People Reveal Which Sensation They Can't Stand Even Though It's Not Painful
Humans are snowflakes. Not in our sensitivity to the imaginary concepts of society at large, instead in their varying resistance to outside physical stimulants. Sensations of comfort for some can feel like nails on a chalkboard for others.
Reddit user, u/Charlleshenry, wanted to hear the worst sensations you can imagine that really shouldn't be when they asked:
I DON'T Want To Laugh, But...
Being tickled. I'm thinking itching is second.
The worst part is you can't tell people IRL that you hate being tickled because literally everyone takes that as an invitation to tickle you. People are d-cks sometimes.
Cotton Is The Worst
Dry hands or feet touching anything that's cottony
Just the thought of pinching a cotton ball induces a physical cringing response in my body.
Little Kids Are Prime SuspectsGiphy
Sticky hands. Especially between fingers.
You Try So Hard To Stop It From Happening
Wet cloth at the wrists, like when you wash your face in the morning but water drips down your arm and wets your sleeve a bit.
This is the truth. And the anxiety of washing dishes and watching your sleeve slowly slide down. Then you have to either stick your arm in the air and shimmy the sleeve back down, or stop everything to dry your hands to push the sleeve back up.
Lodged In Like A Nail
When you get a popcorn kernel stuck in between your teeth and you can't for the life of you get it out.
Or spot-welded to the back of your tongue.
Sticking your arm down a sink of dirty dishwater to pull out the plug.
Heat On Heat
When it's a hot day - my exposed arm (humerus ish area) touching someone else's
It happens a lot on hot London transport in summer and I HATE the sensation of the clammy skin sticking together - but just that area, anywhere else I can pretty much let it slide
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Laying down on one side for too long.
I'm constantly rolling over from one side to the other because of how uncomfortable I feel. Not painful at all, because I'm in a resting, sedentary position.
When you need to stretch but you can't stretch far enough.
Additionally, when you yawn and it doesn't feel like you yawned hard enough
Like Brushing A Cactus
My dry a-- hands on microfiber towels.
I have a blanket that I use on the couch when I'm watching TV. One side is velour and the other side is fleece. My feet are rough even though I try to keep them smooth. Sometimes my rough feet get caught on the fleece and it feels so damned strange. I do it on purpose sometimes just to do it.
What can you not stand that really shouldn't be that bad? Let us know!
There are some things that are pretty much universally irritating: self important people, someone cutting you off in traffic, or those scam robocalls, for example.
Sometimes things that seem like they are only mildly irritating or inconvenient for others drive us up the wall, though.