Anybody else have weird triggers?

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Cantaloupe, mint gum, use of the pronoun 'you' during sex, a song I have never known the title of, breastfeeding when my son was a baby, and the female obgyn at my doctor's office.

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The smell of cigarette smoke

The word 'innocent'

People with snaggle tooth

A particular System of A Down song


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Babies/toddlers crying

visible chest hair


hammocks, spanish music minus one artist,

hearing people speak in spanish who are not loved ones

spanish bakeries/shops, those big, tall round candles that usually feature the virgin mary or jesus

EXTRA trigger.gif peeing and w*ping (I try not to pee, or hold it for as long as I can before going),

the first cd I ever received

Masks of any kind (this is one I'm slowly overcoming :) )

people being too close to my face/making weird faces at me,

playing 'doctor'

mall music (music played in dept stores in the 90's)

barney and the backyard gang--only that 'version of the show' (sometimes it's comforting though? I'm 26. Ha.)

Reading Rainbow

Wow, I feel weird listing all of these. I've never listed them before. I feel guilty.

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(Not all of these are that "weird")

Hotel rooms

Cigarette smoke

Vitamin C (which is sad cause I love it otherwise)

Tall people





Human touch


Laying on my stomach


Being alone

Being alone with one other person

Floor length mirrors

Hot water


Injury of any kind

Older men

The dark


Certain areas


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My triggers:

  • Red Dodge trucks
  • Nissan Sentras
  • White sheets
  • Bunk beds
  • Having my stomach touched
  • Their names
  • Certain colognes
  • 4th of July
  • Fireworks
  • Ginger men
  • Religious paintings
  • Crucifixes
  • Being forced to pray
  • The smell of tuna fish and peas
  • Christian music
  • Laughter that is behind me
  • Having to repeat myself
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I am not sure even which ones I have posted so if I repeat any that I have posted before I apologize:

Religious people who shove their beliefs down my throat

Bible verses sometimes

Church bells sometimes

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This is my first time here. I don't know why I waited so long. I'm a mess.

Spring time or basically any change of season

Being tickled or seeing a child being tickled

anything sexual

Body odors

Smell of pine trees


Sleeping bags being held down or blankets over my head

When my husband wants to be intimate

being touched

sex scenes and nude pics in magazines

Seeing older men with kids

So many more i know i will think of

I also need to add to my list that young kids and innocense are also triggers for me too..i get sad and winder uf they are victims.

Being complimented

eye contact

Being questioned

Accused and people with authority

visiting my family

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Hi, this is my first post, I have weird list also and I was so relieved reading yours all. So:

Low voices.


any women touching me from any place.

Repeated questions.

Repeated poking.

someone repeating my name.

Any1 so near.

Feeling or hearing the breath of someone near me.

parents being violence or cuddling their.

Hearing the name of some parts in the body.

Any1 tickling me.

having shower or using bathroom.




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Words that pertain to things that I went through. It can be as simple as one word.

When men get in my personal space. I can only handle my husband and son's touch.

When people say just get over it. It unlocks the door and everything will come flying out at once.

Bees, snakes, spiders. Long mirrors that can be nailed to the wall. Trash trucks.

Tall, muscular men with Sandy blond hair.

Women with long platinum blond hair.

Certain body positions.

I love dogs but large ones can start a flash back. When I see animals humping each other.

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Gold sedans

Animated Disney movies

Anyone applying pressure to my neck

The word "baby" used as a term of endearment

Most any form of physical intimacy

People touching my hair

Walking on gravel

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Some ones ive noticed; seeing my husbands pillow on the floor, some love songs, waking up in the middle of night, hearing noises at night, looking across the street and new neighbours.

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My hands held down


Crowed spaces

People standing behind me

Walking at night....very hard too do

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Rain and wind



Going into winter time

Bearded men

Teenage boys


To much toothpaste in my mouth.

Bathroom doors without locks

Public toilets/other ppls toilets/bathrooms

People aproaching me from behind

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People sneaking up behind me

When people try to whisper in my ear

When people try to pick me up

Even thinking about having sex

Open doors/unlocked doors that I'm not allowed to close

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Because my SA and overall unhealthy relationship happened when I was a teen I find teenagers a trigger. I've been finding (while on training to be a high school teacher) that young adolescent boys who look like my ex trigger anxiety and fear in me. Blonde hair with brown eyes, a slime but muscular build and same fashion or even similar vice all trigger me. Even hearing teachers speak about a teen break up in the school made me uneasy.

That's a weird trigger.

I want to work as a teacher in secondary school so this is something I'm going to have to work on.

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Mine are

taking baths

taste or smell of salt

sleeping in my bed

a specific song

beinge motionally and physically intimate

fruit roll ups

scar above my eye

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