Anyone else have an adverse reaction to lotus pods? :(

posted 5 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

OMG I do that too! They make me feel so weird and itchy! I can’t get the image out of my mind sometimes. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

YES!!! I hate them

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

YES. Hate them.

It’s called “trypophobia” which is a “ fear of or revulsion from clustered geometric shapes, especially small holes.” It’s not an offically recognized phobia, but it’s a lot more common than you’d think 🙂  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trypophobia

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Ugh, yes. It’s called trypophobia (fear of clustered holes). So. fcking. gross.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’m a fan of the little holes, but I was going to pipe up about the phobia but I was beaten to it. You’re definitely not alone.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Me too. I don’t tell anyone about it because people tend to want to post gross pictures to trigger a reaction.

 

fwiw, after I was diagnosed with a severe vitamin D deficiency and severe anemia, and started supplements, the trypophobia wasn’t nearly as bad.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I just want to say that this is the single most interesting thing I’ve ever read on the Bee!  Crazy!!  I don’t have this reaction, but this is fascinating.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Whoooaaa I didn’t know what lotus pods were but when I saw a picture I felt really anxious and grossed out. I’m ok with other things, so I don’t think I have that fear… like beehives are fine… but those lotus thingies ARE creepy!

Edit: I don’t mind the dried ones, but the fresh ones creep me out. (Like the photo on the wiki page)

WEIRD. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have trypophobia and so do both my sisters and my mom.  I used to think it was weird until I learned many others (usually women) have it too!  I also have a vomit phobia 🙁

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@lovelove1028:  I’ve seen the bot fly thing and it is DISTURBING

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lovelove1028:  Totally on the barnacles. I want to just pull the little suckers out!! Same with the lotus pods. Its peculiar that it’s mostly women. I wonder if there is some sort of evolutionary fixation. Cah-reepy!

Post # 16
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

This website has a forum for Trypophobia sufferers. [Just going to put a warning out, the front page has pictures of little holes on people on it]

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