Please could somebody explain to me why people post pictures of self-harm.
This is not said with sarcasm. I genuinely would like to understand because I don’t self harm and I don’t know how it feels and why so many people who self harm seem to post those pictures.
In a way, it seems like thinspo for people with EDs, but I can understand that more easily (although I strongly disagree with it) because I know it is supposed to motivate them to lose weight and they think that will make things better. But I don’t get why people would want to look at self harm scars because I don’t understand what purpose it serves. To me, this (and thinspo) looks sad and also kind of insulting in that it’s almost like glamorizing and trivialising something that is a serious problem.
But I am not in a good position to judge without hearing the perspectives of people who actually have this issue. Please help me understand.
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