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MimosaPudica

402d

What are your favorite stims? I love hugging myself, stim dancing and flapping my hands, they fill me with joy

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    • KittyKatKuo

      397d

      @KittyKatKuo However I do flap, rock, sway, flex my hands alot, squirm, and I love stimming via petting and rubbing my hands on certain textures, holding my hand in my mouth etc

    • KittyKatKuo

      397d

      Flapping is a stim usually for excitement or giddiness or happiness for me lol. I use to be bullied for that one via my mom who asked if I was a chicken and when id say no she said then why are you trying to fly away

      • KittyKatKuo

        397d

        @KittyKatKuo However I do flap, rock, sway, flex my hands alot, squirm, and I love stimming via petting and rubbing my hands on certain textures, holding my hand in my mouth etc

    • Pet_Semetary

      397d

      Rocking back and forth while listening to music really loud in headphones is the besttt. Also touching comforting textures like soft blankets and such helps me a lot too:)

    • Moolies

      397d

      I do the thing where I touch my fingertips together on each hand one finger at a time (not sure if that makes sense) - I also shake my head a lot if I get excited, do flappy hands, open and close my hands, repeat my favourite sounds from songs (ecolalia), hitting my palms together - I honestly like most of my stims, it’s sad that I have to mask them from people

    • AnimalBoy

      400d

      I like flapping, bouncing, chewing/sucking, and rocking back and forth the most!

    • Ziggy_B

      400d

      My personal favorite is what I call "twisty wrists" I just hold my forearms to chest level in front of me and twist my wrists. I also hit the bottom of my palms together like clapping but it doesn't make a loud clapping sound, just a thud.

    • SkylarAJ

      400d

      I tend to rub the seams on clothing (has to be just right or I get frustrated) and making random small noises (I try not to though cause my family isn't to fond of either one of these)

    • Melissa28

      400d

      I pull my hair, tap my fingers, shake my leg(s) and punch my hands

      • Melissa28

        400d

        @Melissa28 I also rock back and forth

    • vuota

      400d

      tapping fingers, this weird finger thing i can’t explain (😭), swaying, bouncing, dancing, swaying my arms

    • Bre19

      400d

      Flapping my hands and jumping are my favorite

    • Demon

      401d

      My partner is incorporated in a lot of my stims because I know he's safe so I feel really comfortable with him. As an example I can say just 1 word and he will help- Squish = he lays his bodyweight onto of me Squeeze = big bear hug Wiggle = we wiggle He also Instinctively gives me his hand to play with if I can't focus and blocks my back/keeps me close so others don't get in my bubble.

      • Demon

        401d

        @Demon He's really sweet and finds most of them cute. And loves to mess with me by copying them or stiming with me when I stomp or do flapy hands😋

    • Bean69

      401d

      Some Stims That Make Me Feel Really Good But Might Sound Weird: I Love To Listen To Certain Songs But Not For The Lyrics Jus Because Of The Pitch Of The Voice And The Melody Of The Music I Won’t Even Really Pay Attention To The Lyrics To The Point In Which I Don’t Know The Lyrics To Songs I Have Heard A Million Times

      • Bean69

        401d

        @Bean69 Even Jus Sayin Or Hearin Certain Spoken Words Are A Feel Good Stim For Me

    • ItsErin

      402d

      Rubbing my feet on the carpet, huddling up in my stress blanket, stroking my hand, pacing and tapping

    • fruitpunk

      402d

      Flapping, jumping, rocking. I also love rubbing my hands and face on soft things and hugging my big squishmallow. I’m also a big visual stimmer. I’m just staring at things constantly.

    • JuniperJayde

      402d

      I twitch my neck a lot, I'm not sure if it's a stim or a tic yet though, when I was younger (before I got diagnosed) I would flap my arms and spinning circles, my mom called me a flappy bird, now my favorite is probably sitting and hugging my knees while rocking back and forth

    • itoldyou6

      402d

      I crack my knuckles and turn my head side to side a lot (just learned that one is a stim 😅). Recently I've been snapping my fingers a lot as well.

    • bunniigutz

      402d

      OMG I DO THAT TOO I FLAP MY HANDS AND DO LITTLE JUMPS AS I DO

      • MimosaPudica

        402d

        @bunniigutz little jumps also feel so nice!!

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