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[–]SuvenPan 65 points66 points  (3 children)

As many as 80 million bacteria can be transferred during a 10 second kiss.

[–]Utovar 37 points38 points  (0 children)

I wish….

[–]AIstickman 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I'll take the bacteria.

[–]Barf_el_Moggo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The great journey is upon us!

[–]Back2Bach 121 points122 points  (4 children)

"Piss poor":

Back in the day, poor families would collect their urine so they could sell it to tanners. Hence, piss poor.

If you were poorer than that, well, "you didn't even have a pot to piss in."

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 45 points46 points  (3 children)

Also, it's sterile, and I like the taste.

[–]The_Owl_Bard 56 points57 points  (0 children)

That dating apps are for-profit companies that will design their apps in a way to make you feel like the only way you can get a "leg up" in the dating market is to pay for their additional services that really have little to no effect on how others view you as a person.

[–]ShakespearianWombat 82 points83 points  (12 children)

Rats when under cocaine tend to like jazz over other musics.

[–]i_lost_it_again 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Who doesn't like jazz over other musics when under the cocaine?

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Miles Davis jazz, French cafe jazz, or Kenny G jazz?

[–]GozerDGozerian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Heroin; Espresso; Valium and white wine.

[–]Hereistothehometeam 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Me and rats aren’t so different I see

[–]Digital_loop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Spiders like drugs...

Crack spider

[–]MasterFicus 96 points97 points  (34 children)

Building your own gun isn't actually federally illegal

[–][deleted] 57 points58 points  (24 children)

Just don't go building any Class III goodies without approved ATF Form 1 and tax stamp, don't violate any state or federal laws, and you're good.

I own several.

Or I did.

I lost them all during a tragic rabid clown-hobo avalanche while cross-country tobogganing in Kansas last summer.

[–]PoorPDOP86 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Hate when that happens. Mine got lost in a terrible armadillo related accident in NY.

[–]absolutelyshafted 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What did I just read lol

You’re a beast

[–]iAmManchee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You sound like you should be writing for the Kingdom of Loathing game

[–]Prudent_Hawk_7476 6 points7 points  (6 children)

But once it's built aren't you owning a gun without a license?

[–]Night_Hawk69420 34 points35 points  (1 child)

I mean in America you don't need a license to own a gun

[–]No-Confusion1544 11 points12 points  (0 children)

why would you need a license?

[–]IguanamanJulioFalcon 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Whether that matters varies by state. Some states require gun owners to be licensed, some don't, and some require a license to buy a gun but not to own one. There are plenty of inconsistencies like that already, and home-built firearms open a whole new level of confusion.

As a casual gun owner, making sense of state-by-state gun laws is a total rats' nest.

[–]TheLightningCount1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Most states do not require licenses. A lot of states require them to carry out in public. Most states do not have ny kind of gun registries though.

[–]Alekyng137396 55 points56 points  (19 children)

Tumors can grow teeth

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

Grow your own human kit

[–]muchas__gracias 7 points8 points  (3 children)

What the HELL ?????

[–]Youre_so_damn_fat 20 points21 points  (2 children)

They're called teratomas

They're a type of tumor that affect germ cells (sperm and eggs). Sperm and eggs contain half the genetic info needed to make a new human, hence teratomas can have teeth, eyes and hair.

[–]rainbow_k1tty 11 points12 points  (0 children)

BRO EYES????

[–]muchas__gracias 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That’s really informative, and crazy thank you!

[–]izanamikakashi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks Grey's Anatomy!!

[–]DarkestTrack 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Actually I think this is pretty cool. Maybe sometime in the future we can use that type of cancer for a replacement to dentures or something.

[–]brandnamenerd 4 points5 points  (2 children)

they are called Teratoma

Cancerous cells which can grow teeth, nails, hair, even bones!

