Weird phobias!

Lady - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 145 moms have responded )

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My phobia isn't very weird - I don't like spiders although I'm trying to overcome it for the kids and have been sligthtly succesful.
Iain on the other hand has a very weird phobia , I think - he hates cotton wool, he can't stand the feel of it or the sound it makes when you pull it apart, even talking about it makes him shiver. If it's wet it's not too bad but he was always greatful when we moved from using cotton wool onto wipes with the kids. He doesn't like the crinkly squeaky celophane you get either,
I have a thing about nails though - I don't like it when they do something with nails on TV like that bit in the movie the fly where his fingernails came off or in startreck when Data lifts up his nail - yuck just thinking about it is making me feel horrible!
Do you or your parner have any weird phobias?

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LaCi - posted on 05/09/2010

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Spiders. Which is really a problem.

We have a few types of spiders that are absolutely intolerable.

Brown recluse, for obvious reasons.

Grass spiders, which looks VERY similar to the brown recluses, build tunnel webs, and are blessed with lightening speed. We have a BIG problem with grass spiders here, which keeps me, for the most part, out of the grassier areas of the yard. It's silly really, because they're incredibly fast running away from you, they run away whenever you take a step. Same order as the Brown recluse.

Hobo spiders, same family as the grass spider. Hobo spiders also tunnel, they also have lightening speed, the difference is their superintelligence. They KNOW when you're watching them. They KNOW when you are about to kill them. And they know the PERFECT opportunity to run away is when you turned your head for a split second to reach for something to squish their evil, toxic arse with.

Because they all look alike, I often don't know which they are until I've managed to kill them.

Other notable creepy spiders I have to deal with: The Daring Jumping Spider, a variety of orb weavers, wolf spiders, and black widows. But they don't bother me nearly as much as the lightening speed hyperintelligent spiders.

Spiders limit my life. I'll never be able to visit certain countries because of their spiders. Australia for instance, seems like an awesome place, fuck their spiders though.

Anything that buzzes freaks me out when it's near my head. If my boyfriend buzzes next to my ear I'll flip out. He does that for fun. Bees and such don't bother me when they're just around, but as soon as I get that buzzing in my ear I'll totally freak out.

I'm afraid of the edge of the road, including curbs. Being a passenger in a car nearly causes a panic attack. Seriously. It's horrible.

Oddly enough this stuff became a problem for me when I had Nico, before living here and having him and all, I wasn't afraid of much. I didn't like spiders, but they never interfered with my daily life until recently. I was never afraid of cars or driving. and I never noticed buzzing bugs.

Rosie - posted on 05/09/2010

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i can't think of many except for bats, and spiders. it never fails whever there is a bat around, it will fly directly toward me aiming at my head. i swear you'd think i was sending out some radar for them little shits to find me. i run around screaming looking like a chicken with it's head cut off (and yes i've seen that, and it's pretty creepy too) all the while in a group of 20 i'm the one that it goes for.
spiders-ewwww. i won't go near one. their little creepiness gets to me. i've had it where i'm driving and all of a sudden one just drops from the ceiling right in front of my face. i totally freaked out, swerved all over the road, about killed us, all just so a spider wouldn't touch me.
mine aren't that weird i guess, let me think some more and maybe i'll come up with some weird ones.

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Mansoor - posted on 03/12/2013

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It's all time better way to deal with PHOBIC things just by AVOIDING them in the ENVIRONMENT , where the phobic personality lives or do step by step DESENSITIZATION from the PHOBIC OBJECTS rather than become OBSESSIVE and COMPULSIVE in responding to the OBJECTS being thought as PHOBIC OBJECTS.

Lady - posted on 05/26/2010

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It's definitley a relief every month when blood starts to flow - almost worth living with a total bitch for two days!!!

Rosie - posted on 05/25/2010

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i can only imagine mine and my husbands faces if i were to get pregnant again!! oh, the horror!! LMAO!!

LaCi - posted on 05/25/2010

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Here's a phobia of mine: being pregnant again. Last time, when I realized I was knocked up, I had tried to do crunches and it was extremely painful, my belly said hell no, which is very odd. Two days ago I did my crunches and have been aching ever since ;/ I don't think I'm pregnant, but the thought is almost enough to induce a panic attack.

Rosie - posted on 05/25/2010

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OMG loureen!!!! i totally got the chills invisioning the spider boil!!! i agree katherine, i have issues, lol!!!

Katherine - posted on 05/25/2010

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OH AND I will NOT go into any lakes, beaches, oceans or water of any kind UNLESS it's a pool :) Scary ewwy things in there.

