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So You Really Think You Know Your -Philias from Your -Phobias?

NPSOAA (ONLINE) REVIEW Monthly Updates for 2005
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So You Really Think You Know Your -Philias from Your -Phobias?
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-Philias vs -Phobias





acrotomophilia - Love of amputees

ailurophilia - Love of cats

ammophilia - Love of sand and sandy places

androphilia - Love of men

Anglophilia - Love of English and/or England (and British and/or Britain)

anthophilia - Attraction to flowers

apodysophilia - Desire to undress, see also nudism

apotemnophilia - Desire to amputate a healthy limb

arctophilia - Love of Teddy Bears

astrophilia - Love of astronomy and/or outer space in general

asiaphilia - Love of Asian culture and/or women/men

audiophilia - Love of recorded sound

Australophilia - Love of Australians and/or Australia (lit. love of the south)

autogynephilia - Love of oneself as a woman

autovoxiphillia - Love of one's own voice



bibliophilia - Love of books



cacophonophilia - Love of harsh sounds

cagophilia - Love of keys

canophilia - Love of dogs

cartophilia - Love of cigarette cards

chasmophilia - Love of small places

chiropterophilia - Love of bats

chrysophilia - Love of gold

clinophilia - Love of beds

coprophilia - Sexual pleasure from feces

crurophilia - Love of legs

cypripareuniaphila - Love of prostitutes



dendrophilia - Love of trees

discophilia - Love of sound recordings



ecdysiophile - Love of watching people strip

ergophilia - Love of work

Europhilia - Love of Europe and/or Europeans



Francophilia/Gallophilia - Love of France and/or the French



geophilia - Love of earth or geology

Germanophilia - Love of Germany and/or German

gerontophilia - Sexual attraction towards the elderly

glossophilia - Love of languages

gynephilia - Love of women

gynotikolobomassophilia - Love of biting a female's earlobes



halophilia - Love of salt or salt-water

heliophilia - Love of sunlight

hippophilia - Love of horses

hirsutophilia - Love of hairy men

homophilia - Love of the same sex (i.e. homosexual)

Hoplophilia - Sexual arousal from firearms and weaponry

hydrophilia - Love of water

hygrophilia - Love of living next to or spending time around water



iconophilia - Love of pictures and symbols

insulaphilia - Love of islands

Islandophilia - Love of Iceland, Icelandic culture, etc.



Japonophilia - Love of Japan



klismaphilia - Sexual pleasure from enemas

korophilia - Love of young men or boys



labeorphilia - Love of beer bottle labels

lavacultophilia - Desire to stare at someone in a bathing suit

lexiconophilist - Love of dictionaries and wordbooks

limnophilia - Love of ponds or marshes

lithophilia - Love of stones

logophilia - Love of words - Logophiles may be interested in word games, such as crosswords, or Scrabble, and in the extreme, derive enjoyment from reading things commonly given less notice, such as labels,

lygophilia - Love of darkness



maiesiophilia - Sexual attraction to childbirth or pregnant women

malophilia - Love of apples

megamalophilia - Extreme love of apples, or love of the Big Apple

metrophilia - Love of the metro rail or subway systems

Mysophilia - Love of feces

myrmecophilia - Love of ants



nanophilia - Love of short people

necrophilia - Sexual attraction to corpses

negrophilia - Love of black people

nemophilia - Love of the woods/forests

neophilia - Love of the latest novelties and trends

Nipponophilia - Love of the Japanese and/or Japan

nitrophilia - Love of nitrogen and explosions

notaphilia - Love of bank-notes and cheques

nyctophilia - A preference for darkness or night.



oenophilia - Love of Wine

ombrophilia - Love of large amounts of rainfall

ophiophilia - Love of snakes

ornithophilia - Love of birds

osmophilia - Love of various smells



paedophilia - Sexual attraction to children

palaeophilia - Love of dinosaurs and prehistoric things

paraphilia - any sexual attraction considered unusual or taboo

pathenophillia - Love of virgins

peristerophilia - Love of pigeons

petrophilia - Love of living or spending time in rocky areas

philalethia - Love of the truth

philately - Interest in postage stamps

philosemitism - Interest in or respect for the Jewish people, and the historical significance of the Jewish culture

photophilia - Love of living or spending time in lighted conditions

phytophilia - Love of plants

pogonophilia - Love of beards

psammophile - A plant loving sandy areas

psychrophilia - Love of cold temperatures

pygophilia - Love of buttocks





retrophilia - Love of things of the past

rheophilia - Love of living or spending time in running water

rhizophilous - Love of living or spending time on roots

Russophilia - Love of Russia and/or Russians



sarcophilia - Love of flesh

sciophilia - Love of living or spending time in shady conditions

Scopophilia - Sexual pleasure from seeing things

Scotophilia - Love of Scotland and/or the Scottish

scripophilia - Love of bond and share certificates

Sinophilia - Love of China and/or the Chinese

stegophilia - Love of climbing buildings

stigmatophilia - Love of tattooing or branding



technophilia - Love of technology

thalassophilia - Love of the ocean

theophilia - Love of God

thermophilia - Love of high temperatures

threpterophilia - Love of female nurses

timbrophilia - Love of stamps

tobaccophilia - Love of tobacco

topophilia - Love of a particular place

toxophilia - Love of archery

tropophilia - Love of seasonal extremes of climate

turophilia - Love of cheese

typhlophilia - Love of the blind









xenophilia - Love of foreigners (in science-fiction, can also mean sexual attraction to aliens)

xerophilia - Love of living or spending time in very dry conditions

xylophilia - Love of wood





zoophilia - Love of non-human animals (beware: is generally used to mean sexual attraction to non-human animals)


Other words


There are a number of words that contain the same -philia suffix, but which are not a human love for something


chromophilous - Staining easily

electrophile - A substance having an affinity for electrons or negative charge

entomophilous - Adapted for pollination by insects

hemophilia -A disease relating to blood clotting





Ablutophobia - Fear of washing or bathing.

