I am terrified of being touched or touching anyone's feet

by Ashley

I have a fear of feet. It isn't the traditional "podophobia."

Podophobia is a fear of feet. People who suffer from this fear won't touch, look at, or even talk about anyone's feet, including their own.

I do not have podophobia.

I am terrified of being touched or touching anyone's feet, except my own. I can touch my own feet without any problems, but no one else is alowed to touch my feet.

If people around me start touching each others' feet, I get agitated.

Feet are disgusting.

Did you know, that on one foot, there are 250,000 sweat glands.

I can't share shoes or socks, unless it's with someone I trust.

I scrub my feet, sometimes until they're raw.

I can't even shower in a friend's house, because they wash their feet in their.

The only way I can make myself shower in a hotel, is by rationalizing that they scrub it between guests.

At home, I have my own shower, and I scrub it after my friends use it. If I don't, I can't use it.

This fear is running parts of my life. I hate it. It's completely illogical. There is no way to rationalize it. I've taken a disgust for dirty feet to a whole new level.

The only exception, is small children. About 3 years or younger. I can handle their feet. I even find baby feet adorable.

I hate touching my own dirty socks. If I had enough money, I'd buy a new pair each day, so I never had to rewear them.

I hate feet.

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