I’m a seventeen year-old girl, and I have been picking my nose and eating it since I can remember. When I was younger my parents knew I did it and encouraged me to stop (I was never stealthy about it back then), but I never managed to kick it. I’m really ashamed about this, and I have never told ANYBODY. I am petrified of people finding out, but... I don’t really want to stop. I love the feeling of clearing my nose out (I don’t understand how people who don’t pick their noses ever feel comfortable?) and I love the taste of my mucus/boogers. I feel disgusting typing this, but reading the other posts on this forum has encouraged me. Should I stop? I’m pretty sure it’s not harmful to me (if anything it’s beneficial I think), but I’m so ashamed of it. Besides this issue, I also compulsively pick at bumps on my face and back/shoulders. I often pick at my face until it bleeds if there are any kind of bumps, and I will spend up to 40 mins a day trying to get at imaginary whiteheads with my extractor. I do the same with my shoulders- I go rabidly at any blackhead that pops up. Much like my nose picking, I also eat anything that comes out of these clogged pores. I don’t eat the yellowish pus that comes out of true pimples (which I don’t actually get very often), but if it’s white or solid I feel compelled to eat it. Is it unhealthy for me? Should I stop these things? I honestly just felt good writing this and knowing that there was a place I could go anonymously to share my problems.