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(AHN)   National Phobics' Society reports four million people in Britain suffer from 'toilet phobia.' That's pretty crappy   (allheadlinenews.com) divider line 54
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2006-11-11 12:38:59 PM  
So what do they do? Find a convenient alley or something?
 
2006-11-11 01:57:13 PM  
I think they're just full of shiat.
 
2006-11-11 02:17:44 PM  
Didn't they have a politician recently who asked folks not to flush the toilet, and who in fact had not flushed his own in a couple of years?

The blueflies weren't THAT much of a problem, he said.
 
2006-11-11 02:19:33 PM  
You can't catch a desease off of a toilet seat...Unless it's wet and squishy and when your poop plops, the water splashes up and hits your rectum.......

/AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
 
2006-11-11 02:22:16 PM  
that's gotta be inconvenient...
 
2006-11-11 02:23:33 PM  
OK, is today the official The English are a bunch of pussies day or something?

First afraid of a .22short, then about dipping crackers in tea and now this.
 
2006-11-11 02:23:39 PM  
img490.imageshack.us
 
2006-11-11 02:27:51 PM  
The other 56 million suffer "dentist phobia".

Joe
 
F42
2006-11-11 02:27:53 PM  
WTF is toilet phobia?

Article useless without explanation.
 
2006-11-11 02:28:49 PM  
Rate my poo!!

http://ratemypoo.com/

/not on an empty stomach
 
2006-11-11 02:29:34 PM  
I have a phobia of public toilets.
 
2006-11-11 02:33:35 PM  
Story was that Winston Churchill did NOT want toilet seats installed in his home. "I have no need of such things."
 
2006-11-11 02:34:32 PM  
A real article about the subject from the Beeb.
 
2006-11-11 02:36:15 PM  
I feel sorry for all of the people around the world, including those in Japan, who will never feel the full enjoyment of selecting a stall in a crowded bathroom, then unleashing hell.

They will never feel the pleasure of walking out of the stall and seeing that while they have mostly cleared the bathroom, the remaining holdouts are simply in awe of the pure force of their bowels.

While it's a shame for any person, it is a special shame for a man. The closest a man will ever come to giving birth and sharing their creation with the world, and they are ashamed or scared. Anyone who doesn't feel a sense of pride when they wreck a bathroom should turn in their humanity card as they have lost their soul.

Just sad.
 
2006-11-11 02:37:50 PM  
Uncle Karl: OK, is today the official The English are a bunch of pussies day or something?


Britain is a place. There are more than just "English" in Britain.
 
2006-11-11 02:39:29 PM  
vertigo32: I feel sorry for all of the people around the world, including those in Japan, who will never feel the full enjoyment of selecting a stall in a crowded bathroom, then unleashing hell.

They will never feel the pleasure of walking out of the stall and seeing that while they have mostly cleared the bathroom, the remaining holdouts are simply in awe of the pure force of their bowels.

While it's a shame for any person, it is a special shame for a man. The closest a man will ever come to giving birth and sharing their creation with the world, and they are ashamed or scared. Anyone who doesn't feel a sense of pride when they wreck a bathroom should turn in their humanity card as they have lost their soul.

Just sad.


*sniff* That was beautiful.
 
2006-11-11 02:40:37 PM  

You would think if the National Phobics Society is launching a "toilet phobia awareness campaign" they would at least update their website with info on it. This was all I was able to find there:

This term is used to describe a wide variety of fears associated with toilets, urination and defecation. Sufferers may: be unable to urinate/defecate; fear that they may soil/wet themselves and consequently worry about being too far from a toilet; fear using public toilets because of anxieties around the cleanliness of toilets, or fear that others may be scrutinising them whilst urinating (especially common amongst men).
.The BBC has much more on the subject.
 
2006-11-11 02:44:05 PM  
The toilet doesn't scare me.

The huge, scaly, razor-razor taloned hand that comes out of the hole to rip off your nads is what scares me.

/guys...don't linger!
 
2006-11-11 02:44:25 PM  
Of course they are, what with George Michael roaming around.
 
2006-11-11 02:45:15 PM  
vertigo32: I have read your writings and would like to subscribe to your newsletter
 
F42
2006-11-11 02:47:16 PM  
yotta: A real article about the subject from the Beeb.


Thanky

So, public toilet phobia then, see, one additional word, suddenly it makes sense.
Pff
 
2006-11-11 02:48:09 PM  
At least they're not like those Japanese ladies who are so afraid of people hearing their turds plop in public restrooms that they flush the toilet to hide the noise. They've even added a button they can push to make an electronic flushing noise, but apparently it's not good enough for some of them, so they continue flushing every time.
 
2006-11-11 02:48:20 PM  
caluml
So your saying the poofteriness comes from the water or something and is not genetic?
 
2006-11-11 02:49:21 PM  
img463.imageshack.us

Wow. I can finally use this pic for something.
 
2006-11-11 02:50:42 PM  
dweir: Wow. I can finally use this pic for something.

Good deal.
 
2006-11-11 02:55:16 PM  
Snakes and gators.

Think about it.
 
2006-11-11 02:55:32 PM  
dweir: Wow. I can finally use this pic for something.


