Phobias

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    Ok just done a search and was surprised there is not a thread on this. Was just wandering what unusual phobias people have??

    I got some pretty normal ones (clowns and zombies) but then again I also get freaked out by getting sticky, anything sticky on my hands and I start to panic same with cum i cant have it anywhere near me something about it just completly freaks me out.

    So anyone else have any odd ones like that?
     
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    Dating men with teenie weenie pennies..No seriously oddly enough, driving on the interstates can really freak me out at times..
     
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    Nah wouldnt say I have a phobia bout little willies (I mean whoever heard bout a phobia making people roll round on the floor laughing), and cant drive so haha
     
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    I'm afraid of phobias. I'm a phobophobiac.
     
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    I am desperately afraid of falling from ladders.
    This seems to be a rational fear, in my case, and keeps me from fallling off of ladders, which I climb regularly.
     
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    If I'm restrained by anything, I immediatley panic. It's not claustrophobia, because I'm fine in an enclosed space. It's when I simply cannot move that I freak.
     
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    Not sure how much searching you did, stetree.:rolleyes:
    http://www.lpsg.org/et-cetera-et-cetera/29545-what-is-your-greatest-fear.html?highlight=phobias

    Though I was just thinking about it yesterday, hoping that someone would resurrect it. You did the next best thing...
     
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    Well I guess your phobia is resurrecting threads. :rolleyes:
     
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    Witty.:tongue:

    Actually, my main phobia is the unknown. It is the best way to classify all my phobias because they all tie together.

    Fear of Deep water, the dark, new countries/places, abandoned homes, etc.

    Weird ones... I recently discovered I have a fear of people throwing up on me, as well as a fear of headlice.:tongue:
     
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    So forgot to put the word fear:rolleyes: , tho I dont class my greatest fear as being a phobia. My phobias are see above but my greatest fear is something completly different and enitrly personal. :wink:
     
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    Interesting.:tongue: Fear and phobia have the same meaning to me. It doesn't matter. I am just glad the thread is up again.:rolleyes:
     
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    Lol glad u r happy:biggrin1:
     
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    • Fear of social contact; I'm an antisocial recluse, this internet self is like a shadowy extention. Here nobody is inclined to believe me, where as in the world.., I struggle to remain passive.

    • Fear of losing control; I struggle so desperately to maintain a controlled mind; I fight and fight against analgesics, anesthetics, mind-altering drugs ~ I simply cannot bear them, I would rather wake during an operation and endure the pain (have done so too); And now... I have such power in myself that even this generates a fear.

    • Fear of failure; the greater the stakes, the more I fear.


    Indeed, it makes for such a gut-wrenching rush when Gambling. The first few bets rarely if ever fail, but then... fear kicks in and I start losing sight of myself...

    Failure, possibly my greatest fear. ;)
     
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    This is interesting to browze thru......
    The Phobia List

    When I was little I was borderline phobic about roaches.
    them...."Oh...it's Just a water bug...."
    me......."Bull !!.....if it LOOKS like a roach, it's still a damned roach !"

    I guess I'm not actually phobic, cause I can manage to do it.....but I have to concentrate.....walking on stairs/steps that I can see thru....
    In between the steps or if the steps are a metal grid and there's a considerable drop underneath.
    And I don't know where that came from.

    Just thinking of suddenly finding myself in the middle of a very large, enclosed, but empty space gives me the absolute heebie jeebies.....
    Like your typical Walmart for example.
    Literally empty it......and I don't even want to go into the building.
    And I have No idea where that came from either.

    If there's something between me and the fall, I can go to the edge of a tall building and look over the edge.
    But if there's literally Nothing on the edges....no railing or short wall.....
    I don't want to MOVE.




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    I suffer from bathyphobia or pretty much any water I cannot see the bottom of. Pools I can deal with though I have to have someone else there. Lakes, ponds, rivers, or ocean.... forget it. Part of it is not knowing how far away I am from the bottom and the other half is fearing what might be lurking in the forbidden depths.

    I've had this fear since Jaws though I've seen snapping turtles at work, hence the ponds and lakes thing.

    Then, just when I thought it was to go back in the water, I read about The Bloop, which :eek:mfg: the life out of me. Since then, if I want to go to a beach it had better be the crystal clear waters of the tropics, otherwise FORGET IT.

