erotophobia


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erotophobia

[ə‚räd·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of love.
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Table 1 Percentage of participants in terms of gender roles, sex and percentile on the Sexual Opinion Survey Erotophobia Mean scores Erotophilia Gender (N) >69 % (N) 69-96 % (N) > 96 % (N) Masculine (107) 22.
The lack of a relationship between these two constructs lends support to the argument that negative attitudes towards pornography are not related to erotophobia or negative reactivity towards sex.
Coverdale's reaction to Westervelt indicates "a general erotophobia that seemed to characterize Hawthorne's reactions to Fourierianism" and might also bear traces of "the dynamics of the Hawthorne-Melville relationship.
Coverdale's loathing of Westervelt can be read as a specific feature of a general erotophobia that seemed to characterize Hawthorne's reactions to Fourierianism.
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality distributes its Just Say Yes pamphlet directly to teenagers with the aim "to transgress the homophobia, misogyny, and erotophobia that these institutions [of the classrooms and the school board] perpetuate.
Here I use "queer" not as a synonym for gay, but to demarcate that motley band of "ethical and ecclesiastical dissidents" who refuse to accept patriarchal Christianity's erotophobia as normative, but instead hold themselves and others accountable for pursuing a higher righteousness.
But they are difficult for gay men to discuss because many of us have vestiges of an internalized homophobia, which turns into a kind of internalized erotophobia, a fear of sex and pleasure, which is a part and parcel of the puritan streak in this country, where sex is used to sell everything except sex education.
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.
Additionally, they are marked not due to physical features but sexual practices, which provokes erotophobia, "the terrifying, irrational reaction to the erotic which makes individuals and society vulnerable to psychological and social control in cultures where pleasure is strictly categorized and regulated" (Patton, 1985, p.
Individuals with authoritarian personalities have been found to score higher on erotophobia (Fisher et al.