Names of  PHOBIAs and Explanations

Research proves that 60 per cent of women fake an orgasm during intercourse. Which clearly proves that if you are scared of having sex, then you are not the only one.

And not just women, many men too (as against the popular misconception) can fear sex. But what are the different kinds of sex-related phobias that people have? We explore…

Erotophobia – fear of everything related to sex

Coitophobia – fear of sexual intercourse

Anuptaphobia – fear of staying single

Heterophobia or sexophobia – fear of the opposite sex. This, coupled with Anuptaphobia could actually have disastrous effects.

Gymnophobia – fear of nudity

Menophobia – fear of menstruation (nothing irrational about this fear once you think of it).

Parthenophobia – fear of virgins and young girls (men can fear sex too!)

Oneirogmophobia – fear of wet dreams

Eurotophobia or kolopophobia – fear of female sex organs

Haptophobia – fear of being touched

Ithyphallophobia – fear of erections

Medomalacuphobia – fear of going limp and losing erections

Tocophobia – fear of pregnancy and childbirth

Scopophobia – fear of being looked at


Spot your phobia and get a cure for it. Just remember, it’s all in the mind.

 Some other Phobias and explanations

triskaidekaphobia is the fear of number 13; PRESENT
athazagoraphobia is the fear of being forgotten or ignored; NOT PRESENT
atomosophobia is the fear of atomic explosions; NOT PRESENT
ballistophobia is the fear of missiles or bullets; NOT PRESENT
cacophobia has a wonderful ring to it but you might be surprised to learn it is a fear of ugliness; PRESENT
catagelophobia is the fear of being ridiculed; PRESENT
chirophobia is a fear of hands; NOT PRESENT
ombrophobia is a fear of rain or of being rained upon; NOT PRESENT
hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is a fear of long words; NOT PRESENT
panophobia is a fear of everything; PRESENT
phobophobia is a fear of phobias; PRESENT

 More Phobias 

acarophobia ~ An abnormal fear of mites, other small insects, or worms.
acrophobia ~ An abnormal fear of high places.
aerophobia ~ An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts.
agoraphobia ~ An abnormal fear of open or public places.
ailurophobe ~ One who hates or fears cats.
ailurophobia ~
algophobia ~ An abnormal fear of pain.
Anglophobe ~ One who dislikes or fears England, its people, or its culture.
Anglophobia ~
Anglophobic ~
Anglophile ~ One who admires England, its people, and its culture.
Anglophilia ~
Anglophilic ~
arachnophobia ~ An abnormal fear of spiders.
astraphobia ~ An abnormal fear of lightning and thunder.
bathophobia ~ An abnormal fear of depths.
batophobia ~ An abnormal fear of being near an object of great height, such as a skyscraper or mountain.
belonephobia ~ An abnormal fear of sharply pointed objects, especially needles.
cainotophobia ~ An abnormal fear of newness.
claustrophobia ~ An abnormal fear of being in narrow or enclosed spaces.
Francophobe ~ A person who dislikes or fears France, its people, or its culture.
Germanophobe ~ One who dislikes or fears Germany, its people, and its culture.
gynophobia ~ 1. Fear of or contempt for women. 2. Behavior based on such an attitude or feeling.
hemophobia ~ An abnormal fear of blood.
Hispanophobe ~ One who has an aversion to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries or peoples.
Hispanophobia ~
homophobia ~ 1. Fear of or contempt for lesbians and gay men. 2. Behavior based on such a feeling.
hydrophobia ~ 1. An abnormal fear of water. 2. Rabies.
hypnophobia ~ An abnormal fear of falling asleep.
monophobia ~ An abnormal fear of being alone.
mysophobia ~ An abnormal fear of dirt or contamination.
necrophobia ~ An abnormal fear of death or corpses.
Negrophobia ~ 1. Fear of or contempt for Black people and their culture. 2. Behavior based on such an attitude or feeling.
nyctophobia ~ An abnormal fear of the night or darkness. Also called scotophobia.
ochlophobia ~ An abnormal fear of crowds.
photophobia ~ 1. An abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light, especially by the eyes, as may be caused by eye inflammation, lack of pigmentation in the iris, or various diseases. 2. An abnormal or irrational fear of light.
Russophobe ~ One who fears or dislikes Russia or its people or culture.
scotophobia ~ See nyctophobia.
Sinophobe ~ One who fears or dislikes China, its people, or its culture.
technophobia ~ Fear of or aversion to technology, especially computers and high technology.
triskaidekaphobia ~ An abnormal fear of the number 13.
xenophobe ~ A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples.
zoophobia ~ An abnormal fear of animals.