Another word for fear of dating
It’s tempting to disregard these complaints – the idea that male sexuality is worth less than female sexuality when you take even the most cursory look at society.
A related phobia is Venustaphobia or caligynephobia which is the fear of beautiful women.It’s tempting to wave it away, to tell them that they’re just whinging or feeling entitled to women’s attentions.After all, plenty of women receive little to no wanted sexual attention and are told to meet unbelievably restrictive standards in order to be seen as desirable.That feeling of novelty and strangeness drove home just so many men long for similar acknowledgement – we live in a society where male beauty is only barely acknowledged and rarely celebrated to the level that women’s is. And while equating street harassment to someone desperately wanting someone to acknowledge them is ridiculous on its face, it’s a very real anxiety that many men feel.Many men feel sexually invisible by virtue of being male – they sincerely feel that male sexuality is worth less than women’s because society encourages a celebration of female sexuality while many men “You see someone trying to intimidate and harass women. I hear it over and over again in the letters I get from readers.
However, rather than simply being a case of men complaining that they’re not receiving the attention that they “deserve”, it’s becoming increasingly clear that more and more men are getting caught in the same traps that have ensnared women for generations…