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SA'ers and Just Shy'ers does sex cure SA


I once heard on the radio that a study showed that having sex helps people get over shyness.

For those of you battling SA or extreme shyness and who aren't virgins, would you say that having sex decreases SA?

I haven't had sex just yet, but whenever i'm with "this girl" it makes me feel more confident like, "why should i ever be afraid of flesh and blood".I mean we're all flawed anyway right?Why be afraid of people?

Has having sex got rid of your SA or greatly lessened it??
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Well, you're definitely more comfortable around women.
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Has having sex got rid of your SA or greatly lessened it??
no

but im a girl so maybe its different for us.
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Hahahahaha no.

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SA'ers and Just Shy'ers does sex cure SA


I think sex provides a temporary relief from SA in that it takes your mind off of it and you concentrate purely on the moment. Well, that's what it does for me, I don't know about anyone else
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Sex played no role in helping my SA.
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That study was bogus. Sex has no effect on social anxiety and mine is just as bad as it always has been.

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Sex isn't a cure but it sure as hell helps... at least for me. Its not the sex itself that does it but the feeling of being wanted, desired, and accepted. Most of my SA is a result of BDD anyway, so for someone to want me and accept me to the point that they want to sleep with me means a lot in my mind. Then of course there is the sex itself which is just plain fun and feels great.

But yeah, sex helps.

As for sex induced anxiety, there is a point where the anxiety you get from a sexual encounter (especially with someone new) can actually give you a rush that feels absolutely amazing. It can give you a natural high that's hard to explain. Ofcourse you have to be in the right sort of headspace for that to happen.

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That study was bogus. Sex has no effect on social anxiety and mine is just as bad as it always has been.
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Hm, it does feel better, but it's not a magic cure, is it....
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