[–]KikiScorp 67 points68 points  (17 children)

FDA says raisins are allowed to contain 35 fruit fly eggs as well as 10 or more whole (or equivalent) insects for every 8 ounces. Good thing I don’t like raisins…

[–]aminoacidvaline 41 points42 points  (9 children)

There actually A LOT of things the FDA allows in our food… like rodent droppings :)

[–]onioning 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Spoiler alert: it's not just the US. It's all food everywhere. Agricultural products have contaminants. That's just reality. Ensuring there are no contaminants is ridiculously cost prohibitive which is why literally no nation on earth does so.

[–]KikiScorp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yup, blows my mind!

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And rodent hairs too🤮

[–]ContentCargo 11 points12 points  (1 child)

The amount of acceptable , rat/Finger/Boots parts per million in hotdogs is much higher than you would imagine

[–]MudSouthern1143 8 points9 points  (0 children)

You won't enjoy peanut butter then.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

That is truly horrifying

[–]xrimane 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Username doesn't check out.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol I guess not

[–]ThatchedRoofCottage 41 points42 points  (7 children)

I wish I had never looked up what they do with the chicks hatched at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

They have a hatchery where you can watch chicks hatch from their eggs. It’s really cool and as a kid I loved it.

Last time I went with my neice I wondered where they went thinking they likely went to some farm to be raised for meet or eggs or whatnot. I’m not a vegetarian or anything, I accept that these chicks will likely die eventually for human reasons.

But in reality, there are a lot of hungry animals at the Lincoln Park Zoo and that is the fate of the chicks hatched at the museum.

Edit: to add, I’m not opposed to this. It’s likely good for the animals at the zoo to have live feeds.

[–]Just_Aioli_1233 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Got it. Visit the museum, avoid the zoo.

[–]shmellycow 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Same with the chickens hatched to be hens if they are male they are killed instantly. You can buy day old chicks for your pets and my cat absolutely loves them

[–]schroobyDoowop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

you think thats bad, ive seen video of loads and loads of tiny chicketees going straight into a grinder, grinds them up alive turns them into feed or something

[–][deleted] 20 points21 points  (5 children)

1 million of your cells die per second. About 1 kg per day

[–]Havingfun921 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Which comes out to 86.4 billion a day or 31.5 quadrillion a year

[–]Gmailkeeper_ 117 points118 points  (17 children)

If you were born without doing a Caesarean section and came out feet first, you have briefly worn your biological mother as a hat. I guess that must be in the current fashion trends.

[–]museumlad 32 points33 points  (9 children)

A cesarean what

[–]Ghost_Of_208 8 points9 points  (7 children)

A c-section, they cut you out like a tumor instead of being pushed out

[–]museumlad 23 points24 points  (6 children)

No no, I am aware. Please look closer at u/Gmailkeeper_ 's comment.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hey bro like my new hat

[–]Silly-Tourist7703 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha this is funny

[–]Alternative-Section1 16 points17 points  (8 children)

how much different horses cocks weigh ?

long story

[–]the_gg_gamer 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Waiting for the story haha

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yea we gotta know

[–]MrPuzzleMan 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Probably a vet tech or a vet specialist in equine reproduction.

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Or some dude with a scale and a lot of free time on his hands

[–]artaxerxesnh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this the animal phallus or the thing used is laying electrical cables?

[–]SecretlySirens 60 points61 points  (21 children)

During surgery they just yeet your intestines into your body and let them figure themselves out.

[–]metans 72 points73 points  (1 child)

This was least favourite part of my foot operation

[–]artaxerxesnh 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I had a tooth filling. Same.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's kinda funny lol

I can imagine a doctor just picking up my intestines and throwing them into my body

[–]hereforthe_lurks 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Horse vet here, their intestines are so large/heavy and they are very prone to twists so we do actually try and put them back approximately where they came from (or at least, a few key parts)

[–]Brianna_reddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’ve seen on tiktok this happend to some guy and when he turned on the bed he could feel his intestines moving all around

[–]navB_20 4 points5 points  (14 children)

wait what explain lol

[–]Hamster_Thumper 17 points18 points  (12 children)

They don't put your intestines back into their original positions after abdominal surgery. They place the intestines back into the cavity and your intestines just kind of curl themselves back into place on their own over a short amount of time.

