Agraphobia is an extreme and irrational fear of sexual abuse. This type of fear can be observed in both victims of real sexual abuse as well as people who have been exposed to sexual abuse hysteria. The difference, obviously, is that those who have been the victims of real sexual abusefear a repeat traumatic incident and develop extreme tactics in order to avoid these situations. In contrast, those who are the victims of hysteria have been instilled with an irrational fear of abuse. With either case, the victim of agraphobia becomes so afraid of the prospect of sexual abuse that they begin to avoid people and situations that they believe pose such a risk, despite that the majority of other people see such danger as unfounded.