Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bizarre Phobias


Most people share common phobias such as public speaking, heights, flying, and closed places. There are, however, some very specialized and unusual phobias. Want to take a look at some? You might even have a few….

Chionophobia- Fear of snow (the folks in Ottawa that winter in Arizona)
Coitophobia- Fear of coitus (apparently not all Catholic priests)
Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body (Pres Obama as to Joe Biden)
Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers
Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news (Republicans)
Geniophobia- Fear of chins
Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure (any member of the Westboro Church)
Homichlophobia- Fear of fog (Adrienne Barbeau and Jamie Lee Curtis)
Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down
Linonophobia- Fear of string
Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection (more than half of middle-aged men)
Nelophobia- Fear of glass
Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes
Parthenophobia- Fear of virgins or young girls
Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts (Zak Bagans)
Tremophobia- Fear of trembling
Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women (where are these guys when you want to date?)

You know what amazes me the most about these listed phobias? That they had to come up with names for these which means they must happen relatively frequently. You don’t feel so bad about fearing the dark or crowds, huh?

2 comments:

  1. is there a fear of fear... or everything?

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  2. Zak Bagans!!!! Hahaha!!! Good one! *gives virtual high five*

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