Anxiety causing loss of erection
I have a situation that I have not dealt with before. A couple of nights ago, my girlfriend and I were having sex, and I noticed that I was not maintaining a very hard erection. I had been sleep deprived for about a day and a half before that, and I was very tired. So I chalked it up to my fatigue. However, I'm still dealing with this issue days later because, now, the problem has moved into my head. I am fearing, every time we go to have sex, that I will still not be able to get and keep it up. We engage in foreplay, and that is fine. But as soon as I enter her, I'm losing my erection. I know that this is all in my head, and I'm thinking about it a very great deal through a large part of the day. Has anyone ever dealt with this kind of anxiety, and what can you suggest as a means to ridding myself of it? It's not about a lack of desire. I have the desire, and my gf has been incredibly sweet, supportive, and understanding, but I feel sort of hopeless right now because the last three attempts at sex have not been successful. I'm sure some will advise me to just relax and stop thinking about it, but that is so much easier said than done.
If anyone has anything that they think may be useful in dealing with a problem like this, I would love to hear it, and thanks, in advance, for your advice.
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