Problem

Fear of sexual intercourse

Other Names:
Fear of opposite sex
Sexophobia
Coitophobia
Sexo-phobia
Nature:
Sexophobia is the fear of the opposite sex, and especially of sexual relations. In women it may be brought on by experiences of incest or rape, and in men it may be associated with the vagina dentata - toothed vulva - which will bite off the male organ during intercourse, and is manifested in misogyny and can cause impotence.
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
19.02.1997 – 00:00 CET