trypophobia /trai:po-feubia/ n – an irrational fear of a cluster or clusters of holes.
Does looking at this photo of a lotus pod or a honeycomb, barnacles, or open pores on the skin cause an icky feeling in you and makes your stomach churn?
Well, that inkling dread is known as ‘trypophobia‘. It is an unofficial word in dictionaries but is a recognised neuro phenomenon in psychology. Most people may experience a mild feeling of yuck when looking at a lotus pod but for extreme sufferers, physiological discomforts may manifest. So what can you do if trypophobia has gotten a hold on you? Unfortunately, nothing. There is no known cure accept to avoid looking at aggravating imageries.
For me, I just feel like pinching all those ripe nipples of the lotus pod!