With me, it is not really a worry from inexperieince. Let me explain.
My wife and I have been married for over 20 years. We have a very happy marriage.
I have come to believe this "syndrome" is caused by some incidents which happened earlier in my life. I was bullied a lot as a kid, including the shower rooms in gym class where comments were made about my size.
Also, my first sexual experience was horrible. I was strongly peer pressured into it by my girlfriend who wanrted to have sex when I really didn't want to. We were on a "double date" and the other couple with us were having sex several feet away. The guy was my girlfreind's former boyfriend who she had been intimate with. He was a larger than I was. Eventually, we broke up because of the sex. I was just not emotionally ready to handle that as a teenager.
For me, it's not just a case of being very nervous before sex (and that still sometimes happens), but everytime I hear a joke about size or comment about it, I suffer from these very strong attacks of fear and doubt.
People think saying "size matters!" is a joke, but it's not to me. It's like someone sticking a sword through my heart.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.