An extremely rare severe fear of touching and/or being touched. It is not linked to social anxiety or phobias. Sometimes it is only the fear of touching and/or being touched by the opposite sex, sometimes it is only the same sex, and sometimes both. The reactions vary depending on how much trust the person with haphephobia has with the one he/she is touching/being touch by.
Kevin: "Did you see Josh completely freak out when his girlfriend kissed him? Wtf was that about? Freak."
Dave: "Shut up. He has haphephobia. He can't help it."
Some people don't like being touched, but that isn't haphephobia. Haphephobia is when people touch you and your reaction is to freeze up. Your heart beats faster and you near a panic attack. Sometimes the area touched will feel as if it's been burnt and/or start to itch. Sometimes you'll just begin to sweat, runaway, or cry. It's a serious disorder and should be taken seriously. If someone tell you not to touch them, do NOT touch them.