Thursday, 28 March 2013

Curiosity Killed the Ditz #7 Bottom Lip Biting

Lifestyle Blogger @DitzwitDtits Asks WHY DO PEOPLE BITE THEIR BOTTOM LIPS?

Curiosity Killed the Ditz: Bottom Lip Biting

Why; the three little words that haunt my existence. From the moment I could speak I always wanted to know why. Now as an adult I am finding less and less people that want to answer my questions. I have been called nosy or weird, and angered many a person, with just those 3 letters. This is my story, quest you could call it, to try and find answers to my Whys.


I received this question from a friend and it has caused me quite the pause. Why do people bite their bottom lip? Well, I do it when I am thinking, nervous, or Flirting, but I am not sure why. Let’s take each one separately.

When I am thinking hard on a issue I bite my lip. As I am right now. It seems that the light pain of my teeth on my lip causes my brain to focus on one thing. Basically, it seems like it is a way to center my thoughts and streamline all the ideas that are bouncing around in my head.

When I get nervous, I am always afraid of saying something that would embarrass me. Happens a lot. When I bite my lip, I think is my subconscious way to lock my mouth down. To prevent me from saying something I don’t want to say.

This is the fun one. When I want to kiss someone or I want them to kiss me, I lick my lips and bite my bottom one. The pressure on my lip helps me to control my thoughts and my body’s natural reaction to reach out. Also, the action around my mouth will draw their attention, hopefully J

To wrap this up, Why do people bite their lips? I don’t know about everyone but I do it mostly as a control for myself. Control my thoughts, my behaviors, and my ability to speak. I guess it is like a private spanking from Me to Me. A sharp little pain to warn my brain to behave. Yeah, I like that thought.

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  1. I like the entire thought process behind the lip biting. I tend to do it more than I even realize, and it's almost like a natural act to do.
    I mostly do it when I'm nervous, or when I truly am comfortable with someone of the opposite sex. But the reminder to behave, I totally understand. But even a little misbehaving can be a good thing.
    Thanks for making me think about this why. I like it.