by Chloe

I was diagnosed with Tactile Defensiveness as a baby, but my mother never sought treatment. As a child I was very tidy with my things, strategically taking toys out from my toy box. I also had a hard time with socks.

Now I'm seventeen and find myself sensitive to touch but with quite a high tolerance for pain. For instance, my brother tried to give me an "Indian Sunburn" in which he grabs my arm with two hands and twists my skin in opposing directions. Instead of feeling pain, I feel the grip of his hands, the tightness of my skin and the heat of the friction. I find that I am still able to function socially, but am simply more attuned to my body.

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