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Well every time I see something cute, i just wanna squeeze it to death because of its cuteness. I never really hurt them.. but subconsciously I do. I think.
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I think it's the look on the animals face that makes ppl want to hurt them. Someone here said something about an animal instinct in us and someone else said it's b.c they wanna "feel like a man". I believe there's a feeling rejection when an animal is scared of you that is undermined by most people but it can really get to a person psychologically. It's fucked up but think about it. If for some reason the animal doesn't want to play with you. You might want to hurt it because you see it as a weak animal. Or maybe you want to toughen it up and you think that slapping it or throwing it around will work.
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This is a very strange yet common sensation that people get. My best rationale for people wanting to "love their kitties ot babies to death" is this: were you ever patting and scratching your kitty while he's happily loving it and purring, then suddenly, out of nowhere, he reaches around and bites you for seemingly no reason at all? Well this is a term called over stimulation. Quite simply, this is a reaction to the cat getting over stimulated from being pat, and the cat loves being pat so much that sometimes a strong sensation more or less overwhelms him and he doesn't know how to handle it, so he gets the strong urge to bite. (or scratch etc...) so, in the case of a human in wanting to bite or squeeze or squish or smush their baby or cute little animal, I think it's very close to the same sensation of being over stimulated. However, why is a question I could not answer.


cute little animal
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No, it's not normal. If you find it so cute, you should want to hold it, feed it , cuddle with it and take care of it. It's normal to want to 'mesh with them' but we know..hurting it is wrong. You are being overly selfish. Normal...is to love it...be near it, and nurture it.
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flikr
on a serious note I'm actually the same way i sometimes hug my cat really hard and i really just feel like like squeezing it so hard its eyes pop out but i don't actually want to hurt it but i do want to hurt it at the same time, but i dont actually hurt animals
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You aren't a serial killer. I know what you mean though. I used to love toads when I was little and I picked them up and squeezed them to death without realizing it. I was always so sad and I never knew why they kept dying until my Dad told me I was killing them.

I also tend to hug cute people harder than I hug not as cute people.
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Completely normal.

Humans are predators, look at our design, our eyes especially. A predators eyes are always on the front of their head, a herbivores are on the side. We are also dexterous like most predators, as well as carnivores (Omnivores technically but you wouldn't know by some peoples diets). In our subconcious, the fight reaction takes over the flight. We think we are above animals, we ARE animals.

And thusly, it is in our nature to take advantage of the situation. If a panther had a small, cute kitten in its claws what would it do? It sure as hell wouldn't protect it if it had any sense (Unless it was a cub of said panther). It is our primal urge to eliminate the competition early and get a meal out of it too.

Try it, for all we know kitten could be delicious (that was a joke, don't make me call animal control)

So, normal. The ones that aren't normal are the ones where the urge is so strong that they sort of, you know...
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I don't know whether it is normal. But I was playing with a kitten and I got the urge to squeeze it in a fatal way. I protected it, and pet it for nearly an hour while it slept on me. I am also a vegetarian, and love animals. I love that kitten, and choose to play with it and protect it even though I don't have to.

I think what it is, is that some part of our heads produce whatever motivations would relieve us of any given stressor. It is extremely stressful for me to play with the kitten because I am way overprotective. And I think that part of my head just wanted to be rid of it.

I think it would only be psycho if there weren't all the other stuff in our heads keeping it in check and even bringing us to the opposite conclusion.
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when i was little i had bunnies. i for some reason wanted to take the little tiny fluffy ones. and squeeze them. just. to death. then i got older and it went away
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I get the same yay awww... Kittiens are so cute I want to squeze them till the explode.
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Haahhaa ! I have that urggee all the time. Like when i have a chick or kitten hoolding.
PERFECTLY NORMAL =]
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oh my goodness. when i stroke kittens i feel like i want to grab them by the tail swing them around a bit and throw them out the window. then crush then until they explode. =] because there Soooooooo cutttee! /\ - /\ i love cats though, i would never do that.
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Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch the cute animal as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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I love animals and would never hurt them BUT I was watching a video on YouTube of a baby rabbit eating a flower and as I was watching it my mind just said "Kill it". I don't know why my brain thinks that when I would never physically harm the animal. I don't know if that is normal or not.
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That's just an intrusive thought. According to my therapist, everyone has them from time to time and it doesn't mean you're a bad person or mean what you're thinking.
It becomes problematic when you pay too much attention to these thoughts, and try to avoid thinking 'bad' things or feel the need to 'neutralise'/ 'cancel' the thoughts with 'good' thoughts, prayers or other rituals. Unfortunately,this only increases the frequency of the horrible thoughts (try not to think of pink elephants and you'll think of nothing but pink elephants lol.) What I've described in the second paragraph is a very common form of OCD (I've suffered from this condition for years and it's crap :( .) If you can, try to ignore the thoughts and tell yourself that it's just your brain being silly and random :) .
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I feel the same way, for no apparent reason.. I'm completely psychotic, and proud of it. :)
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P00LTOY
i think its completely normal to have a subconscious and surpressed urge to kill cute animals as well as babies and small children.

ever hear anyone say "oh you're so cute i could eat you alive" or do you remember the aunt who would pinch your cheeks till it really hurt? that is the expression of that subconscious or suppressed urge to kill or hurt things that are cute and vulnerable.
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I alway really want to squeeze my gerbil until its eyes bulge. I don't though. Not yet.
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My advice? Hmm...