Acarophobia - Fear of itching or of insects whose bites cause itching.

Acerophobia - Fear of sourness.

Achluophobia, Lygophobia, Nyctophobia, Scotophobia - Fear of darkness.

Acousticophobia - Fear of noise.

Acrophobia, Altophobia - Fear of heights.

Aerophobia - Fear of drafts, air swallowing or airborne noxious substances.

Aeroacrophobia - Fear of open high places.

Aeronausiphobia - Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.

Agateophobia, Dementophobia, Maniaphobia - Fear of insanity.

Agliophobia, Algophobia, Odynophobia, Odynephobia - Fear of pain.

Agoraphobia - Fear of the outdoors, crowds or uncontrolled social conditions.

Agraphobia, Contreltophobia - Fear of sexual abuse.

Agrizoophobia - Fear of wild animals.

Agyrophobia, Dromophobia - Fear of streets or crossing the street.

Aibohphobia - Fear of palindromes (not necessarily an actual word; aiboh is not of course Greek or Latin for Palindrome, but is simply intended to make the word itself palindromic)

Aichmophobia, Belonephobia, Enetophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.

Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia - Fear of cats.

Albuminurophobia - Fear of kidney disease.

Alektorophobia - Fear of chickens.

Alliumphobia - Fear of garlic.

Allodoxaphobia - Fear of opinions.

Amathophobia, Koniophobia - Fear of dust.

Amaxophobia - Fear of riding in a car.

Ambulophobia, Stasibasiphobia, Stasiphobia - Fear of walking or standing.

Anemophobia - Fear of air.

Amerophobia, Columbophobia - Fear of the United States, American culture, etc.

Amnesiphobia - Fear of amnesia.

Amychophobia - Fear of scratches or being scratched.

Anablephobia - Fear of looking up.

Ancraophobia, Anemophobia - Fear of wind.

Androphobia, Arrhenphobia, Hominophobia - Fear of men.

Anginophobia - Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

Anglophobia - Fear of England, English culture, etc.

Angrophobia - Fear of anger or of becoming angry.

Ankylophobia - Fear of immobility of a joint.

Anthrophobia, Anthophobia - Fear of flowers.

Anthropophobia - Fear of people or society.

Antlophobia - Fear of floods.

Anuptaphobia - Fear of staying single.

Apeirophobia - Fear of infinity.

Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia, Haphephobia, Haptephobia - Fear of being touched.

Apiphobia, Melissaphobia, Melissophobia - Fear of bees.

Apotemnophobia - Fear of persons with amputations.

Arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Arachnophobia - Fear of spiders.

Arithmophobia - Fear of numbers.

Arsonphobia, Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.

Asthenophobia - Fear of fainting or weakness.

Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia, Keraunophobia - Fear of thunder and lightning. It is especially common in young children.

Astrophobia - Fear of stars and celestial space.

Asymmetriphobia - Fear of asymmetry.

Ataxiophobia - Fear of ataxia.

Ataxophobia - Fear of disorder or untidiness.

Atelophobia - Fear of imperfection.

Atephobia - Fear of ruin or ruins.

Athazagoraphobia - Fear of being forgotten, ignored or forgetting.

Atomosophobia - Fear of atomic explosions.

Atychiphobia, Kakorrhaphiophobia - Fear of failure.

Aulophobia - Fear of flutes.

Aurophobia - Fear of gold.

Auroraphobia - Fear of the Northern Lights or for Chileans, Argentinians, Falkland Islanders or Antarctic explorers, fear of the Southern Lights.

Australophobia, Novahollandiaphobia - Fear of Australia, Australians, Australian culture etc.

Autodysomophobia - Fear that one has a vile odour.

Automatonophobia - Fear of any inanimate object that represents a sentient being, eg. statues, dummies, robots, etc.

Automysophobia - Fear of being dirty.

Autophobia, Eremophobia, Ermitophibia, Isolophobia, Monophobia - Fear of being alone or fear of oneself.

Aviophobia, Aviatophobia, Pteromerhanophobia - Fear of flying.



Bacillophobia, Microbiophobia - Fear of microbes.

Bacteriophobia - Fear of bacteria.

Ballistophobia - Fear of missiles or bullets.

Barleyphobia - Fear of barley.

Bananaphobia - Fear of bananas.

Bolshephobia - Fear of Bolsheviks.

Barophobia - Fear of loss of gravity.

Basophobia, Basiphobia - Fear of walking or falling.

Bathmophobia - Fear of stairs or steep slopes.

Bathophobia - Fear of depth.

Batophobia - Fear of heights or of being close to high buildings.

Batrachophobia - Fear of amphibians.

