I'm not gonna read beyong the OP just so I can think better about this (and THANK YOU for starting this!)Avoidance:eating noises,
lips smacking (this includes kissy noises), chewing, slurping, even crunchingbody hair touching clothes
. I am more likely to shave often and thoroughly in Winter than Summer.Repetitve noises
, small sharp noises, dripping water noises, soft noises when it is quiet (right now there is a strip of rubber flapping on our screen and I can't stand it. Wait, I'm gonna deal with it. (....) Ahhh! All better!)High-pitched sounds that most people cannot hear.
This one gets me crazy points with a lot of people until I do something like find a camera that has not had its flash attachment turned off - at the other end of a house full of people - just to turn it off. This includes CRT monitors (I can hear if they have power, whenther they are displaying anything or not), CRT televisions, camera flash attachments, deer repellers (that mount on cars), dog whistles, those noisemakers used to repel pests and now teenagers (I HATE walking into a store that has one installed). LCDs make a noise too, but it's not the same kind, more of a soft hum, not a squeal. I'm so glad they eixst now.Rough or scratchy clothing
, tags, lace, synthetic fabrics.Soft music and speech
also bothers me. I can hear it just fine, but it makes me feel hyperaware and panicky.Globlular foods.
slice them (even grapes) or I can't bear to eat them. Something about how they feel in my mouth. However, I like peas. Maybe the rule is that the globular food must be smaller than my teeth. Or something.Light touching,
including tickling touches without prior permission.anything that makes me itchy
, including not bathing often enough or too often (it's a delicate balance - in summer it's every day or twice a day, in winter it can't be more than every four or so days or I get itchier). I get really moody when I'm itchy.
. I have a glass and steel desk because I like touching metal and glass.
sticky/enveloping/hot stuff I already talked about. I also love clay and making bread because of how it feels on my hands. I refuse to use a machine to make bread for this reason.Picking.
I love picking at scabs. I wish I didn't - I have a big zitscab on my cheek that isn't going away because I won't leave it alone. Biting the inside of my cheek.
I've developed "wings" on my inner cheeks from doing this.Rollercoasters/skateboarding/going fast.
What really sucks about this is that I REALLY desperately wanted to ride a bike as a child and I wasn't able to keep it upright. I tried for years, suffering roadrash because I would get it going fast (I'd been told that was how to not fall over) and then lean over and skid. I learned how to skateboard in high school and it was great. I was never any good, but I could go
, even if it's unpleasant. This is like the good/bad pain of biting my cheek.Being bitten.Wearing snug/covering clothing or being wrapped up.
This has changed some because of recent weight gain, which might just be because the weight makes me feel like I'm wrapped up and slightly compressed anyway so I dont' need as much pressure anymore.Eating crunchy foods.
I have some trouble with the noise, though, so it ends up being a battle over which I want more.Chewing on things.
Non-food things, and I don't eat them, just chew on them, sink my teeth into them. Crayons are great for this.Spinning!
I love it. I'll do it until I get sick.
There's more, but my little guys are distracting me too much