This can include penetration, but does not have to. Exposure therapy in the treatment of vaginal penetration phobia: They long for a sense of safety and control over their lives. We further propose that this category be diagnosed as one of several possible presentations of phobic disorder, under the rubric of mental health disorder, and thus be separated from gynecology. We all want to feel loved and desired. Mental health therapists specializing in behavioral and cognitive therapies may be recruited by the gynecologist to set up a systematic desensitization schedule designed ultimately to facilitate digital or dilator penetration by the gynecologist.
People who suffer from the phobia can be intensely affected by attempted sexual contact or just the thought of it.
Genophobia and How to Treat a Fear of Sex
You may have philophobia. This affects how you see your relationship, and how you see yourself and your partner within that relationship. Diagnostic uncertainty may well be the starting-point if an attempt at gynecological examination fails or is refused, and there is an absence of any history of past gynecological examination. Anthropophobia is a fear of people. It isn't, in and of itself, a standard mental health diagnosis. In other words, your sex-life and the joy of intimacy will no longer be constrained by your fears, but instead will be limited only by your imagination. She says the biggest problem among young men is premature ejaculation or the inability to achieve or maintain an erection.