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sucking my thumb

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I used to suck my thumb and rub my top lip at the same time. My mom told me that this would stimulate the hairs to grow and I'd end up with a moustache - not nice on girls (or men come to think of it)!

LittleSis
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I was a well-known thumbsucker during my childhood. I tried to hide it as much as I could, but occassionally, I'd get caught. An uncle of mine once told me that when you suck your thumb, it shrinks and will eventually fall off. The uncle would reference my now-deceased grandfather, who only had half of his right index finger. I was told "that's how Grandpa lost his finger... he was sucking it too much." I was terrified, but couldn't stop my habit. Instead, I'd try "spreading out" my sucking, trying to not resort to my thumbs all the time, but to try my index, middle, ring and pinkie fingers as well (didn't work). Although I obviously didn't think about this threat daily after a certain point, I remember coming to the realization in high school that something I had always believed... that sucking your thumb will make it fall off... couldn't possibly be true. I asked my father and sure enough, Gramp lost his finger in a work accident while he was a ship builder in the 40's!

The Thumbsucker
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I met a train driver who was really concerned when he saw me sucking my thumb, he showed me his and it was missing and he said he sucked it till it fell off. I never sucked my thumb again and always felt so sad for that man.

Jaymie
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i used to think if you sucked your thumb enough you'd suck off your thumb.

Anon
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I used to suck my thumb constantly and my mum hated it, so one night she said " you know aliens have 3 fingers, well when you suck your thumb they come and cut it off your hand & sew it onto their hand then they have more fingers"!!! I took my thumb out my mouth and never sucked it again lol!!!

soph
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When i was 3 years od my mom told me that if i sucked my thumb it would fall off totaly!!!!LOL

Leah
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i used to suck my index finger and was told it would fall off deform my face etc.etc.parents tried all sorts of bribery torture and at the grand old age of 4 i gave up this disgusting habit! i am now 35 and frequently suck my THUMB when i am tired unwell or upset

mature sucker
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When i was about 2 or 3 years old i always sucked my thumb and no matter what my parents did i wouldn't stop. Well any way my nan had lost the top half of the outer fingers on her right hand working in a meat factory when machinary squahsed them.. one day she decided to tell me that it was the result of sucking her thumb when she was my age... i don't think i've ever sucked my thumb after that -_-

Anon
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when i was smaller everyone told me that if u sucked ur thumb then it would fall of when u reach about 20 years old. i really did believe it, untill i found out it wasnt true

Anon
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I used to suck my finger, and because I did it so regularly and couldn't sleep without (until I was about 12, and couldn't anymore because of my braces, which I needed because I sucked my finger... anyway!) I always thought my left index finger was smaller than my right because I'd been sucking it away! I'd also remembered left and right by looking at which finger was wrinkly from all the sucking

Anon
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I used to suck my thumb horribly, until my mother told me about the thumb snipper who would cut off my thumbs if he saw me doing it.

Being a nervous, gullible cild I immediately stopped - and instead I used to suck on my little finger. Aftter all, the thumb snipper only snipped thumbs! I still do that now when I'm thinking about something.

Lia
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Well when i was little i sucked my thumb until i was about four then i stopped. Then i started in kindergarten again because my best friend (stll!) did. Then my sister said that your thumb wouldn't grow anymore and would shrink! I stopped sucking my thumb and told my mom, and she told me she sucked her thumb until she was 11!

thumbtack
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My mom used to tell me that if I sucked my thumb, my teeth would get so bent up, they would all fall out

I dont suck my thumb anymore
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my mum used 2 say that if i sucked my thumb, it would shrink and i wouldnt have any thumbs left lol!!!

stacey
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that sucking your thumb would cause buck teeth. when i was little my mom tried all sorts of things to get me to stop. one night she put hot pepper juice on it. i rubbed my eyes and got the juice in it. she had to get up and wash out my eyes. i did not stop. i still occasionally suck my thumb when i go to bed and i'm 24

sara
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I used to suck my thumb until i was 7 yrs old. my mommy and daddy told my that if i didn't stop my thumb would fall off and i would only have 9 fingers and not 10. now my thumb is all wrinkly and looks different from the other one! I think while i was sleepin my mom put somethin on my thumb and when i woke up i stopped that habit!

Tweety Bird
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I sucked my thumb until I was eleven years old. I only stopped because my father threatened to leave my family for another woman halfway around the world. i thought that if i had finally stopped, that he wouldn't go because both parents would become proud of me for kicking the habit. i also stopped because i learned that, when mixed with fluoride, sucking ur thumb does a number on your teeth. and trust me, it's not pretty.

Anon
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I used to believe that when you sucked your thumb it would make it shorter but i dont know if it is true because me nan sucked hers when she was little and it is tiny

Tigger
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When me and my brother were really we would suck our thumbs(like every little kid does when there lil). Then 1 day my mom told us if we suck on our thumb for along time our thumb would grow out of our butt and it would become a tail.

squeakers
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My mom told me that if you suck your thumb, wourms would crawl up out of the ground and eat it up!

Kat
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