Phobia of bed being touched, along with other things.

by Meiko
(US)

I'm not sure there is a phobia for my case. I am 18 years old and I have a strong phobia of touching things that others have touched. For instance:

First Case:
I cannot stand to sleep beside somebody. I cannot stand for someone to touch anything on my bed or even anything in my room. I feel disgusting every time I think that someone has touched something I use. If someone sits on my bed, I have to wash the bed covers right away. Sometimes I get really upset and throw a fit when someone touches my bed or anything on it. It makes me really ill and I just don't know what to do with myself. When I have guests over, they either have to sleep in the floor(which I can tolerate) or on the couch in the living room. When I am away from home, I can't enjoy myself because I keep thinking someone is poking around in my room and touching things. It might seem harsh, and I have tried to control it, but it just makes me feel wrong. I don't hate anyone, I just can't stand for anything I use to be touched by someone else.

Second Case:

I have this bear that I have a really strong attachment to. It is a semi-large stuffed bear. It is the only thing I can stand to have beside me when I sleep (refer to case 1). This is one of the biggest things besides other things I don't like to be handled by others. I cannot stand for someone to touch this bear. If I find that someone has him, I have to get it back immediately. I get upset and I feel hazy when someone touches it. Sometimes I get the fear of not being able to sleep when I am at others, because I am thinking about the bear back at home, wondering if it has been touched. It's strange, and I don't know why I feel this way.

In general, I cannot stand to touch things others has touched. I have to wash it immediately or sometimes I just throw the items away. I am not a mean person in anyway and I usually don't get raging upset. But there have been moments when I got a little edgy with some people.

Another possible phobia,

I can't sleep in front of others. When I sleep it has to be completely where I am not seen. If I am staying at someone else's house, I have to cover my whole body up and pretend they don't see me. I don't know why either. I think it could have something to do with my first conflict.

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