I Have Scoleciphobia

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    The Dumbest Fear Next To The Fear Of Balloons....

    My scoleciphobia is not limited to worms alone, unfortunately. I have an irrational fear of worms, maggots, larvae, catepillars, grubs, meal worms and centipedes. Most people I know are afraid of snakes, spiders, bugs and other creepy crawlers while I'm afraid of the most...
    Antique Antique
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2010


     I've ALWAYS been afraid of worms..earthworms. I don't know why, it's such an intense fear i sometimes have vivid dreams about them. Even thinking about them almost brings me to legit tears. I refuse to walk barefoot on the grass, and if i sit on the grass i must sit on...
    bswenxo bswenxo
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 15, 2009


    I have the true meaning of scoleciphobia. I cannot stand to look at any type of worms, maggots, larvae, ANY TYPE. Blec!! I cringe just typing it. I don't know why, there was never a dramatic experience. Just always hated them. I can't even stand catapillars. Because they look...
    abilene8907 abilene8907
    22-25, F
    Mar 1, 2012

    Worm Phobia - Media Request

    My name is Faye. I'm a features writer for the national newspapers and women's magazines in the UK. I am looking to do a story with someone that scoleciphobia. It would be a sensitively written piece and the person involved would get a full read-back as well as being paid a...
    FayeCaters FayeCaters
    Oct 8, 2013

    My Fear Of Worms

    I am so scared of worms - even typing the name of them makes me shake. I dread the winter time and the rain. Hate going out in the rain as know they are there waiting for me. If I have to go outside I look down constantly and run like mad if I see one. A while back I had a skip...
    sukik8 sukik8
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2013

    When I was little old I went on a long walk

    with my mom. The only thing was the ground was covered with these weird things. When I saw them moving all weird I started panicking and asked my mom to carry me. The thought of stepping on something that's alive (and disgusting) made me cringe. She did just that! Then, she put...
    experiencetruelove experiencetruelove
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015
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