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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm quite a bit older than most of you in here but I too have a problem with cutting. It's hard to deny the waves of relief I crave from cutting but I haven't cut for weeks and...
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