What is Parthenophobia?

Okay, so this is weird, right? Yes, I will just say yes for you, there, done, weird. But wait, there’s more, there’s an actual reason for me bringing up this very specific Phobia. So, I’ve mentioned before I play a stupidly addictive game called Trivia Crack, which on occasion has some truly bizarre multiple choice questions. Maybe y’all have seen it. It’s addictive, like crack, like the game name states. One of my recent questions was “what is the Phobia that is associated with the fear of virgins?”. Intrigued afterwards, I scanned my own list, found above, and was actually surprised that Parthenophobia was already in my very extensive list. But now y’all actually get to see a full definition. So, have a look, add it to your useless knowledge database, and then move on. And yes, I got the question right.

What is Parthenophobia?

Parthenophobia is the fear of virgins or young girls. The origin of the word partheno is Greek (meaning young girl) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Parthenophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Parthenophobia is also related Pedophobia (fear of children) and Ephebiphobia (fear of teenagers).

What are the causes?

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia – phobia).

What are the symptoms?

As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking.

Can I take medicine?

Medicine can be prescribed, but please note that these medications can have side effects and/or withdrawal systems that can be severe. It is also important to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic programming. Please click on the tab at the top of the page called “Treatments” to find out more information on these types of treatments.

This article was borrowed without permission along with the tags and search terms. It can be found at

http://common-phobias.com/Partheno/phobia.htm

Unrelated to the article above is my own definition page of Phobias found in the tabs above or here @

https://thestingofthescorpion.wordpress.com/phobias/

For those of y’all wondering where I’ve been, be patient, I will be updating y’all soon .

One response to “What is Parthenophobia?

  1. Hi dear friend … hope all is well with you and yours!! I also hope that you can see this message … I’m here wishing you the best of birthdays!! Have a wonderful day …. truly I say that I miss you …. from the heart!! ❤ ….

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