Time for honesty....
I didnt know this was a thing until relatively recently. I've been pulling since I was in middle school. It's always the stubbly hairs on my legs after I've shaved, and with sharp tweezers. I also dig out ingrown hairs or hairs beneath the skin.
I admit that I initially started doing this in an attempt to not self-injure. But now it has taken on a life of its own.
I think this is a very important factor of any impulse control disorder. What happens if you pull away from any particular moment of great urge and temptation?I have been trying to explore this aspect recently. It's been difficult to tug myself out of the strong need to self harm, but when I do...it is only if I insist that I am doing it for my well being. I have to talk myself out of the desire...