Why do women cut themselves?

I feel like the form of self harming that is cutting is such a women thing and I wonder why is that. I know there are men out there who also cut themselves but they're such a minority and often times they're usually the femboy and bottom.

Any femanons care to enlighten me? Why do you guys do it and why is it a women thing?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a man and I cut about 8 years ago. The pain gave a catharsis to my mental bullshit. It was very relieving, bordering on pleasurable

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >The pain gave a catharsis to my mental bullshit.
      I'm curious on that. can you elaborate more? When did you stop? Why? and how it started in the first place?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      No one asked what you fricking thought you stupid moron. The post says WOMEN.
      Dumbass.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Women do it because they can't handle strong emotions but when I was cutting myself I did it to feel something, because I felt like a psychopathic robot incapable of humanity.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      So you're saying women don't cut themselves the way that you do? that's silly.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You cut yourself because you feel to much Mr White, I cut myself to feel something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >but when I was cutting myself I did it to feel something,
      I asked a woman who cut herself and she gave me the same answer, I don't think you're that different than them anon

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    People cut themselves because pain releases endorphins: cutting literally produces an opioid high which makes you feel better. Women do it more than men simply because (contrary to male belief) young women are more unhappy than young men.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Women do it more than men simply because (contrary to male belief) young women are more unhappy than young men.
      I don't know about this part, if women are genuinely are more unhappy then men, then how come men suicide rates are like 3-4 times higher than women?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        because culture. women can be more unhappy but still receive support. men tend to bottle their problems up until they can't take it anymore. Also statistically men own firearms more than women do, so their typical go-to suicide method is usually unrecoverable.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >how come men suicide rates are like 3-4 times higher than women?
        Men have weaker support networks if any and use more deadly means. In isolationist societies female suicides have been increasing, especially in minors at alarming rate.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Men are more likely to cope with inner pain and turmoil with outward physical aggression. Nearly all of the developmental trauma markers in men increase their risk for anti-social and/or violent behavior. 90% of all violent crimes are committed by men. Women, through maybe a combination of genetic/societal influences and a mechanically lower ability to physically hurt other people, typically inflict this pain onto themselves. Cutting is a way of managing emotional pain by externalizing it - kind of like how men punch walls or break things. Essentially, people who feel pain inside and don't have the tools to cope with it have a tendency of trying to control those feelings by manifesting them on the outside - whether that be by inflicting it on other people or themselves. Self-destructive behavior often looks very different between the sexes. Where a woman may cut herself a man may instigate fights or, in a separate mechanism from externalizing the pain, numb it through drugs or alcohol. Men, after all, die of overdoses at almost 3 times the rate of women. Anyway, yeah, that's it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wow... thanks anon.
      That's very interesting and sum up everything I want to know. damn...

      are men just fricking doomed as this point wtf

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No they should be more violent and cause general social upheaval. Black folk are unironically living maximally

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Wow... thanks anon.
        Yeah no problem. I work in the mental health field so I've dealt with these kinds of things a lot in my job. Granted, this is all just my opinion. The numbers and percentages are all data backed and I can tell you what I see happens but as far as why it happens, I don't really know. I don't know the nature vs. nurture analysis.

        >are men just fricking doomed as this point wtf
        Nah. We've made it this far. We may have our ups and downs but humanity has been through much worse. Growing pains is kind of our thing.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Nah. We've made it this far. We may have our ups and downs but humanity has been through much worse. Growing pains is kind of our thing.
          based

          >I work in the mental health field
          that's cool, do you mind sharing us some secrets on your field or tips to be more happy? shit like that

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeahhh I'm pretty sure most people do it just out of boredom, OP

        All the Three Days Grace frickin "rather feel pain than nothing at all" shit is bullshit imo. Cutting yourself with a razor blade just isn't really that painful, and if pain is what you were going for, you could just pinch yourself or some shit, right?

        >Wow... thanks anon.
        >That's very interesting and sum up everything I want to know. damn...
        Dude, don't listen to that moron, he's just rattling off a bunch of nonsense he's heard from the homosexual ass youtube scene of the last few years. Stupid ass homie doesn't know a god damn thing about real life, acting like women are some nonviolent creature lol

        https://youtube.com/shorts/GJNx95YmnrE?si=29FB93EvTi1h1CSv

        Don't fricking forget it, homosexual. How often do you see a man punch a hole in a wall when there's no woman involved?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Cutting yourself with a razor blade just isn't really that painful, and if pain is what you were going for, you could just pinch yourself or some shit, right?
          this. unless youre cutting into fat its only as painful as getting a shot. if you're drunk you don't feel it at all. nevertheless theres still that nice feeling that comes with it.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    English Standard Version
    Old Testament -
    For the life of the flesh is in the blood