Bibliophobia - Fear of books.

Blennophobia, Myxophobia - Fear of slime.

Bogyphobia - Fear of bogies or the bogeyman.

Botanophobia - Fear of plants.

Briophobia- Fear of feet

Bromidrosiphobia, Bromidrophobia - Fear of body odours.

Brontophobia, Tonitrophobia - Fear of thunder.

Bufonophobia - Fear of toads.



Cacophobia - Fear of ugliness.

Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Neophobia - Fear of newness, novelty.

Caligynephobia, Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.

Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia - Fear of cancer.

Carbophobia - Fear of carbohydrates (e.g. Atkins diet).

Cardiophobia - Fear of heart disease.

Carnophobia - Fear of meat.

Catagelophobia, Katagelophobia - Fear of being ridiculed.

Catapedaphobia - Fear of jumping from high and low places.

Cathisophobia, Kathisophobia, Thaasophobia - Fear of sitting.

Catoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors.

Cenophobia - Fear of empty rooms.

Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, Hypertrichophobia - Fear of hair.

Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia - Fear of cold.

Chemophobia - Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.

Cherophobia - Fear of gaiety.

Chinophobia - Fear of Chinese people, customs, etc.

Chionophobia - Fear of snow.

Chirophobia - Fear of hands.

Chlorophobia - Fear of the colour green.

Cholerophobia - Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.

Chorophobia - Fear of dancing.

Christophobia - Fear of Christianity

Chrometophobia, Chrematophobia - Fear of money.

Chromophobia, Chromatophobia - Fear of colours.

Chronomentrophobia - Fear of clocks.

Chronophobia - Fear of time.

Chrysophobia - Fear or the color orange.

Cibophobia, Sitophobia, Sitiophobia - Fear of food.

Cleithrophobia, Cleisiophobia - Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.

Cleptophobia, Kleptophobia - Fear of stealing.

Clithrophobia, Cleithrophobia - Fear of being enclosed.

Cnidophobia - Fear of stings.

Coimetrophobia - Fear of cemeteries.

Coitophobia, Genophobia - Fear of coitus.

Cometophobia - Fear of comets.

Coprastasophobia - Fear of constipation.

Coprophobia, Scatophobia - Fear of feces.

Coulrophobia - Fear of clowns.

Counterphobia - The preference by a phobic person for fearful situations.

Cremnophobia - Fear of precipices.

Cryophobia - Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.

Crystallophobia - Fear of crystals or glass.

Cyanophobia - Fear of the colour blue.

Cyberphobia, Logizomechanophobia - Fear of computers or working on a computer.

Cyclophobia - Fear of bicycles.

Cymophobia, Kymophobia - Fear of waves or wave-like motions.

Cynophobia - Fear of dogs or rabies.

Cypridophobia, Cypriphobia, Cyprianophobia, Cyprinophobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.

Claustrophobia - Fear of confined spaces.

Climacophobia - Fear of stairs or of climbing or falling down stairs.

Clinophobia - Fear of going to bed.



Decidophobia - Fear of making decisions.

Defecaloesiophobia - Fear of painful bowel movements.

Deipnophobia - Fear of dining or dinner conversations.

Demonophobia, Daemonophobia - Fear of demons.

Demophobia, Enochlophobia, Ochlophobia - Fear of crowds.

Dendrophobia - Fear of trees.

Dentophobia - Fear of dentists.

Dermatophobia - Fear of skin lesions.

Dermatosiophobia, Dermatophobia, Dermatopathophobia - Fear of skin disease.

Dextrophobia - Fear of objects at the right side of the body.

Diabetophobia - Fear of diabetes.

Didaskaleinophobia, Scolionophobia - Fear of going to school.

Dikephobia - Fear of justice.

Dinophobia - Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.

Diplophobia - Fear of double vision.

Dipsophobia - Fear of drinking.

Dishabiliophobia - Fear of undressing in front of someone.

Domatophobia, Eicophobia, Oikophobia - Fear of houses or being in a house.

Doraphobia - Fear of fur or the skins of animals.

Doxophobia - Fear of expressing opinions or receiving praise.

Dutchphobia - Fear of the Dutch.

Dysmorphophobia - Fear of deformity.

Dystychiphobia - Fear of accidents.



Ecclesiophobia - Fear of church.

Ecophobia - Fear of home.

Eisoptrophobia - Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.

Electrophobia - Fear of electricity.

Eleutherophobia - Fear of freedom.

Emetophobia - Fear of vomiting.

Enetophobia - Fear of pins.

Enosiophobia, Enissophobia - Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.

Entomophobia, Insectophobia - Fear of insects.

Eosophobia - Fear of dawn or daylight.

Ephebiphobia - Fear of teenagers.

Epistaxiophobia - Fear of nosebleeds.

Epistemophobia, Gnosiophobia - Fear of knowledge.

Epistolophobia - Fear of writing letters

Equinophobia, Hippophobia - Fear of horses.

Ereuthrophobia, Erythrophobia, Erytophobia - Fear of blushing, red lights, or the color red.

Ergasiophobia - Fear of work or functioning, or a surgeon's fear of operating.

Ergophobia - Fear of work.

Ermitophobia - Fear of being alone, loneliness.

Erotophobia - Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

Erythrophobia - Fear of blushing or the color red.

Euphobia - Fear of hearing good news.

Eurotophobia - Fear of female genitalia.

