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I Am Afraid of Sex

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    Scared My Fear Of Sex Will Ruin My Good Relationship.

    I'm 22 years old and I'm terrified of sex. I have a lot of reasons for it and I can list them all easily. The first one is that I am a paranoid person and I know that if I was having sex I would be in a constant state of panic thinking that I was either pregnant or that I had...
    1cat2rats 1cat2rats 22-25 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Yes...

    I am afraid of sex, but for different reasons than most. I am not a virgin. Someone fed me lies when I was vulnerable, and took my virginity. He was supposed to be my friend... lucky someone walked in on it.. apparently he doesn't like protection.... I didn't find that out untill...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 14, 2007

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    I Am Afraid Of Sex Because Of The Intimacy Needed.

    I'm 26 years old and I'm still a virgin. I don't want to be a virgin but I'm afraid to have sex. Not because of the pain or anything but because I have a problem with my body. All my problems together makes it impossible for me to even envision myself in a sexual relationship. I...
    Tazzgurl722 Tazzgurl722 26-30, F 1 Response May 26, 2011

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    I Don't Even Know How To Explain It…

    Unlike so many other men my age, or at least that is the impression I am under, I am a virgin. I am a virgin… because… I am deathly afraid of sex. Having sex is my worst fear. The thought of sex alone will make me cry. Seeing it happen on TV in movies or anything at all...
    AspergersandMe AspergersandMe 18-21, M Feb 16, 2012

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    Freaked Out Of Sex

    I am 34 and I have never had sex....ever, and the thought of being naked with a man terrifies me. The problem is that I am dating this amazing guy who really likes me and for the first time I am experiencing what it is like to be wanted by a man. The thing is that I fear that...
    sex76777 sex76777 31-35 Jul 12, 2011

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    I Am Afraid.

    I'm a 23 will be 24 this year old virgin. I don't know if I just have a commitment problem or what, but I never did anything with a girl further than holding hands. I almost had sex with this one girl. I only been going out with this girl for like a week. I seriously thought we...
    SakuraKlss SakuraKlss 22-25, M Apr 12, 2012

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    I Am Not Comfortable With Sexual Experiences

    I dont like sex that much... as I am getting older I am getting more and more lacking interest... I have crushes on famous guys and stuff but I have lost interest in looking for love ... after the bad experience I went through ... I just have less desire... I dont feel...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jun 24, 2011

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    I Don't Know Why

    I want to have sex but I'm scared to have sex.  I don't know why.  I really do want to, I think about it all the time.  And it's been a while.  But when I think about actually doing it I get this weird feeling in my chest and my stomach.
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 3 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    I Dont Understand

    I am 27 and have previously had sex, but a while a go by boyfriend was splitting up with me and so told the whole pub where we went that i was rubbish in bed, Since then i have not been able 2 have sex with anyone else, because of panicking that he would think the same, this is...
    ang128 ang128 26-30 Jan 8, 2012

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    36 Year Old Male Virgin Scared Of Sex True Story

    Hello some of you may be laughing about this,but in reality it is no laughing matter.I am a 36 year old male who has never ****** a girl. I regualarly ********** and have been doing so since I was about 16. This is very pleasurable and I think I have probably made my **** and...
    VERYTICKLISHGUY VERYTICKLISHGUY 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    I'm Trying to Overcome This Fear

    I am afraid of sex but my reason is different from the ones on here so far.  No, I'm not a virgin but I didn't have intercourse until I was 27.  I was molested as a child.  My husband is only the second person I've ever had intercourse with.  He on the other...
    sydhw sydhw 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    Where To Start

    I do not even know how to title this. I do not where to start, and I don't have my story straight. I will not read back what I write and I won't change my choice of words. I think this will be nothing more than loose sentences, but I need to get it out. It's eating me. I too am...
    KeepYourDreamsAlive KeepYourDreamsAlive 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2011

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    One Day... Just One Day...

    I've always been afraid of intimacy and relationships and I wish it would stop because it's taking over my life. I wish I could be in a proper relationship instead of pushing people who love me away. When I was 14 I was friends with a girl who had been sexually assaulted. She was...
    Nazza2010 Nazza2010 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    WTF Am I Doing?!

