Let’s face it, the human body is far from perfect. As much as we primp and groom, and no matter how many times we take a shower, it is still capable of doing some pretty disgusting things such as producing ear wax or mucus.
However, despite some of the things being totally gross, they can also be really satisfying to do. Although many of us probably won’t admit it out loud, we’ve all given into one of these gross habits at least once in our lives.
Whether it be picking your nose or being satisfied with the chunk of earwax you pull out, you have probably done at least one of the 16 things on this list.
Here are some of the grossest things that your body can do that are secretly really satisfying. How many of them are you guilty of?
1. Cleaning your ears: Even though you’re not supposed to use cotton swabs in your ears, it’s definitely a guilty pleasure for a lot of people. Something about clearing it out and pulling out a big chunk of earwax can be strangely satisfying.
2. Ingrown Hairs: When you finally fish out one of those stubborn ingrown hairs. It can be pretty gross to some people but to others it can be a secret pleasure.
3. Chapped Lips: When your lips are so chapped and they’re starting to peel and you finally give in and pull off that loose flap. Your lips might be bleeding now but it was totally worth it.
4. Bellybutton Lint: It’s kind of gross to think that crud can grow inside of your navel, but there’s something so satisfying about digging it out as well.
5. Dandruff: Although most people hate it when they have this, it can also be super satisfying when you scratch your head and watch all of the flakes snow.
6. Fingernails: That amazing feeling when you peel off a piece of your fingernail in one clean piece and it doesn’t even give you a hangnail. Or if you’re wearing nail polish and you peel off all the color with one pull.
7. Sole: When you scratch away all the dead skin at the bottom of your feet. Whether you use a PedEgg, a pumice stone, or you just peel it off, this can be insanely satisfying.
8. Flossing: That moment when you’re flossing your teeth and you remove a huge chunk of food from before. Gross to some, satisfying to other.
9. Pimple Pops: When you finally pop that huge pimple and end up with a delightful snake of puss. There are few things more satisfying than finally taking down a monster pimple.
10. Fingertips: That moment when your fingernails get really dirty and you get to dig out all the crud that’s stuck underneath them. Whether you use a nail clipper or just pick it out with a different fingernail is totally up to you.
11. Nose Picking: When you finally fish out one of those hard and crusty boogers from deep within your nostril.
12. Nose Blowing: Or when you have a massive blow and when no one’s looking you check out the tissue to see the damage.
13. Hair: When you pluck out a hair and it comes out right from the root and you can see the little follicle at the end of the strand.
14. Pores: Or, when you manage to pull out multiple hairs from a single pore. Nothing more satisfying than that sweet relief.
15. Eye Crust: When you wake up in the morning with a fresh layer of eye crust and you get to pick it all out. The bigger the better.
16. Blister: Picking at a blister or a scab that has already started to peel or come off on its own.