    My second phobia is paruresis, which developed in seventh grade when I saw a classmate at the urinals who had a bigger dick than mine. Since then, I can't pee openly in front of anyone or if I think someone outside the door will hear me, unless I'm already going when someone else walks into the bathroom (this took about 10 years), or someone is suitably ensconced in a men's room stall (took about 20 years). I've gone for 36 hours without urinating because of this. It's awful.
     
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    I cant pee in public either tho mine is more shy bladder as am alright so long as no-one is stood right next to/blocked by something then am fine. Tho I do find about 8 pints of cider tends to help with this :eek:
     
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    OMG! Me too! I totally forgot! I'm not afraid of pain, death, rejection, almost anything. But I am desperately afraid of lice. My goddaughter has such a nasty case that she looked moldy. I deloused her repeatedly over a span of two years (temporarily insane mother, coke-head father) even going so far as to put lye on her head. Poor little thing. I gave her a pixe cut, and straightened out herr curls, then combed out all the eggs. They still came back. I shaved her brother's head half a dozen times. I checked the dog, deloused the furniture, toys, and clothing. They kept coming back. I disappeared from the scene for two or three months, and came back just in time for the kids to be in state custody. The story has a happy ending: healthy, happy children, healthy, happy mother, and a new stepfather who takes very good care of them like they were his own little angels. And a godmother who keeps them from hating their sick, evil father even though she wants to rip his heart out with a fork and feed it to him with arsenic sauce. Which leads me to my other fear:

    They'll grow up and hate me for all the nice things I said (even thought they are all true. kinda.) and all the hope I allowed them to have when they find him. Or they'll find out I helped hide them from him, and hate me for that. I hate the fact that we've hidden them, but he's so dangerous. Anyway.

    I'm afraid of lice. Especially after seeing that moldy-looking infestation. And I'm afraid my favorite little boy and little girl will grow up and hate me for the choices I have made for them.

    She cried in my arms Thursday until she fell asleep. She misses her father. He sees right through me and knows I'm keeping something to myself. He no longer trusts me with his pain.
     
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    Fear of Falling:
    I contracted this from dreams... the gut-wrenching intertia during the fall was horrid, though I always survived the drop. It's still apparent in me, though i'm substantially more courageous now.

    bathyphobia:
    Our instructor told us of some awesome technical divers that fell apart when greeted with the open ocean... I was worried i'd feel the same, but thankfully i didn't feel any inhibition but the cold. You can also find some beaches that are caged off if you are worried of non-human sea predators ;)

    (wouldn't mind meeting the Bloop ^_^ sounds freakily cool, and has a cute name to boot)

    paruresis
    ~ Yes, I had this problem when I had small penis syndrome too.., I was ashamed of myself in many ways. I always exposed myself behind the locked door.
    ~ But... I still have the problem now too,.. if I manage to enter the toilets without an erection, unzipping and just touching it will usually get it swelling. This could create a bit of conflict amongst the others, not to mention I have to wait there like a dickhead until it subsides enough to urinate :D
    ~ Just use a closed door or private toilet like I still do ;)
     
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    Oh if only! However you're on the exact antipode from where I live. Shark attacks are rare up in my part of the world but we do have some enormous great whites in the waters. And it's not just sharks, it's what else could be down there. Sharp objects or shellfish, eels, lampreys, jellyfish, pike, barracuda, even dead bodies. Don't laugh. A friend of my sister's was swimming in a local lake when she felt a hand on her thigh only to discover it was the body of a girl missing from a boating party for two weeks prior.

    I don't think my fear is unreasonable. There IS shit down there! Really scary nasty shit and I have no desire to discover it. No stupid fence is going to keep out The Bloop! I can snorkle in clear water just fine, doesn't bother me a bit. So long as I can see what's under and around me, I'm cool.

    I will do that sometimes. It used to really bother me that people could hear me urinating but now I'm much, much, better after convincing myself that:

    A. I don't have to explain to anyone what I'm doing in a men's room stall.

    and

    B. It's weirder if you don't make any noise. If you're going to piss make a loud noise because that's what guys with big dicks do and I don't want people determining how small I am by pissing weakly. Irrational perhaps, but it helps my irrational fear.
     
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    Oh yeah forgot needles, dont know how as have just had a blood test and was in tears b4 they even took me thru to see the nurse, still shakin 20 mins later
     
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