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Striping down to your to your underware almost immediately upon getting home. Door closes. Bam! Naked!
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Old 20.01.2014, 16:54
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well that makes you perfectly normal, doesn't it?? O.o

or does it mean that people generally don't tend to wash hands [AT LEAST once!] right after they come home from outside [anywhere, even if they just went for a walk in the park for half an hour]?? *runs around the room screaming in panic*
Nope, hardly ever, only if I know they've got dirty. I also rarely get sick and the only allergy I have is early spring pollen.
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Thinking of a great comeback about four hours too late.
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When I was very young, I went through an OCD period where I had to do everything with my both hands equally. If I opened the door with my right hand, I had to do it with my left hand too, etc. I used to count everything, put everything in a neat line, etc.
I also had that habit when I was very young. I couldn't fall asleep if something in my room was not in the place it was supposed to be, everything in a neat line...
Now I wish I haven't grown out of this weird habit...

For the moment I think I wash my hands too many times than really needed.. If water is not available I use a disinfectant gel. I panic if I don't have it in my bag.
It is not (yet) OCD but I need to relax a bit..

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Old 20.01.2014, 17:26
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Striping down to your to your underware almost immediately upon getting home. Door closes. Bam! Naked!
You too? Awesome. Makes me feel a lot more normal, not that I really care for that..

Cooking gets a bit tricky, but one can avoid the hot oil splashes.
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Re: Weird habits

I'm an obsessive hand washer.

As to the idea the urine is sterile..... It basically is, but the tube that leads from your bladder to outside your body, the urethra, is far from sterile so you basically contaminate your urine before it leaves your body.
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Re: Weird habits

I bite the inside of my cheeks and lips and i cant stop
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I'm an obsessive hand washer.

As to the idea the urine is sterile..... It basically is, but the tube that leads from your bladder to outside your body, the urethra, is far from sterile so you basically contaminate your urine before it leaves your body.
Wrong. Urine is sterile till it leaves the body. If your urethra wasn't sterile, you'd have constant urinary tract infections.
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I also had that habit when I was very young. I couldn't fall asleep if something in my room was not in the place it was supposed to be, everything in a neat line...
Now I wish I haven't grown out of this weird habit...

For the moment I think I wash my hands too many times than really needed.. If water is not available I use a disinfectant gel. I panic if I don't have it in my bag.
It is not (yet) OCD but I need to relax a bit..
I wish I kept a bit of it too.... My panic is about floss. If I can not floss for lack of it, I will use sewing threads, whatever that can do it. I can't go to bed otherwise, I obsess.
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Old 20.01.2014, 18:32
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Wrong. Urine is sterile till it leaves the body. If your urethra wasn't sterile, you'd have constant urinary tract infections.
Ideally. Not always. Some people can some high level of bacteria and get used to certain discomfort, without developing the acute UTI.
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Wrong. Urine is sterile till it leaves the body. If your urethra wasn't sterile, you'd have constant urinary tract infections.
You have a reference for a totally sterile urethra?

For example, one like this that supports my contention that the urethra in far from sterile:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23142212

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Microbiota exists in male lower genital tract, mostly in urethra and coronal sulcus while high inter-subject variability exists...Upper genital tract is generally germ-free, except in case of infections.
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Re: Weird habits

I order my clothes according to their color and the order has to be the same as the order of color pencils in a Caran d'Ache pencil box.
It's always a big deal when putting back the ironed clothes as I need to follow the right order.
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Re: Weird habits

I dislike crumbs and manky kitchen surface. I am an avid cook, so maybe that influences..

I lay all the ingredients in front of me, first. I never measure them, I cook instinctively. Not sure if that's weird enough.

Ironing is another thing of mine, clothes should be ironed. Bed linen, etc.
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Nope, hardly ever, only if I know they've got dirty. I also rarely get sick and the only allergy I have is early spring pollen.
well if you do at least after using restrooms in public places and i'll cope with it somehow [i mean with people not washing hands as much as i hoped in general]…

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I order my clothes according to their color and the order has to be the same as the order of color pencils in a Caran d'Ache pencil box.
this is probably the most specific one we've listed until now
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I bite the inside of my cheeks and lips and i cant stop
ooohhh myyy totally forgot about that!
i tend to bite my lower lip [just the thinnest top layer of the skin], sometimes to the point of ridiculous bleeding

it was terrible before, i'd do it all the time, now it's much better…however in both cases it especially manifested/s when i am tense or nervous or anxious about something. now mostly just when i'm anxious.
that is probably my worst habit…ok that and being modestly late, i am almost incapable of coming somewhere at the exact time given.but i'd still rather be 15min late than so...:/
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ooohhh myyy totally forgot about that!
i tend to bite my lower lip [just the thinnest top layer of the skin], sometimes to the point of ridiculous bleeding

it was terrible before, i'd do it all the time, now it's much better…however in both cases it especially manifested/s when i am tense or nervous or anxious about something. now mostly just when i'm anxious.
that is probably my worst habit…ok that and being modestly late, i am almost incapable of coming somewhere at the exact time given.but i'd still rather be 15min late than so...:/
Me I scratch a the top layer of my lips skin with my finger nails until I bleed... I do it when I'm bored, or nervous. And each night I have to apply a thick layer of moisturiser so that my lips are more or less healed the next day so I can start over...

I've doing it for years and years, to the point that my kids now tend to copy me...
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Me I scratch a the top layer of my lips skin with my finger nails until I bleed... I do it when I'm bored, or nervous. And each night I have to apply a thick layer of moisturiser so that my lips are more or less healed the next day so I can start over...

I've doing it for years and years, to the point that my kids now tend to copy me...
exactly, i mostly bite it but then it's easier to shred it apart with nails:/ and then it's a thick layer of moisturiser before bed…..
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Re: Weird habits

Saying 'Wed-nes-day' phonetically to help you spell it.
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Re: Weird habits

In my late teens/ early 20s I couldn’t help but to count the amount of letters in random sentences said on TV.

If the number wasn’t divisible by 5, Id have to start the counting again and add another sentence until it divided properly.
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I always put my keys in the wrong pocket and have to fumble with my opposite hand to get at them while carrying the shopping bags.
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Saying 'Wed-nes-day' phonetically to help you spell it.
I cant help but to sound out comfortable when saying it com-fort-able
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