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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:25 PM

Mine was laundry detergent.

 

 

My thing with detergent started very young, from infancy until I slowly did it less and less and stopped at about 9. I didn't do it for about 9 years and then started again at 18. It lasted another year and I don't do it any more now.

 

My mom used to give me a washcloth fresh from the dryer to suck on when I was young and they always had the taste of detergent still on them. I think I just associated them with comfort after awhile.

 

 

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:29 PM

Chalk, sand, charcoal, clay...anything that tastes like poetry. I could technically live on it


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

I used to obsessively chew and eat my own hair
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

I don't any more but mine was laundry detergent.


Really? How exactly did that taste?
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:43 PM

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My own blood after self-harming. (I know, creepy)


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 12:44 PM

Really? How exactly did that taste?

Honestly? The first bit in my mouth was the best thing I ever tasted. Sweet in all the right ways.

 

I think my pica resulted from my malnutrition though, you know how the taste of things change when you're starving?

 

If I ate it now while I'm not constantly craving it or deficient in whatever it had, it would probably taste disgusting and I have no desire to try to find out.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:28 PM

I haven't eaten any get but I have an almost overwhelming urge to eat tissue paper (tissues, toilet paper, etc). I used to chew my hair almost constantly, but that stopped.
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:59 PM

My own blood after self-harming. (I know, creepy)

 

I do this as well, but never even thought about it until now for some reason. It just seemed... natural. Which actually makes it even weirder now that I think about it.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:30 PM

My own blood after self-harming. (I know, creepy)

 

I thought I was the only one who did this. I feel less weird now. 
 

I used to obsessively chew and eat my own hair

I used to do that when I was younger too. Until I heard a story about some human having a giant hair ball caught in their stomach and it having to be removed in surgery. I was terrified after that.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

I do this as well, but never even thought about it until now for some reason. It just seemed... natural. Which actually makes it even weirder now that I think about it.


You guys aren't alone. I've done it for years because it just came naturally to me that I should try it. I've had blood from two other people and one I didn't even think about if his blood was clean or not... Oops.
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

Never been diagnosed but pagophagia (ice) since i was a child and, no judgment please because i know this is disgusting  also mucophagy

 

 

there are a lists of subtypes on https://en.wikipedia.../Pica_(disorder) if anyone is interested in knowing the specific subtype names for theirs btw 


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:52 PM

I tend to eat skin, blood, scabs. Meh. Also hair follicles. :/


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:00 PM

I don't know of this counts, but I eat the dead skin from around my nails and from my chapped lips. My fingers and nails are really ratty and sad-looking from years of this.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:10 PM

Definitely ice. Ice so much. When it's winter I have to get at least some clean snow and eat that shit or else it drives me insane. XD

Like,I literally used to put ice in the blender so it'd be easier to eat. It was insane, I think it was more of an urge and drive back when I was more anemic though.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:18 PM

I have never heard of this ed until now, and I probably don't have it, but what I do in habit is eat the dead skin around my nails, dead scabs, ice (like after I drink ice water), and yeah like darlingyoullbeok said, mucophagy... I don't know if these habits are uncontrollable because I've never bothered to stop them.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:18 PM

My own blood after self-harming. (I know, creepy)

I've tasted my own blood also although not necessarily after SH. I'd just suck it from open wounds...

 

I've also eaten sawdust and many different kinds of flowers and leaves. The flowers and leaves thing is quite recent actually...the sawdust was a while ago.

 

Also when I was a little kid I would suck on my hair when it was salty from the ocean and eat my boogers LOL does that count?

 

This also sounds weird but sometimes I such on my shoulder or hand or something because I taste/feel good.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:05 PM

I tend to eat skin, blood, scabs. Meh. Also hair follicles. :/

Don't feel weird about this one, a woman who had Pica came on the Tyra Show and she ate scabs off her head.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

Sponges. I don't eat them but the thought of chewing me is just... Unf. Not natural sponges btw, synthetic ones
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:10 PM

I used to chew on my hair and I also used to drink my own blood whenever I had my baby tooth out.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

My own blood after self-harming. (I know, creepy)

I do that and I think a lot of others do


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