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Genuphobia (from Latin word genu, meaning knee) is the fear of knees or kneeling. Causes of fear include being scared of looked at bare knees or getting the knee injured. People with genuphobia would worry about keeping their knees covered at all times, but it can be difficult when participating in certain activities, like swimming and other sports, as well as certain jobs especially those that involve kneeling down frequently. Sufferers would be difficult to share bed with someone without brushing their knees. Treatment methods for genuphobia include cognitive-behavioral therapy and hypnotherapy.