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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 used to cut a lot in my high school years. One time it was so bad I had to wear gauze and duct tape, it bled for 3 days, I was very lucky it healed without having to tell my...
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    Cutting used to give me some sort of gratification. Some strange form of exquisitely painful pleasure. I would watch the blood slowly flow out of my arms or wrists, I would have a...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I used to cut all the time. My boyfriend calls me stupid for it even though it was before I even knew him. He likes to judge my past though. He's a tattoo artist so now I have a...
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    I live in a nice house with a beautiful wife. I would give it up to live in a garage or basement doing chores and hard work only living on bread and scraps. Really
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    I started having a panic attack before and at the beginning of second today... It was so bad I could barely speak... And no one noticed. I use pain as an outlet. I tried so hard to...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I finally tell them and they dont believe it I show them proof they still dont and they block me over it...hes always gonna get what he wants and say what he wants to me and they...
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    Once again I cut myself I have no one to talk to
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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 1 day ago

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    I am left handed. most people I know are right handed
    savannaD14 savannaD14 13-15, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    A substitue at my high school once asked me if i was right handed and exclaimed that its amazing that a leftie can right like a right handed person. :/
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I want a cute boyfriend who will love me for who I am. I want a cute guy who will hold me in his arms and kiss me. I want a boyfriend who will respect me, not lie to me or cheat on...
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    I'm sad. I'm lonely. I cut. I was cutting myself a few nights ago and my best friend stormed in. She was so mad she quickly left my house. I told her a few weeks back that I cut...
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    I used to cut myself but now I don`t. I used to be sad but now i`m not I used to want to die but now I don`t I used to think my life couldn`t get any worse and it did but Life...
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    Before I had a cute little kitty to live with me, I had more sanity. As the years go by, I find myself making up little songs that sing about twitchy-tailed kittens, tickling cute...
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    So...spent these last few days trying not to...but the urge is just driving me insane...i did shallow cut in my wrist to "release" the urge...i know i shouldn't do it deep...no way...
    anderlr anderlr 13-15, M Mar 16

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    Screw pretending to be happy. This is EP. I can be as depressing and miserable as I want. I can't stand this. I want to slash my arm open but I can't because I have to pretend to...
    kaleidoscopic21 kaleidoscopic21 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    I like girls with scars and cuts. Don't know why, but I do. I used to cut
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