    Okay.. so my first time was four years ago... It was painful and unsatisfying. Since then I've never did it again. I've been afraid to, mostly from remembering the pain and how my bf promptly left me afterwards. But not only that, the mere thought of sex makes me ill sometimes...
    Mameume Mameume 18-21 1 Response May 31, 2008

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    Im Afraid Of Having Sex

    I'm not a verging I have 2 kids me and there mother is not together I use to drink a lot and do drugs and sex was up there now that I'm clean I lost my sex drive its going on 4 years now and its driving me crazy and my friends and family is worried about me I just don't want it...
    johnboy2274 johnboy2274 26-30 Aug 6, 2011

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    I'm Always Thinking Something Is Wrong With Me...

    I've read a few of the other stories and now I know that I'm not alone, but I still feel weird and slightly ashamed that I'm afraid of sex. I've only had one boyfriend and the relationship lasted less than a month. I'm 22 btw. I feel weird about that, first and foremost, because...
    lizjay lizjay 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    The Story of My Problem

    As far as I can remember, nothing horrible of a sexual nature ever happened to me. I was always a very sexual young girl, always looking for guys to mess around with. I lost my virginity to my husband while we were still dating. I was 18 years old, and though it was my first time...
    missmeganbunny missmeganbunny 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 5, 2007

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    Scared At The Thought Of Sex

    I feel desperate and worn out trying to grapple with the idea of sex.I'm 23, and every year I grow more desperate at the thought that I can't come to any conclusions about how to move forward. So much of my fear is in my head and so much of it comes from the outside. Some days I...
    elemeno82002 elemeno82002 22-25 1 Response Feb 29, 2012

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    An Aspie Virgin

    Hi - I'm a 52 year old male who has been afraid of intimacy for life. I have Asperger's syndrome + grew up in an alcoholic upbringing. In many ways, I have lived with the mind of a 12 year-old. Self-abuse continued into adulthood and never stopped. Have never experienced sexual...
    monterey59 monterey59 51-55 1 Response Mar 21, 2012

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    Do U Believe In The Free Ride?

    I could care less about gold, but if I had a bunch I would still get very excited. Why? Because half the people in the world go gaga for gold! I don't need it, and they will let me retire on this find.So if I like sex a lot, what am I looking for? Someone who has a lot of sex to...
    PikdFlowr PikdFlowr 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 8, 2011

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    Love Me.

    Yeah, can't do it. I'm really uncomfortable and it's gotta take years of trust before I'd even let someone touch me. I wanna make sure they love me first. I just can't give myself away knowing that they might not love me.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    I Feel Defective

    I'm not merely afraid of sex; I'm pathologically terrified of it. It's not even necessarily sex, but any form of penetration in general. The first time I tried to use a tampon, I fainted twice, and I haven't attempted to use one since. When I first took a health class back...
    DontPanic DontPanic 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    I'm Scared Of Being Used.

    The person who i am with would never do anything to harm me. Has never given me a reason to feel that i would be used by him. He does care about me. I'm not the kind of girl a guy would hide from his family. His family thinks highly of me. I feel equal to him in the...
    therideislife therideislife 16-17 1 Response Dec 28, 2011

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    Freakish.

    I just don't like sex. It makes very little sense, because I have a terribly dirty mind, I like ****, I touch myself, et cetera, but actual sex, with another person, is not a pleasant thought at all. I used to presume it was because of body issues, but I don't think it really is...
    insides insides 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

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    Ever Since...

    ever since that one time with that one guy i have been afraid to have sex. it was years ago. i was only 15 and he was 28, he picked me up on the side of the road and we ended up going to a hotel where i felt pressured to have sex with him. i cant believe i let that be my first...
    averageordinarygirl averageordinarygirl 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    I Don't Know What To Do

    i'm currently eighteen years of age and a virgin. when i was younger my aunt's boyfriend had a friend who molested me. i don't know all the details since i've blocked that part out of my memorie, i can remember him asking me if i wanted to have sex while my aunt was away and then...
    yukijadedsoul yukijadedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 2, 2011

