Erotophobia. As a clinical phobia, ‘erotophobia’ describes an irrational and potentially debilitating fear of some object, person or act that is related to sex. This fear either impairs a person’s ability to enjoy sexual relations, or completely prevents a person’s ability to have sex. Erotophobia can also in some (but not all) individual cases, be a part of larger patterns of any of the following psychological problems— social phobia, avoidant personality disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, or general social anxiety problems. Erotophobia can also, for others, be very specific to erotic matters and not be related to any of these other social anxiety disorders. In the case of specific erotophobia, only the fear of something related to sex would be present without any other fears or syndromes.