Europhobia - Fear of Europe, Europeans, or alternatively, the European Union.



Fearaphobia, Fearophobia - fear of developing fears

Febriphobia, Fibriphobia, Fibriophobia, Pyrexiophobia - Fear of fever.

Ferrumphobia - Fear of Iron and objects made of iron.

Francophobia, Gallophobia, Galiophobia - Fear of France, French culture

Frigophobia - Fear of very cold objects.



Gamophobia - Fear of marriage.

Geliophobia - Fear of laughter.

Geniophobia - Fear of chins.

Genuphobia - Fear of knees.

Gephyrophobia, Gephydrophobia, Gephyrdrophobia, Gephysrophobia - Fear of crossing bridges.

Germanophobia, Teutophobia - Fear of Germany, German culture, etc.

Gerascophobia - Fear of growing old.

Gerontophobia - Fear of old people or of growing old.

Geumaphobia, Geumophobia - Fear of taste.

Glossophobia - Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

Globophobia - Fear of balloons

Graphophobia - Fear of writing or handwriting.

Gymnophobia, Nudophobia - Fear of nudity.

Gynephobia, Gynophobia - Fear of women.



Hadephobia, Stygiophobia, Stigiophobia - Fear of hell.

Haemophobia - Fear of blood and bleeding.

Hagiophobia - Fear of saints or holy things.

Hamartophobia, Peccatophobia - Fear of sinning.

Haptophobia - Fear of being touched.

Harpaxophobia - Fear of being robbed.

Hedonophobia - Fear of feeling pleasure.

Heliophobia - Fear of the sun.

Hellenologophobia - Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

Helminthophobia - Fear of being infested with worms.

Hemophobia, Hemaphobia, Hematophobia - Fear of blood or bleeding.

Heresyphobia, Hereiophobia - Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.

Herpetophobia - Fear of reptiles.

Heterophobia, Sexophobia - Fear of the opposite sex.

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - Fear of the number 666.

Hierophobia - Fear of priests or sacred things.

Hippophobia - Fear of horses.

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia, Sesquipedalophobia - Fear of long words.

Hobophobia - Fear of bums or beggars.

Hodophobia - Fear of road travel.

Hormephobia - Fear of shock.

Homichlophobia, Nebulaphobia - Fear of fog.

Homilophobia - Fear of sermons.

Homophobia - Fear of sameness, monotony, homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hoplophobia - Fear of firearms.

Hydrargyophobia - Fear of mercurial medicines.

Hydrophobia - Fear of water, a symptom of rabies.

Hydrophobophobia, Kynophobia - Fear of rabies.

Hyelophobia, Hyalophobia, Nelophobia - Fear of glass.

Hygrophobia - Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.

Hylephobia - Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.

Hylophobia - Fear of forests.

Hypegiaphobia - Fear of responsibility.

Hypengyophobia - Fear of responsibility.

Hypnophobia - Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.

Hypsiphobia - Fear of height.



Iatrophobia - Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.

Ichthyophobia - Fear of fish.

Iconophobia - Fear of images or icons.

Ideophobia - Fear of ideas.

Illyngophobia - Fear of vertigo.

Insulaphobia - Fear of being isolated, or alternatively, fear of islands

Iophobia - Fear of poison.

Islamophobia - Fear of Islam.

Islandophobia - Fear of Iceland, Icelandic culture, etc.

Isopterophobia - Fear of termites or other insects that eat wood.

Ithyphallophobia - Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.



Japanophobia, Nipponophobia - Fear of the Japanese.

Judeophobia - Fear of Jews.



Katikomindicaphobia - Fear of the RNI (Resident Non-Indian).

Kenophobia - Fear of voids or empty spaces.

Keraunophobia - Fear of lightning.

Kinetophobia, Kinesophobia - Fear of movement or motion.

Klismaphobia - Fear of Enemas.

Kneemaphobia - Fear of the knee bending backwards.

Koinoniphobia - Fear of rooms.

Kolpophobia - Fear of genitals, particularly female.

Kopophobia - Fear of fatigue.

Kosmikophobia - Fear of cosmic phenomena.

Kyphophobia - Fear of stooping.



Lachanophobia - Fear of vegetables.

Laliophobia, Lalophobia - Fear of speaking.

Leprophobia, Lepraphobia - Fear of leprosy.

Leukophobia - Fear of the colour white.

Levophobia - Fear of things to the left side of the body.

Ligyrophobia - Fear of loud noises.

Lilapsophobia - Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.

Limnophobia - Fear of lakes.

Linonophobia - Fear of string.

Liticaphobia - Fear of lawsuits.

Lockiophobia, Maieusiophobia, Parturiphobia - Fear of childbirth.

Logophobia - Fear of words.

Luiphobia, Syphilophobia - Fear of syphilis.

Lutraphobia - Fear of otters.

Lyssophobia - Fear of rabies or of becoming insane.



Macroxenoglossophobia - Fear of long, strange words.

Macrophobia - Fear of long waits.

Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking.

Malaxophobia, Sarmassophobia - Fear of love play.

Maniaphobia - Fear of going insane.

Mastigophobia, Poinephobia - Fear of punishment.

Mechanophobia - Fear of machines.

Medomalacuphobia - Fear of losing an erection.

Medorthophobia - Fear of an erect penis.

Megalophobia - Fear of large objects.

