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  • psychokitten Moderator 24 Apr 2012 17:29:01 7,794 posts
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    The only time I can stop biting them is through willpower. The foul tasting stuff never works, you just get used to it and power through it.
  • Deckard1 24 Apr 2012 17:51:04 27,993 posts
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    The skin on the sides is the tastiest bit.
  • El_MUERkO 24 Apr 2012 18:09:15 17,033 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    The skin on the sides is the tastiest bit.
    It is, it is!

    /weeps
  • Breakage 25 Apr 2012 00:49:11 42 posts
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    Sugar-free chewing gum is a good replacement.

    Edited by Breakage at 00:55:00 25-04-2012
  • mal 25 Apr 2012 01:05:15 22,559 posts
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    I must admit, I quite like nibbling on the skin at the sides, but I've never bit my nails. You bunch of wierdos.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • BillMurray 25 Apr 2012 01:16:15 7,742 posts
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    I'm a biter but hate raggedy nails so can spend about half an hour on just the one nail to get it smooth.
  • SolidSCB 25 Apr 2012 01:29:00 6,725 posts
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    I used to bite mine right down to the point where it fucking killed. Mainly due to trying to trying to get rid of ragged bits as I chewed them and make them smooth.

    I just stopped one day. Now I treat myself when the white bits get a bit long.
  • caligari 25 Apr 2012 03:03:40 17,057 posts
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    I have a really terrible 'skin nibbling' habit, too.

    My fingers are always bleeding, and sometimes I can hardly move my thumbs in the morning because I've chewed them up so badly. It sometimes looks as though I have leprosy.

    JESUS - I'm eating chunks of skin whilst typing this message. Perhaps I'm a repressed cannibal?
  • Toonster 25 Apr 2012 03:18:50 6,842 posts
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    Yeah, I'm terrible with it. I don't just bite, but I pick them as well, so putting foul-tasting chemicals on my nails doesn't work... I can sometimes go a couple days without doing it but for the most part I'm always biting/picking at my nails. I kind of gave up on trying to stop, because I always seem to start before I realize what I'm doing.

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  • Fatiguez 25 Apr 2012 03:29:38 8,738 posts
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    Does anyone else bite the skin on their... uh... 'thumbpits'? Like, the inner bend of the thumb. That's definitely the tastiest bit.
  • Dirtbox 25 Apr 2012 03:33:25 78,209 posts
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    What? Diagram required.

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  • Futaba 25 Apr 2012 05:39:20 3,511 posts
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    Used to do it all the time as a kid, think I stopped in my early teenage years. I still ocassionally pick and rip my nails but I never bite them anymore.

    A good (albiet slightly obvious) way to try to stop yourself biting them is to trim them down to the point where you can't bite them anymore. If they grow back within biting range, just re-trim them again.

    As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a ninja.

  • Deleted user 25 April 2012 05:49:02
    I bite them when I'm bored so I cut them really short.
  • warlockuk 25 Apr 2012 09:19:56 19,167 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Just wondering how many biters are out there and how ex-biters killed the habit.

    My nails look like shit lately and I can't seem to stop myself from making them worse. I'm not at the stage where they're 3mm of cuticle or anything, but nevertheless, I still bite them.
    Yeah, I'm a pretty epic nail biter. I've stopped once or twice, but then draw blood accidentally when I scratch myself and start biting again.

    I've only really found two things that work for me;
    1) Carrying a nail file or something to rub down tempting edges
    2) That anti-biting nail stuff. It isn't a deterrant to biting, but it does let me know when I'm absent-mindedly doing it. With that stuff I was doing well, then left it at home and one boring drive in traffic later... nomnomnomnom

    I'm a grumpy bastard.

  • dr_swin 25 Apr 2012 09:30:46 4,890 posts
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    I can't stand the feeling of freshly cut finger nails. I much prefer to just bite them off when they get a bit of growth on them. Can't see what the big deal is really.
  • mcmonkeyplc 25 Apr 2012 09:31:06 39,457 posts
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    I don't bite my nails. You sick vile people.

    I use mine to dig into my ear and mine for wax.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • nickthegun 25 Apr 2012 09:32:33 59,937 posts
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    I used to bite mine all the time and pretty much stopped the second I was told the toilet seat 'fact'.

    Now I have beautiful nails that are the envy of all my female friends.

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  • mcmonkeyplc 25 Apr 2012 09:40:52 39,457 posts
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    Do they want your nails inside them nick?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Load_2.0 25 Apr 2012 09:43:04 19,279 posts
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    This is not ok, stop validating each other.
  • MetalDog 25 Apr 2012 09:46:11 23,697 posts
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    dr_swin wrote:
    I can't stand the feeling of freshly cut finger nails. I much prefer to just bite them off when they get a bit of growth on them. Can't see what the big deal is really.
    I don't think there is a problem if you'r just nibbling for length, so long as you're a frequent hand-washer, which given your forum name I'm hoping you are.
    It is a problem when your fingers hurt to use though!

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  • Deckard1 25 Apr 2012 09:47:33 27,993 posts
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    I really don't see what the problem is. I've stopped taking drugs, I've stopped smoking, I'm faithful to my girlfriend, I have a decent job. My life is so boring now I struggle to stay awake through most of it. Can't I just have this small pleasure?! This one thing that I shouldn't do? Eating these little tasty morsels of fun atop my fingers is the last thing I have left in my life that makes me feel alive. Why should I be made to feel like an animal?
  • localnotail 25 Apr 2012 10:09:36 23,093 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    You all have a sickness.
    +1

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Deckard1 25 Apr 2012 10:12:08 27,993 posts
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    Yes well you have a whore face.
  • Wedge1985 25 Apr 2012 10:15:16 6 posts
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    I've bitten my nails for as long as I can remember but just did a play where I had to wear black nail varnish. Knew I didn't want to redo the bloody stuff every night as being a guy I'm rubbish at applying it so had to stop biting them. So far so good. No more nail varnish but equally, bar the odd occasional relapse, no more biting. Now if only I could stop chewing the skin around them...
  • Salaman 25 Apr 2012 10:22:47 19,066 posts
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    never really bit my nails but the skin on the side of them ... it always seems to have a little bit that's loose, so you tug it and pinch it and then bite it off and then drag away a stip that goes deep and start bleeding.

    Glad I don't bite the nails though. :-)
  • localnotail 25 Apr 2012 11:10:44 23,093 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Yes well you have a whore face.
    Really? That's sweet of you. I always thought I looked like a cartoon monkey.

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Whizzo 25 Apr 2012 11:13:18 43,127 posts
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    I bite my nails to keep them a reasonable length but that's about it.

    Some would say it's because I'm a clumsy bastard when it comes to using my left hand with scissors and I always mess up with clippers.

    They'd be right.

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  • lucky_jim 25 Apr 2012 11:32:09 5,298 posts
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    What the hell is wrong with all of you!? Especially you, Whizzo. I mean, "I bite my nails to keep them a reasonable length" as if it's part of a normal person's morning routine or something! Load and local are right, you all sicken me to my very core, my very core I tells ya.
  • Deckard1 25 Apr 2012 11:34:42 27,993 posts
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    I've been known to bite my toenails in the past. Delicious.
  • Whizzo 25 Apr 2012 11:41:06 43,127 posts
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    I think some people are protesting a little too much, being sickened by it? Christ it's not like people are sucking their thumb!

    Edited by Whizzo at 11:41:22 25-04-2012

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