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01 Dec 2011, 2:33 am

Did you chew on objects a lot when you were growing up, especially when you were concentrating? I did quite a bit but never on a pencil but rather things made or rubber like some small toys. I still do this now when I use my computer and I;m concentrating on something I have been reading.



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01 Dec 2011, 2:35 am

I actually didn't when I was young, but I picked it up recently. At the moment the rubber thing attaching my stylus to my computer is in my mouth.

When I was young I refused to have things in my mouth. As a baby I wouldn't even let a pacifier stay in my mouth.



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01 Dec 2011, 2:51 am

Sometimes, but not much. I did it more in the past. My older brother was always more of a chewer than I was.


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01 Dec 2011, 4:42 am

I used to chew my fingernails.

Then I weaned myself off that and chewed my pens.

Now that computers have made pens largely obsolete, I chew my fingers.

They have calluses all over the knuckles - like this picture.

I am in my fifties.



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01 Dec 2011, 6:13 am

I chewed on a lot of things as a kid.
I destroyed countless pens & pencils going through school.

I don't anymore as an adult, but maybe that's because I smoke a lot.
I do however grind my teeth a lot.


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01 Dec 2011, 6:22 am

As a child I chewed my sleeves. I also chewed my nails, lips and inside of my mouth (which I still do).



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01 Dec 2011, 10:36 am

i chew on my shirts


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01 Dec 2011, 10:39 am

If Freud met me he would probably say I was orally fixated. I am always doing something with my mouth:

Chewing things (all my pen lids are mangled lol)
Eating
Biting my nails
Talking to myself
Sucking things
Smoking

My mouth never stops going one way or another.

I also spend a lot of time rubbing my tickle (piece of silky material I carry around with me) so contrary to popular saying, keeping my hands busy does not stop me from shoving things in my mouth lol.



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01 Dec 2011, 10:54 am

My brother was the real 'chewer' of our family. He actually ate most of his sweatshirt at school. I used to bite hard on a pen when I was nervous. This literally backfired on me during a SATS exam when the pen decided to snap and I looked like a Smurf.


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01 Dec 2011, 2:55 pm

I used to chew on my shirt so much there would be holes in all of the collars and sleeves. Now I still do it from time to time, but I sort of hold the material between my teeth rather than bite at it, usually I don't notice until somebody mentions it. I find that chewing on gum instead helps.


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01 Dec 2011, 3:39 pm

I used to chew on rubber, and I pulled strings of fabric from my clothes and chewed on that (I even swallowed it).
And I bite my nails.



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01 Dec 2011, 4:20 pm

I have a bad habit of chewing on my lips and the insides of my mouth.