10 Weird Phobias You Won't Believe Exist
Neophobia or Cainotophobia (Fear of New Things)
This phobia ranges from an inability to try new things to withdrawal from regular routine. The main sufferers are young children, who want the small part of the world they're already familiar with to stay constant, and prefer not to deal with the rest of the world, to elderly people who are set in their habits and prefer not to change them under any circumstances.
Some conservative groups are also categorized as Neophobic, as they claim to preserve their traditions, and fear the changing world around them.
Genophobia (Fear of Sexual Relationships)
Genophobia sufferers experience panic or even terror when faced with a situation where they are expected to become romantically or sexually active. They will suffer a shortness of breath, increased heartbeat, and many other symptoms of anxiety. As a result developing strong and healthy relationships is very difficult for genophobia sufferers, leading to feelings of loneliness and often depression.
The root causes for the phobia are unknown, but it's often seen in people who have been sexually abused in their childhood.