Lady - posted on 05/25/2010

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I don't like anything if there is more than just a few of them, flocks of birds, schools of fish. things like that. Even when we went to the butterfly farm there were too many of them and I got freeked out and had to leave. cows, cats, dogs, horses anything at all if there are too many of them I just feel like I'm outnumbered and they could attack and overwhelm me easily - Iain felt the same way when he used to come and pick me up from work and all the kids in the nursery would swarm over - he doesn't like packs of things either!!

Jocelyn - posted on 05/25/2010

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LOUREEN!!! DIDN'T I ALREADY SCOLD CHRISTINA FOR TELLING A STORY LIKE THAT???!!! jeeze louise I will never sleep peacefully again!

Katherine - posted on 05/24/2010

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






How am I supposed to go to bed now?

Charlie - posted on 05/24/2010

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i once walked into a swarm of maggots and realized i was surrounded , i stood there screaming hysterically until Jamie arrived to carry me out , i was literally paralyzed by fear , i spent the day vomiting afterward .

OOOOH i forgot when i was overseas at a doctors surgery this lady had a massive boil on her face and it was moving or pulsing when it all of a sudden burst open and little spiders exploded all over her , it was like a horror movie !!

Katherine - posted on 05/24/2010

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Well, your issues were kind of valid. Revolving doors and dead birds rising from the dead to peck away at you....well.....I always think that an insect(a gross one) I've put in the toilet is going to crawl out even though I smooshed it a million times. Those are issues LOL.

Charlie - posted on 05/24/2010

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I was out camping with a no first aid thank god for the bottle of ouzo !!

Rosie - posted on 05/24/2010

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i feel your pain loureen! i was 5 and i had broken my leg. i dropped a piece of a sanwich on the ground underneath the picnic table i was eating at. i picked it up and when i did i discovered it was covered with fire ants. i immediately dropped it and it landed on my lap where the ants proceeded to go down my cast and bite the crap out of my leg. great times with those little buggars!!!

i found out today that i am apparantly deathly afraid of dead birds. one killed itself today by running into the window at work. my manager came over too pick it up for me and was going to put it in the garbage can next to me. as soon as he got near me i started screaming and dryheaving!! who the hell would put a dead lice dcovered bird in a garbage can inside? effing disgusting. if he would've put it there, my luck the thing wouldn't of really been dead and it would come alive and peck the crap out of me in the middle of me helping someone, lol!!

Katherine - posted on 05/24/2010

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That is crazy!!! Loureen OMG that would suck, so glad I've never encountered THAT.

Charlie - posted on 05/24/2010

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I was attacked by fire ants , i had large welts the size of tennis balls on my legs that burnt like cigarettes being put out on my skin for SIX MONTHS !!!! not cool .

LaCi - posted on 05/24/2010

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They attacked and munched. It was an all out war. If termites ever manage to get in I'll be doing the eco friendly thing this time and unleash ants in my crawl space. They were freakin' incredible. Kidnapping termites twice their size, stupid termites. Big ants were snatching them also, but the tiny ants were the coolest.

Katherine - posted on 05/23/2010

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Ants are definitely scavengers. Or do you mean they attacked and munched?

LaCi - posted on 05/23/2010

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Nothing that "swarms" is cool. Things that swarm just make me itchy. Although it was pretty great seeing the war of ants vs termites. Didn't know ants munched on termites til today.

Katherine - posted on 05/23/2010

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Termites are cool too. They have a protozoa in them and they both live off of each other. The protozoa helps them digest the wood. We had to observe them under a microscope in college biology-----------super interesting ;)





I loathe millipedes and centipedes though *shudders*

LaCi - posted on 05/23/2010

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Got a new one. Termites. Found some swarmer near my house this morning, realizing it was that time of year, I freaked out and launched a full assault with a few different types of pesticides. I just killed the Ohio river And virtually no bug around my house is alive at this point. Except the silver and black spiders which are apparently indestructible.

Charlie - posted on 05/23/2010

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oooOOOoo i love blood and flaps of skin LOL i did work experience in the army in the medical unit and i got to cut stitches out of a guys head which was fun , i also got to canulate (draw blood with needles ) a few people , i also requested to stand in and watch the doctors sow my dads head up while it spurted blood after a bad surfing accident , they let me , it was awesome !

Katherine - posted on 05/22/2010

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LOL I forgot escalators, I hat those too.

Oh and of course thunder and lightening.

Rosie - posted on 05/22/2010

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those kinda get to me too katherine!!i'm always afraid i won't step in at the right time, r get off at the right time and it'll squish me, same thing with escalators!!

