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Caligynephobia (from Greek cali, "beautiful", and gyne, "woman"), also known as venustraphobia, or cligynephobia (from Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty), is the fear of beautiful women and hot girls. This is a branch of gynephobia, fear of all women, and puellaphobia, fear of all girls. This phobia is commonly caused by being a victim of breaking up the relationship with beautiful women constantly. Sufferers would stay away from these women, preventing them from having a relationship with them. If a sufferer sees a beautiful women from a distance, they may feel stunned or dread, even when not contacting them. Symptoms of caligynephobia typically include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread. Caligynephobia is most commonly relieved using relaxation methods.

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