Sunday, February 5, 2012

Virginitiphobia: The Fear of Rape

Virginitiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of rape.  Everyone naturally fears rape, but those who suffer from this phobia experience an intense fear that controls their life.  They think about the possibility of getting raped 24/7.
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 Virginitiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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