Genophobia Counselling Wolverhampton
Psychology & Psychotherapy for Genophobia in Wombourne
Genophobia is the fear of Sexual Intercourse and may be caused by a range of different ‘experiences’ in a persons life. It is more commonly experienced by women but men are also known to develop this phobia too. There may also be cultural, religious or moral ‘conditioning’ leading to Genophobia problems.
Whilst the feared situation may seem, to other people, to be ridiculous or silly, the person who suffers from the phobia knows only too well that the Anxiety that they experience is real enough.
It has been known, for many years, that our minds are more than capable of producing a real biological reaction to any given situation and so as long as the Phobic person “believes” that the object or situation they fear represents danger to them, then they will experience the fear.
Most people who suffer a Phobia realise that their fear is “irrational” but they continue to experience it nevertheless.
Symptoms of Genophobia
The symptoms of Genophobia are very similar to other specific phobias and will often include:
- Feelings of panic, dread or terror
- Seem to occur automatically
- Racing heart-beat
- Shortness of breath
- Trembling or shaking
- Feeling sick
- Feeling faint
An important fact to consider when a person suffers with any given phobia, is that the person will learn to ‘cope’ or deal with the problem by developing a range of coping responses or coping mechanisms.
In nearly all cases, the coping mechanisms become the most significant obstacles in overcoming the problem because the person believes that the coping mechanisms actually make them ‘safe’.
Genophobia Coping Responses
Sufferers will generally develop coping mechanisms based on the personality type or on their learned behavioural responses (learnt during earlier developmental phases of life) and these are often classified in the following way:
Become compliant, ‘putting up with it’, avoiding conflict or ‘people-pleasing’.
Social withdrawal or excessive autonomy (not relying on anybody else at all), self-soothing, dissociation or generally not facing the issue at all.
Aggression or hostility towards people, dominance and self-assertion, obsessive behaviour and focusing on control or predicability.
Causes of Genophobia
Genophobia may be the result of negative emotional experiences that may be either directly or indirectly linked to the object or situational fear.
For example, parents or friends and family may have had negative sexual experiences themselves and advised the sufferer of how ‘terrible’ the sexual act can feel, thus creating the idea that sex is a painful or violating experience.
Cultural and religious beliefs can also play a significant role in how a person perceives the sexual act, this could be, for example, that sex is something that is ‘dirty’ or perhaps a sinful thing to do, or that sex is only for pro-creation not for recreation.
None of these things are factually true, of course, and the sexual act between two consenting individuals is a perfectly normal and natural thing to do.
The good news is that the vast majority of people who suffer from Genophobia will find a course of Psychological therapy helps enormously as almost every phobia responds well to psychological interventions.
Change Your Limiting Beliefs to Overcome Genophobia
If you’re committed to overcoming your Genophobia then you really can’t do much better than by following a course of CLB with Paul.
Changing Limiting Beliefs is a psychological training programme that teaches you everything you need to know to make the necessary changes to your unhelpful thinking styles and any maladaptive safety behaviours you may have developed.
FREE Initial Consultations for Genophobia
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial assessment to chat about your Genophobia. During this 50 minute consultation we will discuss the various options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
At TranceForm we believe that therapy & coaching should be a collaboration between therapist and client so it’s very important to be able to meet PRIOR to agreeing any kind of help. Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking therapy with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
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