Friday, March 4, 2011

Blennophobia: The Fear of Slime

Blennophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of slime.  Certain aspects of cleaning are off limits to those who suffer from this phobia.  Slimy things are unpleasant to most people, but for those with this phobia slime not only makes them nauseous, but it also causes them to feel extreme anxiety.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Blennophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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