Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 2 months ago

Is exposing yourself to upsetting material a form of self harm?

After a traumatic experience I exposed myself to upsetting material on purpose is this common and would be considered a form of self harm?

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Edit: I did a bad job explaining essentially I was molested as a kid and went out of my to upset myself essentially by watching mature media etc the reason I didn’t deal with it was because I was 6 and I didn’t understand what happened.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I don’t know but I do it too. Been traumatized and try to traumatize myself further. People need to stop molesting children also. So sorry that happened to you 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. It would be a form of neurotic behavior and/or attention seeking.

  • 2 months ago

    this is interesting.

    You've suffered a traumatic event and to cope, you somehow "exposed yourself" to self harm material...in the form of videos?  what?

    I cannot understand why you chose not to deal immediately with the traumatic event?

    Why exacerbate your anxiety state?

    What are you getting out of that?

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