| | Anxiety symptoms after sex?
I was just wondering if the very act of having sex can cause a person to experience anxiety, panic attacks or heart palpitations. I never get this after just masturbating but every time (for at least the last 5-6 years) I have had "real" sex, within several hours, I find my anxiety/fear/adrenalin level going up to the point where it can last for days and drive me nuts. Sometimes I just feel "off" or unwell or even allergic after having sex. I'm a male in his 40's by the way.
I've kind of surmised that with masturbation (which is just a simple "release") there is really not all that much pleasure or any "deep" or emotional feelings that go along with the act unlike real sex in which the hormones and other chemicals are flowing and things are really getting steamy. I'm wondering if this is the reason I get the whole anxiety/adrenalin/fear/panic/heart palps thing ONLY when I have real sex and not when I simply masturbate.
Can anyone else here relate to this?. Does anyone else here have all (or most) of these symptoms within a few hours following sexual relations?.
PS: I'm not talking about fear of getting a disease from having sex - I'm only talking about symptoms of anxiety that occur as a result of the act itself.
- Thanks, Steve
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Last edited by Steven45; 07-10-2008 at 02:33 PM.