Here we are again with the pimple-popping videos I never asked for and never wanted to see – but for some strange reason people can’t get enough.
This time somebody gets a screwdriver, not sure how I feel about that, and some latex gloves – because obviously hygiene is a priority here – and punctures a cyst on her wrist. Rhyme not intended.
A YouTube video originally posted in July last year has cruelly resurfaced and reminds the world how disgusting life can be.
The one-minute clip, uploaded by Nicolette Madanat, appears to show a enlarged ganglion cyst on her wrist.
Instead of seeking medical help – which I cannot stress enough, you really should do in this situation – she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Watch the disgusting video here, if you’re into that:
In her effort to rid herself of the cyst, she prods it with a 16-gauge screwdriver and squeezes some absolutely revolting clear goo out of it.
The title of the video even suggests this isn’t the first time she’s done this – which is probably a good sign it doesn’t work! Stop doing it, thanks.
And there I was thinking people had found a new, gross obsession: tonsil stone removal – and it’s as every bit as disgusting as you could possibly care to imagine.
What the heck is a tonsil stone? Well, they’re actually these things called tonsilloliths and they are basically soft bits of ‘bacterial and cellular debris’ that form in the crevices of the tonsils.
According to Healthline, it’s actually common for people with tonsil stones to not even realise they have them, and these stones can range from ‘rice-sized to the size of a large grape’.
So why anybody would want to watch these bits being extracted from somebody else’s mouth is beyond me, but what do I know?
Watch one of these quite frankly horrific videos here:
Online videos of disgusting spot squeezing and cyst removing have been made ever more popular by Dr Sandra Lee – aka Dr Pimple Popper – who regularly posts her procedures.
Dr. Lee has said many of her viewers report an ASMR — an autonomous sensory meridian response — a feeling of pleasure ignited by specific sights, sounds, and smells.
According to Bustle, Lee’s videos have actually helped some people deal with and cope with a condition called dermatillomania, which is a skin picking disorder and a type of OCD.
Apparently, as well as people watching these videos, they also like to pick away at their other half’s pimples.
Speaking with Insider, child and family psychotherapist Matt Traube explained how the act of picking your partner’s spots can show a ‘degree of closeness’:
As disgusting as it might sound to some, that you would pick your partner’s pimples, that does show a certain closeness, a bond, an attachment between you and your partner.
If someone is on a first or second date, I don’t think you’re going in for a pimple pop.