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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, 2014

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    I am only afraid of angry older men.

    My mom's ex-boyfriend was verbally abusive and would hit things around him as he yelled. He only got physically abusive once with my mother. He never touched me or my brother but I would always place myself in between him and my mother when they were fighting. It gave me a...
    snowolf13 snowolf13 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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'm not ashamed to say

    that I have this problem. Ever since I was raped, I've been afraid. I'm almost 16 now, and it still lingers. I was never afraid of being alone, or being in a city by myself. It's only when there is a man. It gets tricky. I know in the back of my mind that nothing will...
    Anonymousgirl152 Anonymousgirl152 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I'm weird and funny. I've been to a club a few

    times and it was amazing. I danced on tabletops and bars, attracted many men who tried to flirt with me, buy me a drink, dance with me or kiss me. I refused almost every time (not if I was thirsty). I have no problem with physical attraction, the club was full of it and I loved...
    wodnyrak wodnyrak 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    So my boyfriend broke up with me

    and the thought of being with another man freaks me out getting close to someone else seems unfathomable : ( I don't know what to do with myself I feel like im stepping into a bad dream and there's no way out.
    Kitten2514 Kitten2514 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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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 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    When I was a kid I use to be afraid of

    characters in horror films, like Chucky, Freddy Krueger, etc. In high school the feeling of fear stayed with me, but instead of being scared of these fictional characters I started to fear all men. I'm 22 and I still check my closet and shower thinking a guy is going to be in...
    xoxobee xoxobee 22-25, F Jul 22

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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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    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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    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 1 Response May 14, 2012

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    BrokenAndBetrayed612 BrokenAndBetrayed612 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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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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    ...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 1 Response Apr 4, 2012

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    insomniastrikes insomniastrikes 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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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, 2014

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    My boyfriend was abusive mentally

    and badly physically he broke my finger and caused numerous bruises and a bashed up face. No longer with him
    Bobby2134 Bobby2134 18-21 Dec 1, 2014

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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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    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 4 Responses Oct 1, 2012

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    It's just true! The more I talk with men the more I find that to be the pattern. They are so much sweeter to me, they are the ones who really want to make me happy, opposed to...
    alexxxxx96 alexxxxx96 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I really don't dislike men but I am a LESBIAN and I do not want a male Dom or lover and since we have NOTHING in common it's pointless to add you!
    DestinyorJourney DestinyorJourney 41-45, F 11 hrs ago

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    I'm not afraid that I will be single forever.. I know I will be single forever
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I love the feeling when I have power over men or guys. I get this feeling that waves over my whole body. I crave it and I need it. I shake when I don't have it. It has made me do...
    Kayla0504 Kayla0504 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    i meet up with other married men and sometimes my wife knows and sometimes she does not. i like having secret fun on occassion.
    stlguy45 stlguy45 41-45, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    honestly, I don't understand people in general, but most of the things men talk about when with other men confuses me or doesn't interest me, especially in this town, why should I...
    Azureal Azureal 26-30, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I need a mentor for this school year. I want them to be super strict and spank me when needed and not go back on their words. Please online only and I wont show my face. Thank you...
    isthistaken2 isthistaken2 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    why do the two biggest subjects about men start with the words I hate?
    myfantasy1 myfantasy1 41-45, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    why do the two biggest subjects about men have the word hate
    myfantasy1 myfantasy1 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    I have been talking a lot lately about how I want someone to talk to who relates to me and what not, but I've realized that I don't really try to reach out. I think on some level I...
    Zbeara Zbeara 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I love older men! They know what they like, they are comfortable with themselves, the mature look... Gray hair... The wisdom. I have had several relationships with older married...
    Jennaco Jennaco 26-30, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am considering showing a close friend naked pics of my wife. She is ok with it but afraid it may make things awkward. Has anyone done it? Did he enjoy them and get off? She is...
    bigbootyman75 bigbootyman75 36-40, M 27 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    A female mentor or disciplinarian message me I need your help... NO MEN NO MEN
    Maggiepepper34 Maggiepepper34 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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    I enjoy mature content. If it's taboo, it intrigues me. I love the female body and the male genitalia. Nudity does not bother me. I've been nude in public, and I've seen nude...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There was never a point in my life where I was afraid to die. There were times in my life where I wanted to die and times in my life when I didn't want to die, but I was never...
    SparkleSwirl SparkleSwirl 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel love through possessive and controlling behavior. I think it's a way of him showing how much he cares and is afraid to lose you. the more controlling, the stronger the love...
    MyJosie MyJosie 31-35, F 2 days ago

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