I Have Tactile Defensive Disorder

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    Anxiety And/or Hate For Sensations

    I am afraid of anything slimy, sticky, squishy, or otherwise messy.Slimy flower petals will make me squeak, and that is something that should not be felt at all.I can't stand soft things because they burn me. This is why I have insomnia.I hate being hugged (even if it's gentle...
    Anonymous6182 Anonymous6182
    Oct 1, 2012

    It Has Affected My Life Ridiculously.

    This disorder causes me to be unable to eat foods that I like the taste of. It really sucks, actually. I looooove the flavor of Strawberries and Apples, but i can't eat them, because of the way they feel in my mouth. I will throw up if the wrong texture happens to make its way...
    musicality musicality
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 30, 2008

    Clothing Drives Me Crazy

    I'm 54 years old and certain types of clothing have always "given me the willies".  I used to say that clothes "itched".  But then, people thought I should be able to scratch it and feel better.  It isn't that kind of itch.  Certain clothes...
    annieirene annieirene
    4 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    This Is Killing Me.

    This disorder is killing me. It had made my hate myself all my life. As my country have very little of such cases, many though I was just rebellious and being a pain in the *** because I could not wear my school uniform. I could not stand the material and I could not stand...
    Danser03 Danser03
    Mar 26, 2012

    Tactile Defensiveness

    I have had problems with an icky going down a chalk board feeling when I touch stuff.  I have had it all my life.  I hate touching rough fabrics. I can't stand the feeling of dry skin in between my fingers and toes. So I put on lotion alot to act like a barrier.  It helps some...
    lovemoonandstars lovemoonandstars
    26-30, F
    Jan 9, 2012

    After years I finally found out

    why I don't feel comfortable touching people and getting touched by them. For a long time I thought that it might be a mild form of haphephobia but I don't really get scared or anything when someone touches me. Somehow it is such an overwhelming feeling that I can't concentrate...
    maethi maethi
    26-30, M
    Mar 20, 2014

    Sensory Overload

    I am a female with Aspergers Syndrome. My tactile defensiveness branches out in many ways. I have misophonia. It is known as "hatred of sounds". Old televisions, fluorescent lights, chewing sounds (ANY mouth sounds), will create anxiety. I think the worst sound is a ringing...
    MissDaisy314 MissDaisy314
    Oct 28, 2012
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