WHENEVER I go out with my friends, I have the urge to bite them – in a playful way, not to hurt anyone. Is there something wrong with me?
I’ve always been a biter. I remember when my sister and I were kids, she would find it hilarious when I bit her arm or leg.
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My ex enjoyed playing “Mercy” – I would bite him increasingly hard until he cried out for mercy.
I’m 22 and female.
There’s something thrilling about leaving a mark on someone else’s skin.
Recently, I bit my friend’s shoulder on a night out and she blew up at me, saying I needed to apologise.
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DEIDRE SAYS: It sounds as though this behaviour stems from your childhood.
The fact that your sister and previous boyfriend enjoyed you biting them means you may not appreciate how others are likely to react.
To properly understand this, it would be worth you talking it through with a trained counsellor.
I’m sending you my support pack on counselling to help.
Do apologise to your friend. You don’t want to lose a good friendship because of a misunderstanding.