Gynephobia Fear of women


Gynephobia or gynecophobia is characterized as fear of women .

This psychopathy is quite broad and has several levels, the most common being an excessive level of shyness in the presence of women and the most extreme being people who feel a deep fear of everything related to women.

The fear of women is a serious problem in today’s society, taking into account that today women are practically anywhere you go; in all kinds of jobs and places.

There is a specific phobia or fear related to beautiful or beautiful women, called  Caliginephobia


Since people who suffer from this psychopathy cannot relate to women, this can lead to serious problems not only on a personal level, since not relating to women on a personal level does not always represent a problem, but in society Currently, this could affect the person in their work or in their lifestyle, so it is definitely something to consider.

It is presumed that there are many possible origins for this fear of women and, contrary to popular belief, it is not always sexual in nature.

In fact, many times this fear originates in the early years of people when they may have had a very negative relationship with their mother or grandmother , which will generate fear or discomfort in that person.

It can also originate after a relationship in which the person has received physical and / or psychological abuse from the woman.

The most common causes are usually a very low self-esteem, an excessive level of shyness, a wrong idea of ​​women believing that they are bad or simply the fear of rejection.


The symptoms of this phobia will vary depending on how deep the fear is.

It can range from extreme nervousness and shyness when interacting with a woman , which can cause the person to suffer from panic attacks, to the inability to even be in the same room with a woman.

There are even people who can develop a deep hatred for women due to the nature of their disorder.


The progressive exposure is to go presenting the reason for the phobia of the person who suffers from a bit with therapeutic help so you can go leaving behind their fears.

Depending on the complexity of the psychopathy, it can be done with or without therapeutic help.

There is also cognitive-behavioral therapy, in which the origin of the phobia is identified and it is treated in a professional center with trained psychologists.

The systemic desensitization is other psychotherapeutic method consisting show a series of visual stimuli related phobia suffering person.

With the help of the therapist, it is achieved that the patient enters a deep relaxation and manages to reduce his anxiety levels before women in this case.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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