This label is meant to be used when this fear actively affects one's orientation. Some of the experiences may include (but are not limited to):
- Realizing that one is "supress-", which then in turn makes them represtemor too.
- Suppressing feelings due to the fear of other feelings being repressed, almost as if there's 'no point' in feeling certain types of attraction.
- Feeling unsure of one's 'true' feelings, to the point of almost constant self-doubt about one's orientation(s).
- Feeling as if how one feels isn't accurate or correct due to being afraid that one feels differently subconsciously and just doesn't know about it.
This label is intended for those who have experienced/are experiencing trauma of some kind but is not exclusive to them.
Represtemor is a subset of "repres-" (repressexual/represromantic).
History and Flags
The name for represtemor comes from the word temor, which means fear in Spanish, and "repres-", which comes from the word 'repression'. Combined, this creates 'fear of repression', essentially the definition of this orientation.