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So what non-food item do you eat?

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#21 ILiveToMosh

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:33 PM

Mine were deodorant (disgusting, I know) and baby powder.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:38 PM

I've been eating weird stuff for as long as i can remember: CLAY (especially slip? which is wetter clay) , scabs + skin, icee, hair follicles...
EDIT: Oh yeah, and blood. I think that it might be something iron related?


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:21 PM

Styrofoam, grass, and hair.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

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

Is blood even included?
I mean...it was always natural to me...
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 06:36 PM

Ice, paper and hair. Only ice and paper now though.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 06:56 PM

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

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.


I don't only drink my blood after self harm, just any cut really...

And I heard tge exact same story about eating hair and yeah, that stopped me too.

The more I think about Pica the more I think I migh have had it as a child. I ate grass and paper as well as my blood and hair... :/

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:03 PM

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.

I used to suck on my skin too! In grade four though, I was absent-mindedly doing it while watching a presentation and a kid yelled out that I was giving myself a hickey >.< I didn't even know what that was at the time! (Luckily no one believed him. . .)

 

Also, I can't chew it, so I don't think I've ever actually eaten any- but I love the taste of metal.

 

These both sound like an iron deficiency, which I should have as a vegetarian, but I get blood tests every few years and my irons never been low so idk


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:23 PM

I used to suck on my skin too! In grade four though, I was absent-mindedly doing it while watching a presentation and a kid yelled out that I was giving myself a hickey >.< I didn't even know what that was at the time! (Luckily no one believed him. . .)

 

Also, I can't chew it, so I don't think I've ever actually eaten any- but I love the taste of metal.

 

These both sound like an iron deficiency, which I should have as a vegetarian, but I get blood tests every few years and my irons never been low so idk

I love the smell of metal and now that I think of it I have definitely sucked on jewelry..Like I'll be wearing a charm necklace and the next thing I know it's in my mouth.


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:29 PM

this is going to gross people out, but it started when I was really little as a coping mechanism (I was stressed out because of abuse from my father and babysitter). I would pick my nose and eat my boogers. and here I am, 20 years old, and I'm still doing it. it's disgusting as all hell, but I've never tried stopping. I think I'm going to try, though. it's not healthy.
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 09:39 PM

My skin, nails, paper and boogers (I know it's super gross I'm sorry).


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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:34 PM

blood, skin, dirt (raaaaarely), small silly putty chunks, puzzle pieces, etc.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:41 PM

Ice, nails, boogers (ewwww fucking ewwwww why do i do this?!)
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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:00 PM

no judgment please because i know this is disgusting also mucophagy


Fuck I didn't know this was a thing >.>

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

Wow...

This thread is really helpful. I always thought I was some sort of freak. Thanks for sharing. I don't feel so alone.

 

Along with blood and hair I mentioned early. I also do it with my skin, boogers and sometimes erasers. 

 

I know I'm gross... 

 


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 12:42 AM

Fuck I didn't know this was a thing >.>

i didnt either until i looked up subtypes sigh


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 12:46 AM

i didnt either until i looked up subtypes sigh


Ooh I just noticed your username..
Anyway.
Uh XD Yeah that kind of really sucks!
...I'll show myself out.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 01:07 AM

  • Blood after self-harming or if I get a cut or something. It's really awkward to try to fight the urge when in public. I'm getting better about quitting.
  • I used to be really bad about biting at my skin around my fingernails; now, I bite the skin off my lips and end up swallowing that.
  • Fingernails. I bite my fingernails so much. It's a horrible habit to try to break.
  • I used to chew on wood a lot. That's slowly gotten better, but I have moment.
  • Metal. I love the taste of metal, especially aluminum. I used to suck on pennies and things a ton when I was little, but I eventually scared myself out of that. Still, though, I'm addicted to the ache of putting aluminum foil over an old filling. 
  • I eat ice whenever I get the chance. My mom used to yell at me so much because I'd just bite down on it and she was worried about my teeth.
  • When I was little, I had a mucus thing, but that stopped in late elementary school (fifth grade; I remember the day that I quit lmao). 
  • Used to eat paper and erasers. Stopped, though, thank god. 

I'm honestly more likely to bite something than to straight up eat it. I'm a biter. I used to bite just about everything and every one, but over time I've found ways to manage that. I still struggle with what I tell my friends are "love bites," where I just compulsively bite (usually lightly) people I like. I also hold things in my mouth a lot, like pencils, guitar picks, whatever, even if I don't actually need to. Like, my right hand will be busy but my left hand will be free, but who cares, I have a mouth for that.

 

Not straight-up pica, but similar. 


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 06:24 AM

I never actually ate it (like, I chewed on it, but never swallowed) but: sponges. Like, the ones you use to wash dishes, or sometimes those found in bathrooms. They taste awesome, the texture is great. 

And I've always wanted to eat chalk, but never tried it. I do always look for candy that has the same airy texture though


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 07:07 AM

I'm so glad they made this forum. 

I eat wood, paper, Styrofoam is my favorite deodorant , erasers



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Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:47 PM

Mcdonalds.


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