Trypophobia - aka WHY DOES THIS MAKE ME SO UNCOMFORTABLE

Bugaboo

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I think this might have something to do with how we perceive things as gross. Like poop is bad because it's full of dangerous bacertia so most normal people have the built in instinct hat poop is nasty. In the same way maybe things with a lot of little holes is gross because like food filled with maggots or whatever and it's some kind of primal reaction.

I dunno, I ain't no scientific lady
 

Cosmos

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I think this might have something to do with how we perceive things as gross. Like poop is bad because it's full of dangerous bacertia so most normal people have the built in instinct hat poop is nasty. In the same way maybe things with a lot of little holes is gross because like food filled with maggots or whatever and it's some kind of primal reaction.

I dunno, I ain't no scientific lady

The fact that holes on bodies (even though most of them are just photoshops) seem to evoke extreme revulsion even in people who aren't bothered by other holes seems to support this. It looks like disease so we're naturally repulsed by it.

Many phobias stem from a primal reaction (people being afraid of snakes/spiders because many snakes/spiders are poisonous, people being afraid of heights because falling from a height will injure/kill you, people being afraid of dogs because dogs can really fuck you up if they want to, etc), so trypophobia probably isn't much different.
 

Staffy

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These doesn't scare me, but they make me a little irritable I admit.

To describe that more clearly, I see these things as something that should be purged.
 

Cyclonus

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I revived this thread just to say I am sick and tired of seeing ads for this fucking shirt all over the Web.
 
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Clockwork_PurBle

"The flames, my sweet, will not hurt you."
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I read somewhere the theory behind trypophobia (which hasn't been recognized as an official phobia yet) is that clusters of holes like that can cause the brain of some people to associate it with puncture wounds, open wounds, insect bites and stings, etc. and they have a freakout.
 

UntimelyDhelmise

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Here's one that I haven't seen brought up much; the heat pits of emerald tree boas.
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And as a bonus, they have an absolutely menacing set of fangs (they aren't venomous, but you wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of those nonetheless).
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NotNomad

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Damien Thorne

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When I see the photoshops of those tiny holes on people’s bodies, I can’t help but to think that shit would hurt like a motherfucker if it were real.
 

Clockwork_PurBle

"The flames, my sweet, will not hurt you."
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Just saw a clip of what I believe was probably Black Panther (never seen it) and the guy with the scar dots all over his body? Yeah that made my skin crawl.
 

Cyclonus

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Ironically, one of the worst I've ever seen was in that other thread making fun of trypophobic tumblrites for being special snowflakes. Gentlemen, I present to you: trypophobia porn.

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Cyclonus

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How did we have this thread without this famous image
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For some reason, the knees are the worst part.
 
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