I Am Afraid of My Belly Button

Find other people who fear their belly button (Omphalophobia) 91 People


    I do not understand this horrible fear i have with belly buttons, i have nightmares about them every single night! i dream that peoples belly buttons reach out and suck me in. i start crying hysterically if i even see someones belly button including my own. If i see them on tv or...
    xsweetx15 xsweetx15
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2010

    My Fiance Has Omphalophobia

    My fiance has a serious case of Omphalophobia and I want to understand it more. Apparently it's rare enough that no one has done a proper study of patients who have it. From what I've seen online most people with is are most afraid that their belly buttons will be pulled out...
    clouse clouse
    27 Responses Oct 12, 2010

    My Bellybutton

    I don't mind, my bellybutton, when it is sticking in, however I absolutely hate it when ever it pops out.Do you have the same problem?
    jmsscho jmsscho
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    Hate Them

    I hate belly buttons. I hate them. I'm afraid they will come apart.
    MrMacabre986 MrMacabre986
    7 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    Stay Away From It

    I absolutely HATE being poked in the belly for fear i'll get my bellybutton poked. it grosses me out SO MUCH. I get mad too...why the hell would anyone want to poke someone's bellybutton ?! I don't understand..i remember I noticed this weird phobia back in 5th grade. everyone had...
    thisfruitloop thisfruitloop
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 1, 2013

    I Must Have This Phobia :(

    I am beginning to think I have a serious naval phobia :( Ever since I can remember I have HATED anyone coming close to it. It doesn't hurt me, but it is just a feeling of sheer fear whenever someone touches it... including myself. I just used to think I was silly and it was...
    kristie1991 kristie1991
    18-21, F
    8 Responses Apr 22, 2010

    I Hate My Belly Button, Ew!!

    I was really young when my father (who also had a phobia of bellybuttons) told me something. He said " if you touch and poke your belly button all your insides will fall out" now i KNOW this isnt the case but omg its so scary, people always laugh whn i tell them my phobia or they...
    IRefuseToSink IRefuseToSink
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2012

    Hate My Belly Button Being Touched

    I am phobic about someone touching the inside of my bellybutton, at the knot part. I really hate it. It gives me the heebie jeebies. And I hate it even more when I'm cuddling with a guy and he gets near my bellybutton with a finger and I tell him in all seriousness to please...
    IrishRedHead31 IrishRedHead31
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Sep 24, 2011


    Omphalophobia. It's a rare phobia, but as it seems, I have it. It's not that belly buttons scare me, it's the mere sight or thought of someone touching one. When I was younger I had the fear if I touched my belly button I'd become undone and all my innards would fall out and I'd...
    SincerelyTiffy SincerelyTiffy
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    I Know It's Irrational But...

    I don't know when my fear started but I've had it a long time, and I don't remember not having it. I hate when people touch my belly button, I can't stand when people touch their own, or talk about touching it. My ex-boyfriend was convinced he was going to cure me of my fake fear...
    twjerricas twjerricas
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2010

    My Bellybutton

    I don't mind, my bellybutton, when it is sticking in, however I absolutely hate it when ever it pops out.Do you have the same problem?
    jmsscho jmsscho
    1 Response Aug 30, 2011

    I am not but my sister is.

    She has omphalophobia. She almost started crying as I explained how I clean my bellybutton. She's fifteen years old and has never touched her bellybutton. Very strange and irrational. She knows it is irrational but doesn't care to cure it. I doubt it will keep her from...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    I Hate Belly Buttons...

    When I was little I wouldn't let anyone touch my belly button. Anytime I would by accident, I'd feel so anxious that something was going to happen. I still hate them today. But I've been thinking about getting my belly button pierced. But I don't want anyone touching my belly...
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    Why I'm Afraid Of My Belly Button

    When I was very young, I played with my belly button quite a bit. However, my fun soon came to an end. My father, observing my fascination decided to tell me a story. He told me that if I touched my belly button too much, it would unwind and all my guts would fall out. Not...
    ariellek ariellek
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2011

    Belly Buttons Are Scary And Gross

    I have been afraid of people touching my belly button for a year now ever since I had this dream. I hate people touching my belly button, I hate touching my own belly button, I hate seeing or hearing the word bully button. I don't understand why I. So scared of them but I just am...
    Breezer0420 Breezer0420
    Apr 26, 2013

    Belly buttons are terrifying holes

    that just freak me out. I hate my bellybutton.
    lindsayanon lindsayanon
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2014


    hello my name is tubbs and i have a strong fear of buttons
    tubblet tubblet
    1 Response Jun 7, 2013

    This Is New

    So, just this week I found there was a fear of belly buttons and there's a name for it! Holy shnikes! I was on Google looking up how to clean it even though I can't stand to touch the inside. And -what do you know! - Omphalophobia popped up as the second link. Every "symptom...
    nicole1296 nicole1296
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2013

    O.o Did You See That??

    Last seen in about 1998... I'm sure the things just waiting to jump out at me from behind a roll of fat..... O.O shhh I think it's talking to nipples, they're looking at me funny...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 8, 2010


    I just had to join this group because I thought it was cute and funny.  There's even a name for people who are genuinely afraid of belly buttons - omphalophobia - amazing ... didn't know that ... you learn something new every day. Anyway, I am an imposter ... I am not...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    17 Responses Sep 26, 2009

    This ones weird to add.

    . But just cause it's an outtie.. Always teased for it lol lame
    petitelady28 petitelady28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2014

    Belly Buttons

    I hate people touching my belly button or even other people touching there belly button it creeps me out and makes me feel sick I can't look at them there horrible!!!!a
    Taliaprime9 Taliaprime9
    4 Responses Mar 6, 2012
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