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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    I use to cut my self to try an get my mum to notice me. It never worked I even got to the point were I was cutting my arms in front of her, she never once tried to stop me, I even...
    10hayleigh85 10hayleigh85 26-30, F Oct 14

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    I DO NOT! My Ex gf cuts her self which I just found out today when she said her arm was hurting. She had cuts completely covering her left arm.. Then I got mad because I didn't...
    iamj iamj 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    When i cut myself i always knew it would hurt more than the pain i was actually feeling but the thing was i didn't cut my Arms i cut my legs every day i cut myself for almost a...
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F Sep 27

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    I cut because it's easier than talking. It feels like bleeding is the only way to feel better, but it doesn't last long enough, so I cut more. I just want to stop this pain and...
    NicolleSashaa NicolleSashaa 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes....as a teenager/twenty-something I used to cut. It was a long time ago and the urge has loooong passed.
    Anch0rMan Anch0rMan 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    A thousand times! Especially when you think you're being sexy When I was 18-19 I used to be so sick of it but now I have gotten used to it. I still see myself as sexy sometimes.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    i will be dating my boyfriend for a year on 11/11/14 he is in the army. none of my ends understand what im going through. i am going through the whole military life at a young age...
    makaylaandaj makaylaandaj 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    At 6:30am the love of my life will be leaving for his last drill and PT testing until he ships for Basic. It's an extreme eye-opener that he is really close to leaving. Although...
    heatherhusskee heatherhusskee 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    So. I always hated my hair. I went through a shy phase, and a self hating phase. I went through a depression phase. I went through an i'm so ugly phase. I even cut myself out of...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    I have come to the realization that, I can't stop. I've been doing this since I was 12, I can go long periods without doing it but something can get me right back in. I've cut my...
    ncon08 ncon08 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You know i dont feel that way and i used kitchen knives when i did but i didnt know what i was doing because i was young
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    His name is depression "Hi, nice of you to come back" "are you feeling better" , I smile and nod yes and sit at my seat, people are laughing, talking and waiting for class to...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    There has been so many times i almost left here that i would need another pair of hands to count them on. I joined here over a year and a half a go now and in that time have...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    READ!! {sorry about any spelling errors} If anyone read my experience I wrote about getting caught about a month ago at school so here's the incident form of anyone wants to...
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to cut myself as a teenager. The blood reminded me I was alive when I felt numb. I stopped cutting 10 yrs ago, but I have the urge again. My husband has been accusing me of...
    ziggybaby86 ziggybaby86 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    I cut when she died I cut when he left. Why is it that nothing is actually wrong with my life right now but resisting the urge to slice my arms open and let my pain out is becoming...
    locoladel locoladel 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 2

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    I took what ever was sharp in front of me and pressed it into my skin till I felt like I was releasing all of my bottled up pain with each cut then I looked down and my bleeding...
    BabyDuchanne BabyDuchanne 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    Female Almost Ex-Soldier!! While I personally do not enjoy the army at all, I do not feel hate for those who choose it as their lifestyle. I cannot understand it, but I do not...
    marydawn marydawn 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Returning Home...In 1969, as a single 21 year old enlisted man, my ship returned to our homeport (Long Beach) after a lengthy deployment. On my first liberty, I went to the local...
    janusatv janusatv 61-65, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I got used a lot by many people through my life and I was treated like a door mat I have so many stories to tell you on ep but I do not think I can put them all together in one...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 11

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    I'm 15 and I cut myself. I'm getting really sick of people thinking its just a stupid teenage white girl thing, when I have a serious problem. I do it on my legs because people see...
    MyOnlyFriend MyOnlyFriend 16-17, F 16 Responses Oct 7

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    I've cut a few people out of my life in the past five years. Basically all my friends from high school. It was a time when I drank and smoke and did stupid things, things I don't...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think it's cute when a girl is ticklish. Knowing that she is vulnerable and has an innocent way about her makes me find her completely adorable and attractive.
    Go4TheGold Go4TheGold 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    Cutting stops the thoughts and makes holding the tears back easier.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Lol my bracelet says "passion for living" such a lie.. Trying not to cut because o go to church tomorrow ugh so sick of this
    13AndMiserable 13AndMiserable 13-15, F 1 Response 44 mins ago

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    Her name was Amanda. We came together under unusual circumstances. A few years back I moved out to a small town. I knew no one there, and for the first year or so I was pretty much...
    SatantheHornyBeast SatantheHornyBeast 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    Unbeknown to the average teddy bear, cute little girls can be quite dangerous to sleep with. In an effort to prepare unsuspecting teddy bears everywhere, please see the list of...
    BeautifulAddiction49 BeautifulAddiction49 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    I was a teacher who administered corporal punishment. I was a teacher and later headmaster, mainly at a coeducational prep school for boys and girls aged 8 to 13. I started...
    oldmanjimbo oldmanjimbo 70+, M 17 hrs ago

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    I've only ever cut myself a few times but when I did it wasn't with a knife. It was with a sharp but dull object so I made sure it would hurt me much more. I want to do it all the...
    xxalicerosexx xxalicerosexx 16-17, F Sep 25

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    Jacksonpj05 Jacksonpj05 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I hate myself so much for cutting.. I did it for the first time last night and I will never do it again in my life.. I didnt cut myself because I am emo or anything like that.. I...
    thefrazysoul thefrazysoul 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Well... I'm hoping this is really the start of a change in things! I'm doing my best to keep being positive, and to shirk any negative thoughts and feelings. My parents have...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I am completely at a loss, my husband has bipolar II and has a history of cutting himself, sometimes all the way to the bone. He had stopped for about 2 years but recently I've...
    tkhaler1987 tkhaler1987 26-30 3 Responses Sep 27

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    Im so sorry. I was 5 days clean. I just cant hold it together. I was dying to cut so bad i started scratching my arm until it bleed. I did 42 long deep cuts. Im so ashamed.
    gramafey gramafey 13-15, F Sep 28

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    We all go for haircuts all the time and we do get nervous when we walk into a new salon. I have a tendency to change hairdressers once they mess up. But on this occasion yesterday...
    specialedition1 specialedition1 31-35, M Oct 1

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    A few days ago I had been working on my Information Technology (programming) for atleast 3 hours straight. So naturally I was tired and when my program didn't run(do what it was...
    Tlangi Tlangi 16-17 1 Response Oct 8

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