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Exclamation Is It Normal??? - April 16th 2011, 04:31 AM

Is it normal to not feel pain when cutting? I have been cutting myself for about a year now, and it just doesn't hurt. It's more like that feeling you get when someone runs their fingers behind your ear and down your neck. A good feeling. I can't help but laugh like a maniac when I cut... is anyone else like this???

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Re: Is It Normal??? - April 16th 2011, 05:26 AM

I think that it's relatively normal. I mean, initially when I cut, it hurts. But if I cut more than once in a sitting it won't hurt at all because of all the endorphins. I think maybe with you, you are already anticipating the cut (which is a psychological thing. It deals with conditioning) and so the endorphins are released before you even put the blade to your skin.

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Re: Is It Normal??? - April 16th 2011, 10:28 AM


That is quite normal, due to the build up in endorphines and adrenaline it can sometimes not hurt while Self Harming; although afterwards it will start hurting. Also if you are a frequent selfharmer, it becomes addiction and like any addiction the effects start to wear off and to get the same initial effect you need to do it more.
I would strongly encourage you to look at the list of alternatives http://www.teenhelp.org/alternatives. They help the urges to fade or distract you until the urges fade. SH is not good for you and is very addictive, i suggest you should talk to an adult you trust - someone who could help and support you through this.

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