Aren’t they the same thing? Nope.
Blushing is a normal thing that almost everybody does when they are put into an embarrassing situation.
Erythrophobia is ‘the fear of blushing’. Where a person can blushing in any situation just from thinking about a blush. I got to the stage that my face would actually turn red for no reason before I even got to think about it, like a useless defensive reflex.
To people who don’t have Erythrophobia they think it is stupid until you go into full detail and explain how it wrecks your life, well that’s been my experience anyway.
I used to get so sick of people saying “just don’t think about it” and “you’re probably not even that red”
If you have blushing I’m sure you’ve heard this before and it still makes me angry!
I feel that this condition needs to have a lot more research done as I have recently read that 5 to 7 percent of people suffer from it. So you are not alone, chances are someone else you know has it to.
Since I have cured myself and have spoken more openly about it to people I have found a few people that are having trouble with it and I point them in the right direction.
Read my blushing How To Stop Blushing cure story