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I Chew On My Fingers

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    I have been chewing on my fingernails all my life. I'm pertty sure that my fingernails never been properly cut. Also, I'm practically eating and swallowing the nail pieces, it become kind of an unconcious habit, but I never overdo it; my fingers look normal. It's important that...
    Peter2543 Peter2543 26-30, M Dec 28, 2012

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    Help I Chew My Fingers Badly.

    I am 20 and I chew my fingers. I use to suck my thumb when I was younger until my dentist told me to stop but now I will chew my fingers instead.  I will only chew my index finger, my little finger and the finger next to my little finger, it is also only on my left hand. I...
    bebeautiful bebeautiful 18-21 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I have chewed my fingers all my life, and I still do it. I'm 54 years old. I use my teeth to pull the dead skin off my fingers around the fingernails, and I eat it. I know it is a bad, nasty habit, but I have not been able to break it. When I was a kid, my parents painted my...
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    I Chew On My Fingers.

    I have read other stories on this website about chewing the skin around the fingernails, but it seems that I may have an even bigger issue. I have been chewing on my entire pinky finger for about nine years! I am 23 years old now. Most of the time I do not realize that I am even...
    Nicolesimpson Nicolesimpson 22-25 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Chewing My Pinky

    When I was young, I started sucking my thumb. I kept doing it 'til I turned seven. Then, about a year ago, a lot of drama went down in my life and I started chewing on my pinky....
    celiagrace77 celiagrace77 16-17 1 Response Apr 14, 2011

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    Ever Since 6th Grade...

    This is a pretty disgusting habit, one that I've had ever since 6th grade (and now I'm 18 years old).  I bite the skin around my nails whenever I'm bored or nervous, so much so that I make my fingers bleed.  I'm trying to stop this bad habit, and I can break it for a...
    LiquidFire89 LiquidFire89 18-21, F Dec 17, 2007

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    i hate it. i get made fun of at school for it, and when people ask "what happened to your fingers??!!" i get sooo embarrassed and have to make up something stupid like, that i got burned or something. i dont know  anyone else who does this. AND since people find it...
    xlive4lovex xlive4lovex 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2009

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    Any skin that is up or pilled back around my

    fingernail I have to pull at it till it is gone In results I make my fingers bleed they look ugly and in pain. I can't wash my hands without being in pain because of the open skin I caused. I do it when I'm bored, nervous, unconsciously . I can't stop I want to help me.
    Sigourneyz Sigourneyz 22-25, F Jan 21, 2014

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    I Can't Stop Chewing And Picking My Fingers

    Please help. Do I need to see a doctor? It gets bad then I go through good phases. At its worst, I can't show my hands to people. I chew and peel the skin under and around my nails, and the skin on the palmside under the uppermost joint of each finger and thumb. I've done it...
    mjf2001 mjf2001 46-50 7 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    I Bite My Fingers

    Hello,I truly thought I was the only person on earth who did this. I bite my fingers soooo bad at times they r so ugly and they bleed. I had a very stressful day or 2 and I have ripped them to shreds with my teeth. I have done this for as long as I can remember. I am like many...
    carolinecc carolinecc 41-45 4 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Misophonia...easy trigger! Don't like the sound of people chewing or slurping food!
    Stellaluna13 Stellaluna13 18-21, F 11 Responses Apr 23

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    i think im the only one left in my household that chews with their mouth closed.
    Aeril Aeril 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    its so annoying to me lol. especially when tht person is eating chips, ice, or anything crunchy that'd make alot of noise. i can handle my own chewing but not someone elses lol idk...
    NikkiBaby1698 NikkiBaby1698 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My ears are like super sensitive. Any chewing, scratching, etc drives me absolutely nuts.
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I sat next to a really noisy chewer in a really crowded train today. Took all my self control to keep myself from slapping him
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Yesterday on the subway station I saw a man eating a full package of oreos. He was curved and observant as a lonely squirrel in a canadian forrest. His eyes were bulging of...
    HotPancakes96 HotPancakes96 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    i had/have an eating disorder and one of my worst buggs is noise of people eating
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    One of my biggest pet peeves. ^.^.
    ThisIsMarie ThisIsMarie 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Told her about it when we first dated, she changed for 2 months. The next 6 months, it started again saying "Oops I forgot" The following 2 years "why are you picking on the way...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Yep. Can't stand it. Just can't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 17

