Pimple popping videos have gone viral since 2015, thanks to American dermatologist Sandra Lee or otherwise known as Dr. Pimple Popper.
If you’re someone like us, we also had a hard time believing that there are millions of people who are passionate about popping pimples. Yes, a single video uploaded by Dr. Pimple Popper fetches millions of hits.
If you’re among those millions of people - an entire subculture by the way - who are fond of seeing pus coming out of pimples, be warned, however, that only dermatologists can do those stuff.
Lucky for you somehow, we found these pimple popping toys that can give what your hearts desire.
These pimple-popping toys we’re featuring here today allow adults and kids to pop fake pimples. Yes, they come complete with oozing pus.
One version is a soft rectangular material with holes where the fake pus comes out when squeezed.
Another version is a whole man’s face with fake pimples that adults and kids can pop. This version is a game where two teams can compete. More on this later.
The rectangular version is made with silica gel. It measures 3.9 by 3.1 by 1 inch.
Each of the packages includes one pimple popper, one pimple plus formula (30 ml), and one filling tool. This version can be refilled each time so the entire family or group of friends can prick it over and over again.
The other version, the one with the face, can be played by two or more players.
The face has many pimples, and opposing teams will take turns popping them. There are fake pimples that are easy to pop.
There is one pimple; however, that’ll be hard to pop. This is called the Mega Zit, and whoever pops it loses the game since he will be sprayed with fake pus all over.
Please note, however, that these toys are not recommended for children ages 10 years old and above without parent supervision. These toys are not recommended entirely for ages below six years old.
There’s a neurological explanation of why people find pimple-popping enjoyable.
According to Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, the reason behind this behavior is evolutionary. Humans evolved to have that desire to remove bumps in the skin for fear that parasites are living inside those bumps.
Now, for those people who find watching popping pimples video or watching others do it, this is because such content stimulates parts of their brain called the nucleus accumbens. This gives them a feeling of pleasure, according to Berlin.
If you’re someone whose nucleus accumbens are stimulated, then these pimple popping toys are for you.