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I've Hurt Myself For 40 Years

I've gouged my gums for over 40 years. It is a hidden self mutilation. I've had 5 surgeries to repair the damage I've created. No one knows that I have done this. The only person that suspects is the dentist. I still get a relief from tension when I gouge.

crapsdealer21 crapsdealer21 51-55, F 5 Responses Sep 29, 2009

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I went through a period of slicing through my upper arm, scars to prove it :(

You're not alone. It is one of the most common, clearly less known, methods of self-harming.

Is that when you pick at them with your fingernails, toothpick, or any sharp ob<x>ject? Because I do that.

how he **** do you do that?

what is gourging the gums? how do you do it?