Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Luiphobia: The Fear of Lues or Syphillis

Luiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Lues or Syphillis.  Lues is an old term used for Syphillis.  Syphillis is a chronic infectious disease that is transmitted by direct contact, usually during sex.  It can also be passed from mother to child in utero.
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 Luiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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