erotophobia


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erotophobia

[ə‚räd·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of love.
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As well, they reported higher levels of erotophobia (i.
On the other hand, as those early physical experiences made you squirm, you might be one of those people who suffer from erotophobia, fear of physical love.
She is thus able to defuse some of the fear of sexual pleasure in our Western erotophobia, insisting that the argument that all sexual pleasure is somehow "irresistible" and/or addictive "simply is not true"; moreover, she further contends, some control of sexual pleasure actually intensifies sexual pleasure for oneself and one's partner" (1994, p.
Self-esteem, erotophobia, and retention of contraceptive and AIDS information in the classroom.
He examines the condition social scientists call erotophobia, its impact on people's lives and culture, and the political system that imprints it in their minds.
Some people also talk about erotophobia, the fear of sex.
People's emotional responses to sexual cues, according to Byrne and Fisher (1983) and White, Fisher, Byrne, and Kingma (1977), can be divided into two dimensions: erotophilia (a positive response) and erotophobia (a negative response).
Ironically, author Thomas Waugh's battles against censorship and erotophobia eerily echo those of his subjects: gay men who, in their time, had to construct their own erotica amid near-total repression.