September 10, 2018 at 3:36 pm #141051
I have always enjoyed horror movies, and gore sites since I was a young kid. Instead of Superman and Batman being my hero. My heroes were Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, and Micheal Myers. I have always loved the macabre. My father was a funeral director/embalmer. My best friend (whose father was also a funeral director and my father’s co-worker) lived in an apartment above the funeral home. It was never weird, or scary to us. It was normal for us. As I grew older I started watching shockumentaries, and with the internet exploring gore sites. As I’ve got older, I have been ridiculed by people that have found out my passion for gore videos. I have even had friends stop talking to me because I like gore. I have been asked if I have a desire to hurt people or animals. So I started wondering if watching people die was an unhealthy thing. So I asked a psychiatrist what her professional opinion on the subject. She said: “It is a natural curiosity especially since its not something that we are exposed to every day. As long as it does not have a negative effect on your mind. Or lead to violent actions that are harmful to animals or humans, it’s perfectly natural.” What is your opinion? Does watching gore and violent videos have the potential to have a negative effect on people?
September 11, 2018 at 10:55 am #141156
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I agree with your psychiatrist.
Whether or not it is a positive or negative is entirely dependant upon the individual state of mind.
To use myself as an example here, I am an alcoholic. Alcohol in my instance then would be perceived to be a negative because going through 70 plus units of alcohol a week is bad for your health whereas to a socially shy, casual drinker alcohol would be perceived to be a positive and the same thing applies to gore.
To the currently depressed and suicidal gore and footage of death would probably act to boost it.
However, to those with a satiable interest in the macabre gore and footage of death would probably act to satisfy and remove it.
Your funeral background however puts gore and death in the natural forefront for you by default.
September 11, 2018 at 9:28 pm #141267
Thanks, I like to see the reality of life that society tends to ignore. Death is really a mysterious thing and I think there is a part of me that is fascinated by what happens after we die. If anything at all. It is also something that we all must face alone. I just had a friend commit suicide after a long battle with depression. I spoke to him the day before he passed, and it was very odd to think that he now knows what death is like and if there is anything after this life. It may sound silly, but I wonder what he would tell me about his experience.
September 13, 2018 at 12:02 am #141473
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The unknown is a very attractive place to plant ones thoughts. It’s a veritable playground for the imagination.
That said, obsession over the unknown and the “forbidden” can lead to madness and sometimes even sickening cruelty and menace.
Serial killers, serial rapists and paedophiles for example are often people who derive psychological satisfaction from physically experiencing the forbidden aspects of sex and life.
There is a difference between thoughts and actions however. The human mind after all is home to all sorts of thoughts that are very murky from a moral perspective.
In the above, the fantasy of rape for example is not a terrible thing to psychologically ponder and/or get sexually aroused over.
I guess you could even say that fantasying about having sex with someone who has no connection to or interest in you is a sort of “non-consensual” sexual activity in and of itself psychologically speaking.
There is a huge difference between thoughts and actions then and one shouldn’t hold themselves to strict standards when it comes to the inner workings of the mind. They should however temper their physical actions in accordance with their external reality and the laws of their society if they wish to stay out of jail and avoid being executed.
The same things apply to gore.
Gore tends to be morally unacceptable to many people because it is not mainstream in it’s existence or appeal.
Interestingly enough back in the Victorian period gore was mainstream in it’s existence and appeal and it was quite common for people to have preserved body parts in jars as household ornaments and to pose for photographs with the dead bodies of their loved ones.
Homosexuality used to be viewed much in the same way in the first world. If you were to tell your boss and work colleagues 60 years ago that you were an homosexual you would have been ostracised and fired whereas nowadays coming out as an homosexual to your boss and work colleagues will get you a pay rise and a promotion, lol.
It’s the same with computer games.
When I was a kid back in the 80’s playing computer games was still considered a nerd/geek hobby because it wasn’t mainstream in it’s appeal at that time and the girls and cool kids would mock you for it.