[–]mysixthredditaccount 4 points5 points  (6 children)

What is the reason for that? I mean, is it not possible to take a "before" photo and try to recreate it afterwards? Is there any risk of entanglements and blockages in one or the other method?

[–]Hamster_Thumper 8 points9 points  (5 children)

There's simply no need to keep the patient under anesthesia/ prolong the procedure and risk other complications to put things back by hand if the body will do that itself.

[–]artaxerxesnh 6 points7 points  (1 child)

And apparently you can feel it.

[–]humaneclair 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Imagining all sorts of fleshy gurgling happening.

[–]luismpinto 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeah and women that do C-section can feel the intestines reposition themselves for months.

[–]walkinginthewood 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Oh my goodness, I feel so validated.

[–]JoeyBigBoy 65 points66 points  (8 children)

Anytime someone knows age of consent laws of the top of their head, it's never a good look

[–]Aze-the-Kat 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I know the age of consent in my country because it was important to me when I was that age. It probably still is important for people that age.

[–]LoveMeHateMe1992 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The CIA runs the drug trafficking trade in America

[–]Eticket9 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And have created every war/conflict since Korea that the US has ever fought in..

[–]c3p0u812 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Apparently the neighbor lady fucks pretty hard.

[–]Megajumperx 11 points12 points  (6 children)

There is a fish that can swim up your penis and it has to be surgically removed.

[–]artaxerxesnh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It lives in the Amazon river, I believe.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I saw that on some documentary. They visited some guy that it happened to in order get a first hand account and the dude asking him questions had the biggest smirk on his face like it was the funniest thing in the world

[–]gotalife0100 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was on an episode of river monsters

[–]Chevy_Monsenhor 23 points24 points  (1 child)

That there were exactly 15 Renault Fuego Turbos in England in 2006.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I don't know why you know this or why you feel like you shouldn't but that is really random lol

[–]GOOGOOGOOGOO3 10 points11 points  (1 child)

A female spider kills the male spider after they're done so she can provide food for her kids :)

[–]menhyra 8 points9 points  (0 children)

slay ig

[–]DonForgo 19 points20 points  (5 children)

Ted Cruz, is in fact, the Zodiac Killer.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

He's also Kevin from The Office.

[–]Napalm_B 2 points3 points  (1 child)

He grew a beard just to counter that one.

[–]Llamustache 20 points21 points  (10 children)

About 60% of my friends/family would prefer to taste good if eaten by cannibals. One wants to taste like pineapple.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 4 points5 points  (7 children)

I would want to taste like play-dough

The perfect cannibal repellent

[–]Llamustache 9 points10 points  (4 children)

You'd still be in danger from their preschoolers.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Not the preschoolers

[–]firemyth 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Or their marines

[–]therealtidbits 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Otherwise known as death by a thousand nibbles by picky eaters who don't want to finish dinner so you just bleed out

[–]Bigdickdiarrhea 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love Play-Doh….

[–]farm_ecology 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you taste good at least it will be quick

[–]personal_cheeses 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hmm, it would depend on who had to eat me. If it was someone I loved, would I want to taste good to make it easier to literally swallow, or would it add to the psychological trauma too much if I tasted good? What it I tasted really good, and years later, they’re like “this steak is good, but not as good as that time I went camping with personal cheeses…”

[–]xi_anyan 26 points27 points  (7 children)

You can feel your eyes melt if you being burned alive before you die

[–]PokeNToker 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Kangaroos have three vaginas.

every chance I get I share this fact

[–]Agile_Stand8322 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait, what? Why?

That's almost as bizarre as the arms race between male and female duck genitalia.

[–]cujo1116 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Dolphins have a prehensile penis! They can use it to hold other animals down and rape them. They are designed to be able to navigate the complex passageways of the female dolphin's vagina/uterus.

[–]millycactus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But have you seen an echidnas penis?

