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20 Gross Things That Some People Actually Find Satisfying

Seriously though. Why are pore strips so addicting?

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about all the gross things they find ridiculously satisfying. Here's what they had to say:

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1. Scraping a really hefty piece of dirt out from under your nail.

2. Watching pimple-popping or blackhead-removal videos.

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"There is something so satisfying about seeing the grossness that comes out of it, and the deflating of a pimple or cyst."


3. Making the perfect poop — one that just lets go without leaving a trace behind.

4. Peeling off a pore strip and staring at the blackheads.

5. Picking at your lip and pulling off a decent-sized flap of skin. / Via

—Alexandra Mithen, Facebook

6. Peeling the dead skin off sunburns.

7. Picking at, then clipping off, the excess skin on your cuticles.

8. Using Baby Foot chemical peel and taking off a whole layer of dead skin.

9. Digging out an ingrown hair and then tweezing it.

"Best feeling ever."


10. Sniffing a dental pick after using it. / Via Instagram: @csgabrielson

"I caught my cousin sniffing her dental pick after using it. I laughed and admitted that I liked sniffing my dental pick too."


11. Pulling out a bunch of hairs from your buttcrack.


"It's so satisfying, you can't deny it."


12. Getting a big bit of ear wax out of your ear.

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13. Popping other people's blackheads and pimples. / Via

"I'll pop my brother's pimples (he had a lot on his back and hairline). It relieves stress for me."


14. Wiping the crust from your eyes when you wake up.

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"In the morning when you wipe your eyes and you get so much crust! That's the shit I live for!"


15. Dusting dandruff off your scalp and watching it pile up on your clothes.

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—Holly Smith, Facebook

16. Picking your nose and examining it before flicking it away.

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17. Or pulling out a really long booger.

18. Picking at loose scabs that are about to fall off.

19. Burping really loud and as long as possible.

20. Smelling your hands after touching door knobs, your armpits, your scalp, or...your privates.


"Not after I've used a nice lotion or something like that, but after I do things like turn door knobs (live for that metal-y smell), scratch my scalp (mmm, musk), rub my armpits (garlic-y and slightly buttery), or know. Who knows why I do it, but I'm a human scratch 'n' sniff."


Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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