As the old saying goes, ‘men are from Mars, women are from Venus’ – but we might not be as different as we like to think.

A survey has revealed the top 10 most common fears men and women have about sex and has highlighted surprising similarities.

Whether it’s a one night stand or the first time sleeping with a new partner, sex can be a truly nerve-racking experience for both

What if they’re not enjoying it? Or the sight of your cellulite repulses them? Not to mention concerns about STIs and unintended pregnancy.

But what are men and women thinking, exactly? A new survey by Superdrug’s Online Doctor has lifted the lid.
Men’s top 10 fears about sex

1. Your partner has an STI

2. Your partner won’t have an orgasm or be satisfied

3. The condom will break/sex will result in unintended pregnancy

4. You’ll ejaculate prematurely

5. Your partner will find your naked body unattractive

6. You won’t be able to perform

7. You are bad at sex

8. Your penis is too small

9. Your partner will think you are inexperienced

10. It will be awkward after sex.

Women’s top 10 fears about sex

1. Your partner won’t want to wear a condom

2. Your partner has an STI

3. The condom will break/sex will result in unintended pregnancy

4. Your partner will find your naked body unattractive

5. Your partner will not take “no” for an answer

6. Your partner will want to do something

7. An embarrassing bodily function will occur during sex

8. Your partner won’t have an orgasm or be satisfied

9. You won’t have an orgasm or be satisfied

10. You are bad at sex.