Podophobia is the fear of feet. I know it sounds stupid, but I have that. I haven't touched my feet in 8 years. If someone touches my feet or I accidentally touch theirs, I have a major panic attack. The general thought of feet makes me cry. 

I didn't always have this phobia. It started when I used to live with my cousin. When I was three and he was six, i would wake up and he would be massaging my feet. As we got older, he moved on to more and more things. When I turned thirteen he raped me. However, through all these years, he always began everything he did with a foot massage. 

I, being as young as I was, associated my pain and fear with feet and not him. Even as I get older, and know the difference, I can't stop being a podophobe.

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