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Phobias/Fear of... spiderwebs?


djrob wrote at 2007-09-30 07:00:41
The correct term is araneophobia

ngququ wrote at 2008-07-16 11:25:52
Am happy to see that others also have a fear of the web, but not necessarily the spider.  Thanks for term for this phobia too - glad to know that I'm not the only one with this irrational fear.

Kronie (user on wrote at 2013-10-16 15:30:34
dang man, I have the exact same fear. I dunno if it's extreme enough to be this phobia, but I've had dreams where I get trapped in giant webs that send pain ripping through me, and shock me like electricity or buzz when I get close to them or touch them; or they appear out of nowhere, right in front of me.

The glinting in the sunlight is what usually makes me realize they're there. If I walk into one and I already know, at the moment, that it is there, I won't be as scared. But sudden run-ins can freak me out. I never care if there's a spider in the web. I just want the f***in' thing off me!!!

Its almost funny lol, in the woods, I always wave a huge, long stick in front of me to destroy any invisible ones. And if Im with a friend, or anyone who doesn't mind webs, I make sure I'm never in front.


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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:


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