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    Updated on Aug 14, 2018. Posted on Aug 14, 2018

    The Fear Of Getting Peanut Butter Stuck To The Roof Of Your Mouth Is A Real Phobia

    Do you have it?

    Gooey, peanutty, and delicious.

    We TV

    Yes, I am talking about peanut butter.

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    Well, whether you fancy creamy or crunchy, there is one universal downside to peanut butter – getting it stuck to the roof of your mouth.

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    But some people have an actual fear of it. Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of getting peanut butter stuck to the roof of your mouth.

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    Arachibutyrophobiacs are not scared of peanut butter itself, just the situation of getting it stuck to the roof of their mouth.

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    This fear may be rooted in having a general phobia of choking, or even a phobia of sticky textures.

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    According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about three million Americans suffer from peanut allergies, meaning this could also be a trigger for the phobia.

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    Some phobias tend to come from traumatic events from the past, so if a person saw someone have an allergy attack after eating peanut butter, it could trigger their arachibutyrophobia. In other cases, an individual may have witnessed someone choking in their past (even if they don't remember it now), so they developed arachibutyrophobia.

    The good news is arachibutyrophobia can be treated with cognitive behavior therapy methods which help you develop new patterns of behavior and thinking.

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    So, stay strong peanut butter lovers!