Kristen Bell Explains Medical Condition and Pool Gloves

  • Published on Aug 9, 2018
  • Kristen talks about her undiscovered medical condition that requires her to wear gloves in the pool, her husband Dax Shepard making fun of her for it, and she learns that there is actually a product out there to help people with issues just like her.
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  • Jamie Stimpson
    Jamie Stimpson 16 days ago

    My husband is the same way!

  • Faith Burke
    Faith Burke 18 days ago

    I have this and it’s terrible lol

  • Britlyn Hurricane
    Britlyn Hurricane 22 days ago

    I have the same problem lol I hate the way wrinkly fingers feel
    It makes me shiver and it’s so uncomfortable

  • Jennifer Cortez
    Jennifer Cortez Month ago

    Maybe if she went under hypnosis somebody could help her figure out where this phobia possibly started.

  • Chaney McCollum
    Chaney McCollum Month ago +1

    I think this might be a pretty normal thing. I get nauseous when i touch velvet, towels, or my fingernails on paper. I also do this weird thing with my feet and hands, like if water touches one of my hands or feet it HAS to touch the other one immediately or else i will puke. oh and if i see spit that’s it. 🤮🤮

    • Dementia 5
      Dementia 5 26 days ago

      Lol. Yup. All of that sounds normal to me.

  • A D
    A D Month ago

    Oh my gosh this is my fiance

  • Angela Marie
    Angela Marie Month ago

    I am the same way!

  • Tiffany Short
    Tiffany Short Month ago

    I have this issue too, I've had it my entire life. showers & doing dishes bothers me too. I Thought it was only me. I've never heard of anyone else with this issue until now. I have always used tons of lotion to help it.

  • Mishaal Zahra
    Mishaal Zahra Month ago

    4:28 I'm already subscribed but for some odd reason you are still trapped
    So Jimmy is there something you wanna explain to us?

  • antonioocanto
    antonioocanto Month ago +1

    Beautiful but crazy

    • Dementia 5
      Dementia 5 26 days ago

      Actresses, for the most part.

  • Cori Ferguson
    Cori Ferguson 2 months ago

    That's how I am with dry hands and bruises i gag

  • Stephanie Haide
    Stephanie Haide 2 months ago

    Lol, I like that feeling!
    I stay extra long in the pool just for that hah

  • Taayzor
    Taayzor 2 months ago +1

    I have this problem/feeling and I'm so glad she brought awareness to this disorder because now I see a light

  • Joelina Pecoraro
    Joelina Pecoraro 2 months ago

    I hate this too it’s so annoying it makes me sick!!!

  • Shaniq B
    Shaniq B 2 months ago

    How does she shower lmao

  • Nogirl .whatsoever
    Nogirl .whatsoever 2 months ago

    I don't have this problem, but I do have a general problem with touch. Touch is kinda, unfamiliar to me. I resist feeling it and my body feels like a foreign object when I shower.
    I was digging through my past and in my psyche bc of other issues, and I realized that as a child, my father tried to rape me. The first time I thought that HE was the one who did it, I got disgust from my own fingers, I couldn't stand to have my fingers touching each other! From time to time I still get disgust from just touching rough surfaces, such as clothes, toilet paper etc. I didn't get disgust before the realization, I only was distant from touch.
    And I always avoid the touch of my own father. He never hugs me in general, he's cold, but when he does try to hug me I instinctively get away bc his touch disgusts me.

    Yeah it's terrible.
    I'm only sharing because I believe there must be a psychological reason for problems with touch, at least for some people.

    I do, however, desire touch but not from people that I am not in love with.
    Other symptoms I have is constantly playing with my fingers, like touching them, idk how to explain. And also constantly playing with my hair - like trying to brush it with my fingers all the time. It soothes me but makes my head hurt after a while.

  • Jennifer Webb
    Jennifer Webb 2 months ago

    Between this tactile glove thing AND the tick she has over repeating noises, she might be on the autism spectrum. Just saying...