+1, I'm going to be printing that on vinyl and replacing my "No Diving Shallow Water" sticker on the bottom of the toilet seat lid.
 
2006-11-11 02:56:55 PM  
caluml: Britain is a place. There are more than just "English" in Britain

Be careful caluml, Uncle Karl is an internet tough guy!!!

/cowers
 
2006-11-11 02:59:01 PM  
Here are some new words to add to the Fark Dictionary..

Several conditions are thought to be behind toilet phobia. These include:

* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) linked to a fear of contamination

* Agoraphobia - an anxiety disorder commonly - and wrongly - linked to fear of open spaces, but which the National Phobics Society says is often manifest as a fear of feeling trapped, and a need to escape

* Paruresis ('shy bladder' syndrome) - the fear of urinating in the company of others

* Parcopresis ('bashful bowel' syndrome) - the inability to defecate in public toilets

(from BBC article)
 
2006-11-11 02:59:02 PM  
Are these people also afraid of people named John?
 
2006-11-11 03:02:37 PM  
This kind of phobia makes my brown eye blue.
 
2006-11-11 03:02:47 PM  
I'd expect they're more afraid of people named Lou
 
2006-11-11 03:05:59 PM  
Jimmyinnz


* Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) linked to a fear of contamination...



Reminds me of a tv program where a doctor was treating OCD patients with desensitizing. Took one patient into a toilet, grabbed a sandwich-packet from his pocket, opened it and wiped it on the inside of the bowl. Asked the patient thought would happen if he took a bit of it. Then he took the bite. Patient was a bit revolted.
 
2006-11-11 03:15:46 PM  
caluml: Britain is a place. There are more than just "English" in Britain.

There's more to the Americas than just the United States, but you sure don't tend to refer to people from Canada and Mexico (not to mention Central/South America) as "American", now do you Mr. Smarty-Trousers?!
 
2006-11-11 03:15:51 PM  
How many of you Britishers have square toilet seats? I know of at least one, so as far as I know, you all do. I think that explains the phobia.
 
2006-11-11 03:17:41 PM  
So are we talking about phobia of toilets in general? Or just phobia of those farking automatic-flush toilets? I HATE those things. I always think they're going to flush while I'm still sitting on them. (I also tend to assume that public toilets will splash a bit when flushed, but that's because it happens often enough that I'd rather not take the chance on being in splash range.)

VeruccaGnome Damn, I'm not OCD, and I'm plenty revolted. Sounds like the doctor is the crazy one there.
 
2006-11-11 03:19:26 PM  
well, at least they can go on the hot-tubs (what's the proper etiquette for referencing that video here on fark?)

/uh.. is this gonna take long?
 
2006-11-11 03:23:40 PM  
punto: what's the proper etiquette

E...et...etiquette? On FARK?!
 
2006-11-11 03:24:19 PM  
DRTFA
headline was a huge splash
 
2006-11-11 03:24:29 PM  
TheHoodedClaw
I am not an internet tough guy, heck I am not even a tough guy. But I am tougher than the poofter english.


/Everybody else here makes fun of the french
//Why can't I make fun of the English?
///Or was that one of the poofter English whining?
 
2006-11-11 03:32:29 PM  
The best way to confront their fears

www.aboutfancydress.co.uk
 
2006-11-11 03:35:10 PM  
POOP THREAD!!!

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I'm also gonna play this'n:

i3.photobucket.com
 
2006-11-11 03:45:33 PM  
Shouldn't the Beer Magic card be blue color (and casting cost)?
 
2006-11-11 03:46:41 PM  
Nevermind, saw that the blue casting cost was colored red.

meh.
 
2006-11-11 03:51:44 PM  
Uncle Karl: But I am tougher than the poofter english.

Well frankly, who isn't? I'm not English though, I'm Scots. But you do seem to be a wee bit snarky today.
 
2006-11-11 04:12:02 PM  
I think all women have a touch of this. I HATE going number two in a public restroom. Especially at work. Its hard to catch the place totally empty so I can do my business. Especially because of my arch enemy, Toothbrush Lady. I'm doubled over with cramps waiting on this prissy biatch to brush her teeth after lunch. One of these days perhaps I will overcome my phobia and let her have it! That oughta stop her from brushing her prissy teeth at work!
 
2006-11-11 04:20:22 PM  
druidmama: One of these days perhaps I will overcome my phobia and let her have it! That oughta stop her from brushing her prissy teeth at work!

Beware Montezuma's revenge.
 
2006-11-11 04:22:04 PM  
Farkophobia: The fear of posting to online discusion boards for fear that you're bad speling, or gramer, or punkuation, will be rideculed by the kool kids klub.

\See also: misuse of slashies.
\\See also: my butt
 
2006-11-11 05:04:19 PM  
I have a few fleeting memories of my kindengarten days. Only went half day. But recall I was afraid to use the bathroom that was adjacent to the classroom. Was usually able to "hold it" until I got home but recall I had a couple of accidents ("Number 1" as they used to say). I was OK by first grade.

Now I prefer not to defecate in public bathrooms just because it takes me a while to go, but I do go if I have to especially if there is not a lot of people seeking to use the bathroom.
 
2006-11-11 05:24:36 PM  
 
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