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Textures you love/hate

Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:35 am

I thought this would be a helpful thread- list textures you either love, hate, or use to calm you down.

One that always calms me down if I'm in Sensory Overload or just stressed out is gum in my mouth. There's just something about the full feeling in my mouth combined with the chewing motion that just delights me.

I hate the feeling of lathery/sticky things, such as the liquid that you use to blow bubbles. I was helping my little cousin blow bubbles today, and he spilled the bottle on to my hands by accident... :| ... It was not very comfortable...

Re: Textures you love/hate

Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:24 pm

Love: velvet, silk, fake fur
Hate: denim, lace, wool, things with loads of seams, skirts/dresses: can feel them 'flapping' against legs, plus can feel it restricting movement, wetness..eugh!

Re: Textures you love/hate

Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:22 am

I love things like bubble wrap and sand.

What I hate though is ice lolly sticks on your teeth *shudders* and wooden rolling pins in water!

Re: Textures you love/hate

Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:18 pm

Oh yeah! I hate wet wood too...

Re: Textures you love/hate

Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:17 pm

Love
Insides of new hoodies
Warm candle wax
Fur (soft fake stuff, and also stroking pets, especially on the head)
Most kinds of dough
Silk
Cashmere
Polished glass (especially when it's a curved surface)

Hate
Fabric seams
Dry textures
Skin
Damp textures
Rough textures

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:24 am

Textures I love.

Bubblewrap.
The top of babies heads before the skull has completely formed.
Silk.
Velvet.
Sticky textures like cooking mixtures etc.

Textures I hate.

Wet textures.
Wool-it itches me like crazy!
Some labels in clothes-it depends on how long they are.

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:06 pm

love: old cotton duvet covers, inside of new hoodeys, leather, rubber,chewing plastic.

Hate: unvarnished wood, old books, crayon paper, pears, silk, sticky stuff.

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:08 pm

Clothes labels are awful.

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:56 pm

i hate the feel of snow

Re: Textures you love/hate

Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:40 am

Love:
Soft stuff: Some clothes, blankets my teddy bear etc.

Hate:
Eating sticky food (eg chocolate with caramel)
Being sticky/dirty: I wash my hands like 30 times a day BUT
Creams: Spot cream, sudocream, whatever. As much as it helps I hate having it on my face.

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sat Jan 02, 2010 3:14 am

i love- ice blocks, and cruncy things like carrots
i hate- wool, mushy food like pumkin, tags, and lace on underwear
those are the main 1s lol :mrgreen:

Re: Textures you love/hate

Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:06 pm

hate- sticky (like when you have one of those massive sweets on holiday and it gets on your skin and in your hair), greasy. I HATE having greasy hair.
like- bed

Re: Textures you love/hate

Tue May 04, 2010 4:42 pm

I can't stand lables in my clothes I always make my mum cut them out, also I can't eat hony comb the textur is just to rough and feels horible, I get worked up just thinking about it :? ! I don't like little bits of food when I do the washing up for my mum eaher! Also I hate wool jumpers!

I love however: cotten pigames(PJs) and tops there lovely <3 Also I love the fealing of stroking my cat! :P

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sat May 08, 2010 12:20 pm

Dizzy D wrote:I can't stand lables in my clothes I always make my mum cut them out


I cut the label out too, but normaly because I keep rubbing the label. Apparently this is normal behaviour for babies :lol:.

I'm starting to realise why so few pepole take me seriously

Re: Textures you love/hate

Sat May 08, 2010 9:29 pm

I Hate The Textures:
Paper
Charcole
My Coat
Chalk
Dry Paint :(

Love the Textues:
Wall
Bubble Wrap
Silk
:D :mrgreen:
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