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Old 12-04-2006, 12:31 PM
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How long do you chew a stick of gum?

I chew the heck out of it... at least an hour.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:33 PM
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I chew it until they move this thread to MSPIMS.

Actually, I chew it until I notice that it's missing...something. It might be texture, it might be flavor, it might be something else, but that's usually when I spit.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:34 PM
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It varies-

I can chew it for a long time or after a few minutes want to spit it out. Either way though, as soon as I cross the line I need to spit it out NOW- it just seems revolting in my mouth.
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:49 PM
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Not very long. Once it's done its job (to clean the gunk off my teeth or freshen my breath or whatever), I'll spit it out.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:03 PM
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If I chew too long, it starts to make me hungry. So I chew for a short time, long enough to clear my breath.

But if I am chewing because I am orally fixated at the time, I chew it until it has no flavor left, blow a few bubbles, and then toss it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 02:21 PM
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Until the flavor goes away...after that it just feel gross in my mouth. So, only a couple of minutes.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:05 PM
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A very long time, because I usually forget it's there. There have been a couple of times where the gum has actually started to break apart in my mouth. I'd say about 4 hours is common for me. And now everyone can procedd to tell me I'm gross.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:05 PM
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A very long time, because I usually forget it's there. There have been a couple of times where the gum has actually started to break apart in my mouth. I'd say about 4 hours is common for me. And now everyone can proceed to tell me I'm gross.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:11 PM
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Maybe 1/2 an hour or until my jaw is sore. Then I swallow it.
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Old 12-04-2006, 05:14 PM
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I'm the same way, UKCatGirl. I'll chew until I have to eat, or until it's bedtime. I'm not always chomping away, but it'll be sitting in my mouth, often tucked in my cheek (a trick I learning in high school theater) until I remember it's there. I can even, uh, y'know....with a guy...orally, without losing my gum.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:16 PM
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I'm the same way, UKCatGirl. I'll chew until I have to eat, or until it's bedtime. I'm not always chomping away, but it'll be sitting in my mouth, often tucked in my cheek (a trick I learning in high school theater) until I remember it's there. I can even, uh, y'know....with a guy...orally, without losing my gum.
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Old 12-04-2006, 06:30 PM
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Like 40 seconds, and then I eat it. I'm not so mature.
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:32 PM
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A stick of gum? Less than a couple seconds, after that it's a wad of gum.

Ba-da-bump.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:07 PM
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I'm not trying to threadshit here, I'm trying to stay light hearted about this, but I think that chewing gum is the most disgusting habit that a person can have. As a utility breath freshener, fine. As a reason to non stop masticate for hours on end, I'm sorry but chewing tobacco is more attractive to me. I know I have a "chewing thing", but I can't help it. Gum is gross.
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:35 PM
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I prefer chewing the square kind with the minty shell like this since it stays chewable longer than mere sticks. I'm habitual, often chewing one piece for 2-3 hours, then adding a second piece to freshen the first one.
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Old 12-05-2006, 12:15 PM
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I don't understand why people don't just swallow the damn gum instead of sticking it some place or throwing it on the ground. My dog was limping the other day after a walk and I looked at her paw and she had a big wad of gum on her paw. Gross.

Swallow it. It won't kill you and it's not harmful.
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Old 12-05-2006, 02:13 PM
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How did this turn into a "spit or swallow?" thread?
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Old 12-05-2006, 03:12 PM
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Months - but for only a few mins at a time

I haven't chewed a stick of gum in years, but I will pop in a piece of Orbit or Trident or whatever (the small blocks) from time to time when I'm in my car. But I can only chew for a few minutes before my jaw fails (TMJD) so I put it on the dash until I need it again.

That stuff stays amazingly potent for a long time, and it leaves the car with a nice spearminty scent!
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:08 PM
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Quote:
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How did this turn into a "spit or swallow?" thread?
That was probably my fault.

(For the record - swallow.)



Gum! Of course I'm talking about gum. Perverts.
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Old 12-05-2006, 05:14 PM
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Until the flavor's gone. Or until I think my breath is fresh enough. Or until I answer the phone or need to speak to someone other than chit chat. Then I spit it into a piece of paper and throw it into the trash.
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Old 12-05-2006, 07:05 PM
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I generally tend to chew gum all day long. I too buy the little square blocks of Trident. Yesterday I started my day off with only 2 pieces to get me through the entire day. When I got to work it had to last me until lunch, I drank my coffee with my gum. After lunch I took the second piece and chomped on that until the end of the day.

I'm also convinced that it's good for you and aids in digestion (as well as burning a few calories). I used to get indigestion and would eat antacids like candy, but that has passed since I became a gum junky.
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Old 12-06-2006, 04:57 AM
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No more than 30 seconds, then I swallow it. According to the old wives tale, I should be dead as a doornail.
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