Thursday, February 23, 2012

Heterophobia: The Fear of the Opposite Sex

Heterophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the opposite sex.  It also can mean the fear of things that are different and heterosexuals.  It is the opposite of Homophobia.  Heterophobia is also known as Sexophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Heterophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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