Good Morning. You are right this is a topic that is difficult to be forthright about due to the younger people who have access to the site.
I will say this................Various aspects of anxiety are historically considered in SD, particularly the vicious circle of anxiety/dysfunction/performance anxiety. So yes I feel that anxiety is a factor in how we deal with intimacy.
I would certainly check out Debaser's blog. He has a very interesting blog. :)
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”