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03 January 2014 @ 04:13 pm
Phobias and such  
[trypophobia - consider skipping if you have this fear badly enough that even talking about it distresses you]

I don't seem to have trypophobia (fear of things with holes in them, like lotus seed pods), but I do seem to be moderately disturbed by things that look like blisters or, even worse, clusters of blisters. On Facebook, I keep seeing an ad for losing weight like Christina Aguilera by eating some miracle fruit, and it grosses me out every time. On the other hand, pomegranates and papayas don't bother me at all.

Article about trypophobia; no images as of 20140103.

 
 
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on January 4th, 2014 10:47 am (UTC)
I think I know the fruit picture you're thinking of and I find it kind of disturbing too. Not really badly... but it reminds me uncomfortably of stuff that should be hidden by one's skin.

I was not the slightest bit tempted to click on it. I kind of wonder what the person who constructed the ad was thinking, but maybe it just didn't have those associations for them.
Janet Miles, CAP-OMjanetmiles on January 4th, 2014 08:55 pm (UTC)
"stuff that should be hidden by one's skin" -- yes, exactly!