Rejoice, moist-averse! There's now research that points to why you probably hate the word. Hint: It has to do with sex.

Also slippery when... ah, you probably don't want me to say. (via Thinkstock)

When you ask people what words they hate, there's one that comes up again and again: moist. Enough people hate it with a fiery passion (or should it be a dewey, wet passion?) that I kind of want to be a jerk right now and repeat it a bunch of times: moist moist moist moist moist.

Sources: h/t BoingBoing | Nautilus | An Exploratory Investigation of Word Aversion