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I Used to Cut My Left Arm Only

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    so, when I was young, like in 2nd grade or so, I finally got to use scissors. I loved them. they were so fascinating to me. I took them everywhere I went. so with that being said...
    ThatOneBlackGurl ThatOneBlackGurl 18-21, F Dec 7

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    I just got done cutting my arms... I dont know why but i've always had this thing where if my arms have a blank spot, or a spot where my scars were fading i would cut untill my...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Dec 9

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    My friend cut her arm and she showed me. Now I feel triggered. I want to cut too. I'd ask her to lend me her razor but I'm sure she will say no
    styxc styxc 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm a little worried.... I used to cut myself when I was around 18 or so , I accidentally cut myself and I liked the feeling. I began cutting because I liked the feeling and was...
    Honee86 Honee86 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My life is so upside down, I fear for my own safety and sanity. I left my wife for a girl, I was wrong, I know this.. I left on promises that her feeelings were real, I told my...
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    I cut yesterday on Thanksgiving. I am sorta anorexic so i dont like to eat alot. Only when i feel hungry, so like 2 times a day i will eat something small. But being around (No...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    I've lost my bestfriend to her boyfriend. we used to be so close last year during school. we had all our classes together we would laugh, cry, & go out together. it was just me and...
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    My dad seen my scars and asked what was on my arm and I just said marker.... But he didn't believe me and he kept asking to see my arm but I ran upstairs.. He didn't care I guess...
    FadingStarrr FadingStarrr 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yep, i cut myself again today... Thanksgiving was the first time i cut in a while so it felt good to do it again. Its like one you get addicted to cutting, you build a tolerance...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Nov 28

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    Today I picked up the sharp exacto knife I hide in my room under my desk. It's so shiny and new, nice and sharp. I brought it to my skin, lightly touching my forearm and pushed...
    ToBeAnOtaku101 ToBeAnOtaku101 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    ayamesan16 ayamesan16 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I havnt cut in about 2 months. And i noticed that half of the scars on my arms were getting lighter. It made me think how wierd it looked to see dark scars and small white lines...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Nov 28

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9

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    I used to cut on a regular basis just as a release due to major body issues and depression and then I was put on medicine for depression and even got a tattoo on my wrist to avoid...
    thinkingflawless thinkingflawless 18-21, F Dec 13

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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 Nov 24

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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...
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    I was an ex cutter, but I started again on Thursday and I already have 15 cuts. My best friend is trying to help me stop again but it's not helping, when I cut I don't feel the...
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Well, right now, I don't have any friends, so to speak of. I have a whole lot of acquaintances but not a single friend at school. There used to be four of us but now, it's only me...
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    I just want to cut and cut until there is no skin left to cut ... I just feel broken wat happened in my past has completely destroyed me i dont no wat to do anymore ive had enough...
    lillynicole lillynicole 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I sit and I listen to the words you speak to me out your mouth. The continue to break me down with every syllable. I look at you as though I don't know who you are anymore. You...
    crafty36 crafty36 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I ant know why .. But cutting makes me happy .... .. I did it for 6 days in a row .. My whole arm was full of scars ... Then I stop for about 4 days ... It started a kind of...
    kunalmalik kunalmalik 31-35, M Nov 23

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    I no longer have the blades I used to use... I need ideas on what I could use... I haven't cut in a while... And I really need to... The pain is too much right now... I need ideas...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 3 Responses Nov 25