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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    the one person I talk to in school just stopped talking to me because they didn't want to deal with my cutting...there is only one person who cares. If they left I would be done.
    Mylo248 Mylo248 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 2

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    THIS JUST IN!!! My latest excuse: some kid ran into my locker and it bumped into me and cut my arm. (near my elbow: 5 times)
    notatrustfundbaby notatrustfundbaby 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Anyone want to cut my arms and legs off?
    katielovespeeingherpants katielovespeeingherpants 18-21, F 10 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    I want to be used and left. Bruise me and do me until you're satisfied. Always been a fantasy of mine
    CumDump99 CumDump99 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    Why? I keep asking myself the same question every time i do this. Why do i keep cutting? It doesnt really help. Just leaves scars. I dont really feel the pain of cutting, i think...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M Jan 7

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    This is such a catharsis, I never dreamed I would meet so many people that share my views of life in the US Army. It makes for an appealing work day while I sit chained to my desk...
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    1:30am in the morning, here I am sat in a dark, silent house reflecting on my past, my regrets, my guilt and the ‘what I would have done differently’ scenarios. However...
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    I'm new to the Experience Project. I really only joined because I finally found a place where army girlfriends can talk. It seems like there are a MILLION army wife groups, but...
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    I'm new to the Experience Project. I really only joined because I finally found a place where army girlfriends can talk. It seems like there are a MILLION army wife groups, but...
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    Working late at the Aerodynamics Lab /* HowlingLonesome wrote the story and I made the pics. I want to thank HowlingLonesome for supervising my work and helping me making the...
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    I Used To Be Bulimic I developed bulimia when I was 12. My father was having an affair, but my mother is Catholic, which means she doesn't believe in divorce. My mother began to...
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    I had/ have a boyfriend of two months shy from being three years. I don't know if I love(d) him.. I don't know what love is to be honest. I used him.. maybe not at first but as...
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    My Weekend...I left on Friday morning and made a four hour road trip to Virginia to attend to business late that afternoon and on Saturday. Through Facebook, for the last couple of...
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    I've always cut. I've always had that urge that wouldn't go away especially when I get hurt or life is rough. Or I'd smoke. Or I'd drink. Or all three. I don't have cigarettes or...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    People look at boxes and cans of food every day to see what nutrients they contain. This article can help educate you are reading is full of tips on what they mean.Any supplement...
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    Could be taking a chance by posting this but Idc at this point.... So I'm talking to this guy who is amazing in every way and has some faults but don't we all and I just don't know...
    ArtisticLife ArtisticLife 16-17, F Jan 11

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    I used to have a job as a waiter at my rich neighbour's lodge. That was my first job. And it will possibly be the worst job that I would ever have. I lasted for 1 year and 3 months...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 14

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    Honestly, I miss it. Last time I cut was right before Christmas. Recently I decided to stop for good because..because I didn't want to have to explain it to new people I met. Know...
    tangledx22 tangledx22 22-25, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    My parents divorced not long after I had turned one. My father moved out and I got used to seeing him every second day each week. I was mostly raised by my father and my...
    zanthemum zanthemum 18-21, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I was probably the coldest kid on the planet. I got a kick out of hurting people for no reason and it made me feel really good. A bully would be the right word. I couldn't help it...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    Aha the left handed mystery!!! I cant cut with scissors! Seriously! This is something only a left handed person would understand! At infant school my teacher tried to turn me to...
    Ravenstarbird Ravenstarbird 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    As a self harmer, For some reason I stare at people's wrists sometimes out of habit and its usually rare for me to see anything. Today I was in one of my classes and a girl took of...
    Jessica4729 Jessica4729 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    I have been to the hairdressers many time with my wife just to watch her get a haircut. Most times it was only a trim which is still good to watch, I loved it when she was caped up...
    grahamaa grahamaa 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    Every site says not to send your soldier colored envelopes in basic but I love the idea. My boyfriend was so excited to receive his first letters. He didn't care what they'd say...
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    There are so many EP members I miss. They all either left, deleted their account, or just completely went silent.I miss you Phoebe, Sabrina, Kylie, Kayla from London, Veronica, and...
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    I am a 33 year old single female. My Mother died of colon cancer 9 years ago when I was 24, and my father began dating a much younger woman shortly after. She was getting a...
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    first time user as of yesterday didn't have the money for a ***** so i used a home made one out of saran wrap and paper towels put a spar in bottom so it wouldn't slide in...
    Donpi Donpi 18-21, T 1 day ago

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    suicidal thoughts on my brain I am standing in a plain alone and lost I will give it up at all cost I had made it the most used tool in my life I had to drop that knife it hasn't...
    Poeticdeaths Poeticdeaths 18-21, M 16 hrs ago

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    I started a while back and it wasn't as bad. They were just scratches that didn't even bleed. Soon I fell deeper into depression and things stared to get worse. I broke down one...
    Xbr0Kenx Xbr0Kenx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    As odd as it may seem to others I'm sure some of you may understand. I met my soldier 2 weeks ago through a mutual friend on Facebook. He is currently in Afghanistan and we have...
    Camomoma Camomoma 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Today I cut and I tried to stop its so hard to stop once you have started. I wish I could stop I have cuts all the way up my arm.
    WolvesXtigersXanimals WolvesXtigersXanimals 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    So I just cut myself last time I cut was 4 days ago I had to cut on my right wrist even tho I'm right handed I couldn't cut on my left wrist because I have an appointment on the...
    Maria134747 Maria134747 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Well my best friend has epilepsy and she told me some things she'd been doing to herself she'd been cutting herself, and making herself puke, and she's being abused by her father...
    create1908 create1908 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I'm fifteen. I'm a sophomore and I've been continually depressed since last summer when the first girl I legitimately fell for got really mad at me and then moved away. I just sent...
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