How to Stop Biting Your Nails
Get Your Fingers Out of Your Mouth
Does the guy in your life gnaw away at his nails? Does he shred his cuticles till they bleed? ModernMan.com has offered up a few clutch suggestions for kicking this unseemly habit -- and, yes, they'll work well for women, too.
According to ModernMan.com, your fingernails are filthy and biting them transfers the gunk into your mouth increasing your chances of getting sick, Nibling away also wears down your teeth, and contributes to skin and cuticle infections. So, how can you stop? Let's take a look at the steps.
ModernMan's first treatment step is to apply products, preferably those icky tasting nail polishes or creams, that "give you an unpleasant reminder that you’re a very bad boy each time you go in for a chew."
2. Keeping your nails groomed
"Clipping your nails regularly and smoothing any jagged edges may be enough to keep you from 'fixing' your nails with your teeth at bay."
Idle hands can fuel a nail-biting habit, so give him some silly-putty to play with, a stress ball, gum to chew on, or put his idle hands to use in the bedroom.
4. Stress and anxiety
Stress, anxiety, frustration and fear are common nail-biting causes. ModernMan suggests pinpointing the cause of these factors, addressing them, or else drag your man to couples' yoga (you could even threaten this as a punishment).
If none of these suggestions work, check out these others at ModernMan.com