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Old 09-09-2019, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ftg View Post
Have they been around a while and I just hadn't noticed or is this the fad of the season?
They've been around for a while used for things like anxiety or sensory-seeking conditions like some types of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Feels as though, in the last year, they've become trendy on Facebook and stuff and more people are buying them just because. On some level, I find that annoying but recognize that it's irrational and probably actually helps people with sensory needs since they were more of a therapeutic niche item before and pretty expensive as a result. Being available from twenty different people on Amazon can only make them more accessible. Also, it's none of my business if people buying them have whatever condition or no condition (again, recognizing the irrationality of being bothered).