Health Diaries > Eat This! > Fear of Bananas - Bananaphobia

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I have this fear. Not that I can't be in a room with a banana, but it makes me uncomfortable. Anyone who just ate a banana has to wash their hands. I can't stand the smell, and will freak out if someone comes near me with one.

I recognize it's crazy, but I can't help it!

Posted by Hannah on December 19, 2008 10:32 AM

I have the same fear. I hate bananas... the smell, texture, taste... it gives me the heebie jeepies! I feel awful because I have 2 little boys and they love bananas.

I am glad there is someone else out there!

Posted by Michelle on January 29, 2009 4:57 PM

So glad I'm not the only person that has this problem,if I was offered a million pounds to pick up a banana I still wouldn't do it.

Posted by Gill on March 15, 2009 9:18 PM


Posted by dave on March 27, 2009 6:04 AM

I'm not alone!!!!!!
people are horrible when it comes to fear of bananas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i google serched fear of bananas because i was scared i was the only person to be so weird; but im not:)

the other day i passed my birthday, and one of my friennndddsss happened to have a banana in her bag; so when i was busy she decided to play a nasty trick on me;;
on discovering the banana in the bag of my new jeans; not only did i let out a little scream, drop the bag and start crying but i also wont wear my jeans untill they have been washed;;; more then once.

what do u think having a fear of bananas means:? (apart from being slightly crazy)

i wish no one ever found out about my banana prob!

Posted by bec on April 26, 2009 11:22 AM

wooooooow! i hate bananas!!!!! i didnt realize its an actual phobia thats great!!!!! i cannot stand the sight, texture, or smell of them!!!! glad its just not me!

Posted by O! on April 27, 2009 1:11 PM

its not an irrational fear, its totally rational. bananas are evil and disgusting. i only found this because i googled it to find the proper name cos my mates down the pub don't believe its a real phobia. i can't bear them (bananas not my mates)

Posted by luce on May 17, 2009 1:25 PM

Bananas are okay as long as they're not peeled; when they're peeled I have to get away from them. My sister likes to peel her banana and chase after me with it, because she likes to hear me scream. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a fear of bananas.

Posted by Mary on May 20, 2009 3:13 PM

people called me weird for this!!
i cant believe im not alone!
if im even in the same room with banana...ill puke!
last time somebody threw a banana peel at me and i begen to cry.
i HATE bananas!

Posted by Gabby on May 26, 2009 4:01 PM

omg!!! everyone makes fun of me soo muchh!! ill be with my friends and theyll put a bananna peel on my back or burp banna burps and it makes me wanna cryy!!! haha omg this is awesome that its not just me!!!

Posted by brenna on May 27, 2009 1:05 PM

I get slightly nervous around nectarines ... now I feel in good company :O)

Posted by Mark on June 10, 2009 2:12 AM

OMG!! Years ago I got bullied by a group of bananas and I've never been the same since. Also, my ex girlfriend pulled one out of her bag once and i had a minor stroke. Every time one walks towards me I have to cross the street! I'm so glad i'm not alone.

Posted by Dixon on July 28, 2009 9:06 AM

WOW..I Thought i was the only person in the world but i am glad im nott it makes me feel soo good that im not.People make fun of me and tease me and i just want to cryy.

Posted by bianca on August 21, 2009 9:10 PM

i have a huge fear someone will throw one at me. and i cant help but to want to vomit when i see someone eating a banana or even saying the word gives me the heeby jeebies. its such a scary food. i have night mares it wants to eat me.

Posted by kizzy on August 22, 2009 9:13 PM

Hey this bannana stuff is not funny. back when i was in the navy no hold on a minute, no it was when i was in a motor cycle gang, no it was when i was in the navy. something bad happened with a bannana.

Posted by SNUFFY FROM BLOUNTSVILLE on September 18, 2009 12:39 PM

I don't have this phobia, so I can't understand it.
Like it's just a piece of fruit?
Banana phobia people. Just eat one, honestly they're lovely!
You're missing out!

Posted by Jess Shadforth on October 2, 2009 3:41 PM

AMEN!!! I can breathe a little easier. This is a real disease with doctors and everything. I have been suffering from Bananaphobia for about 20 years now. My friends think its hillarious, I fail to see the humor. There needs to be some sort of support groups for this.

Lets Unite and Stay Strong fellow Bananaphobiaers.

Posted by Anonymous on October 9, 2009 5:01 PM

i thought i was the 1! people think im nuts when i tell them i scared of bananas. i cant stand the feel of there skin makes me feel sick just thinking about it. so glad im not alone with this fear.

Posted by kayleigh on October 12, 2009 2:15 PM

ha my best friend has a major freak out when we put bananas anywhere near her! its a major highlight to our days as one of us always has a banana and tormenting is fun :P i cant believe her fear is a real thing but she made me google it and its true :P

Posted by Geeee on November 7, 2009 1:36 PM

I cant believe there are other people that feel the same as me! i have always had banana phobia, cant go anywhere near them! people who laugh others with this phobia should feel bad. you obviously dont understand what its like to feel a genuine fear for something!!!!

Posted by miss s on November 13, 2009 8:24 AM

My little daughter has the same phobia before reading this article ,i used to chase her everday with banana to eat it and when she sees the Banana she crys & vomits from the smell .. is there any cure for this phobia!!!

Posted by maha on November 23, 2009 2:49 AM

I am terrified of bananas. They appear to me in dreams and visions, cutting and stabbing me into tiny pieces, while chanting "Sacrifice, sacrifice!" My counselor says I need a more specialized doctor, but he is the most expensive 'shrink' in my city. I'm not sure what to do about this, because any therapy I'm getting is only making it work; lately the bananas have been hanging my daughter Jayne, and have been torching my neighborhood. I really need somebody to help me...any ideas?

Posted by Emilee on December 30, 2009 3:46 PM

Firstly - thanks for an informative site.There are many types of disorders linked with anxiety and depression, a very common one being emetophobia(fear of being sick). There is a brief, completely anonymous on-line survey at .If any readers are sufferers, please spend 2 minutes to complete the survey

Posted by simon on March 8, 2012 11:11 AM

Graphically explicit movie detailing some of the more inventive ways to take revenge on the awful Banana:

Posted by Andrew Pogson on July 6, 2012 3:49 AM

When I eat a Banana an amazing transformation occurs!

Posted by Eric on July 28, 2012 10:04 PM


I left a comment on 8 March , pointing you to an emetophobiatreatment site

This site has now move to this location

Emetophobia site


Posted by Simon on March 13, 2013 5:09 AM

Should read - thanks

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