Caligynephobia

The fear of beautiful women.  Another name for this is venustraphobia.

“Fear of women in general is gynephobia. Defined as a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of beautiful women, each year this surprisingly common phobia causes countless people needless distress. Symptoms typically include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread, although everyone experiences caligynephobia in their own way and may have different symptoms.
Like all fears and phobias, caligynephobia is created by the unconscious mind as a protective mechanism. At some point in your past, there was likely an event linking beautiful women and emotional trauma. Whilst the original catalyst may have been a real-life scare of some kind, the condition can also be triggered by myriad, benign events like movies, TV, or perhaps seeing someone else experience trauma.”

Shit, and all this time I thought the above symptoms were related to falling in LOVE!

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