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    My mother does it all the time. It's rude.
    WWEIsAwesome WWEIsAwesome 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I find it disgusting. That and burping and belching…urgh. Also when I see someone put their knife in their mouth…yak! I just think 'Where are your manners'?
    AutumnBliss AutumnBliss 46-50, F 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    When people at a dinner table hold their forks like they intend to stab someone with it I assume they move their lips when they read.
    tsharif80 tsharif80 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    I hate them from other people, but I know I make them
    Zarifa Zarifa 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I remember the way he touched me as we sat next to each other in the movie theater in the darkness. I remember the way he commanded my attention with his fingers. We never looked...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I've bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. As a child I bit my fingernails and toenails (gross, I know). I stopped biting my toenails probably around the age of 8, maybe 9...
    wxitch wxitch 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    When Tomorrow Comes Part Eight - Chapter Sixteen When I was a little girl, I never had any trouble dropping off to sleep readily, and was usually up the first time Mother called...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 17

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    I think I have a mild form of skin picking disorder. Cause When I get stressed or nervous, anxious I chew the skin around my fingers and my lips until they bleed I do this without...
    ruthlessbitch13 ruthlessbitch13 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 20

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    my dad chews so loud. I hate that. and he doesn't even chew with his mouth open or something. he just chews loud af. he'll eat like a breadcrumb and it sounds like the ocean is...
    DreamingOfBetterDays DreamingOfBetterDays 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I chew medicines.And when it comes to capsules ....i burst them open in a spoon and gulp it.I fear of having the medicine get choked in my foodpipe..don't know why but i feel...
    anupamasatyarthi anupamasatyarthi 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I tend to eat very tiny portions and I always chew and spit without swallowing most of my food. Yesterday my parents and I were out and we picked up dinner on the go. They kept...
    imasweetheart imasweetheart 13-15, F Apr 18

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    Today I was thinking about my opinion on friends with benefits. I'm not type of woman to do that but I've met people who have done that before. A while ago a friend and I were...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 4 Responses Apr 11

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    Wow so I was just thinking back on something from my childhood... For several years of my younger years (ages 11-about 14) I had problems with lightheaded-ness. I couldn't get out...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Apr 15

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    - mean ppl - being too cold - people that chew with their mouths open - people that chew loudly - people that talk during lectures or movies - messy people - being late - people...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Poor Bruno. :( I recently became employed again and he has been having a hard time adjusting to the empty (besides the other dog) house. We usually let him roam the downstairs area...
    TheKristaJo TheKristaJo 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Tocotrienols are among the strongest combatants against cancer. Tocotrienols are the second form of Vitamin E (the first being Tocopherols). They are claimed by research studies to...
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    🎩'' Up the Bracket''The Libertines Yelled: Get out of it I saw two shadow men on the Vallance road They said they'd pay me for your address Oh, I was so bold I said, you see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 11

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    One of my earliest memories is of my grandmother running her fingers through my hair. It didn't matter what had happened through the course of the day; the moment I laid my head...
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    "You Ruin Me"The VeronicasJob well doneStanding ovationYeah you got what you wantedI guess you wonAnd I don't want to hear, they don't know you like I doEven I could've told...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F Apr 9

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    We have this one night baby so we have to do this right. My love for you is so strong, I can no longer fight.. I want to leave you breathless and I want only you. I want to be...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F Apr 15

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    I said I would stop but after seeing other girls go through this in just one week I had to share He told me to wait for him near the bus stop and we would walk to school from there...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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