Why would an adult need a pacifier?

Why would an adult need a pacifier?

We all have our own ways of coping with stress and anxiety. Be it taking a walk, meditating, or indulging in comfort food... we all have our go-to solutions.

However, for some people, pacifiers serve as a stress reliever, even in adulthood. Pacifiers aren't just for babies anymore, but they have found their way into the hands of adults too. In this blog post, we'll explore the concept of adult pacifiers and how they can help you.

Adults using pacifiers is an emerging trend, attributed to oral fixations, stress management, anxiety, and other mental health problems. Using pacifiers can offer a sense of familiarity and calmness, similar to sucking at the thumb during childhood. It can also act as a tangible, stress-reducing tool that mimics sucking and chewing as a form of comfort.

Many adults may have an oral fixation and not even know it! Smoking, vaping, chewing gum, chewing toothpicks, sucking on hard candies, etc. are all examples of someone calming an oral fixation. Adult pacifiers have been shown to help with weight loss for those who are eating out of boredom or stress. Pacifiers have ZERO calories! 

Studies have shown that pacifiers can help reduce anxiety levels among individuals who face chronic stress daily. It is known that sucking releases endorphins and reduces cortisol levels in the body, which, in turn, lowers the stress levels. Using pacifiers can help bring this same calming feeling.

Pacifiers can also act as a stress-relief tool during specific situations only, such as: during meditation or prayer, driving, focused working, or just relaxing.

Adult pacifiers come in various sizes and designs, all of which aim to soothe and act as a source of comfort. CLICK HERE to shop our selection of Adult Oral Soothers (Pacifiers!)

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