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ok, where shall i start...? i have three main picking patches on my scalp, two on my right shoulder, three down my spine, one actually in my belly button, then one on the left side of my bikini line area, and then two either side of my buttocks right at the join to my legs...then ive got one on my right cheek, one under my chin on the left, and then theres my ears!! and my nose!! ok, the reason ive told you all the sites is because of this: the initial place of picking is the inside of my nose, which im convinced ive got hair or some major crust that needs to come out, which starts my ears itching so i pick, convinced that a major crustacian is going to come out and it will all go away...then my scalp starts, and i can pick deep crators into the top of my head, and pull off flakes that resemble small cornflakes, as soon as one scabs is removed it makes another one somewhere completely different on my body more accessable or ready to pick off...it also feels like they are ALL connected, and as i pick from one site to another, i can start making my stomach make all kinds of gurgling noises, which then in turn makes another picking site "ready" or "ripe" i use anything and everything to assist with this digging, mutilating of the various areas, including tools such as, cotton buds, knives, pins, screws, sand paper, creams, insides of pens, dental cleaning tools, oh cos i forgot about the teeth thing too...it feels like im getting hair from between my teeth and from the back of my throat.. the whole procedure or ritual can take me anything from one hour to a whole day, and i get great pleasure from doing this, but i know its not right and im wondering if i actually have a mental disorder that should be addressed i would never ever have admitted this to anyone before i saw this site, and im really hoping that you are all not going to think im making it up or mentally insane...this really is what i do!