Rubbing Stiff Fabrics Under Fingernails, etc.

by Jean

I find it calming to rub the edges of stiff fabrics under my fingernails. Sometimes I fold the edge into a point and rub it on my fingertips. Or I'll rub the edge of the fabric in the crevices between my fingers, or the crevice behind my ears.

The fabrics can range from bedding to linings of coats, or tags on decorative pillows. Wherever there is a crisp edge.

Does anyone else do this? Is there a name for it?

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Feb 10, 2023
Rubbing Stiff Fabrics
by: Anonymous

I've responded to a similar post in the past. I do something similar but not on the nail itself. I rub the crisp fabric edge as is under the nail or fold it to a point and rub it on my fingertip. For some reason it's soothing. I also like the way it feels behind my ear. Maybe there are nerves in those areas that just react differently.

In my opinion, if it's soothing and isn't hurting anyone or disrupting our lives, there's nothing "wrong" with this.

Feb 07, 2023
rubbing stiff fabrics under my fingernail
by: Sandy

I am 59 years of age and I have thus habit of rubbing my thumbnail on hard crisp fabric such as a pillow case or blanket or clothes or any type of fabric as long as I can bunch it up or make a point with the fabric and rub my nail against it. it soothes me. I was a thumb sucker as a child until the age of 7 and then become a nail biter which I still struggle with. I don’t know why I do this ! if there is anyone else that does this and has answers..I would love to hear from you. It feels good to me and the fabric has to be positioned perfect to get the right feel while rubbing up against my fingernail! HELP

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