Don't Touch Me || girl-girl novel HAPHEPHOBIA is an intense and often irrational fear of being touched or of coming into physical contact with other people, regardless of who that other person may be. "I want to touch you... but I can't." Fear. How long does it take to surpass your fear? How much strength do you need to have in order to be free in your own chain? "I'll help you. Don't worry." It takes one strong promise. A promise she will never break. A promise that could possibly lead them into a trial and error situation.