Phobia of metal shower heads and associated metal plumbing

by Elise
(NSW, Australia)

Hi - I'm sort of relieved that I'm not the only one with this strange fear but also surprised! I thought I was unique!

Since I was a young girl I have had an irrational fear of metal shower heads (especially if they were really high up) and metal plumbing which started with my shower at home. My bathroom was fairly dark and had a high ceiling with little natural light. I would go into a cold sweat and my pulse would race when I attempted to have a shower to the point that I had to give it up and have a bath instead. Only problem was the shower was in the bath so I would be forever watchful of the shower - I'm not sure what I thought it would do but it just seemed to have a menacing presence for me.

I even used to dream of the shower (I still do and I'm in my late 40's now). I dream that it is spraying of its own volition and rotating around menacingly. I can even control it with my mind in my dream!

I still have a problem with metal shower heads even now to the point that if I feel uncomfortable with a shower when I travel or stay at a friend's place then I will have a wash instead and wash my hair in a basin.

Anyway, glad but rather surprised that I'm not alone!

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