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scabsrus , 26 Jul 2012

I am not embarrased

I have been picking for years, since I was a little kid. The areas of picking have varied but my most common areas are my scalp and the tip of my thumb right near the nail. Lately I've begun picking my left index knuckle (in the crease area). It started with a cut that started to scab over (about three or four months ago). It has never healed because I am constantly picking at it and around it. Also, for the first time, I've been picking the top side of my left arm. There are four red and scabby areas. I've told two friends, my mother and a psychiatrist about it. I've shown my mother and my friends my arm. I'm not ashamed! Recently, when I looked at my arm, I thought, Uh-oh. This is beginning to look like self-mutilation. I went online and found this amazing site:! It's a dream come true. I relate to all the posts in one way or another, except I don't feel embarrassed or ashamed and I have no desire to stop -- it's so pleasurable. I am a bit worried about the sites becoming infected but other than that I see no reason to stop. Are the reasons for me to stop?
5 Answers
July 26, 2012
It sounds like you just like to pick at something on yourself in general and I can relate that I find it pleasurable too but I've found out a way to continue picking without damaging the skin. By applying thick paste of PVA glue, or facial peel masks. It gives the feeling like I'm uplifting dead skin cells from the outer layer. I always have to pick off dry skin or a spot and I like picking off the over healing skin or dried crusty areas however this obviously made the skin/spot appear worse!
July 26, 2012

In reply to by potatoes

I think you are right. I can remember a time when I was a child that I used to put Elmer's glue all over my hands, wait for it to dry and then peel and pick it off. I'm going to try it. Thanks.
July 29, 2012
jgh;klq so glad i'm not the only one, i keep reading up and relating to peoples posts but no one else has actually said how they don't really want to to stop..i honestly don't i hate the way it looks when it's bad but it helps? it feels good..

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