It's legitimately strong, not something where they can just take a deep breath and push through it.
Sometimes this nervousness shows up as the physical symptoms of anxiety.
Emotionally, he moved very fast and sometimes I'm still unsure if he likes having a girlfriend more than he likes me, specifically. He slept with other people, one night stands and short rships (4-5 months) but I'm the longest rship he had.
He told me he loved me after two months, I said it back at four months.
I also wrote a follow up to this article on some of the unique issues shy women struggle with.
I had a (very short, awkward) relationship with an inexperienced guy.
Almost all men get a little nervous when they have to ask a woman out, or kiss her, or even talk to her for the first time.
But when a guy is really shy his nervousness is at a level where it usually prevents him from doing any of those things.
He was terribly selfish, unwilling to learn or listen, and also mostly unwilling to attempt to please me.
He made me feel ashamed of my normal libido when he admitted freely his was low, and it was just terrible.