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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Perceptions of the woman who breastfeeds: The role of erotophobia, sexism, and attitudinal variables.
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Christmas Eve commemorates a birth in which we have a physical mother but an absent father, the Virgin Birth both affirming the Church's erotophobia and ironically suggesting a then-current etiology that homosexuality results from a strong mother and absent father.
With this in mind, Pearse's erotophobia on one side, a badge of his Irish Catholic heritage, and his approval of low grade sadism on the other--"thrashing women," he said "is one of the ways of loving"--emerge as the combined symptoms of a misogyny that is not only indissociable from but symbiotic with a truly suicidal self-abjection.
Fisher (42) noted numerous studies indicate erotophobia has been found to interfere with the performance of pregnancy and STD/HIV preventive behaviors.
An experimental-control group design was used to test the effect of erotophobia both on learning about STDs and subsequent perceptions of vulnerability to STDs.
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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).