Adult Thumb Sucking Percentage and Statistics

September 2nd, 2009

I’ve been unable to locate a good recent source of statistics on adult thumb sucking. Since the habit is considered socially unacceptable, it’s hard to tell how many adults suck their thumbs and any other characteristics linked to thumb sucking. Here are a couple of interesting blurbs I was able to find:

A number of years ago, The Wall Street Journal ran a story on how up to 10 percent of adults still suck their thumbs…

And just who are these approximately 10 percent of adult thumb suckers?

Nobody presumes to guesstimate numbers with any degree of accuracy, but a Fullerton, Calif., dentist has 400 patients who are thumb-suckers, one New York psychoanalyst, Dr. Eleanor Galenson, reports her patients include a bank executive, a college professor and “thumb-sucking is very common among stockbrokers.”

How about these statistics on adult thumb suckers from a 1999 web survey?

It’s apparent that those of you who respond are two thirds female and only one third male… The predominant associated comfort behavior is placing the finger over the nose… Roughly one in four respondants masturbate while sucking their thumb… Among our respondants there is an equal percentage that were and were not breast fed.

Interesting percentage and breakdown of adult thumb sucking, huh? I wish there were more data about the percentage of adults who are thumbsuckers. Know of any recent polls or studies? Let me know!

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Thumb Sucking in Adults

July 26th, 2009

When can adult thumb sucking become a problem?

Like any other habit, there is moderation and there is overdoing it. When do you think thumb sucking can be bad for you? Many adults don’t have any consequences from their thumb sucking, but some develop crooked or bucked teeth. Some people may damage the skin on their thumbs.

So what are your thoughts?

What is the difference between healthy and unhealthy thumb sucking in adults?

Are Adult Thumbsuckers Attractive?

July 25th, 2009

Do you find it attractive when you catch an adult sucking her/his thumb? Adult thumb suckers – there’s no need to be embarrassed, lots of people find it cute, and for some folks it’s even a turn-on.

Here’s a provocative confession by Alisa Apps of her thumb sucking habit and oral fixation:

So what do you think? Are adult thumbsuckers cute, childish, or is it kinda sexy?

Welcome to the Adult Thumbsucker Blog!

July 25th, 2009

Hello all of you visitors interested in adult thumbsucking. used to be a forum, but unfortunately it was bombarded with heinous amounts of spam! I decided to turn the site into a blog instead, since the adult thumb sucker community online is not a large one.

This site is a community and discussion forum about adult thumb sucking. Thumb sucking is a habit that is very common in kids, however it is now being learned that it is fairly common for the thumb sucking habit to continue into adulthood.

Woman sucking thumb while sleeping

Woman sucking thumb while sleeping

Many adult thumb suckers are learning that they’re not alone, and they don’t need to be ashamed of their habit. After all, it is a relatively harmless habit compared to others. Don’t be embarrassed, this site has several regular visitors who have a thumb sucking fetish! In other words, they may not be thumb suckers themselves, but they think it’s cute or sexy when their partner does it.

So join the discussion! There’s really only one rule: Be respectful. Any sort of abusive language or attacks will not be tolerated!

If you’d like, why not introduce yourself and leave a comment?