I Chew My Lip

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    On Again, Off Again

    I've been doing it on and off since I was 14.  I can go for up to a year without doing it, then I'll get chapped lips or some other thing and start in again.  the inside of my lips are all scarred up from years of doing this. I especially hate it when I'm in a biting...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 31, 2009


    I chew my lip when I am nervous.  It shows people when I am vulnerable.  I dislike showing my vulnerability.  Sometimes, I chew the skin off of my lip and it is sore for a while.  I also chew the inside of my mouth.  It causes me to get bumps...
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2010


    I often chew my lip when I'm having a really deep and emotional and meaningful conversation on MSN with a friend. As all of my friends male [90% of them!! - it would be 99.9999999% except i haven't got enough friends for that to work at as true seeing as how i only have 1...
    bulletinmybutterflywing bulletinmybutterflywing
    18-21, F
    Aug 8, 2007

    I Can'T Control It

    It's like grinding my teeth or picking at my skin or chewing on cuticles. I just can't stop it, it's a compulsion, I do have OCD and PTSD after all, but I do wish I could stop it
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Apr 1, 2013

    Quite Compulsively

    I am guilty of this almost daily. I do it when I'm bored, nervous, excited, concentrating, whatever. My poor lips stay chapped because of it too. lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Mar 11, 2010

    Yes I Do.

    but not like that chick in the pic. shes all bein all seductive. lol but i chew mine because im nervous. about what? im not sure. but its hell and all bloody. :[ people ask me whats wrong with it all the time... kinda creepy.
    asdflkjghlove asdflkjghlove
    18-21, F
    Feb 27, 2008

    I seriously do this all the time!

    I chew on the inside of my cheek or lip till I can get it smooth sometimes it bleeds but I don't care. Does any one know why I have such a bad habit of doing this? Is it anxiety? Another form of self harm? Bordom? I have no clue but I can't seem to stop! I have even try'ed to...
    Sadgirlwithoutarazor1 Sadgirlwithoutarazor1
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 10, 2014

    Its Become a Habit ..

    so .. i dunno how i got into this , i dont chew it like a lot .. maybe bite it a bit .. i dunno when or really why .. but i know i do it *lol* .. i feel ridiculous doing it , but i do it *lol* or more like i feel ridiculous when i catch myself doing it .. mm yar .. see there i...
    cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle cdwishimatgurlCalandraBelle
    36-40, T
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    You Can Always Tell..

    You can always tell when i'm horny because i bite or chew on my bottom lip.  I've been told its quite sexy when i do it.. ; )
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    Aug 6, 2007

    Chew My Lips

    I may chew my lip once in a while.  I think I do it mostly when I'm a little nervous...Poor skin of mine.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Oct 8, 2010

    I Am a Lip-chewer.

    It can happen for a number of reasons. I could be nervous. Bored Not really listening to what you're saying to me. Sexually frustrated Pondering taking out my sexual frustration on whomever I'm doing said lipchewing around. I could be hesitant to...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 24, 2009


    I have all these sores on the inside of my mouth from it, and then they swell up and of course the sticking out just makes me more likely to grab on to them when I'm biting my lip, so then they get worse...
    EmptyInside EmptyInside
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2007

    I Like It

    It makes me relax and gives me something to do when I'm bored (which, due to school and such, is pretty often).
    sondosia sondosia
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2007


    When I'm thinking and are concentrating, this delightly thing does occur. Sometimes I chew on my tongue, it depends on how much I'm concentrating. Either way, they both feel sore afterwards.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 24, 2007


     I bite the inside of my cheeks when I'm upset or embarressed. Sometimes until they bleed. and I chew my bottom lip when I'm nervous.
    PorcelainDoll PorcelainDoll
    18-21, F
    Feb 26, 2008

    Man Oh Man

    i've got these two tiny scars on the inside of my cheeks from where i've chewed them up... i've put holes in my lip (not through it though) biting down and chewing on my lip...  its a serious habit- but i dont do it much anymore since the anxiety isnt there- so there's no...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    Jan 17, 2008


    Okay, I'll confess...I chew my lip >.>Sometimes I even bleed UGH.Typically, it's out of nervousness. It just makes me feel better.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Dec 23, 2010

    Nervous Habit

    I bite the inside of my lip, I've done it enough that I have a permanent bump. I do it whenever I get nervous or anxious and whenever I'm uncomfortable in general. I also do it when I am thinking about something particularly hard or when I'm upset. Wow, I do it a lot more than I...
    DelightfulBabe08 DelightfulBabe08
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2008

    Vicious Cycle.

    i chew it because it's chapped. and chewing it makes it more chapped. but for a minute there it feels smoother. but really it's just raw.
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    All the Time

    I chew my lip, all the time. Never for any reason in particular, it's just a habit I've had since it's been an adult.  I just randomly do it all the time. I am not sure when I started doing this because I didn't really do it as a kid or a teenager. I do it when I get...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    May 27, 2008

    Chew and Rip

    That's not all I do. I also rip the skin from it. I hate lose skin on my lower lip and I rip it of. Mostly with my teeth but also I use my hand to take it of.
    Rawa Rawa
    18-21, F
    Apr 19, 2008

    Chewing From Pleasure..

    rarely... but it happens... to bite it.... while feeling.... pleasured....
    nuc nuc
    26-30, M
    Nov 21, 2007

    A Bad Habit

    Yeah, sometimes I do this. It's more when I'm listening to something important or when someone is trying to get on me about something and it feels kinda uncomfortable. I don't think I do it as much as I use to though. I bite my lips when they are chapped too, which is also bad...
    SoMuchToSay SoMuchToSay
    36-40, M
    1 Response May 17, 2008


    I tend to chew my lip while either reading or thinking extra hard about something. Somehow it helps me concentrate and is very effective for me. Of all the surveys scientists do, how to cure hiccups, why spaghetti snaps intot hree pieces always...you'd think they would've...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2008

    It's a Habit.

    I mostly do it when I am bothered by something. People around me always can tell when I am worried, because I will start biting my lip. Or picking at my fingernails to get the polish off. Or if I am really upset/angry about something I will pick at my skin and any scabs I have. I...
    youngmiss youngmiss
    18-21, F
    Jul 30, 2008
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