I Still Suck My Thumb

Should be pretty obvious what this is about. If you still suck your thumb, join. :) 296 People

    Due to my anxiety issues,

    I'm over here sucking my thumbing and rubbing my ear. My original means and most comforting form of self soothing.
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    1 Response Mar 27, 2016

    Because It Helps

    i'm on the autism spectrum and i tend to get stressed easily. sucking my thumb relaxes me and doesn't hurt anyone. i really don't care anymore what people think about it. it's better than the alternatives.
    desikitteh desikitteh
    2 Responses May 9, 2008

    It's Comforting.

    I've sucked my thumb for as long as I can remember.  It's actually the reason why I have braces.  My orthodontist said I needed to stop sucking my thumb once the braces were on, but I couldn't.  It's a comforting thing with me.  I guess it's my mother's...
    Jaggie Jaggie
    5 Responses Oct 5, 2007

    So Embarrssed to Admit...

    but I do it too. Pretty much anytime I'm not in public. Definitely at night.
    jisomeij jisomeij
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2008

    I'm 23 and I still suck my thumb EVERY single

    night! :( hoping I can stop his habit before I get married lol :/
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    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    I still suck my finger,

    middle to be exact, and sleep with my baby blankie. No regrets either. This is my safe space. It's like a drug. I zone out and am at peace.
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    1 Response Mar 15, 2016

    30 Guy Showing No Signs Of Stopping

    I have kept my habit secret from my friends for as long as I can remember. And the fact that I'm a guy and still suck my thumb embarrasses me even more One time I was sitting in a couch in the lounge. I was enjoying a quiet moment in the air conditioned darkness (I had shut the...
    emotionguy emotionguy
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Feb 27, 2012

    I suck my thumb because it calms me down.

    I never used to when I was young but now I always suck my thumb. I used to self harm but found that sucking my thumb was much more calming and satisfying (and safer).
    aBottowPwees aBottowPwees
    13-15, M
    1 Response Aug 26, 2015

    Soo... I'm 17 and I can't stop sucking my thumb.

    I thought I was totally alone until I found this group! I want to stop so badly, but despite how much I try, I continue to fail. Only my family knows, and I'm scared to death of what my friends and boyfriend would think if they found out...
    xGuitarGirlx xGuitarGirlx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 21, 2014

    I still suck my thumb.

    I am happy that I do so because it gets me really calm! Honestly if you never tried it you must!!! It gets me sooo calm and I don't know why. I only suck my left thumb. When I do suck my thumb I just get a rush of calmness and all my problems and pain is gone completely...
    AmosReginaldJr AmosReginaldJr
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 6, 2015

    I am 11 years old and turning 12 in March.

    I still suck my thumb! I don't know why but it makes me feel safe. I also have a weird thing that makes me touch fabric. Help!
    GillieBeanz GillieBeanz
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2015

    I do it whenever I'm sleeping

    or I'm really stressed out, but otherwise I don't do it... And I noticed that ever since I've stopped my nail biting habit, it's slowly fading away from me... I stopped my nail biting a few months ago, and it seems like I only suck my thumb when I'm sleeping deeply, at least...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 9, 2015

    I always suck my thumb!

    Nothing works to get me to stop
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    1 Response May 4, 2015

    I'm not gonna lie, I do this a lot.

    Never used to as a kid but now I do, cause it's an escape from everything and it's better than cutting, which I used to do. I don't think I'm ever gonna give it up honestly, and I'm totally okay with that. To each their own.
    Kyedye Kyedye
    16-17, F
    Aug 9, 2014

    Idk why ask my therapist; yes I am aware of the

    health hazards and I have no idea why I'm sharing this... I stopped for like 4 years but it's like whoop there it is.
    EmotionaLila EmotionaLila
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2014

    I Choose This...

    I have always sucked my thumb. Growing up I had a hard life, well, hard in my eyes; and to deal with the stress I would go to my right handed man...well thumb to be exact. I first found out about sucking my thumb when I met my childhood friend. She still did it and said it was...
    DeliriousKitten DeliriousKitten
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2009

    I'm 67 and still suck my thumb.