Give in. Do it. Kill and be happy.
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I absoloutely love animals, and have a dog who is my baby. but i hate my boyfriends dog. I think it is so stupid, and i find myself pinching it until it yelps, or kicking it. I am horrified at my behaviour, and don't understand why i do this, as i love dogs, and have never felt this kind of feeling about a dog before. I get worked up just thiking about it, or when i see a similar dog. I dont know what to do
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Do you feel like making dogs that remind you of the dog you don't like, uncomfortable or annoy them or feel like they are in trouble and then you feel really bad and don't want them to actually be sad or hurt?
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Ha. I do the same thing. I have three chihuahuas and I wanna squish them. Aaahhhh they are so cute
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oooooooooh my god. cute little fuzzy chicks, or kittens, gerbils. i bite my lips together and just wanna squeeeeeeze their ribs til they break! i'm vegetarian, and cry when i see roadkill and would never actually kill any little thing (i let spiders outside). i thought i was the only one until a friend of mine told me she gets the weird urge too.

dont' know if this is part of that, but i like to nibble the ends of my dog's soft ears. Just my teeth, and sometimes I want to just bite right through it, it feels so soft and sweet. He loves it though, and I've never bitten enough to hurt him at all. Thank god I'm "normal".
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I've had a similar urge and have discussed it quite a few people. The conclusion I've come to is this: We live in a modern world where very few people have to kill their own food anymore, because of this we seem to forget that we are, at our core, predators, so we instinctively want to kill things. As long as you don't actually do it, it's completely normal.
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I wanna squeeze them because there so cute! but they would be so cute with there guts everywhere after. . .
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I'd invite you to kill My German Sheperd But I don't want to clean up your body parts, I'll join in.
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Ugh, if I read one more "future serial killer" response, I'm going to vomit. We've all heard this, stop regurgitating it as if you're actually knowledgeable on the subject.
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Oh, I also have those thoughts sometimes... I once read about it in a magazine. People were posting anonymous stories about these kind of thoughts. Was quite interesting and recognizable... I know how it feels. When i experience those moments (I don't have them all the time, luckily), I think about what such a rude person I secretly am. I can't really help you on this subject, but I do know how you feel.
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Dudes be careful Jeffery Dahmer use to hurt small animals.
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sdasdasdsad
You're all fucked up freaks.
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Agreed. There is absolutely NOTHING normal about wanting to hurt helpless creatures. GET HELP. I would absolutely hate to live with that crazy shit in my head.
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I definitely like hugging cute things just a little too hard. I don't know what it is but I bite my lips or grind my teeth together if I see something super cute. My friends and I call it Chooking. I've noticed and talked to many people who feel this way. I've heard that it has something to do with loving something so much (branching off of canibalism) that you want to hurt it?
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NO!! That is not normal that's the first sign of a serial killer. Why would you want to hurt a DEFENSELESS animal?? I hope next time u hurt your cat she scratches your eyes out.
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I have the torture problem, but animals r like my life... i let the urge carry out on my cat when i was 5 when i was playing in my room with it and next thing i know im hanging it by the tail... I WOULD NEVER EVR EVR EVR HURT AN ANIMAL ANYMORE, THE URGE JUST KEPT GOING WHEN IT HAPPENED.... but inside, I felt my whole world crumble... he still love me, he is very old and is my BFF, evr since tht day i have the urge but never let it floww... sorry my dear 21 yr old cat,Smokey, my BFF! very old one...
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GHN
What the hell? Of course something is wrong is with you and pretty much anyone else here (or they're just too damn stupid). It's bloody stupid that someone even ask this and people talk about it as if it's worth a genuine discussion. Wanting to hurt anyone and anything is not normal. You should not question if the urge is normal but try to think about why it's not normal (which shouldn't be so hard to figure out or else it's even worse).
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Awwww, thats SO ADORABLE!!! ~~~~<3
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i also got the urge to kill my friends full grown dog, and i picked on one of my friends. for that reason i did cause iwanted him to be stronger. i want them to want to kick my ass or bite me, i want them to just get tougher. i know im a jackass but i dont pick on him anymore hes gotten alot tougher and now hes more popular and has more friends. he doesnt take shit from ppl anymore and we are good friends dont get me wrong lol. i stayed at his house forever. i remember one time ,back when i was picking on him, that some asshole came up in the lunchroom and said something to him. i mean the guy was a complete douche to my friend ( the guy i was picking on ). then out of no where he says something back to the douchebag and i was so proud i mean i had this overwhelming since of pride pouring out of me. but then the douchebag smacked him and thats when i got up, me and my other friend jayme and he darted out scared out of his mind. he later apologized to the guy i was picking on. now everything is cool with all of us.
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got off topic i know but i was just explaining how my urge to hurt lil things was a lil more complex.
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A lot of people here seem to think it's normal. I'm completely afflicted with this and I, personally, don't think it's normal. At all. It's completely wrong. It started when I was younger and watched the cartoon with the roadrunner. I just kept letting my imagination get the best of me whenever I said, "hm, what if the coyote actually GOT the roadrunner." Later it was frogs, then cats. I drew pleasure from their torture. I liked watching them run, I hated it when they died. Does that make sense? I fed off of their fear but just killing them would have been a waste.

