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to ask what trypopphobia is?

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ilikeyourface Sat 05-Apr-14 21:55:30

Too scared to google

NurseyWursey Sun 06-Apr-14 14:03:10

whitepudding I think thay may be why so many of us have it!

EHoneybadger Sun 06-Apr-14 14:22:30

I'm another one who has it but didn't know it had a name or that other people felt the same.

For me it is swarms that are the worst. When I was little we had a couple of summers of swarms of flying ants and felt to revolted and skin crawly to leave the house.

I'm not great with bee swarms although I love bees and hate frog spawn although love frogs.

I'm not normally an anxious or phobic person but every now and again will catch a pattern or picture that makes me feel squirmy and a bit sick.

Thank you for giving me a word to call this. Somehow I find it reassuring.

Sandthorn Sun 06-Apr-14 20:06:28

Does anybody else who gets this have a problem with mushrooms in general? I hate mushrooms altogether (the smell makes me sick), but the gills actually make my skin crawl... Like proper phobia.

everlong Sun 06-Apr-14 20:08:42

I cannot stand photo's of black stitches on skin. Itakea me feel similar to the hole thing.

BertieBotts Sun 06-Apr-14 20:16:28

Lines of oooooo are lines, not groups and they are not close enough together to provoke a reaction.

Abbie some scientists reckon it's related to decay or disease/parasites. Rotting wood for example would definitely set it off, as does woodworm. So it could be a primal instinct to warn us away from danger. DH read an article that says 20% of women have it and 10% of men.

It was my thread, BTW, and there are no pictures on it (any more? I think someone posted one which was deleted)

I don't find it a problem TBH. I hardly ever come across things which trigger it naturally, not seriously anyway, maybe a little bit (but even that is fairly rare).

Those book sculptures popular on social media about a year ago set me off.

itsmeitscathy Sun 06-Apr-14 20:45:30

Eeurgg I love the taste of crumpets but I can't bear to look at them. I discovered there was a word for this not long ago. Honeycomb also freaks me out.

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