  • Nicole Brewer
    Nicole Brewer 2 months ago

    Me I have it

  • Johnna Cullum
    Johnna Cullum 2 months ago

    She may have a processing disorder. It sometimes comes along with severe anxiety or OCD. I personally have an extreme phobia of saliva. It sounds normal because of course spit is gross to most people but it invokes literal fear in me. Also just general loud mouth sounds. I had an anxiety attack in a grocery store parking lot because a man getting into his truck beside me spat on the ground and it landed in front of me. I got physically sick and my husband had to drive home.

  • Miss Charlie Aurora
    Miss Charlie Aurora 2 months ago

    It annoys me so much that he touched her hands to make fun of this issue. So glad to see so many people in the comments who understand sensory issues.

    • Dementia 5
      Dementia 5 26 days ago

      Jimmy knows she can take a joke, which is clearly obvious by how self-deprecating she can be. I'm surprised you even watched this video considering IT'S COMEDY.

  • Jason Hilton
    Jason Hilton 2 months ago

    You should have asked how she is able to go in the hot tub without the gloves lol

  • Abby Hearn
    Abby Hearn 2 months ago

    What about wrinkly toes!?

  • 65melli
    65melli 2 months ago

    Omg I have that too! Thought I was the only weirdo haha

  • Neonennui
    Neonennui 2 months ago +12

    I admire how she's able to speak and joke about about her phobia. Also on TV! It must be a strong coping method. Human mind can be very unsettling at times.

  • Kelly Lynn
    Kelly Lynn 2 months ago

    I know alot of people lie on RU-clip comments but I am so serious I am so happy someone has this too my family thinks I'm being dramatic but I can not handle it it makes me sick to touch skin with water lodged fingers.

  • 2024 Caroline Nuzum
    2024 Caroline Nuzum 2 months ago

    Uncontrollable death 😂😂😂

  • Gabbie
    Gabbie 3 months ago

    Everyone has that weird phobia/trigger that no one understands. For me it’s the sight of crumpled paper, specifically straw wrappers. Like if I see a crumpled up napkin or something I physically recoil, and when people bunch up those paper straw wrappers into a little ball my skin crawls and I want to vomit. It’s only if it’s crumpled though, a straw wrapper or napkin in its normal state doesn’t bother me at all. Everyone in my family thinks it’s so weird and even I don’t know where it stems from.

  • Jessica Mercado
    Jessica Mercado 3 months ago

    I AM THE SAME WAY. Pruny fingers make me gag, I cannot touch anything while my fingers are pruny, not even my other hand. Pruny fingers are the WORST 😷

  • Sarah G
    Sarah G 3 months ago

    What about when u shower or bath your kids. Do you wear them then as well???

  • LynsanityXOXOXO
    LynsanityXOXOXO 3 months ago

    I can relate to this. I used to do a summer camp and we would take the kids swimming and I could not touch their hands for the same reason.

  • Mon Lemon
    Mon Lemon 3 months ago

    Sounds like a sensory processing disorder. I love her

  • Emily Lian
    Emily Lian 3 months ago

    Definitely a sensory processing disorder

  • Brandy Weaver
    Brandy Weaver 3 months ago

    Wow I’m the same way!!! I always thought it was just me. I can’t stand the feeling even when it’s my own hands. It literally gives me the worst feelings

  • Kelsey K
    Kelsey K 3 months ago

    Mine isn’t that bad where I get sick but I have a “tick” with my fingers (that’s what the therapist called it) and it freaks me TF out.

  • Viktoria Kaminski
    Viktoria Kaminski 3 months ago

    I have an issue with glass!! I can’t touch glass, the way it feels makes me cringe and I have to rub my hands on my pants or something to get rid of the feeling. Nobody understands and it’s just glass that bothers me

  • Maddy Hunt
    Maddy Hunt 3 months ago

    Same tbh.

  • Spontaneous-Vulgar-Lingual-Combinations

    I have this problem but for more textures than just water.

  • Erin
    Erin 3 months ago

    Uncontrollable death 😂😂😂

  • Madeleine S
    Madeleine S 3 months ago

    Sounds like a similar disorder to misophonia - its a sensory disorder that no one talks about. I feel the pain!!

  • Tyler Watson
    Tyler Watson 3 months ago


  • Lemony Arch
    Lemony Arch 3 months ago

    That's how I feel about belly buttons...

