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I Chew On My Fingers

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Me Too

    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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    Weeks of NC and it still hurts like the first time. I make an excuse to contact. I need closure. Me: Can you help me? I need closure. I know I said I shouldn't see you again, but...
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    If these can just make this shut the f up you what an a ss you are! I f cuking hate you btch you are! Nobody likes you and don't made me lose my respect to you!
    23rdcamp 23rdcamp 66-70 11 hrs ago

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    I hate chewing noises. My appetite can be suddenly turn off everytime i hear chewing noises
    Jejejessica Jejejessica 22-25, F 5 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    My best friend and I meet three years ago in Sophomore year of high school. She was a friend of a friend, and we instantly clicked. This past year, senior year, we have gotten...
    Sarah1232 Sarah1232 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Holding hands is great, but I love to interlock my fingers with someone else. It feels more intimate, more special and like on a mental level we're making love. When I finally...
    JadeKnight JadeKnight 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    ___ CHEW AND TASTE -> BUT ONLY SWALLOW SOME ___ PLEASE READ my idea to make it easy for overweight people to lose weight and maintain it. As I understand they are addicted to the...
    sandip137 sandip137 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I sleep with a bunny rabbit called flopsey.. I've had him since I was born and have always had him to sleep with since... His right paw is chewed and flat because when I was little...
    Victoriaa95 Victoriaa95 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How I enjoy my wife's very short Pixie hair. She used to have goegeous beyond words silky soft shiny dark brown hair almost th her elbows which I cherished and loved to play with...
    Hairboy2015 Hairboy2015 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    Hello everyone. I don't have Dermatophagia but I think my 14 year old daughter might. It all started when she was about in 5th grade. She used to chew the scabs on her legs. So...
    UltraSonicPanda UltraSonicPanda 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I get these constant urges to binge eat in secret. I don't do it all the time, but I feel bad about eating. I have this thing of chewing and spitting. I can binge like that. I...
    yeahtimesahundred yeahtimesahundred 31-35, F a week ago

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    I have this obsession with men's hands... The perfect hand has visible veins - I know I'm weird, I like veins - the fingers aren't too thick, but they're strong and long... I've...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 26

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    so I'm 23, I've bitten my fingers to shreds for as long as I can remember and I really do mean to shreds. I've actually deformed the shape of my fingers from biting so much and...
    itsmeamyyyyy itsmeamyyyyy 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    So I'm wondering here, is there some werewolf gene or something? I swear, although I've never shape shifted literally, I've come about as close as possible without actually doing...
    saintash29 saintash29 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    Hi, I have had this since I was 7. But at that time I had no idea what it was called. I would just pick and eat my skin on my fingers and feet. My parents were terrified, they...
    fizzyizzy421 fizzyizzy421 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I know a ton of people who are going to be against this and I'm aware that I'm a girl but I've been chewing tobacco for three years. The good thing is I'm planning on quitting...
    kianaleaf kianaleaf 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I can't watch Simpsons, because of the gross noise Homer makes when he eats or drinks. My boyfriend has teased me about it a few times and turned up the volume when a scene like...
    KILLsonia KILLsonia 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I have Misaphonia. are yall aware of what that is?
    Lifessoundtrack85 Lifessoundtrack85 26-30, M Jul 15

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    i was at school and the kid behind me was chewing like a cow and i told him to ahut it and he said i was a girl so i couldnt do anything so i took of my slipper (i sprained my...
    Looking4ADaddyDom Looking4ADaddyDom 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    chewing noises is completely unattractive xl
    kyanitestone186 kyanitestone186 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I have had thoughts of killing a person or a few because of the noise they made while eating.
    KILLsonia KILLsonia 18-21, F 15 Responses Jul 15

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    I hate those characters in teen movies/ shows who are sterotyped as the "popular ones" where they have attitude and go around chewing gum all the time and they chew LOUD af Like...
    Violetlolla2 Violetlolla2 13-15, F Jul 15

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    No wonder Singapore ban chewing gum.Getting it on your clothes really suck!!!!!! Especially it's your favorite clothes. UGH.I don't know how to get it off!!!!!!!!
    Iloveowl Iloveowl 26-30, F Jul 15

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    Untitled, 2nd Installment~ |Benjamin| When I began highschool, I immediately fell into the theatre crowds. They were a safe haven amongst the other students, a group of...
    hallowedground hallowedground 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I was eating with my family and my sister...makes the loudest chewing sounds...I said "You make the loudest chewing sounds ever." Then she said, "I can make them louder you wanna...
    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I confess to a bit of an obsession with hands. I love looking at hands. Holding them. Tracing the lines with my fingers. Feeling the different textures. My man tolerates this on...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    Haven't been eaten out I awhile -.- miss it
    Wyattcooper Wyattcooper 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    i nibble until the lining of the mouth is scratched and sensitive :/
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    i cant chew and walk gum was what i told my now deceased fiance when we first met then the sidewalk came up and slapped me in the face..
    ami4406 ami4406 31-35, F Jul 9

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    Haven't been able to let him go. Spent 5 hours with him at our favorite fireside pub today (after going into work at 6:30 and putting in 5 hours there). Now the affair is on...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 8

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    Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies (Courtesy whatsgabbycooking.com) INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I have a really good grind who plays cello and we were trying to find out a name for his cello. it just so happened that he loves Star Wars, so we came up with the name Chewbacca.
    Chewbaccacello Chewbaccacello 13-15, F Jul 8

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