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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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    Only The Lefty

    For some reason, it was only the left...i suppose its because the first time i cut, id used scissors, and since im right handed, i couldnt very well cut my right...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Aug 24, 2013

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    Wow, I Didn'T Think There'D Be An Entire Group For This.

    I used to just cut my left arm. It was my special place. I'm right handed so it was convenient, and only my forearms felt right. Too bad my parents caught on. Now I'm forced to move my self-injury elsewhere. I no longer have a special place on my body for the blade. My parents...
    EverythingEnds EverythingEnds 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    Used To

    It was bad. I used my flute cleaning cloth to put on my cuts when they bled really bad.. one time i cut up and down my whole arm and laughed at the counselors face when she saw.. needless to say, she never came back to council my ***. I didnt hurt. I loved the thrill of...
    PeaceLovinIndividual PeaceLovinIndividual 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    I Use to Cut

    It wasn't just my left arm but mainly it was in order to focus more on how much pressure and pain I needed to control that day. It was never really about wanting to end my life;  just wanted some control of pain.
    WatchOverMySoldier WatchOverMySoldier 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2009

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    Always Left Never Right

    I used to cut it was a way to escape the pain It didnt hurt when I cut And the blood didnt bother me one bit bt it was ALWAYS on my left arm for some reason when I brought the blade to my right it didnt feel right like I couldnt cut deep enough this is probably...
    CrazyChicky123 CrazyChicky123 13-15, F Mar 8, 2010

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    Yeah, I Did This...

    I used to cut (and occasionally burn) just my left arm. It was because I am right-handed and because I wanted to contain all of my scars to just one body part so I won't **** up the rest of my body. I didn't want scars everywhere. So just my left forearm. I'm guessing...
    OrangeSky44 OrangeSky44 26-30, F 7 Responses Sep 2, 2009

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    Right Handed

    But fortunately I managed to stop a couple of years ago and although it's very tempting sometimes I'm hopeful I wont go back. I used to cut and burn my legs too but managed to stop it all with a combination of therapies. I'm grateful that I'm not trapped in that cycle now.
    Eggyegg Eggyegg 46-50, F Sep 3, 2011

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    Left arm, left thigh,

    left shoulder, left hip, left ankle, left hand.... Always always always on the left. Had to have it precise, and my right hand is best. I'm not so stupid to cut some major artery. I was always careful not to cut deep in places where it would be dangerous. Like my arm. Cut too...
    Yourguardianangel9613 Yourguardianangel9613 18-21, F 14 Responses Mar 12, 2014

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    Convenient. Still Do.

    What can I say, it is within reach. I am right handed, but can also do stuff with my left hand. I've cut my right arm before but felt clumsy doing it. Legs, not my thing, not the desired effect.
    AnonyMouse200 AnonyMouse200 16-17 Feb 23, 2013

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    Scars

    I used to cut manly my left arm. but i would do both. but since i was right handed i had a better relase cutting my left. its so twisted i know. but i have gone about 2 weeks without one cut
    silentlysuffering silentlysuffering 13-15, F Sep 4, 2009

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    Never Right.

    Well I am right handed so I guess it makes sense. My whole left arm is pretty scarred up, even though most are fading. Sometimes I still have accidents with the razor though..
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2011

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    I used to cut my left arm only

    because I was right handed. I did it for quite some time.. I did it because of breakups or complications in a relationship with a guy such as arguing or cheating. I still have my scars to remind me of the time of the past. I wish I never cut because everyone asks me what my...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2014

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    Growing up in the 80's in the UK, I experienced something which would be unthinkable now. Looking back, I'm quite angry about it. At school, as a leftie, I obviously used my left...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 1

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    I drained 25 pounds of blood in one session of cutting myself in a hot bath.... It's stupid, life is hard enough as it is without me having to hide thick cuts, ugly scars...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Im so ugly and useless, why am I alive? I hate being on this planet but I don't have the courage to kill myself. I wish I was able to fall asleep tonight and never ever wake up...
    michael1129 michael1129 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    i promised my best friend that i wouldnt cut myself and im 26 days clean but i just feel so empty and sad and terrible and idk i feel like cutting is the only way that i can take...
    bandsth0 bandsth0 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I’m apologizing in advance because this experience is going to take a few minutes to read. I have to however start to process what happened in some way and I’m trying...
    SensualPassionbbw SensualPassionbbw 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 7

