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Navigating The Anxiety Before Climax & Getting There

Navigating the (mental) showdown before the climax can be quite a difficult task. Even though the bedroom is no place for a race, why are most pleasure seekers are losing to “orgasm anxiety”? 

Okay, let's dive into a topic that many of us have faced but don’t talk about as often as we should–orgasm anxiety. It's that nagging feeling that sometimes creeps in during intimate moments, making you wonder, "Will I get there?" , “What if I don’t?”, “Should I fake it?”. Don’t worry though, you’re not alone. Let’s demystify orgasm anxiety by first understanding what it really is.

What Is Orgasm Anxiety? 

Orgasms are great and anxiety is bad, but when you put orgasm and anxiety together, you get something that is quite undesirable but not earth-shattering. Orgasm anxiety is an annoying string of thoughts that just won’t leave you alone when you're trying to have fun in the bedroom. It's basically worrying too much about whether you'll actually reach the finish line.

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What's Causing Your Orgasm Anxiety? 

Pressure, Pressure, Pressure- we've all heard about "performance anxiety." Well, this is its naughty cousin. Sometimes we put way too much pressure on ourselves (or feel it from outside influences) to have the most epic orgasm ever. That pressure can mess with your groove. Here are a few common causes: 

Body Image Blues

If you're busy stressing about how you look or feel during the act, it's tough to relax and enjoy. Remember, confidence is sexy, no matter your shape or size.

Past Experiences

If you've had not-so-great experiences in the past, they can stick around in your mind like an unwanted guest at the party. Old trauma is a common cause for orgasm anxiety. 

Relationship Trouble

Issues with your partner, like fights, trust problems, or emotional distance, can lead to anxiety in the bedroom and cause unintended orgasm denial. It's hard to get your groove on when there's tension in the air.

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How To Kick Orgasm Anxiety To The Curb? 

Orgasm anxiety can be dealt with in many ways. So if you’ve been stressing about what to do, here are some things you could try:  


Take some quality time to explore your own body and what tickles your fancy. Masturbation can be like a personal roadmap to pleasure.

Talk About It

Communication is key! Chat with your partner about your feelings and fears. Sharing your worries can help build trust and make those intimate moments less anxiety-inducing.

Zen Mode

Try some relaxation techniques like mindfulness or deep breathing. They're not just for yogis; they can help you stay in the moment and reduce anxiety.

Therapy Baby!

If you're dealing with issues like past trauma or emotional distress, consider talking to a pro. Therapy can be a game-changer. 

Learn, Learn, Learn

Brush up on your sexual know-how. Understanding that everyone's different and that sex is about more than just the grand finale, can take some pressure off and help you reach climax with more ease. 

Be Patient

Remember, sex isn't a race to the finish line. It's more like a scenic journey. Focus on enjoying the ride, stay in the moment and try not to think about the destination.

Enjoy the ride


Orgasm anxiety is a totally normal hiccup in the world of intimate encounters. With a bit of self-discovery, open communication, and a sprinkle of relaxation, you can kick it to the curb and enjoy a more satisfying sex life. Remember, we're all unique, so take your time, and embrace the pleasure-seeking adventure. Cheers to better, worry-free, and, of course, orgasmic days ahead!

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