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« on: February 23, 2012, 05:55:48 PM »

Now, I don't mean "are you a masochist"? Keep that to yourself.

I was just thinking about how when I cut my nail too close, I will often find myself running the sore spot up against the edge of my teeth, or I will bite canker sores in my mouth or pick at scabs.

I know I'm not the only one who does these sorts of things and have always wondered about it. Is it just we would rather have a sharp, immediate pain instead of a more dull, annoying, drawn out pain?
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2012, 06:03:38 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2012, 05:55:48 PM

Is it just we would rather have a sharp, immediate pain instead of a more dull, annoying, drawn out pain?

For some reason, this sentence seems to apply more to my romantic relationships than anything physical.  Unfortunately the latter seems to be the norm for me.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2012, 06:11:18 PM »

Friends have occasionally asked if I've considered taking something to dull the pain when getting a tattoo.  No, as I consider the pain to be an integral and necessary part of the overall process/experience.  

Do I like pain?  Not really, but I manage it well.  With my lifting regiment, athletics, injuries, tattoos, etc, it's a part of life I'm able to cope with.  It also allows me to draw the distinction between "hurt" and "injured."  If I'm hurt I can still continue with whatever activity I'm involved with, whereas if I'm injured then something is definitively "wrong" and must be addressed/fixed.

EDIT:  Forgot to add that when it comes to spicy food, hell yes I like pain. 
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2012, 06:22:14 PM »

I'm not a fan of pain, but I really like the feeling of sun burns. Not a super lobster can't move sun burn, but the normal ah crap I was in the pool for an hour and forgot to put sun screen on type of burn.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2012, 07:02:35 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on February 23, 2012, 05:55:48 PM

Now, I don't mean "are you a masochist"? Keep that to yourself.

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2012, 08:18:48 PM »

Almost 25  years of watching buffalo bills football has led me to the conclusion that no, i do not like pain.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM »

I've had kidney stones.  No, I do not like pain.

I do work out, and I enjoy the soreness that follows. It is an indicator of success in pushing myself.

I also like sunburns, and while I'd never say I "enjoyed" the experience of having my back sugared, I most certainly enjoyed having it done. The pain, for me, was a rite of passage.

Sometimes, I rip my nose hairs out. That hurts like a sonnovabitch. Don't like it, but the "trimmers" I've tried do not do an adequate job.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2012, 08:39:06 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM

Sometimes, I rip my nose hairs out. That hurts like a sonnovabitch. Don't like it, but the "trimmers" I've tried do not do an adequate job.

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 09:00:29 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM

Sometimes, I rip my nose hairs out. That hurts like a sonnovabitch. Don't like it, but the "trimmers" I've tried do not do an adequate job.

A Bic lighter and a tolerance for pain does a much better and faster job.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2012, 09:06:49 PM »

I've been doing it for so long that my brain ignores those pain sensors.

I once pulled out 14 at once (as I hadn't done it in a while).

That one? I still remember that one. *wince*
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2012, 09:07:34 PM »

Quote from: TK-421 on February 23, 2012, 09:00:29 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM

Sometimes, I rip my nose hairs out. That hurts like a sonnovabitch. Don't like it, but the "trimmers" I've tried do not do an adequate job.

A Bic lighter and a tolerance for pain does a much better and faster job.

I don't put flames in my nose. Dunno, maybe that's just me.  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2012, 09:08:20 PM »

I prefer pain to itching, which seems to afflict me more than normal. Take, for example, blepharitis -- a permanent low-grade infection of the eyelids that makes my eyes itch more or less all the time. Sometimes when it gets unbearable I'll wipe them with rubbing alcohol. A few moments of burning will stop the itch for hours.

Likewise, I'll scratch a mosquito bite until it bleeds to stop the itching.
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2012, 09:15:52 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 09:07:34 PM

Quote from: TK-421 on February 23, 2012, 09:00:29 PM

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM

Sometimes, I rip my nose hairs out. That hurts like a sonnovabitch. Don't like it, but the "trimmers" I've tried do not do an adequate job.

A Bic lighter and a tolerance for pain does a much better and faster job.

