erotophobia

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erotophobia

[ə‚räd·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of love.
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For many it may not matter if they are erotophilic or erotophobic, but being labelled as either type can say a lot about your sexual state and your sex life.
Fisher, Byrne, White, and Kelley (1988) have suggested that erotophobic people are usually uncomfortable with the idea of discussing contraception before engaging in sexual activities.
001, the sample appeared neither extremely erotophilic nor extremely erotophobic overall.
Byrne (1977) theorized that frequent pairings of sexuality and negative emotions should produce a generalized affective reaction to sex that is negative--an erotophobic personality.
They see people as either erotophilic (tending to respond to sexual cues with positive affect and evaluations) or erotophobic (tending to respond to sexual cues with negative affect and evaluations).
These erotophillic and erotophobic reactions were less distinguishable, however, when masturbatory behaviour was taken into account.
Hypothesis 6: Individuals scoring at the erotophobic end of the erotophobia-erotophilia scale would be expected to report less certainty about their sexual self-view than would individuals at the erotophilic end of the scale.
Both the SOS and the Revised Mosher Guilt Inventory have been found to be related; erotophilic individuals have relatively low sex guilt and erotophobic individuals have relatively high sex guilt (Fisher et al.
However, the possibility that seroconversion predisposed individuals to become more erotophobic must be viewed in light of the fact that seroconversion failed to predispose seroconverted individuals to learn more about sexuality, which would also have been a reasonable expectation but which, in fact, did not occur.