[Help] The best item for selfharm

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Cobalt.blue

Cobalt.blue

Toxic brain injury by psych drugs led me here
Feb 13, 2020
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What is the best item for selfharm? I do it with double edge razor blade but i wonder is the is someting better.
 
autumnal

autumnal

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It depends on what you mean by 'best', and also what you mean by self-harm.
  • Do you want injuries that are guaranteed superficial and non-fatal?
  • Do you want injuries that you could also potentially die from?
  • Do you want injuries that are as painless as possible?
  • Do you want injuries that are as painful as possible?
  • Do you want injuries that heal quickly?
  • Do you want injuries that look as shocking as possible to other people?
  • Are you concerned about the wound becoming infected?
I don't claim to know the answers for items that achieve each of these goals, self-harm is not my area of knowledge, but I do know there are certainly different requirements.
 
Cobalt.blue

Cobalt.blue

Toxic brain injury by psych drugs led me here
Feb 13, 2020
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I cut deep, but non fatal. I don't want to die from this. I need some pain, but not too much. I hide this from other people. I care about desinfecting.
 
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JamesF

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Apr 18, 2020
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I cant imagine there being anything sharper than double edged razor blades, i used one recently and it was much sharper than anything i used before, dangerously sharp.
 
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PatheticGirl43

PatheticGirl43

A good impression of myself
May 22, 2020
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This definitely isn't the best method, but
When I was in high school, I used to tear open disposable razors and use those blades. They're very small and discrete and so are the cuts/wounds even after they heal.

The con however, is that because they are so small and flimsy, it's not always easy to grip or control the direction of the blade.
 
Soulless_Angel

Soulless_Angel

What is the point
Jul 10, 2019
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Is there such a thing as best thing? I use a stanley knife blade, never quite does it for me though, Its not enough, its like a scratch and im like ffs! Often wondered what others use or have used
I have used broken glass before, get it right and that can give a result but its not something I can use now
 
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BridgeJumper1994

BridgeJumper1994

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I use razorblades too, they work well enough.
For something even more sharp, Exacto knives and disposable scalpels
 
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madgod

madgod

psycho, bi, wanting to die • 22
May 26, 2020
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i buy surgical/taxidermy/dissections razors on amazon tbh. cheap and sharp as shit. i can go deep and clean and you know they’re sterile which might be a bonus for some people.
 
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pete_x

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May 10, 2020
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This definitely isn't the best method, but
When I was in high school, I used to tear open disposable razors and use those blades. They're very small and discrete and so are the cuts/wounds even after they heal.

The con however, is that because they are so small and flimsy, it's not always easy to grip or control the direction of the blade.
You have to cut a slit into a toothbrush or the like to hold the blade.
 
Notabadguy

Notabadguy

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Feb 7, 2020
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I think people attracted to self-harm should seek professional help, and not be encouraged.
 
Redpanda18

Redpanda18

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May 26, 2020
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I sometimes take apart full razors for leg shaving. I'll take of the plastic covering of the blade and fold the blade up to be usable. Idk why but I feel like I have better grip with the long handle of a plastic razor.
 
Notabadguy

Notabadguy

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Feb 7, 2020
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you’re on a suicide site? how do those things not coexist
CTB solves problems if you pay the price with your life (very high indeed). Self-harm for the sake of is always sick, it's a sickness, nothing to do with you as individuals. CTB might be sick sometimes too, but not always. Please seek professional help.
 
madgod

madgod

psycho, bi, wanting to die • 22
May 26, 2020
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CTB solves problems if you pay the price with your life (very high indeed). Self-harm for the sake of is always sick, it's a sickness, nothing to do with you as individuals. CTB might be sick sometimes too, but not always. Please seek professional help.
i find self harm solves the problem of dissociation and gives me a sense of peace. i have professional help and they understand why i do it. i’ve done worse things to my body with bigger consequences and know the tools to make the sense of relief as safe and clean as possible. shaming strangers who cope the ways they do into silence when they speak to other likeminded individuals on a safe open minded platform won’t stop the fact that people self harm. i mean look at the posts, some have used glass, i know people who used a dull blade and had less control over the mess. with clean sharp tools you heal better while still getting the relief you crave. i guess it’s just an instance of let people do what they want with their body, giving resources to stay safer without judgment is the only way someone can possibly help. to claim self harm is only for sick people white saying suicide isn’t is poorly written, you're sick if you want to cause harm to your body, through suicide or self harm. that’s not a bad thing that’s just a fact. it can be physical or mental but there’s a clear craving to have control over your body (why else would you stage a death for yourself). no disrespect to your view, it’s a natural one to be repulsed by the idea of someone doing something like that to a living body. just don’t forget to consider where others may come from, with an open mind. we aren’t forcing anyone to do anything, just making knowledgeable statements to make something like that cleaner with lower risk of something going awry. ❤ stay at peace, and again i mean no disrespect.
 
BitterlyAlive

BitterlyAlive

I plan to die by suicide. Shouganai.
Apr 8, 2020
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Scalpels seem good you have to be incredibly careful. It's too easy to cut too deep. I don't know if I would be able to do it; I'll stick with my razor blades for now.
 
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Poptart

Try me Frozen
Nov 7, 2019
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I used razor blades, boxcutters. Those work well.

Ive also used broken glass and metal. They're okay.

In a psych ward I used plastic tabs off the peanut butter cups.

The worst injury ive given myself was using a dresser. I slammed my foot into it over and over again until I broke my bone. 2/10 do not recommend. I had residual pain for a year and had to see orthopedic specialists to fix it.

Now I just drink and smoke to self harm.
 
Cobalt.blue

Cobalt.blue

Toxic brain injury by psych drugs led me here
Feb 13, 2020
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CTB solves problems if you pay the price with your life (very high indeed). Self-harm for the sake of is always sick, it's a sickness, nothing to do with you as individuals. CTB might be sick sometimes too, but not always. Please seek professional help.
SH helps me!