Such a relief to find that this phobia actually has a name and other people suffer with it. I've had it for as long as I can remember (I'm 22) and it extends to public bathrooms then leads to me feeling unclean so I end up scrubbing in an OCD fashion. An add-on to this fear is sometimes I get scared there's going to be blood there too which makes the phobia even stronger. I've only really started taking myself seriously with this phobia as my parents or past partners - except the guy I'm with now - used to laugh or think I was making it up for attention. So to find the phobia has a name and that I am not alone is sooo much help! I'm not so much repulsed by other feces because my mum has a dog and we have a kitten that need cleaning up after, it's HUMAN waste that does it to me. My own or in public bathrooms, I won't go anywhere near a cubicle if there's even the slightest trace of it.
I've just googled the term coprophobia and they gave me picture of it...EWWWW...
I guess you wouldn't want to pick up after a pet then. I have to do that and it isn't a pleasant experience but doing it doesn't affect me in the way I imagine it would you. I can't imagine anyone not disliking faeces to some extent but I guess you have a particularly strong reaction.
For every phobia there is a counter phobia. In other words, there are people out there who are infatuated with it. Love it. Have to have it. Interesting huh?
That term would be my guess.
I guess I have it, too. I'd die if I ever had to change a diaper, and I gave my puppy to another family because I just COULD NOT bear to pick up her poop!
I don't have that fear. But I can understand how bad it would be to have it. I feel for you.
that shouldnt be too hard to deal with unless you got an untrained animal leaving some on your floor regularly.
i cant stand a dog that shlts on the floor.....i bet its a small dog too.
those are always the "floor shlters" whether they're big dogs that still have yet to grow up, or ones that stay small, most dogs that do it inside are under 20 pounds.