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View Poll Results: Yourself or others?

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  • Yourself

    17 25.37%
  • Others

    7 10.45%
  • Both

    43 64.18%
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  1. #1
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    Just curious...are you mostly afraid of yourself v*ing or others v*ing...or both? For me, it's mostly other people. I feel like I can mostly control when I will v*, but I have no control over others. It's the sound, the smell, the sight...ugh. I freak out if anybody even says that they don't feel well, I'm outta there! I mostly can't stand the sound. I automatically run away and cover my ears.
    <font color=MAGENTA>-Rachel</font>
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    Hi Rachel,

    I am terrified of others vomiting, but primarily because I am afraid of catching something; I am terrified beyond terrified of myself vomiting. I can escape other people vomiting, but I can't escape myself vomiting.

    I also understand where you're coming from.

    ~Madeleine
    Seventeen-year-old Madeleine, from Rhode Island

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    I voted both, but only because I could catch it, and then be sick myself. SV mostly scares me because of the repeat instances. That is terrifying.

    If someone is drunk or motion sick, I don't like it, but I can tolerate it without a panic attack.


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    Scaredycat,

    Me too!Edited by: maddyblythechen
    Seventeen-year-old Madeleine, from Rhode Island

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    Both. I think equally.
    \"Don\'t mistake innocence for ignorance. Don\'t mistake purity for inexperience. Don\'t mistake humility for weakness.\"

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    Both but only if it's something contagious, if the person is drunk or pregnant or something I don't freak out at all.

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    everything about being sick makes me freak out. other people and me. although I think it's worse when it's me because I can't exactly run away from it

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    Mostly other people...I'm not scared of me doing the act itself, BUT I still don't want to do it. I definately am afraid of myself catching a stomach bug even though I'm not afraid of the actual act.

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  9. #9
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    Both - but primarily because i'm worried about catching it off someone else. If I know for a fact someone has v* for something not contagious (like being drunk) then I'm still absolutely terrified, and would run a mile or shut my eyes,cover my ears up and hold my nose (yes all at the same time - index fingers in ears and little fingers on nose [img]smileys/smilies_32.gif[/img] ) but I wouldn't stress over it for days on end worrying if i was going to get s* too.

  10. #10
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    I was afraid of both, but never afraid of "catching" anything. I was only afraid of myself doing it in public somewhere (or during a medical procedure). But for sure, the fear of someone else was astronomical! Ridiculously crazily high! If someone looked pale, or was quiet, or anything like that I would run away! It was horribly terrifying. I'm so glad those days are over.
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  11. #11
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    I'm terrified of both, but I think I'm more worried of doing it myself. When I was younger, I even used to freak out when someone was v* on tv. Meanwhile, I'm cope better with that, but I still panic when somebody near me gets sick. Of course the predominent thought in such a situation is that I may catch a bug, but even when a co-worker who was pregnant started v* at work last year (because of her pregnancy) I started trembling and had all these panic sympoms. Edited by: catmom

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    Both. Me, anyone else, on the telly, in a book/magazine anything and anywhere!! If I had to choose obviously I would rather someone else do it than me but even hearing it brings on a panic attack.

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    Others too, but myself much much more.

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    I don't get it...before age 10 I was only afraid of other people...now it's
    both and it's getting worse.

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    I only worry about other people v* if it is from a sickness that I can catch that will make me v* too (like, if someone had too much alcohol and they v* I really would not care very much). I primarily worry about myself v*.

 

 

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