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    24 Virgin

    I just broke up with this great guy because I could not have sex with him. I tried with another guy before as well. I think it is all in my head. I am so self destructive and it is manifesting in this aspect of my life as well. When I started dating him, I loved making out with...
    Elena123 Elena123 21-25 1 Response Mar 3, 2008

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    I'M Afraid Of Sex

    Hello I'm male and live in UK . I am 43 and technically I am still a virgin.im geeky i was not popular with Girls at school. I wasn't able to talk to Women i was too shy .other men bragged about their exploits i was just quiet. I find women attractive yes of course but I have...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Jul 1, 2013

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    My Disability

    my disability stops me from being intimate with women, i have alot of very kinky ideas in my head, but in reality i am unable to carry them through because of my of the way i look and feel, ive had one gf and it lasted about 6 weeks, 9 years ago. and i think it ended because she...
    drippy72 drippy72 41-45, M 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    Is It Unnatural To Be Afraid

    well I am 19 and gay and I have had 3 boyfriends and been dumped for the same reason.....no sex. I get so afraid when we get to taking off out clothes and I have anxiety so it doesnt make things any easier, I had a panic attack.... I feel like a freak because of my fear...I want...
    Xinjaboy Xinjaboy 18-21, M Feb 16, 2013

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    Weirdo- Really Long Story, Help

    Because i'm afraid of sex, i ruined the only "relationship" I've ever had. I'm a 29 yr. old female virgin. I was 24 when I had my first boyfriend. Things were ok at first, but then the issue of sex came up a few weeks in and i was freaked out. We dated for a few months...
    Withouthope Withouthope 31-35 3 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Eighteen

    I'm eighteen. I have a boyfriend. I have a boyfriend who wants sex. I don't really want it because I'm scared. I've already gone part of the way but I'm not sure if I want to go all the way. Maybe it's because I'm nerdy and have lived inside a shell/bubble all my life, but I'm...
    DemonVampire180 DemonVampire180 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 3, 2011

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    I Don't Know Why

    i've had sex before, ad it was ok, but the idea of doing it again makes me want to puke. i'm not entirely sure why, but i think more than the actual act i'm afraid of the pressure that comes from boys to be 'good' in bed. and i'm deathly afraid of my body being judged by someone...
    possibly possibly 18-21, F Feb 6, 2008

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    Afraid To Open Up!!!

    ive always been afraid of sex!!! im now 30, and im still a virgin!! for me, its just that im so afraid to open up to people, and i feel a little intimidated by these modern times where there is quite literally sex everywhere, and you even get people that will go on a night out...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2010

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    Want To Beat This Help

    i am 25 terrified of being with a woman again and i dont understand why. I have been with women before and i definitely enjoyed it. Although after some more than questionable hookups my freshman year that made me see i was just using any woman for sex, sometimes very...
    rutherpwillowford3rd rutherpwillowford3rd 26-30, M Aug 23, 2013

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    I Want To Have Sex, But I'm Afraid.

    I am a 25 year old woman and I have never had sexual intercourse or relations of any kind. I have never been traumatized by something that would lead to a fear of sex. My concerns lie mostly in the fear of contracting an STD or becoming pregnant. I am deathly afraid of STDs, as...
    Locknee Locknee 26-30, F 2 Responses May 15, 2011

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    I Fear Having Sex With The Wrong Person.

    The relationship my parents have had has always been a rocky one and I grew up understanding that the main reason they stayed together all these years was for my sake, even though they aren't happy together. On top of that, my older brother had gotten a girl pregnant when he was...
    ahonui247 ahonui247 26-30, M Sep 13, 2011

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    **** Is About To Get Emotional Up In Here. Kinda

    I'll admit it. I'm a virgin. I'm a virgin by choice. I am probably one of the few (non religious) people I know who have yet to "get their cherry popped." But why? I'm not religious. I'm not uber moral. I'm not "wait until marriage because blahblahblah." I'm afraid. Not afraid...
    Yoru Yoru 18-21 3 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    29 And Still Not Over My Fear...

       I am so tired of feeling this way. I don't let any guy get too close physically because of my intense fears of sex. Unfortunatley,I am still a virgin at 29.   I don't want to be 30 and still a virgin but I can't help but fear sex.  I have been told I am...
    scaredstiff scaredstiff 26-30 2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    I'm Completely Terrified of Sex...

