Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Genophobia: The Fear of Sex

Genophobia is the fear of sexual intercourse. It is also known as Coitophobia. Genophobia may be caused by a sexual trauma such as rape or molestation. Every time the person attempts to engage in sexual activity they remember the traumatic event and relive it all over again. It doesn’t matter how much they try to block it out, it’s there.

Although some cases of Genophobia may be exaggerated and irrational, not all of the cases are. Some women have medical conditions that cause extremely painful intercourse and because of the intense pain they begin to fear having sex.

Genophobia has an extreme impact on the lives of those who suffer from it regardless of the specific cause. Severe cases of this phobia are sure to destroy intimate relationships and diminish the quality of life.


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