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awesomeliza

I've actually had this problem for my whole life and I've just searched about sensitivity to having your nails cut and apparently it's a type of sensory problem. After I cut my nails, it's a really unpleasant feeling and I generally despise it. My mum often has to shout and nag me to cut my nails. I just find it disgusting, which is why I can sometimes leave my nails uncut for a long time. (I think I'll only start thinking about cutting them when they are looking like they will ingrow.) :/ When I searched this up, Wrong Planet came up as quite a relevant result and I read the post and apparently quite a number of individuals with ASDs have a problem with cutting nails. I know I have sensitivities to sound and generally, I don't like quite a few textures, but I never would have though that cutting nails would be something related to AS. Does anyone else encounter problems when cutting nails?

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Smithy The Wizard

I don't think I have a problem with it. I pick and bite at my fingernails and I hardly ever go barefoot so I have had problems with ingrown toenails before. Ingrown toenails are not fun to deal with.

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Frankie

My nails grow really long! I normally cut them when one breaks but like to leave at least 1mm white left, I hate really short nails & don't know how people can bite them sooo short

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Arthur

I bite my nail all time, and cut toe nails once week. I never let them grow then it becomes painful in shoes. Rem nails grow 1mm a day. 

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Frankie

I need to give myself a manicure & pedicure! ROFLMAO!

Anyone got any ideas what colour I should do my nails? I was thinking about dark blue

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Nesf

No, I don't have this particular problem. It does feel slightly uncomfortable for a while afterwards though, because that part of the finger is suddenly exposed and is more sensitive. I don't like having long nails because I don't like the idea of all that dirt accumulating under them.

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Frankie

No, I don't have this particular problem. It does feel slightly uncomfortable for a while afterwards though, because that part of the finger is suddenly exposed and is more sensitive. I don't like having long nails because I don't like the idea of all that dirt accumulating under them.

I don't get much dirt under my nails! I'm always washing my hands, think I wash my hands too much!

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aspiesw

I only feel uncomfortable cutting the nails on my ring finger, I often accidentally cut the bit underneath the nails and when I cut that off, it makes my ring finger feel uncomfortable, really uncomfortable, I tend to only trim the nail on my ring fingers

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Guest

I don't like it if I cut them too short but I have no choice if I want to play my violin.

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Caroline

I've actually had this problem for my whole life and I've just searched about sensitivity to having your nails cut and apparently it's a type of sensory problem. After I cut my nails, it's a really unpleasant feeling and I generally despise it. My mum often has to shout and nag me to cut my nails. I just find it disgusting, which is why I can sometimes leave my nails uncut for a long time. (I think I'll only start thinking about cutting them when they are looking like they will ingrow.) :/ When I searched this up, Wrong Planet came up as quite a relevant result and I read the post and apparently quite a number of individuals with ASDs have problem like cutting nails. I know I have sensitivities to sound and generally, I don't like quite a few textures, but I never would have though that cutting nails would be something related to AS. Does anyone else encounter problems when cutting nails?

My daughter! It's really really difficult to cut her nails! the neighbours must think I'm abusing her, because she screams! I don't like to cut her nails!!! (but I don't think she has AS, she's over-sensitive, but soooooooooo social!)

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