Melanophobia - Fear of the colour black.

Melophobia - Fear or hatred of music.

Meningitophobia - Fear of brain disease.

Menophobia - Fear of menstruation.

Merinthophobia - Fear of being bound or tied up.

Metallophobia - Fear of metal.

Metathesiophobia - Fear of changes.

Meteorophobia - Fear of meteors.

Methyphobia, Potophobia - Fear of alcohol.

Metrophobia - Fear or hatred of poetry.

Mikatikoindicaphobia - Fear of the NRIs (Non-Resident Indians).

Microphobia, Mycrophobia - Fear of small objects.

Misophobia, Molysmophobia, Molysomophobia, Mysophobia, Verminophobia - Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.

Mnemophobia - Fear of memories.

Monopathophobia - Fear of a specific disease.

Motorphobia - Fear of automobiles.

Mottephobia - Fear of moths.

Musicophobia - Fear of music.

Musophobia, Murophobia, Suriphobia - Fear of mice and/or rats.

Mycophobia - Fear or aversion to mushrooms.

Myrmecophobia - Fear of ants.

Mysophobia - Fear of dirt.

Mythophobia - Fear of myths, stories or false statements.



Necrophobia - Fear of death or dead things.

Neopharmaphobia - Fear of new drugs.

Nephophobia - Fear of clouds.

Noctiphobia - Fear of the night.

Nomatophobia - Fear of names.

Nosocomephobia - Fear of hospitals.

Nosophobia, Nosemaphobia - Fear of becoming ill.

Nostophobia - Fear of returning home.

Novercaphobia - Fear of one's stepmother.

Nucleomituphobia - Fear of nuclear weapons.

Numerophobia - Fear of numbers.

Nyctohylophobia - Fear of dark, wooded areas.

Nyctophobia - Fear of the dark, of night or of nightfall.

Nhsdirectophobia - fear and loathing of slow computer terminal death



Obesophobia, Pocrescophobia - Fear of gaining weight.

Ochophobia - Fear of vehicles.

Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.

Odontophobia - Fear of teeth or dental surgery.

Oenophobia - Fear of wine.

Olfactophobia, Osmophobia, Osphresiophobia - Fear of smells.

Ombrophobia, Pluviophobia - Fear of rain or of being rained on.

Ommetaphobia, Ommatophobia - Fear of eyes.

Oneirophobia - Fear of dreams.

Oneirogmophobia - Fear of wet dreams.

Onomatophobia - Fear of hearing certain words or names.

Ophidiophobia - Fear of snakes.

Ophthalmophobia - Fear of being stared at.

Opiophobia - A medical doctor's fear of prescribing pain medications for patients.

Optophobia - Fear of opening one's eyes.

Ornithophobia - Fear of birds.

Orthophobia - Fear of property.

Ostraconophobia - Fear of shellfish.

Ouranophobia, Uranophobia - Fear of heaven.

Orangutanophopia - fear of large orange beasts chanting obsenities from jungle canopies



Pagophobia - Fear of ice or frost.

Panthophobia - Fear of suffering and disease.

Panophobia, Pantophobia - Fear of everything.

Papaphobia - Fear of the Pope.

Papyrophobia - Fear of paper.

Paralipophobia - Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.

Paraphobia - Fear of sexual perversion.

Parasitophobia - Fear of parasites.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia - Fear of Friday the 13th.

Parthenophobia - Fear of virgins or young girls.

Pathophobia - Fear of disease.

Patroiophobia - Fear of heredity.

Pediculophobia, Phthiriophobia - Fear of lice.

Pediophobia - Fear of dolls.

Pediphobia, Pedophobia - Fear of children.

Peladophobia - Fear of bald people.

Pellagrophobia - Fear of pellagra.

Peniaphobia - Fear of poverty.

Pentheraphobia - Fear of one's mother-in-law.

Phagophobia - Fear of swallowing, eating or of being eaten.

Phalacrophobia - Fear of becoming bald.

Phallophobia - Fear of a penis, esp. erect.

Pharmacophobia - Fear of taking medicine.

Phasmophobia, Spectrophobia - Fear of ghosts.

Phengophobia - Fear of daylight or sunshine.

Philemaphobia, Philematophobia - Fear of kissing.

Philophobia - Fear of falling in love or being in love.

Philosophobia - Fear of philosophy.

Phobophobia - Fear of phobias.

Photoaugliaphobia - Fear of glaring lights.

Photophobia - Fear of light (also refers to aversion to light due to an inflamed/painful eye or excessively dilated pupils)

Phonophobia - Fear of noises, voices, one's own voice or of telephones.

Phronemophobia - Fear of thinking.

Phthisiophobia, Tuberculophobia - Fear of tuberculosis.

Placophobia - Fear of tombstones.

Plutophobia - Fear of wealth.

Pneumatiphobia - Fear of spirits.

Pnigophobia, Pnigerophobia - Fear of choking or being smothered.

Pogonophobia - Fear of beards.

Poliosophobia - Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.

Politicophobia - Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.

Polyphobia - Having many phobias.

Ponophobia - Fear of overworking or of pain.

Porphyrophobia - Fear of the colour purple.

Potamophobia - Fear of rivers or running water.

Pharmacophobia - Fear of drugs.

Proctophobia, Rectophobia - Fear of the rectum or of rectal diseases.

