jaylectricity: I'll bite my nails if they get really long, but it's never been a nervous habit, and only on accident have I ever bit off more than I could chew.
JackieRabbit: When I read this BS, I almost laughed. Nail biting is not a form of OCD; it's a mindless habit and nothing more. I used to bite my nails. I did it for decades. I wanted to stop, so I asked a gay friend, who used to bite his nails (and other things, too!) how he had beaten the habit. He said to simple start getting manicures and I'd stop on either the first or second one. He was correct. It was that simple.
oldernell: I got over my nail biting by switching to tacks.
GBB: ok, what about biting the skin around the nail?? What's up with that???
halotosis: Yeah, that's kind of along my line of thinking. Nail biting is a natural way of trimming your nails down. Nail trimmers do not exist in the wilderness. For farks sake, my cats chew on their claws all day long to keep them short.
ms_lara_croft: What if you bite someone else's nails?
dericwater: Used to bite my nails in high school and early years of college. Some hottie co-ed in college said it was a bad habit. Quit on the spot./Didn't get hottie, still.
The My Little Pony Killer: I used to be a nail biter, but now I'm down to only chewing on them when I have a jagged edge and no file or clippers handy. Nail polish is supposed to help people stop, but all it did for me was make my nails taste weird and coated my teeth in paintcow chips.
CapeFearCadaver: I bit my nails for a while... and then I stopped. So... ? Huh?wha?
dryknife: ms_lara_croft: What if you bite someone else's nails?Darn it, you beat me.But I like the way you think.
bborchar: I bit my nails until I was 21...then I decided to stop. I did stop, cold turkey, for 5 years. I loved manicuringmasturbating my nails, and kept them very nice. Then I had my daughter, and my lovely manicured nails scratched her very delicate skin...so I bit them off. And I've kept them bit down ever since, because I have neither the time nor the money to manicure my nails anymore. I also twig my hair. Oh, well. No, I don't want my children to do it, but I don't think it's necessarily a learned behavior. My daughter has been twigging her hair since she had the ability to control her hands enough to twig it. As long as it doesn't interfere with everyday life or cause health problems, I don't see the harm.
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