People who cut themselves, people who love pain.
I can only share why I use to cut on myself. It was a way of releasing energy, like anger. It was a way of crying for help too. I didn't love pain, though.
I am no longer doing it as I have better ways of dealing with my feelings now. I have a support network of family and friends that I can talk to when I need to, for example. I attended many years of therapy to learn how to cope with my feelings of depression and anxiety. I also take medication to help the imbalance in brain chemicals that can result in cutting behavior.
Hope this helps a bit,
Like Laurie said, it really doesnt have to do with loving pain, in most cases. It causes a feeling of release for those feelings of anger and frustration and the person feels the only outlet for those feelings is cutting. It may have to do with endorphins being released as well.
Cutting is another way to express pent up emotions inappropriately. Some people binge eat, some are sex addicts, some are drug addicts. It all boils down to an addiction which correctly lets endorphins out one way or another for the person. There are always reasons why a person begins one of these addictions, be it sexual abuse, physical abuse, or mental abuse suffered with no one to talk to. It is very sad that our country sees people like this as failures, and not people screaming out for help the only way they can.
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