I don't put flames in my nose. Dunno, maybe that's just me.  Tongue

No shit. I did that once with a butane lighter when I used to smoke. No thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 09:26:56 PM »

There are different types of pain so saying yes or no to the question is too simplistic.  When I've had bone fractures, no I didn't like that pain one bit.  On the other hand, I do find myself sometimes messing with minor pain by unnecessarily causing it.  So if I burn the inside of my mouth its hard not to keep touching the area with my tongue, and so on.   
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 10:31:46 PM »

Yeah, the question isn't really like, hey do you enjoy getting a bowling ball dropped on your head - it's more about why we sometimes seem to enjoy doing things that hurt.
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« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 11:24:21 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 23, 2012, 08:18:48 PM

Almost 25  years of watching buffalo bills football has led me to the conclusion that no, i do not like pain.

if you kept watching for 25 years, I would disagree as you obviously do in fact like pain  ninja
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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 11:54:04 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 23, 2012, 11:24:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 23, 2012, 08:18:48 PM

Almost 25  years of watching buffalo bills football has led me to the conclusion that no, i do not like pain.

if you kept watching for 25 years, I would disagree as you obviously do in fact like pain  ninja

And I thought we were supposed to keep our masochistic tendencies to ourselves. 
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« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2012, 12:29:28 AM »

Having had staples implanted into a knee, gall bladder problems, an emergency appendectomy and a rectal tear w/infection I can truly say I do not like pain.

However, after working in the yard all Saturday afternoon and seeing things accomplished the soreness that goes along with it feels good.
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« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:52 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 23, 2012, 11:24:21 PM

Quote from: ATB on February 23, 2012, 08:18:48 PM

Almost 25  years of watching buffalo bills football has led me to the conclusion that no, i do not like pain.

if you kept watching for 25 years, I would disagree as you obviously do in fact like pain  ninja

I reckon that's true... nod
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« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2012, 06:38:04 PM »

Quote from: Purge on February 23, 2012, 08:25:46 PM

...while I'd never say I "enjoyed" the experience of having my back sugared, I most certainly enjoyed having it done. The pain, for me, was a rite of passage.

I had to look that one up.  Can't say that I'm glad I did.
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« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2012, 11:15:42 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 23, 2012, 08:18:48 PM

Almost 25  years of watching buffalo bills football has led me to the conclusion that no, i do not like pain.

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« Reply #21 on: February 26, 2012, 12:05:21 AM »

One could argue that I like pain.  I've been training in martial arts all of my life, taken thousands of punches and kicks, hundreds of falls and joint locks, and much more. There is a certain feeling in knowing that you can not only dish it, but take it too.  Unless you've done it, there is no way to describe it.
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« Reply #22 on: February 26, 2012, 12:27:49 AM »

Quote from: Scraper on February 23, 2012, 06:22:14 PM

I'm not a fan of pain, but I really like the feeling of sun burns. Not a super lobster can't move sun burn, but the normal ah crap I was in the pool for an hour and forgot to put sun screen on type of burn.

I was just thinking about your sunburn comments yesterday.  It was sunny and 80 degrees and my car needed a good detailing, so I spent a good three hours shirtless in the sun.  It wasn't until later in the evening that I noticed that "I think my shoulders got a little cooked" feeling and it felt pretty good to get some sun.
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« Reply #23 on: February 26, 2012, 05:46:14 AM »

I am not a fan, but there are some types of pain that literally trigger laughing fits in me.. not quite sure why and never investigated it... then there are other types of pain that I hate, such as head and tooth aches...
I also think I prefer sharp and short pain as opposed to dull and long..
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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2012, 08:50:05 AM »

Pain don't hurt.
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« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2012, 05:04:14 AM »

“Then I am a religious man, Prendick, as every sane man must be. It may be, I fancy, that I have seen more of the ways of this world's Maker than you,—for I have sought his laws, in my way, all my life, while you, I understand, have been collecting butterflies. And I tell you, pleasure and pain have nothing to do with heaven or hell. Pleasure and pain—bah! What is your theologian's ecstasy but Mahomet's houri in the dark? This store which men and women set on pleasure and pain, Prendick, is the mark of the beast upon them,—the mark of the beast from which they came! Pain, pain and pleasure, they are for us only so long as we wriggle in the dust..."
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