  • mommyblessed 2x2
    mommyblessed 2x2 3 months ago

    I have skin texture senstivity too.mine hasnt been diagnosed either

  • Breanna Wilson
    Breanna Wilson 3 months ago

    My husband is the exact same way! He will walk around with his hands held out and not touch anything til they got back to normal

  • Unified Pulse
    Unified Pulse 3 months ago

    I shower in gloves.

  • First-line Therapies
    First-line Therapies 3 months ago

    Her brain is like... DuuwhhhdeRrrDEeedeeder ya know uuuhhuurrrffff f f dada drrruuuuumb dumb dumb🤦😵

  • The only Jacky
    The only Jacky 3 months ago

    I’m suffering from uncontrollable death

  • Bethany Bland
    Bethany Bland 3 months ago

    Omg I know how Kristen feels

  • jenny southern
    jenny southern 3 months ago

    Yasssss I have this and have had since I was born!!!!

  • Elizabeth Knotts
    Elizabeth Knotts 3 months ago

    That is my sister and my dad. They can’t touch ANYTHING when they get out of the pool. It helps if you have lotion or aloe Vera.

  • themelonsoup
    themelonsoup 3 months ago

    We are all easily diagnosing her in the comments. If she went to a psychiatrist they might tell her she has ocd.

  • Cole Espo
    Cole Espo 3 months ago


  • Miranda
    Miranda 3 months ago


  • saidy bee
    saidy bee 3 months ago

    Doesnt everyone feel that way it

  • Mike Okkerts
    Mike Okkerts 3 months ago

    Can we set up an experiment where she touches a wet Howie Mandel?

  • Bethany Villarreal
    Bethany Villarreal 3 months ago

    This is such a real thing!!

  • Yasmine Jorgensen
    Yasmine Jorgensen 3 months ago

    I’m the same way

  • Lizzie O
    Lizzie O 3 months ago

    It's similar to people that can't stand the feeling of metal in their mouths or can't stand the sound of fingernails scratching on a chalk board.

  • Am Gill
    Am Gill 3 months ago

    This is me with specific fabrics and dry hands and/or if my hands are dry

  • Olivia Sturgeon
    Olivia Sturgeon 3 months ago

    Omg! I know they’re making fun of her but I have this same thing and I thought I was the only one!! I cant grab a towel, touch anyone or even wash or touch my hair if I’ve been in the bath or pool or lake. I get panicky and literally get chills and freak out if my fingers get pruned, almost like the nails on a chalkboard sensation x1000. I sit in the bath with my hands out of the water. The only way i can describe it is that they feel hyper sensitive and vulnerable and something in my brain tells me that if i touch something rough or textured with my pruney fingers, that my skin will peel off.
    Now that I’m reading this back, i sound insane, but it’s my only major fear or aversion and I’ve never heard of someone else having it!

  • Sydney Tonkin
    Sydney Tonkin 3 months ago

    Has she not looked into a sensory processing disorder???

  • Smart Guy
    Smart Guy 3 months ago +1

    Wait till she gets wrinkles...not that long till then 🙄

  • saburu2011
    saburu2011 3 months ago

    What about...toes. They get pruney

  • ryan martinez
    ryan martinez 3 months ago

    Ok for real I honestly thought I was the only person in the world .... I get serious anxiety if my hands are in water to long I can't stand the feeling of my water soaked fingers touching anything .... ill keep my hands above water when swimming. ....

  • Yolanda Adon
    Yolanda Adon 3 months ago

    His laugh is annoying 💀

  • kattastic93
    kattastic93 3 months ago

    Oh my gosh. I get that feeling when I touch metal,like certain metals make me literally gag- almost barf, and send a shiver down my spine.

  • Treytin Buis
    Treytin Buis 3 months ago

    mine’s with feet too, anyone else?

  • Treytin Buis
    Treytin Buis 3 months ago


  • DntWrryStrwBrry
    DntWrryStrwBrry 3 months ago

    Im one of those ten people. Lol. I hate it. Haha

  • i dont know
    i dont know 3 months ago

    hes being mean making fun of her phobia

  • thomas ruddy
    thomas ruddy 3 months ago

    I have this same problem!!!

  • Amber
    Amber 3 months ago

    I can't use other peoples gloves, can't use them I'm not putting my hand in someone else's gloves I dont know what in them.

