Guardian Coverage of LBA

At LBA we always appreciate inbound links as a way for people to discover our site and start getting the help we need. It’s just a little unclear if The Guardian’s Libby Brooks is paying us a compliment or not.

A cursory search for cruel and unusual psychological fixations leads to the online forum of Lip Balm Anonymous, a group of self-described addicts for whom the mentholated kick of Carmex and co has proved damagingly compulsive. While keeping in mind that the web abhors a vacuum and adores a parody, it is nonetheless manifest that the internet age is generating access to information, guidance and support mind-boggling in its specificity and sometimes suspect in its provenance for an ever-expanding range of secretive, sad or salacious behaviours. Got troubles? Get Googling.

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2 Responses to “Guardian Coverage of LBA”
  1. Margaret McKenna says:

    Omg! I thought I was all alone. I’m only 12 but I have been addicted for as long as I can remember. Nothing every goes on with out my chapstick. I even sleep with it under my pillow! I have been laughed at by my one best friend and got the other one hooked. She quit after about three weeks but I’m still going strong. I have three or four tubes in my pocket bag or knapsack. It the last thing I do at night and the first in the morning. One week I counted every day and I applied it about 2957 times in 7 days. Sad:p. I am obsessed. And think I seriously need help. Even writing this I am craving it and pulling it our of my pocket right now. It’s a SPF 15 softlips honeydew Mellon. My fav. Once again I’m only 12 and on average I spend 20$ a month on chapstick or lip-balm.

  2. Anne says:

    Good Grief! I think that I have everyone who is commenting on being addicted to lip balm beat! I have constantly applied - first vasoline, then more recently Beeswax Balm - for the past 30 years! (Maybe longer) My daughter (30) told me the other day that one of her childhood memories was that of a vasoline cap being removed. (Oh yes, I always carried a plastic container - not a tube.) I changed to Beeswax Balm recently after viewing a Dr Oz show who showed how much petroleum people ingest if they use petroleum based products on their lips. It was a LOT, and it’s not that good for you. Beeswax is better - so……….. And yes, I now use a small tube, so I have one in my purse, one in my pocket, one on my bedside stand, one in my office, one in the kitchen, one next to my favorite chair, one in my car, and I’m sure that I have others!!!

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