Shapes of Disgust
Anything phallic is absolutely awful. But, then, it has to be very exact. Like, a banana is fine.
Clumps the texture of clumps makes my skin crawl. I associate it with things like infections with pus or expired, curdled milk
Geometrically, I don’t have an answer for this. The best example I have is when something is malformed beyond repair, because it elicits discomfort.
Trapezoid, because it’s not simple and I want to add to it to make another shape.
I. think the banana shape is disgusting because its shaped weird and not delectable.
Trapeziums are disgusting, because they don’t have an equal length in sides, and they are a mixture of two types of shapes. But, honestly, shapes don’t bother me, it is more of a mathematical opinion.
I don’t think that any shape is necessarily disgusting but what someone is thinking when they draw it or see it is what makes a shape disgusting. For example, an oval could be disgusting because you could associate it with a bug or something else you find unpleasant.
A lump because I also do not find it pleasing to look at. It is not associated with anything specific in my head.
Rectangles. Never liked them. They never did anything to me, so I feel bad saying it.
Any shape that has lots of tiny holes in it. It’s called trypophobia when you have an aversion to lots of tiny holes all close together in something. I personally think it’s disgusting, and I can’t explain exactly why but I get the weirdest feeling when I see something that has holes in it, and I have a visceral reaction.
A rectangle would be disgusting in my eyes because the corners are uneven and represent lumps on a log. When I think of lumps on a log, poop is the first thing to come to mind unfortunately.
Any shape with the small holes pattern in them. I know that there are phobias to shapes with small holes and I don’t think I personally have that phobia, but others definitely do. I believe it is called trypophobia.
Trapezoid, because the line on top is shorter than the line on the bottom, and it is just an odd shape in general; kind of triggers my ocd.
Pentagon because it is asymmetrical but is not.
Chunky substances because they also remind me of vomit. I am not disgusted by vomit itself but the idea of eating vomit is disgusting.
I guess asymmetrical shapes would probably be the most disgusting to me because in my opinion they’re less satisfying, but they do not bother me to a great extent.
How do our aesthetics of disgust relate to shapes?
What shapes do you think are disgusting?