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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:41 am    Post subject: Do you feel the clothes on your skin all the time? Reply with quote

Because I do.

I didn't know you weren't supposed to until today.
Is it true that one usually shouldn't feel the clothes after wearing them for a few minutes? Does anyone know why?

Is anyone else like this?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel them. But they don't bother me. In fact, it can be very aggravating when I lose the feeling of clothes, because along with it I lose *all* proprioception/tactuile sensation for a while. This usually happens after a period of hard concentration, such as writing a test or doing my job (translation). During the concentration period I don't notice anything missing, but after that, when the update of the senses lag, it can be bad.
Feeling clothes continuously caused me to sort out my wardrobe and keep only cotton, flannel or jeans items. And I cut out tags. It helped me reduce irritability.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel my cloths all the time. I didn't think a person was supposed to either. I prefer to have loose and comfortable. I hate even a little snug because it's distracting and annoying. There are certain fabrics that I avoid for this reason to. I just can't tolerate some types that rub my skin or pull my leg hairs.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes i feel my clothes all the time & think it is weird that apparently most people dont.

the reason you should not feel your clothes is that the sensory receptors in the skin are mechanoceptors that have sensory fibres surrounding the nerve ending. when you put clothes on the pressure of the clothes compresses the sensory fibres together so there is a sensory nerve impulse to the brain telling you you are wearing clothes. however whilst you are wearing the clothes the sensory fibres remain compressed & so do not move in relation to the other fibres & so no more impulses are fired. however once the clothes are removed the sensory fibres are no longer compressed & expand & as they expand they send more nerve impulses to the brain to alert it that there are no longer clothes. when the sensory fibres are no longer expanding as they are back to their original shape no more nerve impulses are released.

in short the sensory receptors in the skin are sensitive to changes in pressure rather than the pressure itself so when there is no change in pressure no signal is sent to the brain.

i have no idea why this does not work in us though!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do; I rarely wear a shirt because it's uncomfortable (when I do it's when I go out).

Sometimes, when I'm really "autistic" I cannot lie down, I feel my bones as if they were my skin; I cannot handle the sensation.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to always feel my clothes until I hit about 12 or 13 when it just seemed to slowly disappeared.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sally wrote:

the reason you should not feel your clothes is that the sensory receptors in the skin are mechanoceptors that have sensory fibres surrounding the nerve ending. when you put clothes on the pressure of the clothes compresses the sensory fibres together so there is a sensory nerve impulse to the brain telling you you are wearing clothes. however whilst you are wearing the clothes the sensory fibres remain compressed & so do not move in relation to the other fibres & so no more impulses are fired. however once the clothes are removed the sensory fibres are no longer compressed & expand & as they expand they send more nerve impulses to the brain to alert it that there are no longer clothes. when the sensory fibres are no longer expanding as they are back to their original shape no more nerve impulses are released.

in short the sensory receptors in the skin are sensitive to changes in pressure rather than the pressure itself so when there is no change in pressure no signal is sent to the brain.


Wow. We talked about this in school today BUT our teacher is horrible at explaining and since I missed lessons of the entire last week, I was extremely confused about this whole matter. You just explained it way better (and way shorter) than our teacher, I'm awed. Thank you!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can feel clothes a lot of the time. I prefer softer, smoother clothes for this reason.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fluctuate from loose to tight fitting clothes.

I can't stand my arms/armpits covered-but there are times when I deal with it.

If my torso is tightly bound by a series of form fitting tank tops-the feel of an over shirt usually doens't annoy me so much.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

most of the time I do not feel my clothing against my skin, but I can hear/feel my heart beating,,,,,,, and no I dont have high blood pressure or a fast heart rate. Question
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on what I'm wearing--- i like tighter but somewhat stretchable fabrics best because they conform to my movements and shape. Swishing, flowing stuff bug me because I can feel them flowing over me and it's tickly, especially the stomach/back areas.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also feel the clothes on my skin, all the time. I didn't know that you weren't supposed to.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really notice these tings really 2 b honest.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate clothes. I constantly feel them rubbing on my skin and binding my movements. I wear the softest loosest cottons I can get. I tear out the tags, sometimes cut open the neck a little more. When weather and situation allows, all I wear is a baggy pair of cotton shorts.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only notice when the cloth is itchy, to tight, to loose, the tag is stiff and jabbing or scratching me in the neck, or if I'm wearing long sleeves and the arms are short I can feel the shirt tighten when I bend my arm or if the pants don't fit correctly I can feel them tighten when I walk/run, sit down or squat.

If the clothes move with me, I don't really notice them or pay them much attention anyway.
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