Also known as “performance anxiety.” Social sexual anxiety is closely related to social anxiety, and occurs when a person’s sexual performance is impaired due to feelings of nervousness or worry.

The symptoms of social sexual anxiety vary greatly from one person to the next. Women can experience a tightening condition called vaginismus, which prevents comfortable vaginal penetration. Some women may not produce lubrication due to stress. Men may experience erectile dysfunction.

Using lubes, sex toys, and other devices can minimize the symptoms of sexual anxiety in many cases. However, you should work with a qualified physician when treating any type of anxiety or depression.