oldernell: I got over my nail biting by switching to tacks.
Pocket Ninja: nihilestnefaspermeism
letrole: Nail Biting is a Learned Behaviour.
HAMMERTOE: This is only the first step towards curing those infernal pillow-biters.
JackieRabbit: spacelord321: 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.Yeah...but now you're gay./I keed!//good friend of mine is a nailbiter///definately OCD related in her caseIt's only gay if you get the manicure//manscaping/blow job package special from Sven, Lance or Steve. Actually, I don't get a manicure very often, since I don't want to be bothered. Once upon a time, most barber shops had a manicurist, but not any more.
CapeFearCadaver: HairBolus: When I was maybe 6 my mother bought some advertised fluid to paint on my nails to stop nail biting (I don't think I was a bad case but more a victim of advertising).Anyway it had hot pepper essence in it which was supposed to keep me from sticking my fingers in my mouth. Instead it made me like spicy food.Ha, the pepper crap. I had a friend down the street when I was growing up who would not stop sucking her thumb... her parents tried the whole spectrum of crap to put on her thumb so she'd stop, nothing worked.They finally had an orthodontist apply this contraption on the roof of her mouth that had these spikes, like 7-8 of them, downwards from a bar attached right to the top. It was supposed to not be long enough to do damage to her tongue while painful enough to stick her thumb in there.We were playing one afternoon on her trampoline, she fell face first, the spikes went right into her tongue and a couple of them bent from the pressure from her jaw and so it was stuck in there. I remember hearing my parents a couple days later discussing it saying the mom was pissed because the emergency doctor told her she was a stupid git for putting that contraption in her 6 year old daughter's mouth because of something as silly as thumb sucking.
otto the bull: I keep my nails bitten down to the quick so I can dig deep into my nose without any damage.
JackieRabbit: such as there has to be an exact number of lashes or that the lashes have to be plucked at a certain time of day, without fail.
brainitch: karmaceuticalIs this in the same spectrum as deep butt scratching?If you are doing this, please wash your hands before biting your nails!
Mitch Taylor's Bro: I bite my nails and finger your wife, so I'm really getting a kick...
Cythraul: Walker: I used to bite my nails when I was a teenager, then one day they tasted bad and I was like "What could that taste be? Think of all the gross stuff that could be beneath your fingernails. Your poop, gross stuff from other people, etc." I immediately stopped and haven't done it since. Gross habit.Your poop? Just how close are you getting your fingers to your poop hole when you wipe? I like to get a huge hand full of toilet paper so my fingers are at least 6 inches away from the business end when I wipe. So what if I have to buy toilet paper every two days?
rocketpants: Pocket Ninja: nihilestnefaspermeismThis is already indexed on Google and links back to your comment.O_O
cryinoutloud: Yes, my son is neurotic, although he's getting better. But his father not only...etc etc
Sentient: To put it simply, there are no normal people.
spacelord321: 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.Yeah...but now you're gay./I keed!//good friend of mine is a nailbiter///definately OCD related in her case
The Wizard of Frobozz: 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.Kinda the same here. I bite my nails because I'm too lazy to use the nail clippers. I only bite them when they get long enough to impede typing, musical instrument playing, or fingering my wife.Sorry if that last one was TMI.
super_grass: It IS a mental disorder, and wil WILL make a pill for it./Ask your doctor if Nailbitinol is right for you.
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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