  • Jennifer Joy
    Jennifer Joy 3 months ago

    OMG I have this too!

  • jalitza Villegas
    jalitza Villegas 3 months ago

    I litteraly have the same problem! I hate when o5her fingertips touch my finger tips!

  • Ria Melo
    Ria Melo 4 months ago

    I'm surprised shes not like that with her toes as well...

  • Marie Lohr
    Marie Lohr 4 months ago

    I totally understand! I have a similar, but different problem. I actually can't tolerate touching anything with pruny hands though. I get out of the water before my hands get wrinkly. I also carry lotion with me to the pool just in case I stay in too long. I have an awful, extremely uncomfortable "nails on chalkboard" cringey feeling if I accidentally touch anything dry with pruny hands (like a towel).

  • Gabriella Nusbaum
    Gabriella Nusbaum 4 months ago

    This is called sensory overload, my dudes.

  • Poop Poo
    Poop Poo 4 months ago

    I got over it, but sometimes it bothers me

  • Beck van Rooyen
    Beck van Rooyen 4 months ago


  • Lauren ____A
    Lauren ____A 4 months ago

    My little brother is the same way!! Couldn’t do his homework after showering until his fingers weren’t pruney

  • Rachael Niemeyer
    Rachael Niemeyer 4 months ago

    I have a severe phobia of touching hands or rather mine being touched. I get all shakey and have panic attacks if a stranger grabs my hand. So it's not precisely the same but I've met tons of people with hand related phobias.

  • Brady Petersen
    Brady Petersen 4 months ago

    SAME KRISTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Danielle Forster
    Danielle Forster 4 months ago


  • Anthony English
    Anthony English 4 months ago

    The weird thing is.... I can understand this fear she has?

  • Brenda sanchez
    Brenda sanchez 4 months ago

    Lmao she’s so cute!

  • Janina Neven
    Janina Neven 4 months ago

    I have trypophobia and even saying the word makes my skin crawl

  • Emma Dean
    Emma Dean 4 months ago

    My friend doesn’t like the feeling of her own pruney fingers

  • Estelle Lunei
    Estelle Lunei 4 months ago

    I can see her annoyance at Jimmy's ignorance

  • Oliver Velthaus
    Oliver Velthaus 4 months ago

    kimmel is one bouncy laugher 1:55

  • Andressa Queiroz
    Andressa Queiroz 4 months ago


  • Brooke Williams
    Brooke Williams 4 months ago

    I have this exact thing!!!

  • Crystal Kadletc
    Crystal Kadletc 4 months ago

    I have a similar issue. It’s not pruney fingers. It’s all slight touches on certain parts of my arms and hands

  • Claire Turcotte
    Claire Turcotte 4 months ago


  • Lorissa Barnes
    Lorissa Barnes 4 months ago

    I kind of relate 🤷🏻‍♀️. If I wash my hands and my hands are slightly wet and I touch paper or something similar I just want to scream and throw up. Sounds crazy but oh well 😂

  • Angela Gausmann
    Angela Gausmann 4 months ago

    I saw the gloves and thought it might me Raynaud’s syndrome... Nope, just a fear of pruny fingers

  • Matthew Curley
    Matthew Curley 4 months ago

    When that’s your biggest concern in the world.... smh just sad.

  • Lugui Dubiela
    Lugui Dubiela 4 months ago

    "Uncontrollable death"

  • Jenny Young
    Jenny Young 4 months ago

    Sensory processing disorder...a lot of people have at least one of these, whether it be food textures, touching certain textures, light and sound. Also almost always effects ppl who are on the autism spectrum, but a bit more extreme.

  • Nala Lewis
    Nala Lewis 4 months ago


  • Alani Lagoa
    Alani Lagoa 4 months ago

    I have something very similar it’s not exactly the pruney finger part that makes me uncomfortable but it feels like my skin gets chapped or instantly dry after being wet. I’m constantly moisturizing my skin but my whole life I’ve hated doing dishes or getting my fingers wet because of the dryness I’ve felt after

  • *Theresia *
    *Theresia * 4 months ago

    'Call your doctor if you're experiencing uncontrollable death' lmao