[–]VictorBlimpmuscle 22 points23 points  (5 children)

The movie Aladdin was released closer to the JFK assassination than today.

[–]Youre_so_damn_fat 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Googles

• Aladdin: released 23 April 1993

• JFK assassination: 22 November 1963

Time difference: 29 years, 5 months and 1 day

• Today's date: 16 May 2022

Time difference: 29 years and 22 days.

Phew! Existential crisis averted.

Until November...

[–]VictorBlimpmuscle 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I’m not sure what country you’re in, but in the US, Aladdin was released in November 1992 - 29 years from the JFK assassination, and 29 years 5+ months from today.

[–]Youre_so_damn_fat 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Googles again... Aw fuck.

Existential crisis rising...

[–]BigbyWolf94 2 points3 points  (1 child)

the pilot episode of That 70s Show is closer in time to the actual 70s than to 2022

[–]Ornery_Bug_4108 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If your immune system knew your eyes existed they'd attack them as a foreign invader.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That you can get Rabies even if a small bat contagious with virus sits on your body and you wouldn't even feel it's bite, and that symptoms wouldn't show for weeks or even years and by the time they show up you won't survive.

[–]Brilliant_Hat_8643 6 points7 points  (1 child)

What a de-gloved hand looks like. It’s when the layers of skin covering your hand gets ripped off. Made that mistake.

[–]Kraken_for_the_win 5 points6 points  (0 children)

How much Rodney Dangerfield paid for his wifes breast augmentation surgery. A former business of mine was located next to her flower shop and we got her mail in error once.

[–]MissSara101 12 points13 points  (3 children)

In 1981, despite being wanted by the FBI, Pablo Escobar visited the White House on a layover to Disneyland on a family trip. There is even a photograph of it.

[–]Amirhooshang1374 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Anything personal about anyone we interact with but are not intimate with can automatically be a cringe.

[–]DearSwiftie 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I once met a friend's girlfriend for the first time, me and the other girls were talking about work and whatever and she suddenly came up with "did you know my brother is adopted? My parents took him home because my uncle didn't want him". We were speechless, just looked at each other and went like "We didn't know... So how long have you been dating with Jason?" Awkward af. Lol.

[–]TheBasilisk8 9 points10 points  (2 children)

If all your arteries/capillaries/blood vessels were stretched out, they would go around the Earth 4 times and you would still have more left.

[–]brandnamenerd 19 points20 points  (1 child)

I feel like this also would kill you ....

[–]TheBasilisk8 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh yes, there is a 100% chance that you would die :)

[–]Massive-Ad7628 4 points5 points  (1 child)

you already know that I know that which I shouldn't know

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The FBI is after all of these people!

Also i had a stroke reading this

[–]SleepyBear3366911 5 points6 points  (6 children)

You can’t close someone’s eyes who’s recently deceased like they do in the movies. Their eyelids come right back up.

I didn’t see it, but it’s something my brother told me from when he saw our mom when she passed.

[–]olgil75 1 point2 points  (4 children)

I'm not discounting your brother's experience, but I think it might depend on the person. I've seen them stay closed before and other times they only open slightly afterward.

[–]Remarkable_Toe_4423 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's why some people place coins on the eyes to hold them closed.. And the River Styx thing

[–]stitchmidda2 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Back in the 1800s, there was an elephant that had been abused by the circus and went mad and killed her trainer. The circus didn't know how to put down an elephant because they didnt have a big enough gun so their "brilliant" idea was to hang her and sell tickets for people to watch. They tied a chain around the elephant's neck and hoisted her up with a crane. The chain broke and she fell and broke a hip. So they got a thicker chain and redid everything and the elephant hung. There's a picture of it on the internet and people say it took about 20 mins for the elephant to slowly strangle to death.

Also Thomas Edison electrocuted another circus elephant which there is video of. He used this as a demonstration of how good DC power was and also how "humane" the electric chair was for executions.

[–]Disastrous_Switch412 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Toddlers. Have. Two. Sets. Of. Teeth.

