Updated: Jul 9
In the immortal words of Salt-N-Pepa, “Let’s talk about sex baby…Let’s talk about an-xi-ety” …ok…maybe that's not how the song goes, but let’s talk about it anyway.
We have been saturated with information on anxiety. We know it affects our daily life and can even shut us down mentally and physically at any given time. There are books, and videos, podcasts that all talk about the who, what, when, and how on anxiety. And, hey, I literally built my coaching practice around anxiety and helping those who need it. But the one thing we rarely come across is the impact anxiety plays in one place in our life…our sex life.
According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, roughly 40 million American adults suffer from some form of anxiety disorder. That does not even include the 25% of American children ages 13-18 years old that also suffer from anxiety (https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics). This year alone with the global pandemic, economic struggles, and the continual fight for human equality, it wouldn’t be any surprise if those numbers skyrocket. The truth is anxiety can have a serious impact on our sex life and disrupt our relationship with our partner.
Join me in this new blog series where we will be taking a deeper look at how anxiety can not only affect us and our body but also the relationship we have with our body, our self-image, and the influence anxiety has on sex life and our partners.