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Trypophobia anyone? (fear of many small holes)

stevie_sloth

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Oh my GOD, for at least 30 years I've had this and didn't know. I DID know that I was absolutely disgusted by things like close ups of hair follicles, certain types of pimples like the Youtube channel where they show close ups of blackheads being squeezed...

Right now I just googled this phobia to confirm its proper name, and I clicked on "images" and as soon as I saw all the examples of stuff, instantly I got all cold and shivery, and even now, 5 minutes later I'm still squeamish and I keep half laughing / half snorting in...amused disgust...

And yet I'm not actually SCARED of any of it. I actually find it fascinating in its revulsion. I am SO beyond disgusted at it but I cannot look away. I enjoy watching reality cosmetic surgery shows on TV for example, and when they show hair transplants or wounds that show close ups of skin staples or stitches, I actually move closer to the screen, as a part of me LIKES being repulsed!

Is this weird? lol
 
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Have heard of this one before, yeah, it's sort of creepy, dunno how common the actual phobia might be... sometimes you just gotta see or encounter things that cause revulsion.
 
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It is apparently a common human reaction. Seeing a bunch of irregular shaped holes together in a surface reminds us of sickness and infection. But symetric regular holes, like a beehive, doesn't have the same effect.
 
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Oh, I find beehives repugnant too! And vegetables (like potatoes, sweet potatoes and onions) that have sprouted those stem things. I can't stand them! It's like huge hair follicles with thick hairs sprouting out! lol
 
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