That beautiful feeling, the butterflies in your stomach and the glow on your face. Ah! What a beautiful feeling it is.
Imagine love which doesn’t involve kissing and touching and hugging..
Two bodies coming together becomes an undying need when you fall in love. But you may not know that falling in love not only helps you explore your wild side but also helps you get over these 10 unique phobias.
1. Aphenphosmphobia –The fear of intimacy
I know, it sounds wrong on so many levels but the fear of intimacy is something real.
The person suffering from this phobia experiences muscle pain, gastrointestinal distress, nausea, sweating, increased heart rate and shaking/trembling at the mere thought of getting intimate with someone.
2. Philophobia – The fear of love.
Being scared of falling in love or emotions is the worst fear anyone can have. And this phobia ruins everything related to love.
The person with this phobia gets the feeling of intense fear and panic with sweating, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing and nausea by merely thinking of falling in love.
3. Autophobia –The fear of abandonment
Being abandoned by someone is the worst feeling ever and this phobia takes it a whole different level.
A person suffering from this phobia just can’t think about being alone. Therefore, when the phobia triggers, it leads to shaking. It also causes sweating, chest pain, dizziness, heart palpitations, hyperventilating and nausea.
4. Phallophobia – Phobia of a Penis.
There’s no doubt that the fear of an erect penis is bound to ruin anybody’s love-life. (no pun intended) -_-
This phobia triggers difficulty in breathing, fast heartbeat, weakness, fainting, dizziness, tingling or numbness in the extremities, excessive sweating, chills and an extreme sense of terror.
5. Gamophobia –The fear of commitment
Who knew, that the promise of being together can be so fearful? But, for a person suffering from gamophobia, it is. This phobia makes the person edgy, irritated and even angry.
Whenever there is a talk about commitment or future plans the person panics and becomes aggressive.
6. Erythrophobia- Fear of Blushing
The person suffering from Erythrophobia gets abnormally scared when he/she receives attention. Blushing is something they aren’t ok with at all.
This strange phobia causes nausea, dry mouth and increased perspiration, dizziness and also leads to difficulty breathing. Trust me if you had this phobia, you would be scared to death when meeting your lover.
7. Philemaphobia: Fear of kissing
Basically, a person suffering from this phobia gets the feeling of intense fear or panic just by the thought of kissing someone.
You can roughly relate this phobia to the fear of exchanging mouth-germs while kissing someone. Other symptoms include- sweating, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing etc.
8. Genophobia- Fear of sex
Well, the person suffering from this phobia is sure to have a hard time having any intimacy with anyone.
The panic attack causes the feeling of terror, fast heartbeat and shortness of breath accompanied by anxiety, sweating, crying, and avoidance of others.
9. Chiraptophobia- Fear of being touched
You can relate to this phobia by remembering the word ‘touchy’ or who doesn’t like to be touched.
Actually, there is such a phobia that immediately triggers fear or anxiety when touched, or when thinking about being touched. The panic attacks can include an increased heart rate, sweating, hot flushes, tingling, and chills.
10. Sarmassophobia- Fear of foreplay
Imagine the situation when a person freaks out by just thinking about foreplay.
That’s what this phobia is all about. Therefore, it causes shaking, palpitations, and acceleration in heart rate accompanied by sweating, lightheaded and dizziness.