There is nothing in life to be afraid of. All are God-given opportunities for growth. Experience life in all its climates. By and by, what is useless to you will drop out of your consciousness. There is no way to get finished with anything other than experiencing it fully and consciously.
We are taught to repress our desires and attractions but that only makes those repressed desires very significant. They continually tempt us. Go into things guilt-free and they will lose their allure and drop by themselves when you are done with them.
We should normally outgrow things but we normally suppress them to appear mature and civilised good people. That is wrong.