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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The valence of sex: Automatic affective associations in erotophilia and erotophobia.
Given this mixed empirical evidence, more research should be conducted on the relationship of erotophilia and erotophobia to the retention of information of a sexual nature.
Items were reverse-coded as appropriate so that higher scores indicated greater erotophobia.
Bright questions erotophobia wherever she finds it, and she finds it nearly everywhere.
Humphreys and Newby (2007) viewed this as a trait disposition learned through socialization experiences in which erotophobia represents a "generalised [negative] affective reaction" to sexual stimuli (p.
For example, participants with higher erotophobia scores tended to rate themselves lower on five out of the six sexual self-rating scales (the exception was romanticism).
In contrast, greater expressiveness is associated with greater erotophobia (Byrne & Kelley, 1992) and less sexual experience (Allgeier, 1981).
Specifically, it was hypothesized that, for heterosexual as well as for homosexual men, HIV+ individuals would possess a lower level of actual knowledge on sexuality and a higher level of erotophobia than HIV- individuals, since each of these marker variables would suggest that the individual was predisposed to HIV risk behaviours and to HIV infection.