Saturday, July 4, 2009

Aphenphosmphobia: The Fear of Being Touched

Aphenphosmphobia is the irrational fear of being touched. It is also known as Haphephobia and Thixophobia. Those who have this phobia may also fear touching others.

Physical or sexual abuse, inaffectionnate parents or any other negative experience that involved touching or being touched could cause this phobia.

There are many people out there who don't like to touch or be touched, but they don't have Aphenphosmphobia. They don't fear touching, they just don't like it. I don't like to be touched by people I don't know, especially the creepy ones. I don't have a problem touching or being touched by people I know. I'm a very affectionate person and I love to hug.

If you have this phobia tell us your story.

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