Prosophobia - Fear of progress.

Psellismophobia - Fear of stuttering.

Psychophobia - Fear of the mind.

Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.

Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.

Pyrophobia - Fear of fire.



Quadraphobia - Fear of quartets or of being drawn and quartered

Quadrataphobia - Fear of quadratic equations



Radiophobia - Fear of radiation or X-rays.

Ranidaphobia - Fear of frogs.

Rhabdophobia - Fear of being severely punished or beaten with a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.

Rhodophobia - Fear of the colour red.

Rhypophobia - Fear of defecation.

Rhytiphobia - Fear of getting wrinkles.

Rupophobia - Fear of dirt.

Russophobia - Fear of Russians.



Samhainophobia - Fear of Halloween.

Satanophobia, Orcusophobia - Fear of Satan.

Scabiophobia - Fear of scabies.

Scelerophibia - Fear of bad men, burglars.

Sciophobia, Sciaphobia - Fear of shadows.

Scoleciphobia, Vermiphobia - Fear of worms.

Scopophobia, Scoptophobia - Fear of being seen or stared at.

Scotomaphobia - Fear of blindness in visual field.

Scriptophobia - Fear of writing in public.

Selachophobia - Fear of sharks.

Selaphobia - Fear of light flashes.

Selenophobia - Fear of the moon.

Seplophobia - Fear of decaying matter.

Sesquipedalophobia - Fear of long words.

Siderodromophobia - Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.

Siderophobia - Fear of stars.

Sinistrophobia - Fear of things to the left of oneself.

Sinophobia - Fear of the Chinese, Chinese culture, etc.

Slipolupophobia - Fear of being chased by wolves on a slippery kitchen floor while wearing slippery socks. (a humorous phobia created by the cartoonist Gary Larson)

Soceraphobia - Fear of parents-in-law.

Social Phobia - Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.

Sociophobia - Fear of society or people in general.

Somniphobia - Fear of sleep.

Sophophobia - Fear of learning.

Soteriophobia - Fear of dependence on others.

Spacephobia - Fear of outer space.

Spectrophobia - Fear of mirrors.

Spermatophobia or Spermophobia - Fear of sperm.

Spheksophobia - Fear of wasps.

Staurophobia - Fear of crosses or crucifixes.

Stenophobia - Fear of narrow things or places.

Suriphobia - Fear of mice.

Symbolophobia - Fear of symbolism.

Symmetrophobia - Fear of symmetry.

Syngenesophobia - Fear of relatives.

Syphiliphobia - Fear of syphilis.



Tachophobia - Fear of speed.

Taeniophobia, Teniophobia - Fear of tapeworms.

Taphephobia, Taphophobia - Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.

Tapinophobia - Fear of being contagious.

Taurophobia - Fear of bulls.

Technophobia - Fear of technology.

Teleophobia - Fear of definite plans or of religious ceremony.

Telephonophobia - Fear of telephones.

Teratophobia - Fear of bearing a deformed child, of monsters, or of deformed people.

Teratrophobia - Fear of monsters.

Testophobia - Fear of taking tests.

Tetanophobia - Fear of tetanus, lockjaw.

Textophobia - Fear of certain fabrics.

Thalassophobia - Fear of the sea.

Thanatophobia, Thantophobia - Fear of death or dying.

Theatrophobia - Fear of theatres.

Theologicophobia - Fear of theology.

Theophobia - Fear of gods or religion.

Thermophobia - Fear of heat.

Tocophobia - Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.

Tomophobia - Fear of surgical operations.

Tonsurephobia - Fear of haircuts.

Topophobia - Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.

Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, Toxicophobia - Fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned.

Traumatophobia - Fear of injury.

Tremophobia - Fear of trembling.

Trichinophobia - Fear of trichinosis.

Triskaidekaphobia - Fear of the number thirteen (13). Having superstition.

Tropophobia - Fear of moving or making changes.

Trypanophobia - Fear of injections.

Tyrannophobia - Fear of tyrants.



Uranophobia - Fear of the heavens.

Urophobia - Fear of urine or urinating.



Vaccinophobia - Fear of vaccination.

Venustraphobia - Fear of beautiful women.

Verbophobia - Fear of words.

Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.

Virginitiphobia - Fear of rape.

Vitricophobia - Fear of one's stepfather.



Walloonphobia - Fear of the Walloon people or their languages.

Wiccaphobia - Fear of witches and witchcraft.



Xanthophobia - Fear of the colour yellow or the word yellow.

Xenoglossophobia - Fear of foreign languages.

Xenophobia - Fear of strangers or foreigners.

Xerophobia - Fear of dryness.

Xylophobia - Fear of wooden objects or fear of forests.

Xyrophobia - Fear of razors.



Ymophobia - Fear of contrariety.



Zelophobia - Fear of jealousy.

Zeusophobia - Fear of gods.

Zoophobia - Fear of animals.

Announcing a New Book Written by NPSOAA Member Victor T. Cheney
An Extensive Guide to Sex Crimes, Their Causes and Therapies


Among the hundreds of crimes committed each day, many are of a sexual nature and deeply rooted in personal problems of the aggressor.


Victor T. Cheney, a Member of the National Police and Security Officers Association of America's investigative research team, and America’s foremost authority on Castration as a Treatment for Repeat Sex Offenders, and Not a Punishment, recently released his latest guidebook fully addressing Sexual Offenses and Perversion, The Problem, The Causes, The Solution and Therapies.


