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Do you chew on objects?
Yes 85%  85%  [ 40 ]
No 15%  15%  [ 7 ]
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10 Nov 2014, 5:26 pm

r84shi37 wrote:
I chewed on my own arm when I was younger. It always left these ugly red marks. I'm glad that I stopped.


I did this when I was younger as well, and I still do it from time to time when no one else is around.



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10 Nov 2014, 5:44 pm

I used to all of the time. I did it because it was very soothing for me. I would chew on pens and pen caps, my styluses... whatever I could chew on that would keep my stimulated. However, I had a partial amount of teeth pulled, and it left me with gums though. I think this stopped my habit chewing things because I don't have much teeth in back to support it very well.


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10 Nov 2014, 9:20 pm

I used to be really bad with chewing on pens and pencils when I was younger. I stopped eventually, but not before many innocent writing utensils were lost. :)


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10 Nov 2014, 9:48 pm

Gosh, definitely yes. I chew on soda bottles, coffee cups from Starbucks, straws, t-shirts/undershirts, my fingers, etc. I guess that I should have grown out of that by now being 41. :D


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10 Nov 2014, 11:25 pm

Oh yes. When I was young I used to chew on my shirt collars, plastic army men, small rubber balls, cardboard, pretty much anything.

I don't exactly do that now but have to have something in my mouth at all times such as tic-tacs, candies, toothpicks, snuff, etc....otherwise the tension in my jaw becomes unbearable.



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11 Nov 2014, 12:42 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Maybe that's why I'm the way I am today LOL

I used to chew "lead" pencils down to the "lead" section.


So did I; in elementary school, I'd literally chew pencils in half lengthwise and extract the lead core. I also used to chew the erasers off the ends, metal caps and all. That habit stopped with the rise in popularity of mechanical pencils, because all chewing them would do was shatter them and crack the plastic into sharp bits.

I still chew my shirt collars, my toothbrush, plastic bottle caps, straws, drawstrings on hoodies (I've started cutting them off, partly because they're annoying when they dangle, and partly to stop myself chewing off the plastic aglets!), and I also keep gum on me at all times for when chewing on inedible objects is socially inappropriate. I've been considering getting some of those rubber chewy toys they make for autistic kids.


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11 Nov 2014, 12:47 am

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Reading your title made me realize that I currently have a safety pin in my mouth. So... yes.


Lol, yes, when I clicked on this thread, I had a cardboard Smarties (British M&Ms) tube in my mouth :)


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11 Nov 2014, 12:48 am

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11 Nov 2014, 12:23 pm

Pencils, pen caps, fingers, sometimes textiles.


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11 Nov 2014, 4:34 pm

As a kid, I would. I chewed on my fingernails, straws, the eraser end of pencils, and at one point, a cord of a Sega Genesis controller (my brother told me I could have gotten electrocuted this way). I don't chew on anything as much anymore.


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12 Nov 2014, 1:59 am

I still chew on these things including pen, pencils, hangers screwdrivers. They are all stimming items I whip back and forth.


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12 Nov 2014, 2:08 am

I put things like pens in my mouth & played with em but I never chewed on things.


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29 Aug 2015, 3:59 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
I am similar to Bigmouth. I chew on things--but I don't destroy them (except, occasionally, pens).

I chew on pens all the time (especially pen tops), I also tend to snap them when angry but at least only cheap BIC ones, and they be sellotaped back together).

Unfortunately reassembling broken computer mice is not so easy.



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29 Aug 2015, 4:42 pm

If anyone has experience with the chews made for autistic kids, particularly the extra durable ones, I'd love to hear about it.

A child I work with had one from siliconies which seems foremost of babies and then for special needs children (though they do make some more attractive ones) but I could see him chewing bits of it off and I think I'd go through them quickly.



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29 Aug 2015, 4:57 pm

ConceptuallyCurious wrote:
If anyone has experience with the chews made for autistic kids, particularly the extra durable ones, I'd love to hear about it.

A child I work with had one from siliconies which seems foremost of babies and then for special needs children (though they do make some more attractive ones) but I could see him chewing bits of it off and I think I'd go through them quickly.


I really like the ones on stimtastic. Chewy tubes are good too. I don't like the ones that are actual tubes as the dribble goes through it, which is gross. The stimtastic ones have varying thicknesses and there are also handheld ones which I assume are bigger but I'm not too sure.