Rosie - posted on 05/18/2010

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i have an issue with pus, but once again if its not in real life i can handle watching it on tv. here's another video from my treasure chest of ickiness...

don't watch if squemish!!!:

Suzette - posted on 05/16/2010

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I have no problem with blood or flaps of skin... what's kind of funny is that I'm sitting here eating a sub sandwhich as I read both Emma's and Kati's posts. All the sudden, after I skim over emma's, I read that Kati was eating a sub at the same time she read Emma's... lol. Sorry, coinky dinks. lol

Rosie - posted on 05/16/2010

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thanks emma, i'm eating my sub sandwich, browsing through COM, and then i see "i once had to hold someones scalp on", ewwwww. flaps of skin do bug me too, i get a little weirded by blood nothiing bad, but flaps of skin and the flesh underneath just make me want to vomit.
my husband works at a printing facility, and there's a machine there that shaked the newspapers in to nice stacks, and there's like the aseembly line thingy that puts the newpapers onto the shaker thing. well, one night the papers got stuck and started to back up, well a guy chad works with went in there to get them unstuck. he had a ponytail, and it got cuaght in the assembly line thing above him and yanked the whole thing off in one swoop, pretty much scalping him. icky icky icky!!!

Emma - posted on 05/16/2010

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O Carol I once had to hold someone scalp on while we waited for an ambulance, This guy got bottled in a bar fight and it sliced this huge flap of scalp. that was quite gross shit loads of blood.
thankfully im not squeamish over blood.

Jocelyn - posted on 05/15/2010

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OMG I went out for a smoke one night and when I went to go sit down on the stairs I put my hand down and squashed a daddy long legs!!! I started freaking out and the spider was perfectly smushed against my hand, legs all extended...*shudders* ew

Suzette - posted on 05/15/2010

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LaCi, I don't think I've seen the spiders you're talking about. Or I kill them... lol. I can't stand seeing a spider in one spot and then a few days later it's vanished. (Unless it's the long legs, lol.) Every spider except the long legs makes me itchy, I feel like they're crawling all over me, even after they've been killed. Though ants have the same effect on me, I just hate creepy crawlies... blech.

LaCi - posted on 05/15/2010

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Suzette, those little funny shaped spiders that hang out in ceiling corners are the only ones that don't bother me now. Only because they rarely move and stay so small lol. Daddy long legs don't really scare me as much as they make me itchy. Something about those legs

Johnny - posted on 05/15/2010

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Holy crap! That is revolting on so many levels. Thanks Kati, now I've got a new phobia. *shudders & dry heaves*



I did think of another one I've got while watching tv last night. Head injuries. When ever I've seen someone smash their head, I get physically ill and dizzy. It just bothers me so much. I saw this drunk guy fall and hit his head on the sidewalk about 7 years ago, no blood but I can still hear that thud sound in my head. Ooh, just thinking about it is giving me the willies.

Johnny - posted on 05/15/2010

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Holy crap! That is revolting on so many levels. Thanks Kati, now I've got a new phobia. *shudders & dry heaves*



I did think of another one I've got while watching tv last night. Head injuries. When ever I've seen someone smash their head, I get physically ill and dizzy. It just bothers me so much. I saw this drunk guy fall and hit his head on the sidewalk about 7 years ago, no blood but I can still hear that thud sound in my head. Ooh, just thinking about it is giving me the willies.

Suzette - posted on 05/15/2010

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LaCi, the ONLY spider I won't kill when I find it in my house is a Daddy Long Legs... and they are poisonous. They just can't bite human flesh. Something about their fangs being too soft or their mouth isn't wide enough or something like that. They don't bother me as long as they aren't on me. :) (And they will be allowed to live in the house as long as there isn't a million of them or I don't see the web.)

LaCi - posted on 05/15/2010

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AND. I just discovered one of the two spiders that I don't run away from is also poisonous and is likely what bit me last year which I still have marks from ;/

Sorry. Just had to get that out there. So now theres only ONE friendly happy spider. in the entire world.

LaCi - posted on 05/15/2010

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Just spent about 20 minutes convincing my boyfriend to kill a spider. He finally obliged. Turns out is was poisonous ;/ not lethal, but poisonous. The hairyness of the spider is also a factor in how frightening it is.

Emma - posted on 05/15/2010

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They are Bot Fly larvae, if im not mistaken the only maggot that eats living tissue,
normal maggot's will only eat dead flesh that's why they can be used to clean wounds
Check this out very cool.

Lady - posted on 05/15/2010

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Kati can you edit your post to say it has explicit nudity in it please - just to warn people before they click on it - Thank you Gxx

Rosie - posted on 05/14/2010

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i'm deeply fascinated by the most disgusting unusual things. i've got a whole treasure trove of videos of f-ed up stuff!

Rosie - posted on 05/14/2010

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suzette and loureen, this one's for you, sorry if i took this too far!! lol!!





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