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I Am Afraid of Men

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    I don't know if this is normal

    but I'm kind of afraid of men. Not that I have a bad experience with them, but, still, they scare me. No man has treated me badly in my entire life. My mom and I are the only women in the family. I have two brothers and I'm pretty sure that they respect girls. And so does my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 2

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    This Is A Huge Generalization

    you should be afraid to bad people regardless of the gender,race, nationality, etc.. not men or women or muslims or arabs or americans or russians etc..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 26, 2013

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    ...am I? :s

    I guess I've been lucky in my life so far. I've never been in an abusive relationship. I've never really witnessed violence. In fact, I had a lovely childhood. Well, my parents were lovely! I have no siblings.I do suffer from social anxiety and depression, and it has become...
    smileylottie smileylottie 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    I Think They Are Mostly, If Not All, Good, But...

    I am afraid of men for some innate reason; when I see women, they are like a pillar of light to guide me, but men seem like an immediate threat now. I have only been hanging out with girls as friends now and for some reason, when I saw my soft (and perhaps sensitive) friend K., I...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    It's True

    I'm not proud of it but I do understand it. I don't know if I'll ever not have that fear, especially of men in groups of 3 or more. It gives me the willies & the times I ignored my flight instinct I got myself into trouble. I adore men, love men, think they are AWESOME most...
    Wynhaven Wynhaven 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 4, 2009

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    I Dont Hate Men But I Am Afraid of Them.

    Not all men but there are those that are overbearing, dominant, rude, rough and controlling. Well you get the idea. You've met them too. Living in the world today the news is full of terrible rapes and assaults that invariably (though not always) women are the victims. Meeting...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I Just Don't Know Why

    I don;t why but I'm just afraid of them. I mean I never went through  a traumatic experience. Im only 14 and I get nervous if I have a male teacher etc .Maybe its because of the storys my mom would tell me about my dad ( i never met) she would tell me he would hit her force her...
    hahannah14 hahannah14 13-15 1 Response Mar 31, 2011

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    I am an 18 year old male,

    and I am afraid of other men. Pathetic, I know right? It's just that I was abused by my biological father when I was a child, and after he was arrested when I was 7, my cousin raped me. I have a lot of friends who are girls, and I am rather outgoing as well, except when it comes...
    BarthyM BarthyM 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    An Old Fear Surfaces

    To know what I'm talking about read my previous story: EP Link OMG Today I met the same guy....that randomly came up to me and my sister.....this Tuesday... And today I realized that I DO know him..... He's the same guy who dropped out of my previous university that I attended...
    MissKnight MissKnight 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    I've always been scared of people,

    but I'm scared of males so much more. When I go to the Doctors, I want it to be Female, when I go for councling, I want it to be Female, and when I go for pretty much everything else, I want it to be Female. If it's a man, well...I can hide my fear, but it still doesn't stop it...
    pokedragonS8 pokedragonS8 13-15, F Apr 19

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    Not That I Know Why..

    I'm always so tense and nervous around men, yet completely relaxed and comfortable around women. Perhaps it's because my biological dad psychologically abused me through my childhood, but I don't know. I can't ever be really close to my step dad either, even if he's done nothing...
    Paxis Paxis 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2013

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    I Don't Trust Them

    It's more that I don't trust them,after having been thru abusive b/f's,and I know it'll make it hard to trust "the one",should he ever come along.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    I Dont Really Know What I Am Scared Of

    its just my parents arnt abusive but they have been a time when my mom got mad and pushed me on the floor and hit me with the broom and my dad at me until i ran in my room and creid a couple times but thats not abuse right? any way i think it is posssible that i may be a sex...
    ithurtsge ithurtsge 13-15 Aug 31, 2012

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    I don't know why I'm afraid of men.

    But my best friend pointed it out today that I always have dreams where men are trying to get me. Just last night I had a dream that my friend and I were trying to escape from these people and it was just middle aged men trying to get me. It got me thinking, why am I so afraid...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    When They're Angry...

    Every time a guy yells at me I cry. I don't know why but I really hate it when guys yell at me. It never fails. When my dad yells at me...I get scared and when me and my ex used to argue, he would become really angry and yell and I would just cry. I just don't like it when...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Fear Of Men

    This has not always been true for me. In the past I preferred to hangout with males rather than other females because I could better relate to them. After my divorce I've become uneasy toward any men other than my father and brothers. Sometimes I'll even be afraid of my younger...
    ashka ashka 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Fear And Loathing

    My father treated me like ****, my 4 older brothers treat me like ****(and always have), my boyfriend of 30YEARS I  found out has been cheating on me with everyone from office ***** to prostitutes since the first week we moved in together back in 1981. I kicked him out. The...
    Tigiboule Tigiboule 51-55 3 Responses May 14, 2012

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    I Really Hate Being This Way...

    I know that not all men are cheaters, abusers, or child molesters/rapists. I know it in my heart. But no matter how many times I tell myself this... I can't get past several traumas in my life. My parents' bitter separation and eventual divorce.  Dad had cheated on Mom...
    Sixband Sixband 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    I am afraid of men. It's

    because my dad used to abuse me, I guess. I want a woman in her 20s to talk to. I feel safest around them. It's about depression.
    marisald marisald 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    Too Many What Ifs...

    I am almost 22 years old and I have never been on a date. I have never even danced with a guy. I don't do anything with them. There are too many "What if"s. What if the one man I decide to go out with is a rapist? What if a man decides to torture me to death? What if I end up...
    midnightbeauty midnightbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    Why Do I Hate Them?

