Day 3 on the chapstick wagon

Hi. I’m Yumblie. And I’m addicted to chapstick.

For years now I’ve never left the house without a stick in my pocket. It was applied at least once a day, sometimes after every meal. I always wondered why my lips would be continuously chapped. I’ve grown to realize that it’s the chapstick itself that is hurting me, not helping me. Sure, it makes me feel good for a moment, but it only lasts for so long. It gives me a short burst of pleasure and relief, one that grows shorter with each application. It’s tearing my family apart; it’s ruined my personal relationships and career. I think the other day I killed a hobo and stole his chapstick. I was losing my mind. I lost control. The other day I decided enough is enough. I’m dry from now on.

It’s been 3 days now, without using chapstick. Man is this irritating. But I can do it. Right? Right??

Of course you can. You’ve gone three days. Tomorrow will be better than today.

Is there such a thing as a physical addiction to Chapstik, or is it psychological?

I’ll tell ya, just reading the thread title was enough to get me to grab the chapstick off the keyboard, where it’s always waiting for me.

I just had to reach for the one in my pocket …

Crap, this thread made me reapply, too.

I’ve been addicted for 10 years now. I always carry plain black tube Chapstick and a flavored Lip Smacker. And when I’m here at the computer, I put them both on the keyboard.

I think it is a physical addiction, actually. I know it also causes infection if you way overuse it. In 10th grade when I was getting into the Lip Smacker obsession, after a while I noticed redness outside the corners of my mouth. Went to the dermatologist who told me it was essentially a fungal infection from too much moisture. :eek: Yeah, not a proud day for me. Anyway he gave me cream to clear it up and it went away very quickly. Consider this a cautionary tale!

mmmm Root Beer flavor

At least once a day?

How about once at least every twenty minutes :smack:

It’s either the addiction, or cracked, split lips. I’ll take the addiction. :slight_smile:

I find if you drink enough water, yours lips don’t get as chapped.

I still use chapstick, but only a few times a day.

Only once every twenty minutes? :stuck_out_tongue:

Three days sans Chapstick? I’d be going good for three hours…


You people aren’t helping!

You can do it! I’m so proud of you for trying to break free of this terrible addiction! I’ve worked with two Chap-stick abusers (both gay men…thought it was a gay thing till I read this thread) and it wasn’t a pretty sight, seeing them re-applying every few minutes, even when they knew people were watching! It’s so hard to witness the pain and frustration they went through when they couldn’t locate their tube quick enough.

No, seriously, good luck. Chap-stick is a self-perpetuating problem, and your lips will thank you for breaking them free of their waxy prison. You’ll be more kissable, too. You can do it! One day at a time!

Hi, my name is Ravenous Lady and I am a Chapstick abuser.

Actually, Chapstick is for the purse, desk, and bed side table (3 tubes, all different). For my car I get more creative and buy a Sally Hansen product that comes in a square tube. That way it doesnt roll off the shelf in my car by the odometer.

I’m a Burt’s Bee’s addict myself. Mmmm, peppermint!

There are lots of remedies that can help chapped lips. Check out this site, for a start:

Good luck. Chapped lips suck, so to speak.

Addicated to CHAPSTICK?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

HA! You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, buddy.


Psst. Buddy. Have you tried this??? – Burt’s Bees with color. Oh I’m all goose-pimply thinking about it. :smiley:

Forget Chapstick. I have a 25+ year addiction to nasal spray.

I feel your pain.
I did give it up for awhile, but then I started wearing lipstick which just put me right back onto Chap Stick.
Then I decided I like my addiction. :slight_smile:

I was wondering the other night while playing Sims 2 how many other addicts keep a tube of chappy on their keyboards.
Right above the ten-key pad on the right-hand side for me. :stuck_out_tongue:

Other than that, I keep one in my right-hand front pocket at all times.
When I play Sims, it goes on the keyboard for a quick reapply.
When I go to sleep it goes on the nightstand, right beside the cell phone and pocket knife so it won’t roll off during the night.
Strawberry Chap Stick is my favorite.

So, Yumblie, how’s the “drying out” process coming along? :smiley:
Sounds painful…c’mon, one little tube won’t hurt you. It is medicine after all. How could that be bad for you? And you can quit whenever you want to, right? You’ve already done it once. Imagine as you pull the crinkly plastic off of a brand new tube of chap stick…you know how you twist the top and feel that satisfying give as you take off the cap for the first time and see that level silky surface of a fresh, un-used stick. Then there’s the moment when you press it gently, but firmly!, to your lips and smoothly glide it across first the top, then back across the bottom and maybe back around a couple more times for good measure. Then the sensation when your two freshly glazed lips rub against each other as you work it in real good…
Yeah. :cool:

Yes, I have two - Raisin and Rhubarb. Love 'em. I hate regular lipsticks (I tend to end up looking like a 5-year-old playing with Mommy’s lipstick), but these are great. Just a touch of color without looking weird. And pepperminty!