Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Menophobia: The Fear of Menstruation

Menophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of menstruation.  This can be caused by a lack of understanding or an embarrassing moment involving menstruation, which every girl who has gotten their period knows about all the embarrassing, and highly uncomfortable things that can happen.
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 Menophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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