I Suck My Thumb

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    I'm 20 and I love sucking my thumb.

    Unlike many people, I didn't actually start at a very young age. I did it occasionally in primary school but then became a more regular thumbsucker at around 14(ish). I only suck my left thumb as when I've occasionally tried my right, it just doesn't feel right (pardon the pun...
    lewlog lewlog
    22-25, M
    Aug 24, 2015

    Try It.

    Something I like to do after I've been sucking my thumb it to smell it. Idk why I guess it's kind of gross, but if you suck your thumb you should try it.
    Princess2013 Princess2013
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2012

    I Do It Sometimes, But Also I Like...

    a pacifier or baby bottle when going to sleep. I odn't think its good to suck your thumb too much, cuz of issues with teeth being out of alignment or whatever. I don't really do it compulsvily, I usualy do it to be cute or just cuz I want to. Challenge for you who suck yoru...
    odbchillin odbchillin
    1 Response Dec 12, 2009

    I Need My Thumb And It's Getting Hard To Hide

    I am a teenager and I was born with cerebral palsy which is a disability that affects my muscles. Having a disability puts a lot of emotional stress on me. When I was 9 years old I had a major surgery I suffered many complications in the hospital at that time. The experience left...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    Its My Only Comfort

    Totally harmless it gives me peace and clarity. Beloved thumbs You are my best friends in the whole entire world and Ill suck you until I die and even then they can bury me with my thumb in my mouth i prefer the left one.
    ReesesPiecesButterCup ReesesPiecesButterCup
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

    My Thumb

    I prifer a pacifire or a boddle but my thum comes up at a close therd it dosn't give me the same feeling but it dose help me sleep.
    bigd123 bigd123
    18-21, M
    May 16, 2010

    Everyone Has Habits.

    Everyone has habits, mine happens to be thumb sucking. There lots of habits, like smoking; we dont hate on them cause they smoke do we? No, so why should they have the right to say were childish just bc we do suck our thumbs? We could totally be rude, and call them suicidle cause...
    taurus5390 taurus5390
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2010

    20 Years

    so im 20 right and i still suck my thumb.  it makes me feel complete. i have braces to fix my teeth and i still suck when im tired stressed angry sad stoned or trying to hide i suck my thumb i love it i cant help it i had a plate fitted to stop me i had my hands ductaped...
    Whydontyouplaythegame Whydontyouplaythegame
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2009


    I suck my thumb when I'm stressed, and right now, I am soooo friggin stressed lol *sigh*
    deleted deleted
    Sep 19, 2010

    I Still Do.

    but my family insist that i suck on a pacifier.i am ok with it.because i useually end up with a sore thumb.freinds of my family say that i am the only one that age that looks cute.blaah!
    mamaslittlebaby mamaslittlebaby
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2009

    At 19...I Still Do It.

    I was looking all over for a group for this.  I made my own after I couldn't find one.  Figures the day after I make one I find the group.  Lol.  Anyway, yes, I'm 19 and I still suck my thumb.  Only when I'm sleeping though.  It's very comforting...
    Jaggie Jaggie
    1 Response Oct 6, 2007

    Proud Thumb Sucker!

    i have been sucking my thumb for as long as i can remember. i am 22 and still do it. i will never quit! it keeps me sane and makes me feel safe.
    pleasedeletethis pleasedeletethis
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2011

    Should I Keep It A Secret?

    Part of me wants to tell my boyfriend that I still do it, but a huge part of me just wants him to find out by himself. I don't plan on quitting anytime soon either, I enjoy sucking my thumb I think it makes me unique. Im not afraid of being judged by him because if something like...
    Princess2013 Princess2013
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 4, 2011

    It Is My Comfort

    I am n adult baby. I Have to do it when I am stressed. It calms me down. If I don't do it I freak out. I lose emotional control. I am not good with dealing with emotions.
    Isobellachloe Isobellachloe
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 6, 2012

