Oct 11, · In addition to WebMD, there's also a website dedicated to thumb sucking adults, with some facts and a FAQ section. Though it's citing statistics that I can't seem to confirm, and it kind of looks like a serial murderer's manifesto. There's even a subreddit, because throw some random words together and guess what? There's a subreddit for it.
The movie, "Thumbsucker" had this web site in their movie credits, and well known personalities have "come out" and admitted what they'd never admit years ago. The acronym, ATS (Adult Thumb Sucking), is now known and used in dental schools and all over the Net.
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.
Oct 06, · Some adults who suck their thumbs aren't afraid to flaunt it, like Lindsey Boyes, 22, of Marietta, Ga. "For a while there, around middle school and high school, it Author: Webmd.