    aka dont cut

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure, really. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've ever met a (biological) male who cuts or has cut himself. And in my personal experience, even at my absolute lowest point (genuine suicidal thoughts and shit) I never considered self-harm. The thought of hurting myself was still illogical/irrational/scary to me, as paradoxical as that might be when considering that I could think like that even while thoughts of ending myself were common.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      At school I knew quite a few dudes who were cutting themselves, they were emo/scene and all quite effeminate though.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        My friend in high school did it, he told me about it but I thought he was joking. I feel pretty bad about that now. He is doing okay though, he's been married like 15 years

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me I used to do it because it stopped me feeling numb. I was always at a higher risk of suicidal behaviours when I felt completely numb. One time when I was feeling that way I accidentally cut myself and the pain felt almost pleasurable and that break from feeling nothing instantly snapped me round and made me feel okay again. I started cutting whenever I became numb to avoid killing myself. I felt it was less harmful than drinking or doing drugs to cope and I only ever cut myself in places that most people would never see. I don't do it anymore, it's been 7 years now, even though I stopped I don't regret it, it's sad I ever felt bad enough to cut myself, but it was the thing that kept me here long enough to get better.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I felt it was less harmful than drinking
      Is it though? I really doubt it's less harmful considering the fact that you're leaving yourself with all of the scars and it's in the realm of the possibility that the method might not be working anymore so you seek more harmful form of self harm.

      >I don't do it anymore, it's been 7 years now
      Congrats. I know a girl who cut herself every now and then, I wish I can save her but she just unfriended me like a week ago. oh well. I miss her, i want her but there is no way I can save her. Wish her all the best.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm a woman. Idk why other women do it, but I self harm for a lot of reasons. The first reason being that it helps me calm down during panic attacks. Whenever you're having a panic attack, it's like being a cornered animal. The self harm releases that energy. Usually I will hit, bite, or scratch myself until the feeling goes away. The second reason is because I get urges to do it (cutting), thoughts that won't leave me alone that it will feel good and will provide so much relief. And usually, the thoughts are right. This probably all circles around to my abusive childhood. Therapy has helped me to do it less often.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      abusive childhood? what happened?

      >Therapy has helped me to do it less often.
      less often...?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i self harm by lifting

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    everything women do is for attention
    meanwhile for me it was cause I wanted to kms and then got scared as frick and pussied out like a b***h ass homosexual... worst mistake I ever made.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure why you're trying to read some kind of effeminate narrative into it. As a gendered group I get it because more women than men do it but idk where you're getting this femboy bottom stuff. Anyway, I'm a guy and not a femboy or interested in bottom shit and I still remember the first time I did it. Basically it was a combination of rage and helplessness, I already had the knife in my hand because of some emotionally escalated argument with a parent. So either I was defending myself or threatening to kill myself or both, I don't fully remember. But out of that frustration and anger and inability to direct it anywhere other than myself, I cut myself. This would happen again a few years later due to the same type of scenario, everything had escalated into a large argument where I was basically physically handled but not in a necessarily abusive way, but in a way that reminded me how I had no control and nowhere to vent my feelings. So I ended up cutting myself again that afternoon, and occasionally from time to time whenever I felt overwhelmed by the emotions. Eventually I stopped because I knew that it was a bad habit and started to develop scars, luckily it was never in an area I couldn't conceal in some way. I think this theme has followed me for a lot of my life, so I think it was a combination of being extremely depressed, suicidal, having no outlet for it, not wanting to hurt other people, and also feeling completely alienated with nobody who truly understood what I was going through. People really aren't there for people as much as they think they are in an emotional sense. It's very easy to have people just spout mindless platitudes at you instead of listen, and a lot of people don't want to hear it after a certain point because it makes them uncomfortable. So now I have an off and on drinking problem. At this point it all stems from an inability to really connect with anyone in a meaningful way, that's why I come here.

    Thanks.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Also

      Not sure why people say it's for attention because I actually hid this for a while and it's definitely not something I go around telling people.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    When I used to, I was dealing with a lot of anxiety that felt like frustration and tension, and it drove me crazy. It felt like just stewing in irritation all the time, and cutting let me express that and focus on something else besides how bad I felt. I wanted people to like me so instead of being angry at them, I took out the frustration on myself. I stopped when I realized it was stupid and it didn’t actually make me feel better.

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