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#291659 - 06/15/09 06:59 AM I know what it's called, Genophobia!
dark empathy Offline
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Registered: 11/26/07
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Loc: durham, north england
I've talked about my problem with anything to do with S on these boards before.

Doing a quick wiki, I actually found it has a name, ---- Genophobia.

while I know there's a danger in self-diagnosis, sinse I've not particularly got anywhere in 18 months of just jawing about the subject with three successive counsellers, I've wondered if a new approach is called for.

so, I've been having a look at what people recommend for treating Genophobia, ---- and frankly not particularly gettinyg anywhere, ---- partly because several of the sites I found are a litle too specific on what precisely the phobia is about, ---- ie, the S word and related matters explicitely.

Some of what has been said about genophobia and lack of relationships though is dead on.

I was therefore wondering if someone, ---- perhaps with more access to resources on mental health, could please have a look for recommendations on Genophobia. I will also talk to my T about it on Thursday and see what she can suggest.


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#292004 - 06/17/09 12:30 AM Re: I know what it's called, Genophobia! [Re: dark empathy]
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From all that I read off of Google, Genophobia is a fear of s-x or s-xu-l int--c--rse, rather than a fear of the word itself. There were some both inpatient and outpatient treatment options here in the US but I will have to keep looking for options in your neck of the woods. A link to a history of s=xu=l victimization has been established in research done here.

Mark

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"We stay here, we die here. We've got to keep moving". Trucker Mark



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#292292 - 06/19/09 03:20 AM Re: I know what it's called, Genophobia! [Re: Trucker51]
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I'm not precisely sure how specific the fear has to beto count as genophobia, ----- whether it merely relates to the physical activity itself, or (as in my case), most everything to do with the subject up to and including my own physical reactions.

while my problem with physical affection is fairly universal, it becomes 100 times worse if the person involved is young and female, ---- and even worse if it's someone I'm actually attracted to. In fact the only girl of my age I allow physically close to me is my Russian friend who's literally like a brother, and part of this is that we long ago mutually agreed that neither of us was attracted to the other as more than a friend.

This is why I told the university counseling service that while I was happy seeing a female counseller, it had to be an older lady at least in her late fourties or fifties.


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