Home > Sex > Sexual diversity 18 March 2011 Homophobia a prejudice, not a fear Homophobia is not an actual phobia because it's caused by disgust, not fear or anxiety, say University of Arkansas psychologists. 0 Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sex expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life Homophobia is not an actual phobia because it's caused by disgust, not fear or anxiety, say University of Arkansas psychologists. The study was presented over the weekend at the American Psychological Society convention in New Orleans. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Have a question? Ask our sex expert here. 2018-08-01 07:54 More: SexSexual diversity advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.