Why can't you tickle yourself?

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#1  Edited By Hizang

I am very ticklish, but I can't tickle myself.
Why not?

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#2  Edited By spiceninja

I'm pretty sure it's one of the 3 laws of robotics.

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#3  Edited By crusader8463

What kind of mad man would want to inflict that kind of torture on themselves? I hate the feeling of being tickled myself.

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#4  Edited By FourWude

Because you touch yourself at night.

This is why you were warned.

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#5  Edited By Sooty

Oh for fuck sake, reminded of tickling my ex.

and you can, just not to the same degree because you naturally stop yourself

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#6  Edited By Meltac

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

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#7  Edited By Seppli

Try your nipples. Amateur.

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#8  Edited By SexyToad

Because you stop yourself. Same reason why you can't commit suicide by holding your breath.

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#9  Edited By Petiew
@Seppli:   
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#10  Edited By Marzy

I always find feet to be ticklish, I think I can tickle myself there.

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#11  Edited By afterlifejosh

I am also very ticklish and can tickle myself in the sole of my feet, so it is possible.

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#12  Edited By Mcfart

Tickling is a panic response. Therefore, you can't do it to yourself because your body will stop you. Plus, your expecting it, unlike being tickled by somebody else.

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#13  Edited By The_Laughing_Man
Hizang I would like you to meet my friend Google. 
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#14  Edited By Imsorrymsjackson

I can tickle myself if the mood takes me.

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#15  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

There is actually only one part of your body you can tickle yourself and it's the roof of your mouth. Try it.

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#16  Edited By audiosnow

You can't tickle yourself because your brain anticipates the action, since it's your brain sending the command to your hand. Your brain essentially ignores the sensation as unnecessary.

At least, that's how I understand the scientific community's findings.

@Meltac said:

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuretic

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#17  Edited By hockeymask27

Ok I want you to punch yourself as hard as you can. How much did he really hurt?

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#18  Edited By Scrawnto

@mlarrabee said:

You can't tickle yourself because your brain anticipates the action, since it's your brain sending the command to your hand. Your brain essentially ignores the sensation as unnecessary.

At least, that's how I understand the scientific community's findings.

@Meltac said:

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuretic

Yep, and yep. mlarrabee is right. I mean think about it. How annoying would it be if you were showering and the entire time you were accidentally tickling yourself?

Fun fact: If you fall asleep on your arm until you can't feel your hand, you can tickle yourself with that hand. It's really weird.

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#19  Edited By EarthBowl

@Hizang:Because the expectation of being tickled happens before the act. You need to be surprised in order to be tickled.

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#20  Edited By linkster7

If I move my hand slowly up and down my arm barley touching it, it tickles for me. Or isn't that technically tickling?

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#21  Edited By Justin258

I had never even thought about this.

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#22  Edited By Bribo

@Mr_Skeleton said:

There is actually only one part of your body you can tickle yourself and it's the roof of your mouth. Try it.

Wow!

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#23  Edited By NoobSauceG7

Just run one finger down your foot, get's me every time.

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#24  Edited By MarkWahlberg

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I'm pretty sure it's one of the 3 laws of robotics.

This is the only acceptable answer.

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#26  Edited By vikingdeath1

@Meltac said:

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

wait.... The COFFEE is what's doing that?? oh jeez....

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#27  Edited By Subjugation

Hizang, I don't think anyone will ever usurp your title of king of creating the strangest threads.

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#28  Edited By BeachThunder

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I'm pretty sure it's one of the 3 laws of robotics.

:o Spoilers!!

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#29  Edited By ArtisanBreads

Honestly, the same reason there's masturbation vs a handjob.

Something magical about it being someone else. Not knowing what's happening, it being out of your brain circuit.

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#30  Edited By Kerned

@mlarrabee said:

@Meltac said:

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuretic

Coffee is a diuretic but that's why it makes you pee, not why it makes you poop. Diuretics don't make you poop.

The reason coffee makes you poop is because coffee is brown and poop is brown. Science.

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#31  Edited By Brendan

@Mr_Skeleton said:

There is actually only one part of your body you can tickle yourself and it's the roof of your mouth. Try it.

DAMN

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#32  Edited By PHenry1991

You can't.

Don't try.

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#33  Edited By rollingzeppelin

@Kerned said:

@mlarrabee said:

@Meltac said:

That is an excellent question. It's right up there with the big question of why coffee makes you shit bricks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuretic

Coffee is a diuretic but that's why it makes you pee, not why it makes you poop. Diuretics don't make you poop.

The reason coffee makes you poop is because coffee is brown and poop is brown. Science.

Thank you, although your explanation for the pooping is wanting. I'm not sure if the scientific community has solved this yet, and I'm too lazy to research if it has.

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#34  Edited By Mr_Skeleton

@PHenry1991 said:

You can't.

Don't try.

Tickle the roof of your mouth.

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#35  Edited By neurotic

Was the roof of your mouth thing not common knowledge? Huh.

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#36  Edited By Tireyo

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I'm pretty sure it's one of the 3 laws of robotics.

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#37  Edited By s-a-n-JR

@Hizang said:

I am very ticklish, but I can't tickle myself. Why not?

...

Holy shit.

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#38  Edited By PHenry1991

@Mr_Skeleton: ....Oh god you can. It also makes the roof of my mouth itch. This will amuse me for hours.

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#39  Edited By cloudnineboya

dont do it or you will awake the tickle monster.

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#40  Edited By TheHBK

Because your mind cancels out the feeling since you are also feeling your self with your fingers. Same reason why someone running their hand through your hair or sticking their finger in your mouth feels different from what you do it.

Try sticking your thumb through your anus. I am sure that you will funny then.

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#41  Edited By Strongbadman47

@Scrawnto said:

Fun fact: If you fall asleep on your arm until you can't feel your hand, you can tickle yourself with that hand. It's really weird.

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#42  Edited By WickedFather

I geniunely know the answer to this but "Because you're a cunt" will be the answer I give.

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#43  Edited By Ravenlight

@WickedFather said:

I geniunely know the answer to this but "Because you're a cunt" will be the answer I give.

A recent study conducted in Stockholm actually arrived at a similar conclusion.

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#44  Edited By jking47

God dammit Hizang, I see your crap threads everyday then you pull out a gem like this. I can't hate you even though I try.

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#45  Edited By redcream

Your brain instinctively knows when it would happen so it shuts off the sensation. Also it would be pretty weird and funny if you start tickling yourself especially in public.

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#46  Edited By OfficeGamer

@Brendan said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

There is actually only one part of your body you can tickle yourself and it's the roof of your mouth. Try it.

DAMN

****** wanna stick me fo ma paper!

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#47  Edited By Wrighteous86

Seriously man? It's hard enough ignoring all your other threads, but I do, because you have a right to this forum too. Creating a topic asking a question you can Google in 5 seconds is ridiculous, though. You're becoming a parody of yourself. Our threads are now clogged with not only your nonsense but people satirizing you. One was just locked with a mod saying this: "This is either a joke, an attempt at trolling, or a very poorly judged serious thread. Whatever it is, it's needlessly inflammatory, and not the kind of thing that should take up space on the forums when people are trying to start genuine discussions." At this point, I don't see how your threads like this don't also qualify. This is spam taking up space on the forums. Take it easy Hizang, your desperate need for attention is showing.

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#48  Edited By Wemibelle  Online

@PlasmaBeam44 said:

I'm pretty sure it's one of the 3 laws of robotics.

This made me laugh harder than it probably should have.

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#49  Edited By sparky_buzzsaw

All right, I see absolutely no purpose in letting this thread continue to devolve even further. Locking this down.