    Yes I Suck My Thumb Get Over It

    yes im 27 and i suck my thumb, every one knows and its normal. my aunt is in her 50s n she still does! Its realy ok to suck your thumb!!!! oh and I have great teeth!!!!!
    motherwhy motherwhy
    26-30, F
    Feb 19, 2010

    Me Too

    SHOCKER!!! yeah i know right lol well i am 14 years old and i still sick my thumb. i dont think my mom knows but my dad does he got a new gf one time and he asked me to stop around her because he didnt want her to see it well i took that kind of personal so i told him no and that...
    Princess2013 Princess2013
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2009

    When People Tell Me Not To

    I say "if they weren't meant to be sucked they wouldn't fit so perfectly!!!"
    Isobellachloe Isobellachloe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

    Yeah, It's True...

    I still suck my thumb... It's just kind of comforting... It helps put me to sleep, relax, and stop crying. I started doing it when I was 10 because my grandpa, who I was very close to, died. My best friend knows, but none of my other friends do. I would never do it in front of...
    fred21 fred21
    Apr 28, 2009

    I'm 19 and I've sucked my thumb ever

    since I give up my dummy as a toddler. I'll probably still suck my thumb when I'm older :)
    daddyslittleprincess17 daddyslittleprincess17
    22-25, F
    10 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    It's the Best Thing

    I'm 19 years old and i suck my thumb .. its absolutely wonderful .. its just like take you To another world .. my family for ever trying to make me stop .. but why should i stop when its not hurting me at all and its really legal?? .. even my doctor said its normal :) I...
    someoneLike someoneLike
    1 Response Aug 24, 2009

    I Know It's Crazy, But I Do.

    It's not a sensual thing at all. Y'know how most kids suck their thumb when they are little, well I guess I never stopped. I am 17, and got my braces off about six months ago. I have a retainer now, and seem to be fine whether I wear it or not. I guess having braces for so...
    LonelySoul LonelySoul
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jul 16, 2007

    Oral Fixation.

    Whenever I get bored, upset or excited I start putting things in my mouth. Most of the time I have this need to be chewing or sucking on something... lollipops, pencaps, gum, tinfoil, change, almost anything. It's one of my bad habits. My thumb seems to be in my mouth the most...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 5, 2011

    I Could Change My Habit To Drugs

    I'm twenty and still suck my thumb. Its not like I'm sitting in line at the store sucking my thumb. Wait. For the privacy y of my home. I could be doing drug instead but honestly I think this is a much better safer habit
    lovelife13 lovelife13
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2011

    The Irony

    I'm a summer camp counselor. So, I have a 9 year old girl in my group that sucks her thumb. I don't make fun of her or let the other kids tease her for it because I still suck my thumb (just not openly like she does). Well today, the director caught her thumbsucking and told her...
    silencedsilver silencedsilver
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2010

    I'm 14 and I suck mu thumb

    and wet my bed and pants
    wetbridgett152000 wetbridgett152000
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016

    Teenager,and Still Sucking My Thumb?

    I am 15 years old and i cannot stop suckig my thumb. I want to stop really bad, i have gone 3 days with out doing it but i just can't seem to stop. I suck my thumb and index finger, at the same time. Basically any moment i'm alone or in front of my parents. None of my friends...
    ruhhbecca ruhhbecca
    23 Responses Jan 1, 2011

    I Could Change My Habit To Drugs

    I'm twenty and still suck my thumb. Its not like I'm sitting in line at the store sucking my thumb. Wait. For the privacy y of my home. I could be doing drug instead but honestly I think this is a much better safer habit
    lovelife13 lovelife13
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2011


    i've sucked my thumb since i was born, as i'm sure many other people have. what is unlike other people however, is that i am seventeen years old and i still do. the thing is, i don't do it in public and only my family and best friend know about my habit. the only time i do it is...
    lilyy17 lilyy17
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2011


    Okay, so I don't actually suck my thumb, but I bite/suck my entire lower lip in my sleep or really anytime I'm tired. It's really unattractive and just weird, and I'm always afraid someone will notice if I'm sleeping over. Occasionally I can control myself if I sleep with my...
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2008
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