What if a friend told you that they passionately felt as if they needed to cut off their own limbs?
That’s what body integrity identity disorder is. It’s people who feel a need to cut off their own limbs. The limb doesn’t hurt but for some reason they have a strong urge to remove it so they can feel “whole” again.
This obsession usually starts in early childhood (often after one sees an amputee) and lasts for a lifetime. It’s also extremely specific. If someone with this disorder found a surgeon to cut off their legs, they will not be satisfied if it’s 3 inches from the knee as opposed to 4 inches like they wanted. If the cut is too low, they will be aware and uncomfortable about the small amount of “not-me” they still have attached to them.
Some go to great lengths to get rid of their limbs. One person froze in leg dry ice until it was irreversibly damaged and a surgeon had to cut it off. Another shot his own leg, and others used chainsaws or homemade guillotines.
Those who are successful are not disappointed, in fact they say that they are “whole” again and that are quite relived. It’s like silencing an annoying noise.
This disorder does not respond to any drug intervention or psychiatric treatment. There hasn’t been much research done on it.
SOURCE: This great book I’m reading called The Body Has A Mind Of Its Own by Sandra & Matthew Blakeslee
She’s hella racist and she knows how to make homemade explosives I don’t think she needs that much protection
No one is saying that she is not racist. No one supports her racism. The reason why people feel a need to protect her is that she has a mental illness and she is not aware of the dangers of whatever she had done. She didn’t think it was wrong of her to put explosives under a car, she didn’t think it was wrong of her to stalk a guy to death. She needs to get treatment, she should be getting professional help in prison but she is not, probably because of the fucked up administration (of prison or whatever). That’s why she needs protection.
when i was in kindergarten i had this babysitter who cooked the best steak i’d ever had and i’d always ask what it was and she said “people” every time and i’d laugh and ask what it really was and she’d just reply “people” and i found out in first grade that she got arrested and was sentenced to 50 years-life in prison
and that’s the story about how my babysitter was basically hannibal lecter and i was will graham for a whole year
i wanna get super rich so i can do cool stuff like tip waiters $1000 or pay off people’s student loans for fun
y’all think having a period sucks but try having to fix your penis discreetly through your pocket
having the insides of your organs shed and come out through your genitals does not compare to having displaced balls sorry
none of you can do it discreetly anyways
we see you
me too, kid