[female, age 26, began to SI at around age 13, high school]
By Draco Malfoy,
It’s sort of automatic now… But I guess that, inside I hurt so badly that I’d rather feel ANYTHING than what’s inside. It’s too much for one person to sit through, and the sharpness of a blade through my skin brings my mind away from the overwhelming HURT on the inside. External pain is much easier to deal with. SHARP pain is easier to deal with. I mean, would you rather have a stomach ache where it gets so bad you’re about to hurl, OR get slapped? Sharp pain is so much better.
Person [female, age 26, began to SI at around age 13, high school]