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I want to ask some questions about self-harm that Google and myself can't answer. I thought other people might be able to share some ideas that I've never heard of or I haven't thought of myself.

I apologize if any of these are dumb questions, like the answer is obvious or impossible to answer or they're simply stupid.

Why do I still want to hurt myself?
I just don't understand why I still do it. It's been years. I no longer feel that blank-mind high that I used to get; that feeling ended about two years ago. The reasons I've seen online don't quite resonate with me- Distraction, releasing tensions, feeling something, temporary high. I think the ones that sound possibly correct are self-expression and self-punishment, but they don't quite feel like the correct reasons. Perhaps there's some reason I haven't found.
Why can't I bring myself to hurt myself in the stereotypical way of self-harm?
I've tried. I just can't bring myself to do it. I hope you know what I mean by "stereotypical way of self-harm." It seems like almost every person who self-harms can do it, but I can't and I'd like to understand why, if that's possible.
Why do I enjoy the way scars and wounds look on me?
I'm not some edgy teenager, I swear. I kind of feel like they make me look tough, y'know? My theory is it's because it shows people to leave me alone, or that I've been through things and I look meaner than I really am. I don't know. Maybe there's a reason I haven't thought of that someone else can share.
Why do I want to cover my body or whole appendages in wounds?
I've always only done these few spots, but I've recently tried larger wounds and wounds on places I haven't tried before. Is there a reason for that?
 
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unfortunately, i think these are the kind of questions that you have to answer for yourself
 
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I want to ask some questions about self-harm that Google and myself can't answer. I thought other people might be able to share some ideas that I've never heard of or I haven't thought of myself.

I apologize if any of these are dumb questions, like the answer is obvious or impossible to answer or they're simply stupid.

Why do I still want to hurt myself?
I just don't understand why I still do it. It's been years. I no longer feel that blank-mind high that I used to get; that feeling ended about two years ago. The reasons I've seen online don't quite resonate with me- Distraction, releasing tensions, feeling something, temporary high. I think the ones that sound possibly correct are self-expression and self-punishment, but they don't quite feel like the correct reasons. Perhaps there's some reason I haven't found.
Why can't I bring myself to hurt myself in the stereotypical way of self-harm?
I've tried. I just can't bring myself to do it. I hope you know what I mean by "stereotypical way of self-harm." It seems like almost every person who self-harms can do it, but I can't and I'd like to understand why, if that's possible.
Why do I enjoy the way scars and wounds look on me?
I'm not some edgy teenager, I swear. I kind of feel like they make me look tough, y'know? My theory is it's because it shows people to leave me alone, or that I've been through things and I look meaner than I really am. I don't know. Maybe there's a reason I haven't thought of that someone else can share.
Why do I want to cover my body or whole appendages in wounds?
I've always only done these few spots, but I've recently tried larger wounds and wounds on places I haven't tried before. Is there a reason for that?
self hatred? :hug:
 
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