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Old 06-11-2007, 02:30 PM   #1
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The Strange Fear/Phobia Thread

Well, I was searching the internet yesterday and realized that I have a very uncommon phobia... Trypaphobia (the fear of holes, or clusters of holes!). I couldn't believe that other people had the same phobia as I do! I'm not alone!

Anyone else have a strange fear or phobia to share?
Does anyone share MY phobia?

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Old 06-11-2007, 02:42 PM   #2
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hello can you give examples of when and how this fear of yours manifests itself?
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hello can you give examples of when and how this fear of yours manifests itself?
Hmmm.... I can't look at lotus seed pods. They freak me out! I get dizzy and feel like vomiting just thinking about them!!! And certain kinds of rocks... if they have pores in them where they have worn away...it freaks me out!!!
Anything that is covered in holes, or clusters of holes disgusts me to no end.
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Old 06-11-2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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are you OK with golf balls and dimply babies ?

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are you OK with golf balls and dimply babies ?
Yeah, those are fine. Sometimes coral does it to me too, but never golf balls. I must say, dried lotus seed pods (like those in potpourri) are the absolute worst!!!
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Anything that is covered in holes, or clusters of holes disgusts me to no end.
i too find that type of thing disturbing - some kinds of biscuits i can't go near




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i too find that type of thing disturbing - some kinds of biscuits i can't go near
Yes! Like the insides of baked goods.... and sponges! *shudder* Most of the time sponges and baked goods don't bother me... but sometimes they do. I guess I'm just strange.
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I guess I'm just strange.
are you okay with jarlsberg cheese?
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:02 PM   #9
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Someone close to me couldn't bear to take the metro at one point in her life, but has since recovered that capacity. The phobia developed around age 30 and then disappeared around age 45.

Yours will probably diminish one day.


How do you fare with pomegranates ?
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Hmmm.... I can't look at lotus seed pods. They freak me out! I get dizzy and feel like vomiting just thinking about them!!! And certain kinds of rocks... if they have pores in them where they have worn away...it freaks me out!!!
Anything that is covered in holes, or clusters of holes disgusts me to no end.
this makes sense to me. i have a similar phobia but mine is extremely specific.

the look of deeply button-tufted leather upholstery grosses me out. like i actually get sick to my stomach looking at it. the deeper and more clustered the button tufting, the more nauseated i feel. i associate the look with a spongy decaying matter.

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grosses me the hell out.
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After seeing the link you posted, DoonDoon, I now relate to your distress far better than I could have wished.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:30 AM   #12
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After seeing the link you posted, DoonDoon, I now relate to your distress far better than I could have wished.
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this makes sense to me. i have a similar phobia but mine is extremely specific.

the look of deeply button-tufted leather upholstery grosses me out. like i actually get sick to my stomach looking at it. the deeper and more clustered the button tufting, the more nauseated i feel. i associate the look with a spongy decaying matter.

like this:


grosses me the hell out.
This doesn't bother me as much, but the look of these upholtered chairs from far away gives me that yucky feeling.... up close, I'm fine.
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Hmmm.... I can't look at lotus seed pods. They freak me out! I get dizzy and feel like vomiting just thinking about them!!! And certain kinds of rocks... if they have pores in them where they have worn away...it freaks me out!!!
Anything that is covered in holes, or clusters of holes disgusts me to no end.
Ooops, I changed my avatar before I read this thread! If swiss cheese gives you seizures, let me know, and I'll change it.

If it's any consolation, your avatar leaves me vaguely unsettled.
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Ooops, I changed my avatar before I read this thread! If swiss cheese gives you seizures, let me know, and I'll change it.
No, no problem at all. Cheese doesn't seem to bother me.
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