Eventually I did start killing strays. Dogs, cats, anything.

Was it a power thing? I think it was something more terrible than the predator aspect, or the carnivore aspect. There was such an invigorating feeling coming from it, a rush I've attempted to match with drugs and other things.

I'm 22 now, and it's taken the entirety of my lifetime to get over this. If you look at the chain, I started small, and eventually started killing very big animals. NEXT IS PEOPLE. THAT'S WHY IF YOU HAVE THIS TRAIT, IT IS TO BE FEARED, AND CONTROLLED...NOT IGNORED. EVERYONE WANTS TO SQUISH THE CUTE KITTY. Drawing pleasure from torture is completely different.

The other thing you may find interesting is I'm a very gentle person. I enjoy reading and music. I'm pretty bright and ambitious and have an exciting future ahead of me. But a few bad choices and I could be plotting murders right now.

It's an addiction, the rush you feel is just like cocaine. You need to quit it or it will consume you. And you can't break, even for a second, or you'll start the whole process over again.
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If by some chance you read this response, *please* contact me at boehmm74 at yahoo. Thank you. I relate to everything you're saying and need your help.
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I hope your taking your own advice and getting help ."/
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calgarth
I don't wanna hurt cute animals in general, but here lately, I've gotten to where I hate dogs so much that every time I see a photo of of one, or hear someone use a phrase like "wiggly puppy," I fantasize about slamming puppies up against the wall. So, no, I don't think you're weird.
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You've made a very good point. I was never crazy about dogs, but it wasn't until every way you looked it was dog this and dog that and people trying to turn dogs into humans and insisting that dogs have the same rights as humans that I have started to really, really, really hate them!
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OMG, me too. But, it's not every dog.. like I love the dog at my parent's.. maybe it is because they're not too crazy dog lovers.. but when it comes to those people who go all crazy about their dog, it makes me want to do bad things to their dogs. I don't do anything though. :P
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Save a kitten, invest in stuffed animals.
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umm ok then that's weird..
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Neo000
I got the same problem. Wanting to hurt cute animals. I dont know if it's becouse theyre cute or not, but I have a dog witch is really cute...and I like hurting him. Like, pull in his collar and slap him in the face. One tim I hit him really hard, and I felt really bad, but I wanted to hit him again at the same time.

When I was a kid, I had a bird. I jused to let him out of the cage and follow him around in the house till he got exhousted. And I felt bad about it, but I kept going. Some days later he got sick, but he recovered. He lived 6 years, till he died. I dont know if it was becouse of me or not, but I dont feel bad about it. Is that normal?
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flikr
thats an early sign of a serial killer you start with cute animals and then move on to people

