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I was googling for something like why some people don't like to touch velvet, and the top hit was https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/haptodysphoria where it's defined as

An odd, disagreeable sensation felt by certain people when handling peaches, velvet or other fuzzy surfaces.

but there are zero hits on that term in pubmed. So is this phenomenon of dislinking to touch some materials something more seriously studied under some other terminology?

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    $\begingroup$ In Spain this sensation is known as grima, and I found quite a bit on the internet under that name. It can apply to many things, not just velvet. Microfibres cloths are another common one, as can be denim, though it can be any texture for different people. Some even say touching the substance makes their teeth feel soft. It may also be known as Tactile Hypersensitivity Disorder, though disorder seems rather a strong description for the vast majority of sufferers? $\endgroup$ – JessH Oct 12 '18 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Hi I have haptodysphoria as I don’t like touching velvet, I go all shakes and I get churning feeling in my abdomen( as well as a tingle in my spine). This is not a myth $\endgroup$ – user23364 May 31 at 20:11
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Apparently "sensory over-responsivity" is a more widely used term:

Sensory over-responsivity, a subtype of sensory modulation disorder, is characterized by extreme negative reactions to normative sensory experiences. Individuals vary widely in their reactions to sensory stimuli, with some children and adults reporting aversive, even painful, responses to contact with everyday objects and exposure to everyday sounds. Some people find the sound of vacuum cleaners or sirens highly aversive, and some children fuss about stiff new clothes and labels sewn inside collars. They may dislike being lightly touched or vigorously protest brushing their teeth.

No mention of velvet though in that article.

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