- September 29, 2002 at 12:00 am #10498
DemiMemberOctober 4, 2002 at 12:00 am #32249
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.
User Detail :Name : Sarah28389, Gender : F, City : St. John's, State : NA Country : Canada, October 6, 2002 at 12:00 am #28511
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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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
User Detail :Name : Sarah28414, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, Age : 18, City : San diego, State : CA Country : United States, November 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #22364
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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BeckstirParticipantNovember 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #34087
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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Becky23312ParticipantNovember 26, 2006 at 12:00 am #41511
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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