I Suck My Thumb For Comfort, Here Is Why.
Yes, I Suck(My Thumb)
It all started when I was a little kid and my parents would try to stop me from doing this. I was told I would go to hell because of our faith. My mother would try to dump hot sauce on my thumbs, she would try to put bandaids on my thumbs but none of this worked because I was stubborn. Yes as an adult, at age 25, I still suckle on my thumb. It isn’t because I have problems or that I am odd, it is because it makes me feel less anxious. Now before you judge me as some wacko, please don’t discredit my coping mechanism. What can I do to change it now as an adult? I have honestly tried everything from not sucking to sleeping with stuff covering my thumbs. Yes It is an addiction, but it is relatively harmless, other than my overbite. If I ever do get my teeth fixed, I will have to sleep with a pacifier in, because I don’t want to pay for new teeth and mess those up however. Right now that is my only route, as medication for anxiety does make me edgy while taking it.
Sucking my thumb has been a social nightmare. There has been a couple of times that I have bitten into my thumb and it had bled into my mouth, both times I was in a deep sleep. Kids in school would bully me for suckling on my thumb. Why? Who decided that suckling my thumb was socially awkward but beating on minorities and women are okay in a rural Mid-western environment I grew up in? I understand that I must sound like a broken record as I have Cerebral Palsy, mental health issues and wear diapers. It is easy to pick on me, even having someone mock me for the way my voice sounds on Reddit today. It is a long road, but in a few months I will have a shiny graduate degree, while they sit around on Reddit mocking peoples’ voices! Fuck them. Anyway, thanks for reading my rant, suck on if you do.
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