Victor Cheney’s newest release, “THE SEX OFFENSES AND THEIR TREATMENTS”, which outlines the characteristics of dozens of sex crimes and describes the psychological conditions among many perpetrators, also briefly tells the stories of dozens of sexual predators throughout history, to give law enforcement investigators, criminal justice researchers, medical and legal professionals, sex crime investigators, the wide range of correctional, probation and parole professionals, sex crime intervention and prevention specialists and criminal justice students real case studies on a variety of sexual perpetrators involving these dysfunctions.  


Humane police officers and investigators, and Cyber-crime professionals empowered to investigate animal cruelty, bestiality, crimes and Internet predator violations, Cult, occult and ritualistic crime investigators, investigative theologians and clergy of all faiths, will surely benefit by the extensive content of this 521 paged publication.


“THE SEX OFFENSES AND THEIR TREATMENTS” is truly an extremely valuable reference guide for virtually anyone seeking more information about this timely topic and subject area. It includes nearly 100 treatment options for various sexual disorders, phobias and obsessions, as medical professionals have experimented with various forms of psychotherapy, ranging from hypnosis to meditation. Descriptions of the surgical and chemical treatments area also included, which incorporate substantial amounts of information about the various prescription drugs now available.


This new release, “THE SEX OFFENSES AND THEIR TREATMENTS”, a remarkably informative and wide-ranging volume addressing those offending persons with psychological abnormalities and the crimes they create, proudly joins the popular series of Victor Cheney’s previously successful releases, including:


“The American Focus on Rape”,


“A Brief History of Castration”,


“The Advantages of Castration”,


"The Disadvantages of Castration”,


“Castration: The Advantages and the Disadvantages”, (and) 




...are also available for Libraries, Colleges, and Booksellers from


American Focus Publishing

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Millburn, NJ 07041-0863



Contents of THE SEX OFFENSES ANF THEIR TREATMENTS (521 Pages) include:


VOLUME I - THE PROBLEM: Background on Sexuality and Crime * The Sexual Century in Review * The Hazards of Sex: Crime – Disease – Aggression – Jealousy and Lost Spirituality * The Seriousness of Crime * Propensity, Periodicity, Progression, Prediction and Prevention…


Descriptions of Sex Offenses: Lust Murder – Necrophilia – Cannibalism – Rape-Murder – Sadism – Masochism – Rape – Pedophilia – Homosexuality (Gays in the Military and Pique) – Incest – Abortion – Fetishism – Pyromania – Mysophilia – Prostitution – Bestiality and Zooerasty – Scoptophilia – Exhibitionism and Voyeurism – Pornophilia – Partialism – Transvestism – Adultery – Fornication – Frottage – Oral-Genital Sex – Masturbation – Sodomy - Stalking – Sexual Slavery – Domestic Violence – Fondling * Other Sex-Related Problems: Lycanthropy – Vampirism – Satanism – Whitago – Amok and Amuck – Symphorophilia – Erotophobia – Othello Delusion – Infanticide – Gilles de la Tourette’s Syndrome – Prison Sex – Munchausen’s Syndrome – Jealousy – Interracial Sex – Gender Identity Disorders – Osphresiolagnia – Sexual Harassment – Apotemnophilia – Sexual Addiction – Mate-Swapping – Concubinage – Polygamy – Cohabitation – Satyriasis – Promiscuity – Priapism – Triolism – Gigolos – Hubris – Saliromania – Gerontosexuality – Klismaphilia – Nudism – Erotoalia (Obscene Phone Calls) – Koro – Couvade Syndrome – Paraphiliac Coercive Disorder (PCD) – Autassassinophilia – Sexual Trauma – Computer-Driven Sexual Exploitation – Cybersex – Autonepiophilia – Self-Injury (Major Self-Mutilation – Stereotypic Self-Mutilation – Superficial or Moderate Self-Mutilation) – Thrill Seeking – Stripping – Bareback Sex – Hookups – Groupies – Erotic Tourism * Hate Crimes: Homosexuality – Pedophilia – Abortion – Interracial – Jealousy – Pyromania – Satanism * Other Paraphilias: Acrophilia – Agonophilia – Agoraphilia – Agrexophilia – Albutophilia – Brachoproctism – Catheterophilia – Chrematistophilia – Coitobalnism – Coprography – Cynophilia – Dacrylagnia – Dysmorphophilia – Entomophilia – Eproctophilia – Formicophilia – Gynemimetophilia – Hybristophilia – Hyphephilia – Kleptophilia – Narratophilia – Nepiophilia – Nudomania – Ochlophilia – Ophidiophilia – Pedoeiktophilia – Pictophilia – Polyiterophilia – Pygmanionism – Rhabdophilia – Somnophilia – Stigmatophilia * What Do We Know? * Comments and Offenses…


