Are You a Germaphobe?

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  • TXredhead 2012/12/22 13:09:38
    I'm not a germaphobe or the actual word mysophobia. But, I am conscientious with about it when I can be. Such as I always push an elevator button with my knuckle not the pad of my finger, or hitting the wall plates that open automatic doors with the back of my arm. These are places that are used frequently but often don't get wiped down. I do try to hand sanitizer after using stair railings. I'm a touch person, so I like to shake hands and hug, but I try hard not to spread germs from one person to another.
  • Kezzi Morris 2012/12/21 15:15:43
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  • Mike 2012/12/19 21:23:47
    I'm a germophile (lol)
  • The Andoxico 2012/12/19 20:48:39
    The Andoxico
    but there are things that gross me out like people who double-dip
  • JCD aka "biz" 2012/12/19 20:37:18
    JCD aka "biz"
    No, I even have German relatives.
  • Mike JCD aka... 2012/12/19 21:24:21
  • TXredhead JCD aka... 2012/12/22 12:57:06
  • Reecey 2012/12/19 19:34:36
    I just like a clean room :P!
  • foxy 2012/12/19 19:16:54
    A a child I was told you have to eat a peck of dirt before u die. So no I am not scared of normal germs.
  • Say_wut_o_O 2012/12/19 19:12:54
    I have a huge germaphobia...and I hate it.I don't hate mud or something, it's people...no one can touch my food or anything. And I don't know if this is connected to germaphobia but I really really REALLY hate dirty nails, so much.
  • Jan Haskell 2012/12/19 19:08:32
    Jan Haskell
    I stay as clean as I can ... but I'm not afraid to hug a friend or pick up a muddy child :)
  • Stef and the City 2012/12/19 19:00:44
    Stef and the City
    I'm not a total germaphobe but I do wash my hands after using the washroom, before I handle food or after I've handled money and if I've used or touched something that hundreds of other not-so-clean hands have touched like shopping carts, baskets, etc.
  • Ian 2012/12/19 18:01:18
    No but i have a mate, his wife is ill, he is ill, his son his ill, his daughter is ill.
    Then i blew my top when he said is dogs were ill and that he was unable to come to work, he would love it to have the Ebola virus he would be proud of something like that.
  • juicebox07 2012/12/19 18:01:16
    Well, not to the full extent. I don't wear face masks or anything like that, but I try to wash/sanitize my hands frequently. Especially if I know someone who is sick has been touching the same things. I mostly become a germaphobe when people who sit close to me at work are sick. I end up going overboard with the sanitation. :P
  • Stef an... juicebox07 2012/12/19 19:03:06
    Stef and the City
    There's nothing wrong with that. It's better to stay clean and be germ free then sick all the time and unable to go to work. I can't stand when people don't cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze into their hand and then don't bother to wash. Gross.
  • J.L.Worley 2012/12/19 17:26:08
    I still take care of myself without freaking out about any sickness or anything else like that.
  • TKhaldi 2012/12/19 17:14:29
    I was actually going to click no, but Sodahead decided that an accidental click should change my opinion. No, I'm not afraid of germs, despite what Sodahead thinks. :)
  • Stef an... TKhaldi 2012/12/19 18:53:32
    Stef and the City
    You're subconsciously afraid of germs.
  • Drebi 2012/12/19 17:01:47
    I am not afraid of germs...I just prefer my own germs over the germs of others.
  • lolitalovely 2012/12/19 16:50:30
    I'm a germ freak when it comes to food that comes from my kitchen, but other than that I''m pretty normal about germs. I don't use hand sanitizer unless my germiness can affect others, like in a hospital. I also don't like to share my food or drinks with random strangers. It's more of an STD-phobia, but some STD's are germs. (the clap is a bacterial STD)
  • Anonymous lolital... 2012/12/19 17:52:59
    Are you aware that STD stand for sexual transmitted infection? No, you can not get an STD from a clap. STDs are something acquired through SEX.
  • Stef an... Anonymous 2012/12/19 18:50:02
    Stef and the City
    I'm sure that she is aware of that. Are you aware that both Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are known by the slang term "the clap"? Apparently not.
  • S123 Anonymous 2012/12/19 19:40:26
    Clap is a type of STD.
  • lolital... Anonymous 2012/12/21 13:18:58
    That's a common misconception about STDs. STDs really spread through mucus not sex. Mucus can be exchanged by drinking from the same glass, sex, kissing, or a number of other ways. They call them STDs because they are commonly spread through sexual activities.
  • stevegtexas@aol.com 2012/12/19 16:44:30 (edited)
  • Katt 2012/12/19 16:14:44
    I'm not spraying everything I come in contact with with Lysol but I am cautious about it. I always put a napkin or something over my cup. When I'm in a public bathroom I use a paper towel to open the door. Things like that
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2012/12/19 16:01:59
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    But when I look at bacteria through an electron microscope I can easily freak!! I can't tell if they are the 'host' and we are necessary to promote their health or if WE are the host and they are necessary for our health!!

    This cute little guy is only a MITE!

    magnified germs
  • Jan Has... Louisa ... 2012/12/19 19:13:01
    Jan Haskell
    LOL ... One of my professors is always speaking out for good bacteria. One of her students titled her Ph.d thesis "Bacteria Brite" :)
    rainbow brite
  • Louisa ... Jan Has... 2012/12/19 23:07:31
  • bluelady 2012/12/19 15:44:51
    you want to be exposed to SOME germs...if only to keep your immune system in shape
  • M 2012/12/19 15:38:42
    Frankly, I've been exposed to more unsanitary conditions than I wager most people are and I rarely get sick compared to most other people I know. I think your immune system is like the rest of your body, the more it works out- the stronger it gets.
  • Louisa ... M 2012/12/19 16:04:50
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    I subscribe to the theory that there are hundreds of types of cold germs and that once we get 'that' particular cold, we'll never get it again. I had lots of colds as a child and now......it's been 20-30 yrs. However, I DO get allergies.......................
  • ANGEL of DEATH 2012/12/19 15:32:30
    atleast i dont think so.
  • Crime Time 2012/12/19 15:30:59
  • Tessa 2012/12/19 15:24:18
  • harasnicole 2012/12/19 15:04:53
    But I am cautious when it comes to touching some things. Especially in a public restroom, no matter how clean it is.
  • gatelime 2012/12/19 14:50:46
  • AN 2012/12/19 14:17:02
    I'm moderate
  • Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll 2012/12/19 13:30:21
    Mr.Hoodz the Truth Troll
    The germs give my immune system practice.
  • Cal 2012/12/19 13:25:29
    I'm an EMT. I am certainly not a germaphobe. I've been down in the dirt, I've had blood on me, I've dealt with all sorts of stuff.

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