I have this phobia too. I'm so scared and grossed out by clusters of holes! I never make crepes because i can't stand seeing the little holes it had(air bubbles), I can't look at anything like that. It freakes me out so bad I can't get over it for hours!
I saw something like it today and I was so freaked that I googled fear of holes and found out it's a real phobia(oh don't get me started on the images I'm still a bit shocked by the breast with the... I just closed my eyes and scrolled down ..)
I can't imagine what triggered or why I have this and seriously, the people who uploaded those pics on the internet and named them trypophobia or fear of holes to come up on search engines should be tortured! TORTURED!
I haven't met anyone else with this fear, in fact, I googled it in my language and apparently in my lang. it doesn't exist(isn't that oh so cool??)
Oh, and I do also ask anyone who does not have this phobia to please try to google some more info, I'm going insane just by trying to scroll over the pictures as fast as I possibly can.
I'm very curious to what reason there would be for such a phobia.. maybe I'll try to google it again after a smoke..
@Styria did you find any info?
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04-01-2011 #11Junior Member
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Omg, lotus pods scare the hell out of me. I'm ok with other clusters of holes, but lotus pods screw with my head.
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what the, i don't even.
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I have this, makes me feel icky. I also do not like things with little bumps on them, little bumps little holes little dots. Ew. I really feel ill now. Good to know I'm not the only one.
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I am so glad to hear I'm not the only one! I read this and was like, omiigodd! i think i may some of that! It used to be wrose...but like, I don't like barnacles on rocks...they creep me out. And the little wholes that ice melt makes in ice..it just screws with my head...and makes me upset...i just don't like to look at it...for me its not that bad, I'm usually pretty okay with most other clusters...but some photos of those lotus pod things in the skin...*shivers*
So glad I'm not alonee!!!
05-05-2011 #16Junior Member
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it makes me shake and cry and want to vomit and i get really terrified and omg it's AWFUL
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If you search any dictionary for trypophobia you are likely to come up blank, meaning the word apparently has no official recognition. To establish it’s meaning therefore, we have to dissect the word into its component parts and hopefully gain some kind of clue.
Starting at the end and working backwards to the beginning is sometimes a good idea, and as trypophobia has a familiar looking ending, that would be a good place to start.
So what is a phobia? A phobia is an irrational fear of an object, or activity – that leads to an overwhelming compulsion to avoid it. The key definition to make note of here is “irrational”. A phobia is an irrational fear, where irrational means “without reason”, or unsubstantiated however there is a trypophobia treatment.
Now we know trypophobia is an unsubstantiated fear of, something, so now we have to look toward the remainder of the word to find out the full meaning. Greek is always a good place to start for definitions, and if we look towards ancient Greece we discover that “Trypo” means punching, drilling, or boring holes. The definition we arrive at therefore is …
“Trypophobia : an irrational fear of holes”
There is however more to it than that. We are surrounded by holes in our daily lives, holes in clothes, holes in shoes, holes in equipment, and holes in our bodies. However, to find the true meaning of trypophobia we have to realise that this phobia is quite specific about the type of hole.
Trypophobia therefore is specifically about clusters of holes, groups of holes regardless of whether they are found in nature or in manufacture. Also known as repetitive pattern phobia, trypophobia can cause repulsion in suffers who so much as see a tight regular pattern consisting of holes. Known as trypophobes, these individuals find solace in knowing, thanks to Facebook, that there are others, just like them, who cannot stand the sight of sea sponges or seed pods.
WARNING! MAY TRIGGER! (info on botflies)
More sinister than simply sea sponges however, holes in the skin cause even more repulsion for trypophobes. Thanks to the many species of one unusual fly, trypophobes have another 150 reasons to be scared – the bot fly. Bot flies are the only family of flies whose larvae live within the bodies of host mammals. For trypophobes however it is the human botfly, the only species of botfly known to use humans as the host to its larvae, that is the real cause for concern.
Once the bot fly invades the skin, it uses a tiny breathing hole to survive. This tiny hole alone is enough to set off trypophobia. In fact it is this tiny hole that can be the end of the bot fly larvae. Unless the larvae is killed, it will survive and grow inside its host for up to six weeks. The solution is to form an air tight seal over the hole and deny the larvae breathable air. Another solution is to tape over the hole with cotton soaked with camphorated oil, which draws the larvae out, allowing the hole to heal over naturally.
So whether it is the human botfly creating a hole in the human skin, simple small symmetrical shapes formed with holes by mother nature, or indeed any other repetitive pattern, trypophobia is a fear that most people probably cannot understand, but for a minority is a very real fear that catches them unawares at the most unexpected of turns.
oh my god. oh my god yes. :|
i hate pores, i hate having small holes on my body, like when i take a piercing out or something. i HATE looking upclose in a mirror and seeing open ppores, they make me feel so sick. and when you see seed holes in plants, i've got goosebumps thinking about it. i had to google it to make sure it was the same thing i was thinking of and it is, i want to scrub my face off right nowIf there's a future we want it now.
just remembered, i got sunburnt on holiday years ago and i was sunburnt down my parting. obviously it started to peel and it came off in huge pieces that i had to slide down my hair, and in that dried skin there was loads of llittle holes from where my hair had been. the thought of it is making me itchy!If there's a future we want it now.
My parents think I'm crazy because I'm trypophobic! Ugh...I seriously have panic attacks if I look at swiss cheese, or like those holes that ants form, or the holes in bread. Ew...I just can't just thinking about it is making me like ughhh.
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