Are women actually scared of bugs?

I know I sound like a 5 year old asking this question, but I'm genuinely a little curious.

About an hour ago I was in my basement and I saw this weird-ass cricket spider looking thing on the wall, about an inch and a half long. It was really strange, but I've seen things like it before.

Anyway, it got me wondering if women actually find bugs terrifying or if they just act like they do because it's what society wants. I'm not gonna put the fricking thing in my mouth or grab it or some shit, I'm not a dumbass, but regardless I don't see why people find them terrifying enough to scream over it. They're slightly unsettling at worst.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a man and that thing scares me to tears. Bugs are nasty and evil

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe you should get to know them before judging them for how they look.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just throw them my wallet and run away

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So you don't run around and scream when you see a spider?

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bug bites hurt. That mukade centipede bite could easily cause an infection that would lead to an amputated limb if you don't treat it. Women just don't need to tough it out and get over their fear of physical pain because they're women.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well I mean it depends on the bug, really. I live in the northern US so bugs and wildlife are generally very harmless. Even the fricking bears are pussies. Although even with a bug that is genuinely dangerous, I wouldn't just run and scream, albeit I would undeniably be scared.

      I grab snakes, rats and giant frogs out of pools with my bare hands and I wouldn't get without 10 feet of that thing

      I just looked up "Centipede eating bat" on Google images (I decided on this image despite not fitting the description), I've never seen anything like this IRL, in case there's any confusion.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i dont think giant centipedes is what op is talking about the. i guess it depends on where you live but there arent any very highly venomous bugs in europe or the northern us, bees and wasps are among the worst. the most dangerous ones are actually ticks because they can give you lymes disease which often goes untreated untill its too late because its not that symptomatic at first and a tick bite doesnt hurt much unlike a bee/wasp or centipede bite
      but even with a giant centipede there is no reason to freak out, its not gonna suddenly jump on you and bite you, and you can just go and kill it though i would want to use my bare hands for that

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i would
        typo of course. i wouldnt
        there is also one "the" too much
        i have a habit of sometimes randomly re-reading my posts

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I grab snakes, rats and giant frogs out of pools with my bare hands and I wouldn't get without 10 feet of that thing

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of women are. Some men are. We have evolved to fear things that skitter. Women tend to have way less fortitude than men do and it's natural for people to fear them.
    t. entomologist

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Black person I won't frick with centipedes

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That thing is venomous is frick, being afraid of it is very correct.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    lesbianloserlurker

    I'm fricking terrified of wienerroaches it's like my only phobia/fear. Don't care about spiders or other typpa bugs but just wienerroaches eughh

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thats like being afraid of squirrels. Even the big American ones with 2 foot wingspans are sissies

      • 2 weeks ago
        lesbianloserlurker

        Yeah but they're revolting and filthy carrying around all sorts of diseases and the way they scuttle around and just disappear from one place to another so quickly

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You just described a squirrel except the squirrel can actually bite you and give you all sorts of nasty shit. Especially city squirrels that will play chicken with humans

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          roaches can also sneak inside your ears while youre asleep and wreak havoc. happened to one of my roomie. nasty shit.

          • 2 weeks ago
            lesbianloserlurker

            thank you for that information
            you just now amped up my fear of em x100
            I may have nightmares tonight

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking hate wienerroaches so much, it's unreal. They are utterly revolting, especially the large ones. It's the but I hate the most. Just absolutely disgusting.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        *the bug I hate the most

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some bugs r scary but some r rly cool like beetles and isopods (although they dont rly count as bugs)

    • 2 weeks ago
      lesbianloserlurker

      (arachnid so also not really a bug)I like spiders I've had this spider tenant in my room for a while now and we're kinda buddies we keep each other company. Originally she would just stay in the one corner of my ceiling above my bed and we would stare at each other at night sometimes. I think she's realised by now that I don't plan on doing her any harm because she's started feeling comfortable moving around across my ceiling but she always comes back to that little corner above my bed. She pays by catching and eating the little bugs around and I let her live not bothering her. I've kinda developed a strange fondness for her lately due to the fact that ever since I moved into this house of October last year she's just always been there kinda consider her a friend

