A recent SingleCare study found that 62 percent of Americans suffer from some degree of anxiety. That’s a lot of stress. And all too often, its impact is felt directly where you want it least: your sex life and, subsequently, your relationship(s).

So the question is, can you control your anxiety and regain control of your sex life? Absolutely, you can.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is that general feeling of unease you’ve probably experienced from time to time, often arising from circumstances that might be out of your control. For example, you might have been anxious about an exam at school or deadline at work, speaking in front of a crowd, or meeting your partner’s family.

This is a normal human reaction. But for countless men and women, and even children, anxiety can quickly spiral out of control, and that can have a hugely debilitating impact on daily life.