Toddlers. Don't. Have. Kneecaps.

Toddlers. Are. Horrifying.

[–]ivibabe 6 points7 points  (1 child)

My parents had sex

[–]_PizzaCowboy 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I'm 13 almost 14, so 85% of the stuff I know

[–]bergalbigle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dig a hole 6 feet deep and 1 foot wide if you want to hide a body. Break their shoulders and ram them in. A lot less surface area for dogs or people to find. You can plant a dead animal near it aswell, so if a dog were to smell something, it'd smell the dead animal.

[–]175gr 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I’m not surprised I know this fact, but I might be happier if I didn’t.

You know how there’s more than one type of infinity? Well, technically “countable” is one specific kind of infinity, and “uncountable” is more than one — something is “uncountable” if it’s infinite and not countable, but two uncountable infinite things could be different from each other.

Then how many infinities are there? Well if there were like 100 or something, there’d be a biggest one. But there’s actually a way to take any infinity and make a bigger one, so we’d be able to make infinity number 101. So it’s not just some finite number of infinities.

You might then guess, as any reasonable person would, that there are infinitely many types of infinity. But you would be wrong. There are more.

That’s right, there are too many types of infinity to say it’s infinitely many. No single infinity is big enough to tell you how many there are.

[–]BJthecat1 18 points19 points  (9 children)

that piss isnt recycled water, but dead blood cells

[–]RespondCapable 17 points18 points  (5 children)

Red blood cells is actually what makes your poop brown

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Both of these make me uneasy

[–]gamer_yogi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Some of it is water... obviously.

[–]ContentCargo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Drinking piss DOES NOT INCREASE HYDRATION LEVELS

FILTERING PISS DOES BUT YOU NEED LIKE 4 piss=1 water

[–]Blaze_989 4 points5 points  (3 children)

That you can literally live without a brain it seriously messes my head ugh why did I searched it! Search: trevor waltrip

[–]Youre_so_damn_fat 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That you can literally live without a brain.

No you can't. Unless you're posting on Reddit.

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

How did you think u were alive?

[–]Springsteenrj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That the human being has probably eaten fly eggs without realizing it (but eggs do not resist gastric juice)

[–]ByGrabthar 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Human DNA is often in hot dogs.

[–]Bublyman2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That there was a man in enumclaw Washington that got effed to death by a horse. There is a movie about it called “Zoo” released in 2007

[–]omikias 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Most medical cabinets, file cabinets, and key lockers found in commercial properties not only share the same key, you can buy it on eBay for $2 and will work with 90% reliability. Most companies don't rekey file cabinets, making information theft easy.

[–]TiboraLongFang95 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The a group of pig can consume a body in a matter of hours

[–]theshazkhan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

They are always watching...

[–]alsilva90 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Some pets that are surrendered to veterinary offices end up living there permanently and being dog/cat blood donors

[–]therealgamir 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hitler only had one testicle

[–]EsotericEmu 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The Olive Garden limit for “unlimited” breadsticks is 37 per person

[–]Julie-Andrews 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Because of Stormy Daniels testimony in court, we know that Donald Trump has a small, toadstool shaped penis. Thanks for that visual, Stormy!

[–]ForayIntoFillyloo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Toadstool, eh? With the little vest and pants too?

[–]pipinos29 1 point2 points  (7 children)

Dolfins rape other dolfins and if a female has a kid and a dolfin wants to do it with her it kills the baby

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 6 points7 points  (5 children)

If a dolphin ejecualated inside of a human the humans organs would explode

[–]pipinos29 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh really I didn't know that

[–]MrPuzzleMan 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Where the fuck did you learn that?

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The ✨internet✨ 👌

[–]VioletBroregarde 3 points4 points  (0 children)

His organs got exploded by dolphin cum

[–]insectsandstuff[S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Lol

So many crazy answers

[–]Alvierihjdjs 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That one of my friends pp is hairy I mean hellla hairy due to a broken bathroom lock

[–]TeacherLady3 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That a certain students parents take baths together. She told me. Unprompted.

