in our DNA and that all we need to do is to find a suitable partner and the keys to indescribable bliss are ours.
Strange how it doesn’t always work out like this.
Many people have to find their way groping in the dark … if you’ll forgive the pun.
Sexual stress occurs when there is a mismatch between expectations and outcomes.
The stressors can be psychological, physiological or a complex mix of social and cultural factors.
True intimacy demands honesty. The first step in alleviating sexual stress is to make a courageous assessment of the issues that need to be addressed.
Sharing your concerns or anxieties with your partner may be a good place to begin.
Seeking the advice of a professional counsellor or physician may also be an appropriate action.
Or you may like to check out the self-help resources available at your local bookstore.
Ducking for cover or avoiding the issue could cost you dearly in terms of lost opportunities for discovering the immeasurable joys of true intimacy.Trackback URL