I Hate Buttons

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    Button Phobia - Media Request

    Hi there, I'm a writer for the national newspapers and the women's magazines in the UK. I am looking to do a piece with someone that is scared of buttons. Would anyone be interested in taking part in the piece? It is a good way to raise awareness of this unusual phobia and...
    FayeCaters FayeCaters
    Sep 30, 2013


    I have Koumpounophobia. I don't even like typing or pronouncing the "B" word!  I hate touching them, looking at them, and cannot abide unnecessary buttons on clothes!  My greatest loathing would be having to touch a "Pearly King" or "Pearly...
    Kikuchiyo Kikuchiyo
    31-35, M
    13 Responses Jun 22, 2008

    Buttons Make Me Feel Gross

    Up until a few years ago, I had to wear uniforms at my old school. They had these yellow-brown buttons on them that I hated. They reminded me of hard cold snot molded into the shape of a button. Even if some buttons don't look like that they still make me crinkle my nose and I...
    StarInABox StarInABox
    13-15, F
    Jul 8, 2012

    Koumpounophobia Or Button Phobia

    I am 60 and all my life I have kept secret my fear of buttons because I thought it so silly. I particularly hate the little ones with 4 holes but don't like any especially hanging loose. They make me feel nauseous and cringe. I have just googled my fear and found I am not alone.
    Purplemarxist Purplemarxist
    Oct 23, 2011

    I Hate Buttons...

    Well, I don't hate ALL of them. I'm not scared of buttons, nor have I had any "traumatic experiences" with buttons. Once again, I don't hate buttons. For example, I don't hate buttons on jackets, but I absolutely hate buttons on t-shirts (I loathe polos) and I hate those...
    FlyingHigh20003 FlyingHigh20003
    1 Response Aug 4, 2012

    I Hate Buttons

    I was about 6 years of age when I first noticed that I was self concious about buttons. I started noticing other peoples - mainly classmates but also my parents. This quickly developed into a real fear or phobia. The fear peaked when I was in my 30s. I am now 50 and still suffer...
    Dave1111 Dave1111
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 11, 2009
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