Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 Aug 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I have cut myself before but it was only by accident. I was throwing a coke can full of sand at a rock for the second time and slice my finger open completely :( all that hard work...
    CD51031 CD51031 13-15, F 33 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    two weeks ago I started taking anabolics to get a massive jump in getting in shape. one month prior my wife of 3 years left me cuz she was unsure what she wanted in life with...
    unsaid912 unsaid912 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents used to always cut my hair at home because it saved money. Normally, I wouldn't mind doing that, but every time I let them cut it, they always cut my hair shorter than I...
    laurenwilliams18 laurenwilliams18 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to cut myself. It was at first a sporadic move that I loved and hated then over time just loved. I applied the psychology of our plain/pleasure center of the brain which...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to cut myself and burn myself and just hurt myself in general to escape all the pain. I have not done it for three years and I'm proud to say that was a stupid thing I used...
    Trashboat1 Trashboat1 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Only 12 days left till he's done basics. I can't wait.
    Mevid4lyfe Mevid4lyfe 18-21, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I cut again not a suprise ig i was a month clean but it became to much everything so more of a suicide attempt only didn't go as planned I cut but not deep enough I only lost...
    Corneredblades Corneredblades 13-15, M 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To understand anything you need to hear the backstory or part of it at least. So when my parents found out my brother cut it was like this huge family secret and we couldn't tell...
    brokenangel14 brokenangel14 13-15, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yes its me ChelseaLee, i found AB to be a fun yet very boring site the 2 years i was there, i meet a lot of nice and some not so nice people just like here on EP To anybody who...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my soldier just left about 2 weeks ago for fort benning. i miss him so much already!! he can't get mail for another month, according to the letter he sent me(with no return address...
    bing47 bing47 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    She said she loved your mind too much, not you, but she became what anybody else would call enamoured. She didn’t love your best friend. She said he loved her and she admitted to...
    bloodandsoap bloodandsoap 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    “A soldier doesn’t fight because he hates what is in front of him…A soldier fights because he loves what he left behind” and we are what he left behind. He fights because...
    Mevid4lyfe Mevid4lyfe 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last year when I was being bullied/abused/isolated by my classmates, I used to cut myself as a form of stress-relief to ease myself away from the pain. But now, I've been clean...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 1 Response Aug 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How patient can you expect another to be? How much **** is too much? How self centered is too self centered? I'm not sure what the answered are- But I know what the questions are...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My friends left me out today when we went outside after lunch. I could tell the wile story but that would be to long. I just sat on the wall while my friends sat in the grass and...
    selfharmer12345 selfharmer12345 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    She's only 17, her whole life's ahead of her. She hates school because the people there discredit her. Her boyfriend tries to show her that's not how it seems. But everyday she...
    lilithity lilithity 18-21, F Aug 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to self harm for a lot of reasons and in a lot of different ways. I self harmed because I was scared and angry. I did it because I was abused by one of my treatment centers...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Some time ago I promised myself I wouldn't cut myself with a knife anymore. Last night I broke that promise. According to my promise this means I have a problem with cutting. I...
    jsualmtha jsualmtha 18-21, F Aug 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i was chatting with him on viber few minutes ago while he's studying..i told him he is such a successful man who deserves a successful woman and when he find one..just tell me he...
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I wasn't very mature when I met my ex-husband. I left boarding school and came to London to work in the City and embarked on a wild few years until I met this handsome level-headed...
    Suerob1006 Suerob1006 26-30, F Aug 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hi, i am not only new to this page but i recently became an army girlfriend. Ive been with him for 8 months and he just left to BCT on Tuesday August 18th. i miss him so much...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to. I haven't in a while, tho.... but, yes. I cut my self....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i used to be christian. my family went to a fundamentalist chrurch. there they told me being gay is a choice, theyre going to hell, leviticus, blah blah blah. then i started having...
    Angelaco13 Angelaco13 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have scars on my thighs,i cut them with a box cutter and it bleeds a lot.Also there is a scar on my arm,i stabbed it,now i cut it deep.Sometimes when i cut i start to feel dizzy...
    ughjustfiveminutesmore ughjustfiveminutesmore 13-15, F 16 Responses Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been depressed so I thought I would share kind of cute story that makes me smile a little. I have a 3 year old brother. A few weeks ago he used the used a public urinal by...
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck 18-21, F Aug 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I remember... The deepest cut I ever made... Was on my leg.. me and my girlfriend we were having a fight and broke up... I loved her to death and I couldn't take that I let her...
    SexyKitten222244 SexyKitten222244 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It started a couple of years ago when I was very depressed and I went through a couple of months where cutting basically took control of my life. I finally regained control but I...
    Quaoar Quaoar 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to cut myself to get rid of the psychological pain my brother would inflict on my family. Afterwards I would cry myself to sleep.
    CNUSax CNUSax 18-21, M Aug 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I write left handed but I arm wrestle right handed.
    Funkystronglover Funkystronglover 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Fortunately I grew up with a left handed father. So he understand some of the things I did. At the office some funny things have happened. I make everything at my cubicle left...
    sue9161 sue9161 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 15

    Your Response

    Cancel