Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Arachibutyrophobia (fear of experiencing peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth)

Arachibutyrophobia is defined as the fear of experiencing peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
If you are victim of this phobia, then you will definitely try to shun situation where you will be compelled to eat peanut butter.
But prior to understanding the intensity of this phobia, it is more important to understand what is phobia.

Understanding Arachibutyrophobia
Arachi, a glutinous oil ingredient is said to be present in butter and nuts. Though research has failed to show whether there is any link between the oil and the person suffering from Arachibutyrophobia.
The actual problem brought by peanuts is the presence of silicon gel type properties that get stuck to the upper part of the mouth.
When the sticky thing gets into the mouth and dissolves with the saliva it is impossible for it to get bonded at any particular part of the mouth because of the watery situation.
But the roof of the mouth is the only part which remains a bit dry thus helping the sticky thing to get tangled in their. It feels very annoying when the butter gets stuck to the upper part of the mouth and you are unable to pull it out in the public crowd.

The Symptoms
The symptoms are shaking, feeling of nausea and sickness, sweating, dizziness, heart palpitation, inability to speak and work properly, feelings of nausea and anxiety attacks.
Embarrassment is the core of the problem, which prevents the sufferers from having peanuts any more.
Though the symptoms can vary from person to person, few people are so much haunted by the fear of sticky butter, that they even hate the sight of glass jars.

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