Hi there. I myself am not a skin picker. But my boyfriend , whom I love very much, is. We have been dating now for 9 months. I love everything about him. But I don't really understand his skin picking. He picks at his zits, his nose, his ears, eyes and then eats whatever he picks. I have always ignore it and pretend it isn't happening when he does it in front of me. But to be truly honest it does bother me. I know we all have our little quirks and weird stuff that we usually do in private. I do pick at my nose, zits and ears occasionally. I think that is something all human being do. But I do not do so compulsively nor do I eat my pickings. But I do that in private. I have never told my boyfriend that I do have a hard time seeing him eat what he picks. And I am so very afraid of hurting his feelings or making him feel ashamed. But it is making me feel uneasy when we kiss because I start wondering what has been in his mouth... And I do not want to feel like that towards the person I love the most in this world. If I don't tell him I'm afraid that I will start withdrawing from kissing him. But if I do I might hurt his feelings. If I could have it my way, I'd like him to altogether stop. But that is not my battle nor my decision to make. But at least I'd like him to do that ( at least the eating) when I am not right in front of him. I don't like looking at him differently when he does it. Please help me..... what do I do? what do I say?