    My dad failed to protect me between ages 7-9 when I was sexually abused by the neighbors. He was a druggy and died when I was 14. I was raped and beaten by a man on a daily basis for a year of my life after he died. I was looking for a father figure in all the wrong places. I don...
    LiquidGuilt LiquidGuilt 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I followed this awhile ago... Now I found out I've only got a couple years max to live. As of right now I'm still really not afraid, maybe it hasn't really hit me yet. I guess i am...
    Lcervetto Lcervetto 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have about 7 mental disorders. I have bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline personality, impulse control, intermittent explosive, PTSD, and Asperger's syndrome. I have a lot of...
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    I am what you'd call top heavy. In a society where *** is where it's at I don't get looked at if ever. But one group seem to still love the top heavy girls....skeezy older men. I...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a man who thinks men ganging up and harassing women is a big problem ,,,it is one that caused me a nightmare ,,, my wife,,, Ex now,,, would go to a certain Winn Dixie...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Is it just me? Maybe a habit of always picking the wrong ones? Seems like I attract some real winners (obviously that's dripping with sarcasm). I understand you get back what you...
    MsInked511 MsInked511 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I admit I have a fetish for men's thongs, especially thong swimwear and wearing them in public. I prefer to go to secluded areas where I can fondle my thong bulge in the sun. Any...
    thongjock thongjock 41-45, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I like placing ads on Craigslist to find guys to service. I am trying to find a black boyfriend. I crave black men & I will not rest until I find a good black man that I can share...
    Majestone69 Majestone69 46-50, M 1 hr ago

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    I'm sorry and I can't help my feelings, but I'm afraid of older men who want to be sexual. I'm scared of anyone over 40 who has previous sexual experience. I've always had issues...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Jun 27

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    So when I'm home alone or taking a walk in the dark outside, I'm always afraid of being kidnapped or raped for some reason, and people who are aware of it happening to men too, don...
    thedaydreamer1020 thedaydreamer1020 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have some male friends and honestly I can't be comfortable with them. I feel like they don't like me at all because of my looks and afraid to be paired up with me for fun. I have...
    nbsbgal nbsbgal 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I separated from my husband 3 years ago. It was a really messed up relationship and he cheated time after time. I became more and more insecure as time went on. Eventually I found...
    ThatsSuze ThatsSuze 22-25 Jul 7

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    I am a veeeeeeeery picky girl. Other people thought that I'm near perfect. Well, the thing is I like this certain guy but I'm afraid my parents will disagree. I dated rich men but...
    harara100 harara100 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    i think im deafly afraid of being alone i cant tell which is worse my fear of being alone or homeless.I just know id be scared.The world is a dangerous place for a woman if you...
    Passionfruit3 Passionfruit3 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am afraid of failure in almost every context I think. I am a writer who is afraid to write because I am afraid that people will not like it. More importantly, I am afraid they...
    Franklee206 Franklee206 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was raised a Christian. I never have had a born again experience. I knew about God but I suppose never knew Him as a person. Being raised Catholic might have something to do...
    Deejaygee Deejaygee 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I just love how they're raised with good manners. They're always polite and hold the door open for the ladies. They all love and respect their mamas and grandmas. I have not met...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F Jun 30

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    THE UNFAITHFUL HUSBAND... The wife comes home early & finds her husband in their master bedroom making love to a beautiful, sexy young lady! "You unfaithful, disrespectful pig...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I even fell inlove with one. A Wall Street lawyer who said no woman had ever tickled his brain like the way I did, mentioning that I had an agile mind. There's no dull moment...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    She is way too moody and I'm so afraid of talking to her. One moment she loves me and the next she is telling me how ugly I am when I gain weight and getting different family...
    Starkillera Starkillera 18-21, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    you rarely find people who are not afraid to die, i'm afraid of death only when it concerns the people i love, but for me i use to go around telling people i'm not afraid to die, i...
    lay1 lay1 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I feel like I have so much to lose. I keep so many memories locked away and would consider myself a pack rat of good times. I write down things that make me laugh and things that...
    Anticloud Anticloud 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I'm afraid of getting close to others or having a new best friend because my best friend died over a year ago. Not only that, I have had lots of friends who have died. Others, I...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 5 days ago

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    For various reasons: I'm afraid of child birth, I'm afraid of raising them wrong and not being able to care for them properly, and when I'm being honest with myself, sometimes I'm...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's not you it's me ? Well it is I can't seem to open up emotionally and of the few relationships I had they always seem the most hurt. Also I respect that it's not always easy...
    MSCris MSCris 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    So earlier I posted an experience about how I'm trying to rekindle an old friendship, with someone who used to be my best friend. I mentioned how he basically shuts me out, doesn't...
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    Dating sugar mommies can be a very exciting experience for young men nowadays. It can also get quite intimidating if you are not fully prepared for whatever it is that lies ahead...
    GarthPasche GarthPasche 46-50, F Jun 24

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    My boyfriend builds and works on cell phone towers. His hands are so rough and callused. It is seriously the sexiest thing ever. A man who isn't afraid to work and who works hard...
    kayylynn92 kayylynn92 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    It's not that I don't love 'em. I just hate awkward conversations. I need to mend my circle though. Thank god for fb message lol
    thephilosopherkatoria thephilosopherkatoria 70+, F Jul 10

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