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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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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 16-17, F 14 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well...I used to cut with my unscrewed pencil sharpener. I would cut my thighs and scrape the words softly "cut the fat" , my parents believe that I over-eat and eat all of the...
    genesisramos13 genesisramos13 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Ever since i didn't make it with college,i was very dissapointed and i wanted to die.Actually i criticise myself in all that i do..I don't have many friends,i do a meniale job...
    costyk67 costyk67 22-25, M Aug 10

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    I did it again, I have 50 cuts on my left arm and 40 on my right. My legs have 5 each and my stomach is covered :'( I'm so ******* stupid.
    XxMandyMayFirexX XxMandyMayFirexX 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I recently got out of cutting... It was really hard to stop and it took a long time to stop because cutting was the only way to let me pain out and it was the only way that I could...
    BVBlover18 BVBlover18 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    It's been one year that I've stopped self harming it was very hard at first but I've got more than 20 dirty scars on my left arm and I'm not proud of it, I'm kind of ashamed...
    femalerebel femalerebel 13-15, F Aug 6

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    My left arm is missing a little below my elbow. 99% of the time I get along just fine without my hand because most of the time I use a hook prosthetic but when I got up at 4am...
    Skinsation Skinsation 46-50 1 Response a week ago

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    I just get so overwhelmed with my thoughts. I just break down and cutting is the only thing I've found that makes me feel good.
    faithy8888 faithy8888 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I cut myself today. I am so ashamed. I haven't done something like that since I was a teenager. I used to cut myself all the time when I was younger. I had some issues growing up I...
    Thinkofme Thinkofme 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I've been fighting a relapse recently. Sometimes when I'm in the car I think about it, when I'm driving. I remember how I used to wake up early and get in my car and sit in my car...
    MissAutumn MissAutumn 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I did it I'm a cartoon now hmmm aren't I cute. I've been cutefied.
    ThaQueen1 ThaQueen1 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    This is a new thing to me. I have never before cut in my life. But my teachers used to think i self harmed. I used to not care if i got hurt, id always have cuts and stuff cos i...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I started when I was 10. And it just progressed when I got older. I started cutting bad when I was 15/16. I even had my own special cutting serrated knife I would use. I hated my...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I used to cut bad. A couple months ago was the time I did. I cut "**** up" on my arm. It's pretty visible when I don't have brackets covering it up and pulling attention away from...
    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I know I said me and Kirk weren't telling the girls about the baby and the engagement for a few weeks but we were to excited so Kirk came over after lunch and we told them the news...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    Now the only thing I want from her is her heart in a jar of embalming fluid next to my bed so I can finally have the peace of my soul that she stole
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    Every time something comes up that's cute, my heart breaks. I don't know why, but I don't like it because I can't enjoy anything happy or nice. Does anyone else feel like this?
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    I was pretty normal as a kid, I really didn't care about my weight. But when I reached 10 years old, it had began to get out of control. I had done gymnastics, and I was 10 5'2...
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    Before i learned control over my psychic abilities i used to cut myself being raised in a Christian home. My parents convinced me i was going to hell. It was hard knowing so much...
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    Well I am struggling with cutting and the urges to cut recently and now it's to the point where the moment a bad event happens it triggers the urge or a small sting of the urge and...
    DWIA DWIA 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I hurt inside. I don't know what else to say. These prissy little baby cuts on my shoulder don't signify anymore. I want to go after my arms like I used to.
    LesbianBlue LesbianBlue 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I used to. Not so long ago i was there,. I used to cut, i used to scratch my skin off, pull or cut parts of my hair off. It was a way to destruct myself from the emotional pain...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I remember this one time me and my brother were talking about the fact that I cut myself (this is before he decided to not want to talk about anything with me). I was telling him...
    Lanigga14 Lanigga14 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    If you keep a bird in a cage, that bird will still dream to fly away one day. I have kept myself from everything I ever wanted. From everyone I ever knew. From opportunities I...
    xHI5x xHI5x 22-25 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I wasn't alone. I was just fighting depression. This girl, lets call her "Y" told me that cutting was the key to everything. I was confused because she used to be my bes friend...
    luv4ever24 luv4ever24 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Team Work: Part 2 "Well its team work, you have to do it together. Isla, you clean one half, Georgia can clean the other half." I said making a clear spilt in the mess. "I don...
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    Hello. I am Bailey. I am seventeen years old. I started cutting myself when I was fourteen. The first time I did it, I used a key. I carved someone's initials into my forearm...
    Baileywelch12 Baileywelch12 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    The first time I cut was at the end of July. My mom and I were fighting because we had just gotten back from a psychiatrist visit. She wanted me to go on Zoloft for GAD and chronic...
    bandfreak26 bandfreak26 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One time I broke an arm, i was 11, my mum usually tells me if she cleaned the stairs but hat time she didn't, so i slipped done and fell on my right arm and broke it. my big...
    1993george 1993george 18-21, M Aug 3

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    I used to but our knifes are not strong enough. Anyway I went to the kitchen and grabbed a knife I kept moving it on my hand softly wanting to cut my self but I stopped and went...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F Aug 8

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    After arriving at the unit, I've became completely and utterly disgruntled. I don’t care anymore! I really don’t give a ****, and that’s bad, but it’s becoming increasingly...
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    I was an Army Wife for 8 years, and I hated it. It's total sacrilege to say that and current Army Wives will totally rip you for saying it. You're supposed to be super proud to be...
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    Sitting here looking at my arm & it honestly just makes me wanna start again..
    Ynaffit15 Ynaffit15 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    2Years later and I still think about it... I didn't start until I was 13 and had never even heard about it my childhood was a very painful one filled with abuse and neglect as...
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    I have I was stuck in a hole where I felt like that was the only way out it didn't work for me but it did help me release some stress but now and then when I look at my scars I...
    randelynisdead randelynisdead 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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