Recent Phobias

Puppets are part of our childhood. They have been tools to entertain and educate young kids and they are considered by many to be fun and entertaining. Pupaphobia is a term used to define people with the fear of puppets and this can be brought about by the fear of hard, handpainted faces of puppets, especially those made in the past and they feel that these smiling faces of the wooden figures are watching them or that anytime they might come to life.
Others …

Fever is usually a sign of an infection, be it viral or bacterial and almost all of us had experienced having fever in our entire lifetime. Although it is unpleasant, fevers usually resolve with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or even without medications. But pyrexiophobics have an exaggerated phobic or anxiety response to fever which may be caused by several things.
One might have gotten a really bad infection in the past that caused spiking fevers and long hospital stays and the experience could have been …

Rectophobia, or proctophobia is the fear of the rectum or rectal disease. This fear is fairly common especially in persons who have had a personal experience of having any of these rectal disease.
Most commonly, people with this phobia have experienced hemorrhoids for instance and thus they had painful and excruciating bowel movements thus causing them to fear rectal disease. Others might have family members of friends who was diagnosed to have rectal cancer and had to go through anal resection with colostomy and thus they subsequently believe that any changes …

Rectophobia, or proctophobia is the fear of the rectum or rectal disease. This fear is fairly common especially in persons who have had a personal experience of having any of these rectal disease.
Most commonly, people with this phobia have experienced hemorrhoids for instance and thus they had painful and excruciating bowel movements thus causing them to fear rectal disease. Others might have family members of friends who was diagnosed to have rectal cancer and had to go through anal resection with colostomy and thus they subsequently believe that …

Rhabdo is a latin word meaning rod and fear of a rod or rhabdophobia can mean one of three things.
First this could mean fear of being severely punished. This image of being punished could be due to stories in the past of people being hit repeatedly by a cane or stick as punishment or some that were even “caned-to-death”. This gruesome image could have cause rhabdophobia in some persons.
Another meaning of rhabdophobia is the fear of being criticized. People may sometimes find criticism as something …