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    My story is long but worth it. Enjoy :)I've been in a relationship with my man for a little over 2 years. A little over a year ago he told me he joined the Army, he also began to...
    Psmurfff Psmurfff 18-21, F a week ago

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    I used to cut myself and I don't know why maybe it was because of what people said about me or maybe it was because I was just depressed and the only thing that made me feel better...
    lioncloud1010 lioncloud1010 22-25 1 Response Apr 12

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    I'm a 26 year old girl in the UK, I have a long chocolate brown hair down to my waste and have wanted to shave it off completely for 2 years now. My fantasy is to walk into a...
    goshort99 goshort99 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 9

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    I saw my sister trying to trim her bangs ineffectually in the bathroom. The dark hair was piling up in the sink, but she couldn't get the bang lines even. I offered to help her...
    ClippHers ClippHers 61-65, M Apr 7

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    This experience I'm writing about I'm sure has happened to many other guys and gals. During my early part of my career in the military we lived in a co-ed dorm (early 1980s). Many...
    badcom55 badcom55 56-60, M 5 days ago

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    I recently relapsed with my self-harm. My legs and arms are all cut up now... I'm in pain. If my family and friends were to find out they will hate me so much and now that the...
    ryderbug16 ryderbug16 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I relapsed last week... I had a really bad flashback, which caused me to black out. When I came back to reality, I had one cut on my arm and I was bleeding quite a bit. I've gone...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm going to say this straight up because I used to cut too and let me tell you, it was one of the stupidest things I've ever done. I look at the scars and I'm like, what the...
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    its getting addictive, it only started with a few on my arm and now there are red cut lines on my legs also, But its like a remedy for what I go through, I don't know what...
    2Kawaii4u 2Kawaii4u 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I grew up in a rural area. I spent much of my time outside as a child, exploring the simple, yet beautiful landscape of the American Midwest. I ran through cornfields, caught...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My therapist decided to ignore my struggle with self harm after he asked to see my self harm scars. I was very fortunate that I ended up with very few and they aren't very...
    thornedrose thornedrose 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I messed up this weekend twice! I hadn't cut in years, but this weekend I did. I was in so much pain and so depressed. I had no where to turn and I hurt myself. I regret it and am...
    BrokenWander BrokenWander 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Today was Day 1...the night before I cried and didn't sleep I wanted to go back. Today I thought that was where my head was going and I couldn't work out why! I knew there were...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I was home alone today and depressed about life.I heard cutting helps people who are depressed.So I got a new razor and cut my upper arm 5 times.This is when I realized my...
    ironpack ironpack 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I Broke my Arm when I was young Before moving to Manhattan we use to live upstate New York I was only 2 years old at that time I was running out the house with my tooth brush to...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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     This is my arm. Also have scars elsewhere. Im hoping ,that you whp are cutting, could see yourself as a valuable person and your life worth of trying. Scars you made follow...
    Mindmorfin Mindmorfin 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The unhealthy obsession. None of my business but always on my mind. Constantly second-guessing and trying to read in to what is or isn't said. It's incredibly exhausting and...
    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    I was a guy who used to hang out with friends and would always be happy and down to party. Now I'm just an empty shell who doesn't care about anything anymore. I just shoot drugs...
    XxDazzle XxDazzle 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I've been clean for almost a week now....but today in school a guy that sits right next to me accidentally cut himself during class...and honestly after seeing that blood I want...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 13

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    These cuts on my arms are my best friends I hope they scar
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response Mar 28

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    Me and my girlfriend broke up. after almost 2 months clean of cutting I relapsed and now my arms are covered once again :( I wish I could stop but it's all I know
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Plz don't ask me to stop cutting because I won't I finally got a scar yay it's not on my wrist though it's more up on my arm I finally have a battle scar
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 Mar 29

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