Kelly told Cosmopolitan, "Disgusting things tend to capture the attention pretty easily, and (surprisingly) it's been found that people are more likely to pass along and tell their friends about something that's disgusting versus something that isn't."
“Some [people] are just more ‘disgustable’ or squeamish across the board than others.”
I’m a pimple-popping video aficionado, and I also love me some gory horror flicks. Seems to compute.
But even if there are some detractors, there's no doubt that this has become a larger-than-life phenomenon.
For many of Dr. Pimple Popper's fans, watching extractions is soothing.
I don’t think I would necessarily call them soothing, at least not for me, but for a good portion of people, there is that whole ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) thing going on.
Some even experience a “pleasurable tingling sensation,” or described another way, an “orgasm of the brain.”
Even Dr. Pimple Popper herself gets sucked into her own videos. “I agree that there is something hypnotic about pimple popping,” she told The Guardian. “Sometimes when I upload my own videos I find myself watching certain parts over and over.”
So there you have it. If you love pimple-popping videos, hiiiiii friend! There's a reason this sensation is satisfying for us!
If you don’t, that’s cool too, and I’m sorry for the videos I included in this article.
But it’s also on you for clicking on it.