Admit it, we are all disgusting. When nobody is looking (and sometimes when they are) we all do gross things that are also strangely satisfying — otherwise we wouldn’t keep on doing them!
One thing we’re all guilty of doing is picking our nose. Sometimes there just isn’t any other way of getting that pesky booger out. That said, sticking a finger covered in germs and dirt up your nose isn’t very sanitary.
Nobody likes getting zits on their face, but we secretly rejoice when it reaches that perfect popping point. Getting to squeeze all the gross pus out is a nice reward for suffering through this dermatological disasater.
Shockingly, more than half of people admit to peeing in the shower. Who knows what the real number is, because surely more people do it that don’t admit to it! It’s a little gross, but as George Costanza said, it’s all pipes!
Even though it’s far easier and cleaner to use a nail clipper to trim your nails, most of us are guilty of biting our nails at least occasionally. It’s just so much more satisfying. But if we ever stopped to think about the amount of dirt and bacteria that are under those nails we would probably never do it again!
There’s something about your own smelly armpit scent that is actually strangely satisfying… even though smelling someone else’s funky BO is basically the worst thing ever. So even though you might be okay with your own scent, keep wearing deodorant for everyone else’s sake.
There are few things as satisfying as picking an offending wedgie out of your butt. If you are lucky you can find a private location to do it, but sometimes it has to happen right there in public!
Even though you can tell it smells toxic, there is just something strangely pleasant about the smell of gasoline fumes when you pump gas into your car that most people actually like. Just don’t smell it for longer than you have to, because it actually isn’t good for you!
Sometimes it’s just not worth the effort of getting a whole glass for just a swallow so who hasn’t taken a drink directly out of the carton? It’s only really gross when you don’t live alone!
While smelling someone elses fart is one of the most horrible things that can happen, smelling your own fart is strangely satisfying. Whether it’s because you are proud of what you accomplished or because you are just wired to like your own scent, it’s a truly disgusting thing that we all do!
Even though the noise can totally gross out those around us, it is so satisfying to crack your knuckles. The good news is that it doesn’t do any damage to your joints! So crack away, but perhaps do it in private so you don’t annoy anyone else.
The best part about getting a cut or wound is that glorious moment when the scab is finally ready to come off. It’s disgusting, but picking off that old gross scab and seeing that nice pink skin underneath is so wonderful!
Even though it’s gross and you know it probably doesn’t really work, it is always satisfying when you pick up dropped food within the 5 second time limit and still get to eat it while it’s “safe”. Unfortunately this doesn’t work for dropped ice cream cones.
Most of us just can’t let a poop go without checking it out first. Whether it’s to make sure nothing is amiss or just to see if you made a record breaker, it’s practically impossible to flush without taking a peek first!
Especially in the winter when we all seem to get chapped lips, it is a bad habit to chew on that dry skin. But the truly gross part comes next when instead of spitting out the dead skin, it’s so much easier to just swallow it. Yuck.
We’ve all been lazy and hungry enough to eat food straight out of the jar with your fingers at least once before. Of course if that food was Nutella, you totally get a free pass on this gross behavior.