So I guess this is kind of weird but I like self harming myself in certain places because it feels good to me (endorphin rush I guess) and is relieving. I really want to stop but I cannot seem to. I have had a few periods in which I kick a habit but end up with a different one. I stated by scratching and tearing the skin on top of my thumb for about a year or so. When I finally got myself to stop I began pulling the hair out of my leg below the back of my knee for a short period which I got stopped doing fairly quickly. However, for some time now I have been underneath my pointer finger nail with my thumb and scratching the sensitive part. I find myself doing it without even thinking and cannot stop due to the urge to get the feeling from it. Does anyone else have this sort of problem or can offer some suggestions for quitting?
Honey you begin as saying you like self harming that it feels good to you then say you want to quit..If I really liked something or felt it was that good I don't see that I would want to quit..
What you do is self inflicted and calls for help..why are you doing this might be the better queston..What began you on this road? Why self pain? Is the outside world too much for you? I know it is for many..Sometimes people self inflict to get their minds off what is outside their own door and then there are times it happens right behind their closed door..Each person is diffent yet each similarly same..
If you want to talk more just PM..take care honey..kd..
I do the same thing. I love to cause pain to primarily my thumbs, but also my lips, eye lashes, and gums. Nothing wrong with it. But when ii pick at my lips or eyelashes they get dry and damaged so I try to avoid it and focus on my thumbs. Its a good way to get relief, I consider myself lucky that I can get relaxed from hurting my thumbs. Only avoid damaging yourself, either then that have fun with it :p also love veing a submissive in bdsm. If your interested in that check out the website getdare. Embrace who you are and love what you love !!!
I used to cut quite a bit. It didnt help anything. But it felt good. Made me numb for a moment. Well I stopped cutting. But not completely. It became some what like an addiction to me. To feel the numbness again. From time to time I get the urger to cut again. Sometimes I do and sometimes I dont. When I dont cut when I feel the urge to, I pierce something or give myself a tattoo. I have snake bites. My monroe. My nose. My cartlidge. My nipple. I have little tattoos al on my left hand. On my thigh. My wrists. And when I dont do this, I chew the inside of my lip until its raw. Im not sure if my problem is related to yours in any way...
I have been a self harmer for years but if its the sting and endorphine rush you do it for try having an elastic band round ur wrst at all times, not too tight but wen you want to harm, then stretch it and flick it onto urself, itl hurt as much as u want it to and gives you the pain without the harm. see if that helps. i can name other methods but se if this helps 1st. take care