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    Demi
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    Why do many all-night Rave attendees suck on pacifiers?

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    Name : Demi, Gender : F, Age : 42, City : Elk Grove, State : CA Country : United States, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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    Sarah28389
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    I too wondered this, and have since discovered that at many raves, drugs are rampant. One of the most popular is a drug called Ecstasy (or E, or X). It causes people to ‘grind,’ i.e. grind their teeth, which sometimes can make them bite their tongues, or do damage to their mouths. The easiest way to avoid this is to suck on something. Sometimes you see people with lollipops, or gum, but many use pacifiers, and it has since become a trend – so that many people not on drugs now suck on the pacifiers.

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    Name : Sarah28389, Gender : F, City : St. John's, State : NA Country : Canada, 
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    A. Bailey
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    Most ravers suck on pacifiers because they are high on Ecstacy, which makes you grind your teeth and lock your jaws up. I don’t want to generalize about everyone, because some people just do it for the look.

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    Name : A. Bailey, Gender : F, Sexual Orientation : Straight, Race : Black/African American, Religion : Baptist, Age : 23, City : Bridgeport, State : CT Country : United States, Education level : High School Diploma, Social class : Lower middle class, 
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    Sarah28414
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    Because they’re on Ecstasy which causes one to grind their teeth and clench their jaw, and sucking on a pacifier relieves the jaw agitation

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    Name : Sarah28414, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 18, City : San diego, State : CA Country : United States, 
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    Jeff
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    The ‘grinding’ part is correct. It’s more of a fashion thing than anything and thus isn’t nearly as prevalent as it once was. Ecstasy gives you a ‘clenchy’ feeling and that can be anything from just clenching your jaw muscles to literally grinding your teeth. I’ve heard people grinding their teeth so hard that it’s woken me up. Gum usually suffices and looks less stupid in my opinion.

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    Beckstir
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    A lot of rave attendees do this to keep them from grinding their teeth due to taking ‘Meth’ or ‘Ecstasy’. They also put drugs in or on suckers as well.

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    Name : Beckstir, City : na, State : TN Country : United States, 
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    Trevor
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    Ravers use pacifiers because of E. When someone takes E, or ‘X’, or Extasy they fixate on repetitive tasks for many many hours, ie: dancing, etc. Specifically it causes you to grind your teeth which can lead to back pain, etc. The pacifier allows the E-user, or ‘E-tard’ if they’re a serious drug user, to focus on a mouth movement other than grinding. I believe the pacifier was chosen and then made popular by someone in the early days of raving in Toronto or Chicago where it first started.

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    Becky23312
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    Ecstasy is a popular drug at raves, and when you do ecstasy you have a tendency to grind your teeth, which the pacifiers prevent

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    Name : Becky23312, Gender : F, City : San Jose, State : CA Country : United States, 
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    Mary21952
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    Ravers suck on pacifiers, lollipops and the like when they are on acid. Acid affects the nervous system and when high they need something to do with their mouth, hense sucking on pacifiers and lollipops.

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    Name : Mary21952, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 29, City : Philadelphia, State : PA Country : United States, Occupation : social worker, Education level : 4 Years of College, Social class : Middle class, 
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