erotophobia

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erotophobia

 [ĕ-rot″o-fo´be-ah]
fear of love, especially of sexual feelings and activity.

er·o·to·pho·bi·a

(er'ō-tō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid aversion to the thought of sexual love and to its physical expression.
[G. erōs, love, + phobos, fear]

erotophobia

/ero·to·pho·bia/ (-fo´be-ah) irrational fear of love, especially of sexual feelings and activities.
Morbid fear of sexuality

er·o·to·pho·bi·a

(ĕ-rot'ŏ-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid aversion to the thought of sexual love and to its physical expression.
[G. erōs, love, + phobos, fear]
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Being erotophobic or an erotophilic is so important that these categories have been used in scores of sexuality studies, reports Fox News.
A study has found that being erotophobic is linked with the belief in sex myths and the transmission of misinformation to others.
However, Gerrard and Reis (1989) found that erotophobic males in a human reproduction course learned more about AIDS and contraception than did less erotophobic males.
Yarber and McCabe (1981, 1984) found that erotophobic teachers devoted less time to the discussion of sexual topics in sex education classes.
Moreover, testifying to the validity of our coding categories, greater self-reported erotophobic tendencies predicted lower scores on the erotic details and explicit language indices overall, r (87) = -.
Leitenberg & Henning, 1995), our sample appeared neither excessively erotophilic nor erotophobic, at least based on the modestly reliable brief measure used here.
As hypothesized, participants who were more erotophobic (indicated by lower scores on the SOS) were more likely to evaluate the behaviours listed on the inventory as abnormal (male participants: r [n = 35] = -.
In other words, individuals who were more erotophilic indicated a greater likelihood to use all four initiation tactics than those who were more erotophobic.
Possible scores could range from a high of +59 (indicating an erotophilic orientation) to a low of -67 (indicating an erotophobic orientation).
In addition to their greater instrumentality and relatively erotophilic disposition, men exhibit relatively lower sex guilt; whereas, women, who are more expressive and display a relatively erotophobic disposition, exhibit relatively higher sex guilt.