what pissed me off is how they call her possibly self harming "seeking for attention".
Normally it should piss me off too, but they actually got it right in this situation: Airi is really doing that for attention. The fact that Airi didn't even do that for real but just make it up by wearing the bandage around her wrist, show that she is trying to manipulate people with that. However, to this point, we all know that Airi isn't even good at manipulating people as she tries to do, the only one she can manipulate is Hina, who is just letting her do this because of love.
The situation is interesting and sticky, because it was upsetting to hear that kind of rhetoric in the story, but it WAS true in context. I've been trying to wrap my head around what the author's thinking in general, but your mentioning that it shows that Airi isn't a good manipulator makes a lot of sense from a writing perspective.
I feel like thinking about the author's mindset raises a lot of interesting questions, LOL. Like, as most people said, the relationship clearly isn't healthy, but is it meant to be sexy-taboo-unhealthy or trainwreck-unhealthy? Or maybe it's both.
Definitely a guilty pleasure manga !!