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:lol hope you weren't expecting something dirty, well, it's a little dirty.

Stroking parts of my body, on my skin, is very comforting to me and feels really good. Particularly my forearm, but also my palm, upper arm, and depending on how I'm sitting my calfs. If I'm stressed or even just bored I can do that and be pacified by it.

But, that's totally not appropriate to do in public right? Like, that looks really weird and gross right?

I honestly feel really silly asking this because I kinda know the answer but I just want a second opinion, what would you think if you saw someone in public slowly stroking her forearm?
 

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Why would it look weird or gross? If I saw someone stroking their arms I wouldn't think anything of it.
 

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It depends on your facial expression during and at whom you are staring intensely.
Well, I never know what my facial expressions are. I don't notice my face ever. Sometimes I catch a reflection of myself and I'm like 'wtf is my mouth doing??'
 

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i do the same thing! lol. not in public tho. it does feel really soothing. i just did it while watching myself in the mirror next to me. it does look a little weird lol
 

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Perfectly normal in my opinion. I often 'stroke' my right arm a bit in public as a small confidence boost.

And...yeah...you got me with the title xD
 

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i do the same thing! lol. not in public tho. it does feel really soothing. i just did it while watching myself in the mirror next to me. it does look a little weird lol
It feels sooo good. It gives me tingles up my arm when I do it lightly.
 

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Depends how long does this go on for , like more than a few minutes then it's weird creepy .
 

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:lol hope you weren't expecting something dirty, well, it's a little dirty.

Stroking parts of my body, on my skin, is very comforting to me and feels really good. Particularly my forearm, but also my palm, upper arm, and depending on how I'm sitting my calfs. If I'm stressed or even just bored I can do that and be pacified by it.

But, that's totally not appropriate to do in public right? Like, that looks really weird and gross right?

I honestly feel really silly asking this because I kinda know the answer but I just want a second opinion, what would you think if you saw someone in public slowly stroking her forearm?
:boogie out really have a good sense of humor lol!!!
I almost thought this thread was about something perverted honestly
 

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I tend to stroke my forearms and beard to just keep my hands busy. If I'm sitting or standing around in a public setting, it makes it feel as if I'm not just sitting still.
 

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It's kind of a reassurance mechanism isn't it? I find myself rubbing my arm sometimes without really meaning to.
 
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