Sep 20, 2019 · Adult thumb sucking is usually unrelated to an individual's level of maturity and degree of success in life. Because it gives them a positive feeling and can usually be done in privacy, many individuals don't have a desire to stop thumb sucking. However, others do decide to quit, sometimes because they find that the behavior lowers their self.
Oct 11, 2015 · In fact, it's considered completely unsophisticated for an adult man pushing 30 to unwind after a long day with a nice thumb sucking. Sheesh!. Well, I'm not going to stand idly by while all of you dry-thumbs look down your noses at me and the rest of the adult thumb sucking community.
Nearly nine out of 10 babies start to suck on their thumb or another part of their hands just hours after birth. For some people, the behavior continues through adulthood. While thumb sucking isn't an issue in babies or young children, adult thumb sucking may be embarrassing and in some cases may pose oral health problems.
Thumb sucking is common in babies and is said to actually begin in utero. Meant as a comforting gesture that mimics the endorphin rush brought on by breastfeeding, the habit should gradually Author: Judith Mwobobia.