I'm a young female, 21. Ever since I've been sexually active I've had panic attacks during sex. Maybe not everytime, but probably every 3 out of 5. I have PTSD and I know that is a factor in this, but I can't seem to find a way to stop having them. And they don't occur until I feel like I am about to orgasm, and then it happens completely out of the blue. I've never had an orgasm because of this. I like sex and enjoy it, but I'd like to be able to enjoy it more. And not worry my boyfriend so much. What can I do to stop this?
p.s. I've worked on the PTSD and got to the point where this is the only event in which I will have an attack or flashback, just can't get this last thing solved.
hi im wondering what u see when u flashback? abuse? assult? I was the same, i had to stay focused or i would panic at the sensations i was feeling..(i was sexually abused 4 25years!).
i think u start to panic when u r near orgasm cos obviously ur heart rate speeds up..and so on..next time it happens or u feel u are about to orgasm/panic maybe try more vocal distractions!!!!oh yes yes!!! (u know the stuff ;-)Good luck..
Since you didn't mention the details of your PTSD and why you have it, it's hard for anyone to know what's going on. However, physiologically, the adrenaline rush of sex can feel very much like the adrenaline rush of an anxiety attack -- many of the same bodily processes are involved. So you may be feeling like it's an anxiety attack because of this. If you can relax and let yourself reach orgasm and realize it won't make you lose control except for a short pleasant time you might be able to get past this. The fear of losing control is strong in us anxiety sufferers.
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