I’ve been cutting for almost 10 years and I’ve never felt a thing, even when the doctors put me on meds to “increase the pain receptors” or when i cut my hand so bad it needed stitches. I upgraded to razors my senior year in high school - that and the summer before college is where most of my scars come from - and even the razor that I pressed into my hand as hard as I could and then ripped away didn’t make me flinch. I was so proud. All the way down to the muscle and no pain. I dissociate(d) a lot…like now.
Person [Female, Age 21, Began to SI at age 12]