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was it a house centipede or was it a camel cricket?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      100% a Camel Cricket

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Centipedes make me scream like a woman, those fricking things are just unnerving to look at while they are moving. Meanwhile I can easily pet millipedes without a care in the world.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's performative. You see the same thing with black people in the hospital. Momma dies and they start screaming and dancing. Extremely unnatural response. Instead of feeling sad they all try to one up each other and then get angry when you tell them to be respectful and that there are other patients and family in the hospital. It's insincere acting but it gets a lot of attention and that's all that matters. There's a lot of examples actually. Being attracted to a 29 year old woman results in endless pearl clutching by 30 year old women about how pedophilic it is. It gets them attention, good or bad doesn't matter they just want to be seen or heard. A rapist gets shot breaking into to someone's house and suddenly guns are the evilest thing since Lucifer was cast from heaven. They know guns are good and that breaking into another's home is bad and that raping them is bad. Purposely being wrong and loud about it results in attention. Marijuana good tobacco bad. Same exact shit but having moronic opinions gets them attention.
    The truth is over 90% of people are not just very stupid, but also very bad. All that matters in life is how annoying you can be, the score is kept by how much attention you can draw.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i drowned an earwig in soap a week ago and i'm still too scared to pick it up

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love arthropods so much, they are so cool

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    frick centipedes ill chill w any other bugs but centipedes can burn in hell

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the bites of giant centipedes like in op are really nasty but house centipedes usually fail to penetrate the skin and when they do its not worse than a bee sting

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah but still those things are nasty as frick i would feel as violated as if id been molested if i ever found one of those things crawling on my skin. It woukd have to die in a terrible way for such treachery

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Am I supposed to kill these things in my house? I read somewhere that they eat pests like ants and wienerroaches which is nice, but I don't want them to breed and infest my house

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          id probably kill them on sight but i dont think it matters much

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm male and I hate them. Not a "running away screaming" fear, I'll kill them, but I feel a deep disgust seeing them. If they touch me I'll have to wash repeatedly til I stop feeling like they're crawling all over me.

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a man and my fear of bugs is directly proportional to how many legs it has, all other things being equal.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      LOOK OUT! (originally, of course)

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a 36 year old dude and I do get scared by a lot of bugs admittedly. Not really so much because I fear them specifically depending on what it is, but I moreso hate the surprise of seeing something there when you weren't expecting it. Like I live in the desert, so we have a lot of bitey and stingy nasty things that often get into my house, especially during this time of year. The other night I went to take a shit and as I turned around to sit on the toilet, out from under my bath mat crawled a fat one of these frickers. Scared the crap out of me.

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    looks like a bigger version of the guy I found on my ceiling last week

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I already posted about it but I was able to catch the fricker crawling out from behind the AC unit at 2AM after feeling my sleep being disturbed the past couple nights.
      Put him in a box and took him outside.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        look at that leggy boy go :3

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Faerie

    I fricking hate millipedes, centipedes, snails, slugs, mosquitoes, flies, douse them in gasoline, set those things on fire, put salt in them, cook them, just get rid of them.

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont like to kill bugs but if I see a fricking centipede it unlocks a primal fear in me, that shit looks like it was designed by satan and it moves at warp speed with those creepy little legs. I smash them with a book after freezing in fear, I'd use a flamethrower if I had to...

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I kill roaches on sight but let other bugs go free

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most people are, yeah. You find the odd people who aren't. I'm not too afraid of bugs(except roaches), but I spent my childhood out in the grass and woods catching bugs, lizards and snakes. My sister did so with me but she's terrified of 'em, so even early childhood exposure doesn't necessarily make you unafraid of 'em.
    >t. moid

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