What is this strange feeling and why?
November 28, 2011 8:24 PM Subscribe
Why do I find this image
(SFW, not disturbing to most people) incredibly repulsive?
posted by Pope Xanax IV to grab bag (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I was browsing Reddit the other day, and came upon a post of the above image. I found myself disgusted by it, but in ways I couldn't articulate. At the same time, I was weirdly fascinated and kept looking at it. After thinking about it, I realize that I feel a similar sense of disgust toward other things with abnormal holes. It's not really a fear, but a combination of fascination and disgust.
Is there any explanation as to why someone would have this reaction to things like this? Is this a phobia? Are there any theories about the development of weird phobias, so to speak, such as this one?