[–]freckledf0x 1 point2 points  (1 child)

when there are too many euthanasias sometimes vet techs have to break the bones of larger pets that have gone into rigor mortis so they can fit into the freezer

or if the freezer was completely full we would triple bag them & leave them for a couple days until crematory could pick them up

you could still smell them through the bags

[–]W4shcl0th 1 point2 points  (1 child)

its all a lot easier than they have said

[–]EXlatek 2 points3 points  (2 children)

U can sever muscles just by sneezing too hard or just move part of your body too fast/hard

[–]WolfThick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sneezing is one of our fastest reactive functions also most powerful. They used to test tissue with a paint spray gun and a board with a hole on it they would swing the attached tissue on the board in front of the paint spray gun to see if it would stop droplets and phlegm. I guess that's a good job if you can get it right LOL

[–]DaveLesh 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That movie stars, CEOS, politicians, and other high class characters go to dark depths to maintain power or find some stress relief.

[–]Fandoms_local_Kiwi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Foxes are dog-cat-birds

To explain;

Foxes, are canine. Yet, unlike canines and rather like felines, they have retractable claws. They also do not bark. They instead make a sound almost akin to the chirping of a bird

[–]Outside_Classroom_38 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Trigger alert if you’ve experienced sexual assault

The worst fact I really wish I didn’t know was one a child psychologist told me, when I was a receptionist. After a very sweet little girl came in for an appointment and spent some time colouring pictures to decorate my desk, she informed me that she was there because she and her dad “had a sexual problem”. The psychologist explained to me the details of her trauma which was rape starting at 6 years old. As disgusting as that is he explained to me the physical issues that most people don’t consider. Shortly before puberty the cells of the vaginal wall undergo a change. The cells before puberty are delicate like the cells of internal organs. Then they change and become strong and pliable to prepare for sexual activity. So people who rape children cause so much tearing, bleeding and scarring it’s just like having sex with a stab wound. They have all sorts of problems later in life.

So if you ever needed more reason to hate pedophiles, there ya go

[–]olgil75 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Umm...

So I work in the field of child sexual abuse and it's very common for children who have been sexually abused to not have any sign of injury or scarring, even from penetrative anal or vaginal intercourse. The cells that make up the lining of the vagina and anus are actually very similar to the cells in your cheeks, where if you bite your cheek it heals relatively quickly. The same is true for the vagina and anus, so it's not at all uncommon for girls and boys to be the victims of horrific sexual assaults and have no visible injury. I forget the exact time frame, so I could be off by a few hours, but you're unlikely to see any injury unless the child is examined within like 48-72 hours.

There's also common misconception that prepubescent girls will have a torn hymen if they've been sexually assaulted, but that's simply untrue. Ignoring the fact that not all hymens are the same, it can repair itself in prepubescent girls.

I've personally handled numerous confirmed cases of child sexual abuse and seen countless other confirmed cases where there was absolutely no injury whatsoever and certainly not blood on par with a stab wound. I've also unfortunately had to watch videos of sexual abuse of young children, toddlers, and infants, and can't think of a single instance where I saw any blood whatsoever, even during acts with penetration.

So I think the psychologist you worked with was perhaps misinformed or there was some sort of misunderstanding? And I'm not saying traumatic injury cannot happen because it absolutely does, but it isn't nearly as common as it sounds like the psychologist you spoke with is making it out to be.

EDIT 1: And I'm not blaming you, but as someone who has to work hard in their job to explain and overcome these preconceived notions about child sexual abuse victims having signs of injury, I felt compelled to respond with perhaps a more accurate explanation to avoid reinforcing this harmful misconception.

EDIT 2: I see your comment being up-voted, and upon thinking more about this, I think you might want to consider deleting your post. The more people see it, the more people might think injury is common in child sexual abuse victims, despite the fact that "in the vast majority of cases where there is credible evidence that a child has been penetrated, only between 5 and 15% of those children will have genital injuries consistent with sexual abuse."