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Old 11-12-2003, 10:03 PM   #1
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Hydrophobia Questions

Okay, so hydrophobia is the fear of water. But what 'criteria' do you actually have to meet to be hydrophobic? For example...

I have no problem with going swimming as long as I can see the bottom. I don't really mind crossing bridges. Looking at the ocean doesn't scare me. I just can't get into water if it isn't clear enough to see the bottom. I don't mind if it's deep, as long as it's clear. I have to take showers instead of baths because I can't stand it if the water gets clouded up with soap, shaving gel, or whatever. I can get into the bath and be fine until the water isn't clear anymore. Odd, eh?

So would I be considered hydrophobic? Are there sub categories that I don't know about? And, is anyone else afraid of water only if they can't see to the bottom?

This may seem like a stupid question, but I was just wondering...

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Old 11-13-2003, 06:49 PM   #2
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Actually I think that hydrophobia is another term for rabies. Remember "Ole Yeller"? It's not that they are "afraid" of water. It's just that hydrophobia makes you so sick you can't even drink water.

Old 11-13-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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Okay I was right and wrong... hydrophobia means two things... rabies and
1: hydrophobia: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of water , despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.

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