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I Bite My Fingernails

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    Trying Very Hard To Stop

    I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember, since I had teeth, I suppose. (I chewed on EVERYTHING as a child--but that is a story for another group. LOL) I have stopped biting my nails many, MANY times. For days, weeks. Sometimes months. And then something...
    RomanticRunner RomanticRunner 46-50, T 7 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    I Always Have

     For as long as I can remember, I have bitten my nails. There is no white part, only pink. if my nails are rough on the edge, it will bother me all day so i just do it to smooth that edge, which of course makes it rough again, and it's a vicious cycle...
    DieselWolfcub DieselWolfcub 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 16, 2010

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    Since Forever

    I must have the ugliest fingernails in Europe. I've had this annoying habit ever since I was young, and I can't find a way to stop it. No matter how disgusting it sounds; it's an addiction. I do it the most when I'm very bored, or very stressed out. I don't just bite my nails, I...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    All My Life

    I don't know why but I have always bit my nails. Must be a nervouse habit from my mom because she bites her too. I bite mine bloody. At my wedding my sisters made me get the fake ones done.. Yeah that didn't last.. They were gone within 2 days because I chewed them off... Right...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F Jan 31, 2009

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    Not All The Time

    not usually, but i go through spells when i do. i prefer my nails to be trimmed anyways but i normally maintain them by clipping and filing. but, when i start biting them it could go on sporatically for days. i have no idea what triggers this impulse. i have been doing it again...
    BellealaViolet BellealaViolet 26-30, F Jan 23, 2013

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    Hardest Habit To Break

    I have bitten my fingernails for as long as I can remember. When I go to vacuum my vehicle there are pieces of fingernails all under my seat when I bite them and drop them into the floor. If I am nervous or anxious that is when it is the worst. The worst part is that I often...
    erectch erectch 41-45, M Feb 21, 2012

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    It's not as bad as it

    once was but I still do it on occasion.
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    A Bad Habit

    I choose to bite my fingernails. I believe that it is much easier to remove, then using a nail clipper. I bite them everyday, till a red mark appears there. I know that it is bad to bite fingernails, but I can't control it. It is like an obsession.
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M Jan 7, 2010

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    I Dont Want to Stop.

    I love biting my nails! I just dont like the way my fingers look with nails. I dont bite them till they bleed, but sometimes i even clip them far so i have to nail. I dont want to stop, i think its fun. ;]
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I used to bite them as a child, and teenager, and into my early twenties. Then I got a job where, the stuff that I got under my nails, even though they were nibbled back to nothing...
    Heellover Heellover 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Kill ants. Nine times out of ten. The tenth time they bite. So nine more get attacked. Feel bad using pesticide. But their bites make me. Lethal wussy may be my...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 30

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    I don't really bite people I'll scratch them if they really get on my nerves am try to fight me well... That's mainly my brother It will leave claw marks that looks like from a...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Unless you ask me to >///>
    AxelRoad AxelRoad 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I dated this girl back in college and fell asleep in her dorm with a handful of her friends doing their nails and all sorts of girly stuff.. We ordered pizza and I decided to take...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I love the way this feels. I was with a girl who could run her nails across my skin in ways that would send chills down my spine she knew exactly where and how to touch me it drove...
    blake000048 blake000048 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    when im thinking or contemplating something... it just happens
    romeo27 romeo27 13-15, M Aug 23

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    I know it's a bad habit but when I am stressed I can't help it!
    Dovesery Dovesery 22-25, F Aug 27

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    I like to be bitten...is that wrong?
    GnarlyHarley GnarlyHarley 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I tried to stop this last like 3 days. Total fail. #madhardfail
    LuvandLace LuvandLace 16-17, F Sep 11

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    •Man who scratch *** should not bite fingernails David Cameron
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