    I've done it since I was born. I was adopted; I don't know if not being nursed contributed to the habit. For me it is a self soothing behaviour and also a little erotic at times. I have often wondered if there are men who have this habit?
    martzig martzig
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Apr 6, 2015

    I am a 35 year old successful adult.

    Married, normal life. but I just can't seem to stop sucking my thumb.
    shareitall shareitall
    31-35, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    I do still suck my thumb cause it's a comfort

    thing im staying with my grandma who's a drunk and gets very physical when she is drunk
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    2 Responses Feb 9, 2015

    Well I dont believe it.

    James says I do but idk lol
    badgirlbee badgirlbee
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    Don't Want To Stop

    I have sucked my thumb since I was a baby and just never stopped. I was always nervous around people and never had many friends and I think that is why I still do it. I calms me down and is one of the only things that makes me feel good. I know at 22 you should definately not be...
    suicidalloser183 suicidalloser183
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 2, 2012

    When I'm wicked freaked out

    and nervous I more like chew the nail but I do suck on the very top of my thumb/nail if I'm like so freaked out ima cry and it's like two am and I'm alone lol
    SomethingAboutFigureSkating SomethingAboutFigureSkating
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    I suck on my thumb mostly

    when I am falling to sleep , it calms me down
    LovelyTeen14 LovelyTeen14
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 1, 2016

    I don't suck my thumb.

    . Never have. However I'm dating someone who does and It REALLY freaks me out. Every other moment we are together I see her as a strong, beautiful woman. However when I see her do this I cannot help but cringe. I feel like I'm no longer dating this woman but some sort of woman...
    CovertInk CovertInk
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jun 29, 2015

    Can't stop. Won't stop.

    I'm 30 going on 31.
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    Jan 16, 2015

    What I Feel

    When i suck my thumb i feel relaxed =) it helps me breath more i don't now why but its how i feel. and when im sad sucking my thum calms me . i really regret sucking my thum now im 15 i should listin to my mom when i was 4 xD it caused me teeth problems now i have to u braces xD...
    chikalokita chikalokita
    4 Responses Jan 3, 2009

    I suck my pinky finger sometimes

    when I'm really really really stressed....when I feel like crying I might suck on it and hide my face.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    I think I have always done it

    but usually never in front of anyone if I can help it. I try to be very careful about that. But sometimes if I am really tired or really stressed out I catch myself doing it and hope no one has seen me. At home though when I go to bed and I am tired I often do it and I wake up...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 9, 2014
    drifterx212 drifterx212
    22-25, T
    1 Response Mar 8, 2014

    I'm 31 year old wife

    and soon to be mother who still sucks my thumb all day everyday. My husband takes care of me so I don't have to work so I have my thumb in my mouth 18 hours out of a day. My husband loves it! he babies me so much (which I love) and never tells me I have to stop. I don't think I...
    Hismrs1120 Hismrs1120
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    If onwy I had my daddy

    and a diapie wight now.
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    1 Response Jan 10, 2016
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    1 Response Jan 11, 2016

    I feel so awkward posting this.

    I don't think it's a comfort thing, although I do it when tired or sad, and can't sleep without sucking my thumb. It's annoying when I stay over at a friend's house, because I I have to turn away and burrow into my sleeping bag to keep it secret. My family know I still do it...
    skeletoncliquetop skeletoncliquetop
    16-17, F
    Jan 31, 2016

    I am 28 years old and still suck my thumb.

    I have been sucking my thumb since I was in 7th grade. I'm not sure why I started in middle school when most kids quit before kindergarten. I don't care who knows. I do it on the bus all the time. I have never done it in front of my family for some reason I just don't want to...
    Darswetgirl Darswetgirl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    Does anyone else out there suck there thumb

    and is over 10 ... I do and it's a big habit that I don't like ... I don't want to do it anymore but it's a comfort like I have to do it ... Help me .. How do I stopp!!!😑
    Savannah034 Savannah034
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 15, 2014

    I can't sleep without sucking my thumb

    and I hate it😑😑
    NormalGirly NormalGirly
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2015
    mirajane123 mirajane123
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Feb 8, 2015
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