Posts tagged "fear"

Check Your Vibes: 11 Ways To Stop Being Such A Worrywart

We’re all just fine, is my point.

By: Claire Hannum / June 2, 2015

How Should We Best Exorcise The Frisky Staff Lounge?

Hi! Are you a living, breathing human with no connection to the undead, who isn’t currently being haunted by some sort of ghost? Lucky duck, we wish we could say the same. See, myself and the other NY-based Frisky staffers are pretty sure we’re all going to die — please help!

So, we…

By: Beejoli Shah / April 1, 2015

Man Gets Spider Tattoo To Combat Arachnophobia

Eric Rico Ortiz definitely sticks out in a crowd. Having a huge spider tattoo on your right cheek will do that to a man.

Ortiz, 24, isn’t a fan of the creatures. Just the sight of one spider creeps him out and makes him run away in fear. Read more on Huffington Post…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 25, 2014

11 Things You’re Terrified Of, But Shouldn’t Be

You aren’t swallowing tons of spiders while you sleep, so don’t worry.

Occasionally the things that come to elicit the most collective fear start as harmless mistruths and grow into full blown sources of national paranoia. In times like these, we all just need to take a deep breath and stop to consider…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / February 4, 2014

Let’s Talk About My Irrational Hatred/Fear Of Espadrilles

I have a dear friend that has a very particular fear — she absolutely hates unfinished wood. Something about the texture and color of it just freaks her the fuck out, which makes it very difficult for her to, say, handle certain knives or sit at certain picnic tables. I never really got what it…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 20, 2013

5 Favorite Things I Learned At My Self-Defense Class

Earlier this month, my friend and I found ourselves punching tufts of air while hysterically laughing throughout our first self-defense class. At 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I was pumped to punch some pretend perpetrators and learn how to become more acutely aware of my surroundings.

I consider myself a human suffering…

By: Daley Quinn / October 8, 2012

9 Weird Sexual Phobias

If you thought vagina dentata was the biggest fear to worry about in bed, you are sadly wrong, my friend. There is a whole host of sexual phobias that could be lurking in your psyche. The general term is “erotophobia”: fear of all things related to sex. There are specific subdivisions to address various fear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

8 Real Fears We Have About Anal Sex

Guys, we know how excited you would be if we were as enthusiastic about entering through the back door as you are . Sometimes you mention it, and we smile and shrug. “Yeah, maybe some other night,” we reply noncommittally, handing you back the lube. It’s not that we’re prudes who don’t care about your…

By: The Frisky / April 17, 2012

Faceoff: Can Justin Bieber Measure Up To Mark Wahlberg In “Fear”?

The 1996 dating-a-hot-psychopath movie “Fear” is a classic if you ask me. [One of my favorite movies of all time. — Editor] And Marky Mark’s performance as totally crazy boyfriend David McCall is highly memorable — so much so that I made personalized “Nicole 4 Eva” Valentine’s Day cards for my friends last year featuring…

By: Julie Gerstein / January 23, 2012

Meet A Grown-Ass Woman Who Is Scared Of Kittens

Hey, look, I don’t like snakes. I don’t like snakes because I fundamentally disagree with an animal that doesn’t have legs. I just think that is WRONG, mmkay? But you know what? Live and let live. Sandra, as featured in Animal Planet’s “My Extreme Animal Phobia,” happens to think that kittens are the devil’s work.

By: Julie Gerstein / November 28, 2011

Girl Talk: Hello, Anxiety

The past four months of my life were really, really s**tty and hard. I got dumped suddenly by someone with whom I was in love. I moved out of the apartment we shared together and back in with my parents for three months. The Frisky was sold to new owners and we’ve all had to…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2011

Woman Who Doesn’t Experience Fear Could Help PTSD Treatment

Wow. Imagine if nothing scared you. You could ask out that guy you’ve been crushing on, try skydiving, not panic while driving in a snow storm: the possibilities would be endless. Well, the science blogs were abuzz today with news of a 44-year-old woman who really doesn’t experience fear. University of Iowa researchers write about…

By: Joanne Hinkel / December 19, 2010

Hey, Girls! Who Wants To Volunteer For A Spider Study?

Scientists in Austria are looking to torture study little girls who are afraid of spiders by examining their brainwaves as they’re shown photographs of the arachnids. The University of Granz is looking for girls ages 8 through 13 for the study and hope their results will find a cure for phobias. It seems to me…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 5, 2010

Girl Talk: I Have A Fear Of Flying

A few weeks from today, while you suckers are surreptitiously reading The Frisky on your office computers, I’ll be lying in the sun at a hotel in Los Angeles. There’s a pool on the roof and cabanas and waiters who’ll serve you cocktails poolside. I don’t intend to get up from my beached whale positio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 27, 2010

14 Things I’m Done Being Afraid Of

Years ago, I used to have this mantra: “The things you worry about usually don’t happen.” It was true. The fears never, ever materialized: I was never fired from a job; a roommate never kicked me out of my apartment; no one ever climbed up my fire escape in the middle of the night and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 19, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: Playing Gay, Guy’s Mistakes, And Faking Emotions

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey are playing gay lovers in the upcoming movie I Love You Phillip Morris. They went out to a a gay bar together in Miami to “get into character.” [AHN]
Read the top ten mistakes guys make in bed. Do they really think they are supposed to look like porn stars?

By: Catherine Strawn / April 25, 2008

So I’m Engaged: The Thing About Commitment

Here’s how I thought being engaged would make me feel: OLD. Here’s how being engaged really makes me feel: like I’m in on the funniest inside joke ever. Two of the most opposite people on the planet, at least on the surface, are in it for the long haul. Who would have thunk it?

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 13, 2008