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Me too
by: Anonymous

I have always felt horrible when I have to push someone away from it. My son always touches my sternum and is too young to understand I don't like it. When someone does it during intercourse drives me crazy all I can think about is moving their hands somewhere else. Good to know I'm not the only one, but it sucks.

i get uncomfortaable
by: Anonymous

im 15 and i ususally when i reallize that my chest is in contact with something wether it be a shirt hand dog anything i get really uncomfortable and just want it off my chest im glad to hear im not alone

Don't touch it!!!
by: Anonymous

?!?!?!???!!!!
I can't believe I'm not the only one! I've had this fear for as long as I can remember. I can't touch my own, blah!!! I don't even like thinking about it. I can't stand to see others touch theirs! I've had friends and boyfriends tease me by touching theirs. It totally freaks me out! I can't even stand my clothing touching me there...or seat belts or...ANYTHING . So weird. Is there a name for this.

Leave me and my sternum alone.
by: Anonymous

All this talk about sternum or "sterni" is making me want to heave, I just had a bowl of cereal and imagined it as a bowl full of crunchy sterni. Keep fighting and protecting your sternums people, we must stay united.
Sternumly--I mean sternly,
Anonymous.
P.S. Let's all touch our sternums on the count of three.
P.P.S. I just did it, it was awful. I wish sternum touching on no one.

So relieved
by: SWFang34

I got this phobia in health when we were studying bones.

ARGHH
by: David

I have always hated my sternum being touched from a very young age. My brother and sister used to pin me down and poke it really hard and it made me want to die.

Even now when clothing touches my sternum it makes me very agitated and discomforted. Glad to hear I'm not the only one!

Now I Don't Feel Crazy
by: Anonymous

I've told friends about it and they think it's hilarious to try and touch my sternum. I hit them as hard as I can whenever they actually do it.

Someone else has this?
by: Anonymous

I have the same fear! I have to sleep with my arms crossed loosely across my chest because I'm terrified someone will come in and touch it while I sleep. A friend started touching hers once in front of me and I started to vomit, it was awful.

So I am not alone..!!
by: Anonymous

When I was in high school, we had a first aid class and the teacher said that sometimes, you can break the victim's ribs while doing a cardiac massage... But I understood you could break the sternum!! Even though I now know it's, like, the most solid bone in your whole body... but still!! I can't stand touching my own sternum, even to scratch it, and I get panicky when my boyfriend gets too close to it... xD I'm so happy not to be the only one !! :)

Thank god
by: Anonymous

Omg hey people! We are family! I hate when my blankets cover exactly that part

The dreaded S word.
by: Anonymous

Thank god, I'm not the only one!! I have had this phobia for so long and thought I was the only one. If I hear the word, it bothers me for days. I can't stand seeing people touch their's and if anyone gets close to mine I want to die. I would do anything to not feel this way, people think I'm insane. I sometimes wonder, lol. It makes me feel so much better knowing there are others out there.

Have the same fear
by: Anonymous

I suddenly got this fear when I was probably about 19. I didn't have it before and it's made me stress out a lot. Fortunately my husband isn't one of those people that like to mess with my fear and I've gotten pretty good at not completely freaking out if he accidentally brushes it, but I have to sleep with my hand over it to protect it at night or I'll sleep belly down.

I can't believe I'm not the only one!
by: Anonymous

I've had this problem for a while now and it drove me nuts! Even if a shadow touches the sternum of another person or even a mannequin just kills me! I can't stand for anything to touch my chest. My boyfriend thinks it's the funniest thing to act like he's going to touch my chest, it just makes me so uncomfortable

Me too!!
by: Anonymous

Me too! Everyone thinks I'm crazy because I have this fear!! I hate when people touch my chest and my friends always try to touch mine because they know I hate it! I hate when you can see the tip of someone's sternum, the tip is the most sensitive area for me.

Me Too!!
by: Kelsey

I've had this problem since I was a little girl, I used to walk with my own hand protecting it in line at school because I was afraid that someone would open a door and the door knob would crush it. AGH! It makes me wanna puke just thinking about it! My five siblings always teased me and would tackle me and pound on my sternum because they knew it would torture me. So glad I'm not the only one.

I am glad I am not the only one
by: Des

I am exactly the same way and have been since I was a young girl. Its hard to tell anyone about it because they tend to immediately touch it. I always freak out in movies where someone gets stabbed there too. Which made my favorite show Dexter very hard to watch. I just decided to google it and was surprised to even see someone else have it. I thought I might have been the only one.

So glad someone else has this too!!
by: Anonymous

I have exactly the same fear!! My boyfriend thinks I'm nuts! I can't wearing any clothing or necklaces that touch it. And the thought of anyone touching it makes me want to cry!

Agreed
by: Anonymous

I also have this fear. I feel like the sternum will break and crush my internal organs.

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