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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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    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 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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 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've not cut for years now. The coolest part was talking to a tattoo artist who so calmly without any judgement said "I can help you cover those, it'll look great". I was getting a...
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    I'm not a writer, sometimes I lack common sense, and other times I make no sense at all. If you still with me for the nect few minutes though I only hope that it gives you some...
    InfinitelyCurious InfinitelyCurious 18-21, F Nov 12

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    Sometimes I cross my arms because I think if I squeeze myself so hard I can hold myself together. Sometimes I just st get really down and I think about how I used to solve it. I...
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    As much as I love strong winds, I haven’t had much firsthand experience with them. I’m too self-conscious to go out and enjoy the wind with people around. It was a problem...
    GryphonChick GryphonChick 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My boyfriend just left for basic at FT. Jackson SC. He told that he would get his phone on the weekends (according to one of his sgt's) and we just got off the phone. He is still...
    bishopegrace bishopegrace 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Cute things **** me off. And I'm not talking about stuff like when someone refers to a pretty girl as being cute or a cute dress or something, I'm talking about sh*t like baby...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 13 Responses Nov 17

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    My Demons live inside me, They're the best friends that I have. They don't want to harm you, They just want to be free. My body is their vessel, They're journeying where I go...
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    I used to cut because on the inside I felt apathetic and I felt numb to everything. I thought that cutting would make it better, and for a time it did. But I have gradually stopped...
    GrumpyNumnums GrumpyNumnums 18-21, F Nov 2

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    Cutting is so easy. I just want to cut and cut and cut. But im going to the Dells in 3 days. Everyone will see in a swim suit. So I have to go light clean cuts that will heal. But...
    KovusShame KovusShame 13-15, F Nov 3

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    I don't cut myself because I'm sad, angry or depressed. I cut because I like the pain. I love putting alcohol on the cut and feeling it sting and burn. It makes me feel alive. I...
    Robin1226 Robin1226 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    There are days I certainly feel this way. I've always had to be everything. Take care of everything, be responsible for it all. I am always there when someone needs a favor. Always...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 11

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    I always tell myself I'll stop, but cutting into my arms makes me feel more real than anything else I've ever experienced.. And when I tell myself I'll stop, I know I'm lying just...
    JennJenns21 JennJenns21 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I've been cutting on and off for over 10 years now. God, it seems like such a long time when I type the words. I've been feeling a little lost and hopeless in life as of late and I...
    silentscreamer24 silentscreamer24 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 20

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    Ever since my marriage officially ended over three months ago I have met a few men along the way and each and every time I get told how gorgeous I am, how sexy I am, how I have...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    My dad left me before i was born so the only person there was my mother. As a kid, i thought she was the best thing in the world, because she was the only one that cared enough to...
    killeyj killeyj 13-15, F Nov 15

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    My Ao DaiIn my late teens my cross-dressing was limited to wearing lingerie. Going in the military didn't make it any easier. Then I volunteered for Nam and I was captivated by the...
    AlbertSAT AlbertSAT 66-70, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    OMG YES! I've always been an arms girl, yet somehow I've always dated the model type - more on the slender, toned side than seriously built. Now, that I'm single and desperate...
    Soltanto Soltanto 18-21, F Oct 29

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    Well I have been cutting since about third grade it started with light scratching with my nails ten in 5th grade i peeled the metal. Aroun the eraser up and used that then in 7th...
    Freshy26 Freshy26 13-15, F Nov 15

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    Why can't I stop cutting my upper arms are full of scars and cuts
    todd1998 todd1998 16-17, M Nov 17

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    it's really annoying when ppl make a joke out of cutting....you don't know how to respond to people who make fun of it...:( I used to cut for a year and then it stopped but...
    skullmo skullmo 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    So for two days ago I told my mom. It was such a relief to tell her. But now she's so upset. I tried to tell her how I'm not sad anymore, and how I'm a lit better, and the only...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have severe clinical depression and I have trouble dealing with other people's disappointment in me, when I'm already disappointed in myself and hate everything that I am. I...
    Stephiternal Stephiternal 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    My life was horrible I used to have a older profile onto here but I had to delete it because the more I had the same depressing thing the more darker and deeper I would go I used...
    ghostbeautiy ghostbeautiy 13-15, F Nov 3

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    I feel like a failure to be honest. But I know sometimes it just happens. I can't stop thinking about her. Can't stop reading her last text to me. I have so many mixed feelings I'm...
    endofalldays endofalldays 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 4

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    I saw one of my daughters the other day and we were having a laugh about something that occurred when she and her sister were in their mid-teens. We can laugh about these things...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F 9 Responses Nov 7

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    I cut and get used to the sting and cut deeper everytime so when I suicide the cut vein won't hurt as bad
    matrixwolf matrixwolf 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    Things have been going pretty unsmooth as of late. My dog died, my mother relapsed into her alcoholism, my father and sister are going away for the holidays (for the first time...
    jennazan jennazan 22-25, F a week ago

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