Living with Emetophobia

Emetophobia is a word that most won’t recognise. Like a lot of phobias, the term isn’t really within the bounds of popular usage. There are too many phobias for any of us to possibly remember every single one. Quite simply, there’s a phobia for everything, and only a few any of us will recognise the names of — claustrophobia, or arachnophobia, for instance.

Emetophobia is the phobia of vomit, to put it simply. For some emetophobes, that revolves around committing the act. For others, it’s seeing or hearing the act, whether in real life or on television. For many, and for me, it’s all of…