If somebody is having this phobia till it is cured he/she should not get into a relationship. If at all entering into the relations the other person should be informed about this phobia before. We should not hide these things with the other person with whom we want to share our life. In fact not only this any other problems are there, they should be shared with the other person and then only we should go ahead. Otherwise, if they come to know through somebody else it may give a negative feeling. They start doubting about other aspects also. So sharing correct information is the best way to avoid problems afterwards.
Gymnophobia is a high degree of repulsion from nudity and other related issues and requires to be tackled and corrected by a professional psychiatrist.
It is not easy and is a time taking procedure to make such personalities to come to a normal situation. The psychiatrist will find out if anything happened with such people during their childhood so that those fears in the subconscious minds may be treated in that particular way.
Today people do not share or disclose these things with others due to the apprehensions that how society will take those things. It is always better if an advice of a psychiatrist or psychologist is taken so that remedial procedures can be adopted.
Entering in relationships without transparency in the matter is also a damaging factor and will ruin the relation a person is going to establish.
Knowledge is power.
The title can be interpreted in two ways, one when to tell someone that they have gymnophobia and second when to tell others that we have gymnophobia.
These are conditions that would never be discussed even among friends easily. If someone is in a relationship and finds that the other person is suffering from this or someone whom we know confides in us, then we should support them and help them to seek professional help so that they can have a normal adult relationship.
If we ourselves are suffering from gymnophobia, we would be old enough to realize it and mature enough to seek the help of trained psychiatrists/psychologists. When to tell the other partner would be an individual choice. It would be fair to the other person if we tell them when the relationship takes a serious turn (simple friends becomings couples, people falling in love).
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Fear of nudity is something quite unnatural.
It shouldn't even exist according to evolution.
But most phobias birth from traumas.
Maybe the sufferer might have been a victim of some assault which made him/her hate nudity.
Anyway, thanks for sharing such an interesting thing.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.
So, I am reading with interest the responses from other Members.
Non-violence is the greatest Dharma; So too is all righteous violence.