After the playstation came out though computer games took on a mass appeal worldwide and now you’re considered a loser if you don’t play them, lol.
To conclude. The socially acceptable nature of the macabre tends to go through phases depending upon the times just like any other subject be it games, homos or collecting teddy bears as an adult.
Freak shows used to be very popular and have great mainstream appeal and existence but nowadays they are considered cruel and inhumane and now the “freaks” are the ones who want to view it and equally due to current leftwing politics people who believe there to be only two biological genders consisting of two different yet distinct genitals are considered to be morally unacceptable as well.
As for this part,
“I have even had friends stop talking to me because I like gore. I have been asked if I have a desire to hurt people or animals“.
Lol. Are your friends politically leftwing by chance?
The only reason I ask is because I often see those on the political far left asking anyone who is politically to the right of Chairman Mao the exact same thing.
Anyway, don’t ever be ashamed of looking at gore. Its as natural as craning ones neck at a crash site which everybody does, even the “moral“ crusaders.
That said. It’s probably best to treat your gore viewing habits like your pornhub bookmark page, private and for your eyes only.
There is no shame in rubbing one off to Bridget the Midget for example but you really can’t count on your friends being so understanding.
September 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm #141176
Watching Gore is actually a healthy thing if you ask me. And i say this because the more you desensitize yourself with the blood, gut wrenching screams, the more you will surely become better prepared and will be able to just jump-in, if you are ever in the situation where you are the first person to, “for example” come across a Car A with many injured inside the vehicle, cause then you would be able to save someones life because you have become way past the fear of guts, & blood.
September 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm #141265
@thedre You know over the last couple of years I have found myself saying almost the exact same words to my friends who think its just awful that I participate in watching gore. If and when shit goes down, I am not going to be the one sitting there in shock by what I am seeing, which could be a matter of living or dying in some scenarios. I would not say that I am totally numb to everything that I see on here. There have been a few videos over the last couple of years that took me a while to shake off. For example the Pinnacle Gore Video. I could not sit through it the first time all the way through. I did finally manage to watch the entire thing, but it haunted me for a couple of days. So it is still nice to get that shocking feeling watching something like that still. Which is the thrill that I have always looked for, and enjoyed watching the gore videos.
September 11, 2018 at 11:26 pm #141283
Well said brother, and so true. As i also enjoy the rush that i get when seeing gore. And for myself,,, it was the Short Video of That Russian Soldier that got me. Remember the one, when he got stabbed through the throat behind his windpipe, and then they cut him frontwards and through it ? that fucked me up for awhile after seeing it also.
September 16, 2018 at 2:46 am #141998
@emptysoul that is an awesome breakdown. Great points and well said. Thank you.
September 11, 2018 at 2:17 pm #141182
Death is a part of life. Watching it only makes you appreciate life. Most people believe they’re invincible or that nothing bad will happen, gore videos just show the fragility of our existence. Unless, of course you are naturally a creep and use it to jerk off to. 😋
September 11, 2018 at 9:33 pm #141269
You are absolutely right. It has made me more aware of how in an instant life could end, whether it be a rogue tire coming out of nowhere and hitting me walking down the street, or a mass shooting that I happen to be in the middle of. I have appreciated things a little more.
September 11, 2018 at 4:36 pm #141212
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I’ll admit, I do like it for… Reasons that needn’t be stated. But, it helped me get through some rough patches in life. For example, I went through a session of.craving to see.the.stuff on.here, and watching it and reading comments helped.deter.me from doing it to myself. I thought “Hey idiot, do you want to be talked bad about on here?” And then I realized I didn’t want to. entertain the sickos on here. SOoooo…. Hypocrisy I’m entertaining myself now.
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September 12, 2018 at 6:34 pm #141444
I think that everyone watches gore for their own personal reasons. I also enjoy watching national headline unedited videos, so it’s not diluted or censored by the media. So I can make my own opinion.
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