genophobia

[ jen-uh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌdʒɛn əˈfoʊ bi ə /

noun

an extreme fear of or anxiety about engaging in sexual intercourse.

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Also called co·it·o·pho·bi·a [koh-it-uh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌkoʊ ɪt əˈfoʊ bi ə/ .

Origin of genophobia

First recorded in 1935–40; from Greek gen(nân) “to beget, generate” + -o- + -phobia
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