phobias

phobias

My Spider-Filled Airbnb Is the New ‘Hereditary’

I’m a grown-ass woman who leans into my own phobias and I don’t care who knows.
Sarah Berman
6.25.18
phobias

These Terrifying Reddit Phobia Pages Might Actually Help People

We asked experts about the psychology behind online communities devoted to scaring the shit out of each other.
Molly Kay
6.11.18
phobias

These Claustrophobia Videos Are Nightmare Fuel

A subreddit devoted to claustrophobia does a great job of making you absolutely nauseous and disturbed.
Molly Kay
4.27.18
phobias

We Asked People to Sum Up Their Most Irrational Fear in Six Words

"Unknowingly being 'muffin top epidemic' b-roll."
Anna Goldfarb
3.21.18
mental health

What Life Is Like When You're Constantly Terrified of Death

Thanatophobia is the fear of the one thing in life that is inevitable... death.
Violet Rusu
2.5.18
fear

People Admit Their Strangest Phobias

Claustrophobia is so last season.
Niloufar Haidari
8.7.17
phobias

My Fear of Being Touched Is Ruining My Life

AJ, a 23-year-old graphic designer, explains how haphephobia (a fear of physical contact) has affected his ability to live and love.
Charlotte Yates
7.5.17
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

My Fear of Vomit: The Nightmare of Living with Emetophobia

The one thought that completely invades my brain when I'm awake (and even, at times, in my sleep) is: "Will I vomit today?"
Anonymous
5.1.15
The VICE Guide to Mental Health

This Is How It Feels to Live with Severe Anxiety

My anxiety disorder can make me feel like I'm trapped in a cyclone of negative thoughts and fear. But thanks to the right treatments and techniques, I've discovered how to live my life.
Eleanor Morgan
4.28.15
Fashion

Magical Spy Sneakers

It’s a bit of a wonder that communism hasn’t fallen to its knees, screaming, “You win!” at Nike. Since 2006, the company has implanted tracking sensors into its line of Nike+ sneakers, a practice you would think certainly has political implications.
Liz Armstrong
7.12.12
Off Hollywood

Off Hollywood - Stuart Gordon

His killer midnight movie "Re-Animator" features one of the most unsettling sexual encounters one will ever see with a severed head.
Jennifer Juniper Stratford
2.28.12
The Kids Issue

Perv Hunters

Xavier von Erck is the founder of Perverted-Justice.com. They're those guys who put together the Dateline specials where they pretend to be 13-year-old girls online, invite old guys who proposition them on the internet over to their "mom's house."
VICE Staff
9.1.06