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Poll: Does Raw Meat Gross You Out?

Does Raw Meat Gross You Out?

A fellow Sugar staffer recently shared stories about her raw meat woes. She can't look at — or touch — raw meat without getting grossed out and feeling nauseated. In particular, skin-on chicken makes her skin crawl, and the juice from red meat leaves her queasy. This got me to wondering: how many of you feel the same way?

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snarkypants snarkypants 7 years
kind of. not like i feel nauseated or anything. and it's not because it was once a living, breathing creature. my uncle made me gut many a fish in my younger years. i think it's just the texture. plus i'm not a good cook, so i always get a bit anxious about not cooking it enough. most of the meals i make for myself are veggie, but i eat meat if others have prepared it :P
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Raw hamburger grosses me out because it reminds me of worms.
lovelipgloss lovelipgloss 7 years
I don't like touching it, but I do. What really bothers me is thinking about bacteria. I get out some diluted bleach spray when I'm done and I wash my hands in the hottest water I can stand. I still feel like I didn't clean well enough though!
Pink2022 Pink2022 7 years
mostly its only red meat, plus i never eat red meat coz i don't like the taste or texture- just chicken
AMP AMP 7 years
I'm a vegetarian, but no, raw meat does not gross me out. Your fellow sugar girl sounds like a primadonna.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Chicken and turkey totally gross me out, especially the skin. I don't usually eat it for this reason, but red meat doesn't bother me much. The only thing that skeeves me out is the smell of raw hamburger. I have to have my burger well done or I'm convinced I can smell it.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 7 years
Raw meat grosses me out.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i use to love rare meat now its med rare
ms-jamerz ms-jamerz 7 years
The only raw meat that actually grosses me out to the point where I even try to avoid eating it cooked is raw ground meat. ew.
bethinabox bethinabox 7 years
I'm not a big fan of steak as a food, so seeing it raw especially squicks me out. Chicken I can deal with, it's just red meat that I'm not a fan of. I'm sure once I actually start cooking more for myself I'll get over the red meat thing.
ellenp1214 ellenp1214 7 years
i hate dealing with conventional, mass-produced meat. i hate thinking about the possible contamination; about the fact that parts of hundreds of cows went into that one package of ground beef; about the animals getting force fed corn and soybeans; about how the blood seeps out of the meat as it turns gray because its been sitting in the packaging for a week. all that stuff makes handling meat gross to me. but, i have no problem handling super fresh meat that comes from a source i trust and that i know was raised and killed humanely.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 7 years
I can handle it, but I don't think it's very pleasant. I avoid touching it as much as I can.. partly because I know it's more sanitary that way. For some strange reason, i can stick my hands in a raw turkey, but raw chicken makes me gag.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Raw meat doesn't gross me out at all. I would have no problem butchering animals to eat them, like my grandma used to have to do when they had their farm. I deal with gross stuff at work all the time, so anything bloody/gross doesn't really bug me much.
Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
beef, no, chicken, yes. however we boil chicken for our dog so I don't really have a choice, I get to handle it pretty often.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 7 years
As a country girl I have plenty of respect and knowledge about meat and have butchered my own chickens and ducks that I raised - that said I can't stand chicken skin and I don't like prepping the meat, poultry, fish, shellfish or other animals I eat - my hubby does all that work for me now. The worst part is all the fat. Happy Eating!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
No, but, depending on the time of the month, the smell can bother me.
cubavalerie311 cubavalerie311 7 years
Raw meat really only grosses me out when I smell it. Touching it doesn't bother me. But the smell of it is starting to get to me so much I'm considering becoming a vegetarian.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 7 years
I hate touching or dealing with raw meat - but I do it anyways :)
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