Are you one of them? Do you often clean your ears with cottonbuds? How often is 'often?' I know of some people who do it more than twice a day. There are even some who see to it that they have a handy pack tucked in their pockets. Just in case they get the urge while working. What makes them indulge? Some say the feeling they get is more than euphoric...one told me it was even "orgasmic."
What's wrong with cleaning one's ears often?
All human ears produce wax. The earwax itself is part of the ear's method of cleaning itself. It is sterile and contains substances that prevent ear infections. There are two types: wet and dry. The dry ones usually cause problems by impaction, leading to mild deafness. If you try to clean your ears often, you simply push the earwax deeper into the ear and this causes more problems later on. Proper earwax removal, therefore, requires professional help. Overzealous earwax cleaning can sometimes harm the tympanic membrane or eardrum, and that means graver problems.
More info on earwax here. More info on how to clean your ear properly here.