    I'm terrified of having sex. I'm not sure exactly where it stems from but I think it is a combination of hating my body--its not hideous or men wouldn't be attracted to me, I know...but my family has this long standing tradition of poor body image---and the fact that I was...
    crete crete 21-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    Im Too Afraid

    im afraid of having sex im seventeen years old and do want to have sex one day but im too afraid i keep thinking im gonna bleed or that my parent will find out if i do my freind have had sex before and i want to wait for someone special but they say that im silly waiting and i...
    georgina17 georgina17 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    I Panic

    I'm afraid of sex.  There...it's out.  I'm a virgin still, and I'm terrified of having sex with someone.  I mean, I'm attracted to others...but the minute something funny and flirty turns to serious lust, I panic and try to back out of what's happening.  I don...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    So Lonely Because of Fear of Sex :o(

    I am so happy I found this website! I have the same problem as well. I am 28 and a virgin and it has caused so many problems in my life! I think I know the root of the problem. I grew up in an environment that 'sex' was a taboo word and anything relating to it was a source of...
    hope20 hope20 26-30 2 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I Really Want To, It's Just Complicated. I Don't Want To Be Judged Or Something

    Ok well I have told the things my mother had done and I would like to not bring them up considering that she is gone now..... I was at my house when I was around 8 or 9 and my mom had her friend at the house he was a drunk and our landlord who lived on the property were both...
    xxxEndlessNightmarexxx xxxEndlessNightmarexxx 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2012

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    Elab

    more afraid of the emotions there after, it freaks me out how much sex can change the feelings in a relationship, wich may complicate things to a point i dont like, either me being then pushed away or either me having to do the pushing away of .. either way .. lets say i havnt...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    I Don't Know Why I'm Afraid Of Sex...

    I have recently become aware through counseling that I have a fear of sex.  My counselor wonders if I have repressed memories of being sexually abused.  I can't sleep with the lights off because of a fear of being attacked by a man, but I can sleep with my boyfriend around just...
    emmablu23 emmablu23 18-21 Jul 29, 2011

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    Embarrased..afraid To Admit.

    ppl can talk bout it but i never say anythin.. i know in a couple they need to b more close but im afraid. i was always afraid to b more close to someone coz i was even afraid of just a simple movement.. i mean is difficult to trust but is a fear thats in my heart. one time i...
    amysangels amysangels 22-25, F 14 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Afraid To Have Sex With My Boyfriend!

    My life is such a disaster and so sad I cannot even believe IT. I never dreamed of anything like this when I was growing up. I would never want any of my friends or family to know who I am posting this it would be to embarrassing. I had been seeing this guy for the last year. My...
    InLoveButAlone1988 InLoveButAlone1988 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    I Hate Her

    i im NOW and the only reason for that is because my aunt made me had sex with her when i was 13 and i did't think it was going to affect me till last year when i wanted to have sex with my girlfriend and i could do it because i was to bussy crying about things i don't even know i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 20, 2011

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    I'm Deeply Afraid Of Having Any Sexual Experiences.

    In four months, i will be 17. I have never been touched down there and i have never touched anyone else down there. I have never had the desire to and i believe the whole act is absolutely revolting. This worries me because i have a boyfriend again (he's my second) and eventually...
    ButterflyKiss3 ButterflyKiss3 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2011

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    Understand

    i can relate....I am 31 and i am still a virgin........i have an intense phobia of sex, intamacy, vulnerabilty and pain.....i was abused as a child.......but do want to have kids...i have no interest in sex and the thought of it just grosses me out....i do theapy but feel...
    bluebird31 bluebird31 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2010

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    I Repulse Myself

    There's just so much to say; so much going on. First of all, i am a 22 year old virgin. Second, I think I'm gay (i say that because I've never actually had any sexual experience so nothing is certain). Third, I am repulsed by my own, overweight body. When i see my own body, i...
    zepherus zepherus 22-25, M Aug 5, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Hi, not been active on here for a while but been reading again recently. Not a lot new to add to my situation but just feel like I need to write a bit more about it. During the...
    copperdoodle copperdoodle 41-45, F 9 Responses 3 hrs ago

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