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Has anyone here done this/known someone partial to it?
its not a great idea or indeed much fun.
that would be the attention seeking ones surely? rather than ones who do it for other reasons, and would be mortified if anyone ever found out...
if someone cuts themselves up to get attention, then i would say they needed some kind of help
most women have to do that anyway dont you? ie convince us your sane...
i dont really, then again its probably better to be slightly nuts...
i just heard that a guy i was involved with said "don't date canadian girls, they're all insane"
carved a pentagram into his leg once.
used to get a compass and scratch words into her arms/thighs. It was unpleasant, the scars were horrible. Awful thing was that a teacher noticed it and did nothing.
Are yet again posed by one of twee_loser's posts.
who would scratch hearts and stars into her arms with pins. Then she would make sure to tell people about it- very attention seeking.
She was a weird fuck though- one time she cut herself on a knife and was going around searching for a needle and thread to stitch it up herself.
the kids don't actually want to do real damage.
i don't get it. i caught a friend doing it once, and got really angry at her because it was over something stupid and she had loads of loving friends around her who could cheer her up without making a bloody mess/horrible scars.
it wasn't for attention though. i just felt so much pain inside of me i felt like i was going to explode, and so i cut up my arms to have that pain, as it's easier to deal with. works like a charm too: i instantly stopped thinking about all my stupid issues and starting freaking out by all the blood pouring everywhere and how much it hurt! and it took forever for the blood to stop! defo won't ever do that again, hopefully!
so ya, it's not always for attention, sometimes it's just easier to deal with physical pain than mental/heart pain.
Some kind of weird masculine pain threshold exam.
I went out with someone for a while and was really shocked when I saw the hundreds of scars on her upper legs.
Not attention seeking, just a unfortunate way of dealing with demons.
one can get so messed in the brain that they do lose that preservation instinct. it's really quite frightening.
"themselves" when they do it, is what i mean
But I think its kinda the equivalent to the reset button for many.
Terribly corny, but it is 'I hurt myself today, to prove that I could still feel'.
A physical representation of a mental release.
My english teacher made me stand up infront of the class whilst he inspected my arms for cuts
i stupidly awnsered yes and they told my parents
but in hindsight, do you think it helped?
then he left the school, i lost some weight, got a nice haircut everyone started being nice to me and i realised how shallow the world is and have been very wary of people since.
Sorry to hear your teacher was an absolute shit.
I guess everyone has a 'rites of passage' episode sometime. Better to get it over when your at school than in your thirties or later, as some I know have.
not properly, mind
and not really "mutilation", just seeing how much pain i could stand. Got bored after a while.
She's an emotional mess :(
and then enjoy pecking at the scabs. am i sick?
The chances of me intentionally hurting myself in any way rank lower than, say, me going on a shooting spree in the city centre, or becoming prime minister, or getting a degree.
start at the bottom, untangle that, then keep moving up from there.