Famous Sex Criminals of History: Background – Sex Criminals: Tiberius Caesar – Caligula – Claudius – Nero – Heliogabalus – Justinian I – Gilles de Rais – Countess Elizabeth Bathory of Transylvania – The Marquis de Sade (Compte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade) – Sergeant Bertrand – “Jack the Ripper” – Vacher the Ripper – Dr. Herman Webster Mudgett – Albert Fish – Peter Kurten – Bruno Ludke – William Heirens – Yoshio Kodaira – Albert DeSalvo – Juergen Bartsch – Jerry Brudos – Richard Speck – Edmind Kemper – Dean A. Coril – Juan Corona – John Wayne Gacy – Theodore R. (Ted) Bundy – Kenneth A. Bianchi – The “Yorkshire Ripper” – The “Green River Killer” – Henry Lee Lucas – Larry Eyler – Patrick Wayne Kearney – Dennis Andrew Nilsen – William Bonin – Wayne B. Williams – Richard Ramirez – Christopher Wilder -  Jeffrey L. Dahmer – Andrei R. Chikatilo – Danny Rolling – Andrew Philip Cunanan – Gerald (Jerry) Stano – Dennis Roy Yancy – Charles Ng – Louis Alfredo Garativo – Javed Iqbal – Tommy Lynn Sells – Larete Patrocino Orpinelli – Herbert Baumeister – Rory Conde – John Eric Armstrong – Robert Lee Yates, Jr. – Michael Swango – Nathaniel Bar-Jonah – Saeed Hanaei – Dr. Harold Shipman – Paul Frederick Runge – Lawrence Singleton – Cory Staynor – Cory Morris – Joel Tiller * Comments…


VOLUME II - THE SOLUTION: Background * Punishment * Capital Punishment * Prison * Probation * Parole * Fines * Educational Treatments (Sex Education – Megan’s Law) * Prison Furlough * Three Models of Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment: Psychotherapy (Evaluation) * (Behavioral Therapies): Aversion Therapy –Covert Sensitization – Systematic Sensitization – Flooding – Assertiveness Training – Modeling – Emotive Imagery – Therapeutic Sexual Arousal – Behavioral Rehearsal – Playboy Therapy – Thought Stopping – Shaping – Token Economy – Contingency Contracting – Hydrotherapy – Hypnosis – Operant Conditioning – Relapse Prevention – Harm Reduction – Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT) * Psychoanalysis: Adlerian “Individual” Psychoanalysis – Archetypal – Client-Centered – Rational-Emotive Therapy (RET) – Gestalt Therapy – Reality Therapy – Transactional  Analysis – Existential Analysis * Other Sorts of Psychotherapy: Encounter Groups – Eclectic Psychotherapy – Vegetotherapy – Bioenergetic Therapy – Arica – Erhard Seminars Training (EST) – Primal Therapy – Neuro-Linguistic Programming – Yoga – Journal Writing – Couple Therapy – Offending Cycle – Social Skills Training – Anger Management – Relaxation Training – Body Language – Meditation – Chakra Therapy – Self-Psychology – Victim Empathy Training – Meditation – Cognitive Restructuring – Millieu Therapy – Twelve-Step Program * Comments on Psychotherapies…


Religious Treatments * The Legal Solution * Civil Commitment * Psychic Considerations * Biologic Treatments (Chemotherapy) * (Anti-Androgens): Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (MPA) – Cyproterone Acetate (CPA) – Norhydroxyprogesterone Caproate – Benperidol – Danocrine – Lupron – Flutamide – BOMT – Estrogen – Prolactin – Inhibin – Testolactone – Spironolactone – Triptorellin – Gonadotrophin Hormone Releasing Hormone Analogue (GnRh-a) – Goserelin Acetate (Zoladex) * Anaphrodisiacs: Saltpeter (Potassium Nitrate) – Ketoconazole – Gossypol – Nitrofurantoin – Diethylstibestrol (DES) – Megestrol Acetate – Methyldopa * Opiates * Barbiturates, Tranquilizers and Alcohol * Anxiolytics * Serotonergic Drugs: Paxil (Paroxetine Hydrochloride) – Luvox – Nefazodonoc (Zenzone) * Anti-Convulsant Drugs * Comments on Drugs * Androgens * Diet * Electroconvulsive Therapy * Psychosurgery * Other Treatments: Ultrasound – X-Ray – Adrenalectomy – Social Work – Acupuncture – Animal-Facilitated Sex Offender Treatment – Other Measures: Castration (Anabolic Steroids)…


VOLUME III – COMMENTARY: A Survey of Literature – Hammurabi – Moses – Dionysius – Juvenal – Suetonius Tranquilizers (Gaius) – Rishi Vatsyayana – Don Juan – S.A.D. Tissot – Giacomo Girolama Casanova – Casare Bonesana – Compte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade – Leopold von Sacher-Masoch – Jeremy Bentham, Cesare Lombroso – Freiherer (Baron) Richard Von Krafft-Ebing – Sigmund Freud – Henry Havelock Ellis – Grigory Efimovitch Rasputin – Theodore Hendrik van de Velde – Dr. F. E. Daniel – Dr. Magnus Hirschfield – Dr. Alfred C. Kinsey – Dr. Benjamin Karpman – Johan Bremer – Dr. George K. Sturrup – Menachem Amir – Shere Hite – A. Nicholas Groth – William B. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson – Reay Tannahill – Nigel Davies – Michel Foucault – Dr. John Money… The Law * The Cruel and Unusual Punishment Question * Cruel and Unusual Punishment Law Questions from West Florida’s Digest (2d 1986) * Denial * Footnotes * Index * About Victor T. Cheney.



The Problem – The Solution (and) Commentary (521 Pages)


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