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#1 Apostle31



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Posted 01 August 2015 - 12:50 AM

When I was ~5 years old, I seriously use to eat the heads of matches. They tasted delicious to me, especially burnt ones.

Though, my parents never knew about this. I don't see this as pica since it didn't last too long.


Did any of you eat something like this when you were younger, or was it just me?

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:53 AM

I ate glitter. A lot. Hah I would eat my cats fur sometime, which was strange. And I would eat thing I found in my yard! Haha but I don't have pica, it's been a while since I've eaten any of those things! I would be way to concerned with the calories in them anyways!



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Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:17 PM

I ate the head of matches, too. Very rarely, but still.

Other things included: paper, plastic, toothpicks, lead from pencils and fabric.

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 12:03 PM

I used to eat Play-Doh hahah, but that was when I was like 3 or 4.  It tasted really salty lol

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 12:03 AM

I've done the matches thing as well. Only burnt ones. Lovely :D
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Posted 29 December 2015 - 01:06 PM

I used to eat a type of little flowers, they were periwinkle (aaaaah, yeeees, studying art lets me know the name of the colours!), and they were freaking sweet. I could eat like a bunch of them and nobody knew about it

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:00 PM

I totally ate match heads. They tasted so good.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 03:08 AM

Hah, guilty! I wonder what it is about match heads..
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

The only thing I remember eating was chapstick especially the cherry flavored one like I literally would bite chunks off. And i've always thought matches smelled really good and I still do I never ate them though. Oh yeah and I used to eat cat food, rabbit food, hamster food stuff like that to lol.


oh and I tried play doh but I totally hated it.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 10:24 PM

Well damn, now I really want to taste a burnt match head.

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 01:09 AM

I just saw how old that post is...


Pica is most commonly seen in children and pregnant women and they normally get over it.  Mine started in childhood and I just didn't grow out of it the way other kids do, so OP's match heads thing is like a typical Pica experience and the rest of us who are still eating shit are atypical.


I've licked match heads.  Sort of bitter and metallic.  It was never anything that really drew me (despite my taste for gritty, earthy things like chalk and natural clay).  Love that smell though (burnt or otherwise).


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Posted 14 August 2016 - 06:58 AM

I ate matches too and i stil ldo i looove the taste i set them on fire then blow them out and eat the head i dot know why but i have always done it

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Posted 14 August 2016 - 10:57 AM

Chapstick, play dough, and in 6th grade I chewed a lot of pencils in half.


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 01:19 AM

I used to eat the heads of matches they are good. I also used to eat dried Cat food alot. MeowMix was the best, whiskers second
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 02:45 AM

I don't have pica, but I know of somebody who's also said that as a kid they would eat the heads off burned matchsticks. Maybe it's more common than people think.



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 03:10 AM

I never tried matches, which is surprising because i remember trying to eat a lot of stuff. I really liked play-doh but I also tried paper, erasers, woodchips, little pieces of plastic, staples, and random pieces of flowers. I think my first instinct for a while when I found something small enough to fit in my mouth was to try chewing on it lol

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 01:29 PM

I put almost anything in my mouth and eat it/taste it, especially non-food items. I also chew on weird things :unsure:  I still do this today xD I'm weird

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:37 PM

This is why I love this website. Finding people doing stuff you thought only you do.Still do that thing with the matches and absolutely love it.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:21 AM

When I was younger for as long as I could remember, I would eat all kinds of things. I LOVED eating the heads off of matches! There was something about it that was so satisfying. I would also eat a lot of paper. Notebook paper was my favorite. I would swallow small polished rocks like they were candy. I would eat plastic clothes fasteners, pen caps and One of my favorite plastics was that round piece of light blue plastic that they put in most all soda caps. Sometimes I would even swallow safety pins and paper clips. Today I have more "odd" ones that at this time, I don't feel ready to share.

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