trust me i know because i did the same thing, i'm now at the point where i dont even get any pleasure from killing people anymore and i'm looking for other things to derive sadistic pleasure from but i dont know what
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@: flikr
lol wow...
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@: flikr
agreed! :P
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@: flikr
Riiiiiiight...
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@: flikr
Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch the cute animal as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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ashleychan94
OMG DON'T DO THAT!!!! I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN I WANNA SQUEEZE THEM AND CUDDLE THEM TOO BUT NOT KILL THEM!! DON'T LET IT HAPPEN!!! LET THE LITTLE CUTE THINGS LIVE!!
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its normal my sis does the same but does not hurt them cause their so cute lol
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I do too im all like "its so adorable =)and then im like yes i wanna squeze the crap out of them x) mostly with cats but thats just because i plain dont like cats
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lol, thats so me, I know it's evil but i can't help it, ;)
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Im scared that if I start I wont be able to stop.
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@: Equilin
I have the urge thing, i was 5 when i did first and last... i was playing with my 21 yr old cat now in my rm... and i get sudden urge to torture to DEATH... but hes my bff... next moment ive got em swinging in mid air by the tail! while the urge went on.. i felt like dying myself, when this thing happens to me and i do hurt the poor thing, i feel the exact same pain as he is. im f'ed up, BUT ANIMALS R MY WORLD!! WHY MEH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I get this feeling too but towards babies.. I don't get the urge to kill them just harm.. when I was a child myself I used to squeeze their fingers whenever I got the chance. And after, I felt horrible with myself but I just couldn't resist! I just felt this hate! Stupid little booring creatures with all these stupid people giggling around them. - Oh! He farted soooooo cute. - Oh! He just puked how cuuute. JESUS PEOPLE! Anyway now I control myself better. But still I can't make the stupid feeling go away when I'm in the presence of a baby. I just hate it! And I hate feeling this way, they never harmed my, why do I feel this way?!? Is this some kind of social disorder? Does it have a name?
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@: smcc
Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch or pet the cute being as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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@: smcc
I wish i knew the name... thing is only i know bout my one with animals... any animals cute or not! Why me ive thought.
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Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch the cute animal as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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I personally don't think its that normal.
Animal Husbandry came about with the training and domestication of Canine, Equine, Eliphantidae and Feline animals because these creatures organize themselves in groups that have a defined group hierarchy.

The only reason that these animals are able to be trained is because we assume the 'dominant position' and direct them as the dominant female or male of their group would do.

I can assure you that this weird 'wanna squeeze you till your eyes pop out your head' behavior is not natural to their groups, and is idiosyncratic only of the novice human animal handler, i.e a human who is humanizing animals, and wants to see them as they would a little child.
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It is, because it's not natural to want to take care of prey animals. You love rabbits and cats because they look like human babies, but it conflicts with the instinct to kill it and eat it. I have a pet rabbit and I like to hug it, but I sometimes have to stop myself
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I've never gotten the urge to kill an animal. I do however get the urge to kill babies, especially one that's crying. The thought of smashing their soft heads into the pavement while brains seep out makes me happy.
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I do the same thing lol. I have a little Chihuahua and he is so small and cute I just want to squeeze him really tight and hug him and slap him really fast.
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@: Zwh11
slap em rlly fast? rlly... u get the urge? well destact ur self away from the thought!
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I get the same urges, just because it would be so funny. The cuter the animal the funnier it would be, thinking about smacking a puppy with a baseball bat just cracks me up. I would never do it, I just think about it.
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oops, got a little carried away there. But I suppose I just needed to let things out. I really don't want to feel that unreasonable anger when I see a rabbit, man.
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you're all a proof to how humanity has failed.
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This is what happens to me too, thing is Animals r like my whole life, aiming for job as Zooligist here... and ive thought, why is life so unfair to me? like i have a cat that stepped in poo, its clumsy, very.so i tryed wipe it off,, noting wet tho and it hates me so i go cudle it and it purr then... i wanna kill it... this ruined my WHOLE fn life i mean!!! Why me? somebody any GOOD ideas?
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I realise this site is about weather or not a person is normal, and so there's a tendency for the community to comfort those who feel bad about themselves.

But in all honesty, the urge to want to hurt / crush cute animals to death not absolutely not normal. I love cute animals too and had kitten when I was 7, had a little rabbit, and a puppy. I never once ever had the urge to squeeze them to death. Sure I kissed them and pet them Ect, but killing them? Wtf that's not normal.
I'm just saying, I think it's a bit hypocritical of the people who say its normal, because if the situation was different and someone said "I occasionally have the urge to murder someone for real" or "I sometimes have sexual feelings for little kids, am I normal?" I doubt any of you would defend those urges as normal and perfectly understandable and natural.

I have an anecdote, my cousin is about 23 now, but when she was 16, she was investigated by the police because she crushed a friend's pet kitten to death in her arms, squashing it against her chest and stomach. She basically just hugged it to death. It happened during a summer holiday, and her friend's parents contacted the police and my cousin was arrested on charges of animal cruelty.
When we asked her why she did it, she said she just couldn't resist, she said the kitten was so cute she just picked him up and started to hug him, and it got too tight and so he tried to get away, but she just squeezed tighter and tighter until he died:( her friend entered the room at the last minute and said she saw my cousin sitting on the bed with her arms against her front and the kitten pressed against her boobs and stomach, and tufts of fur and little paws sticking out and twitching.
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I WANNA CRUNCH KITTENS AND SMALL CREATURES BECAUSE THEY'RE SO CUTE!!! AND SQUEEZE THEM TILL THEIR EYES POP OUT!!! (^_^) But... seriously I'd never, ever do it. It's just the feeling you get inside when you see something "too" cute. You just want to squish it... I don't think there is anything wrong with that thought.
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If you want to hurt cartoon animals, that's normal.
If you want to hurt real animals, it's NOT normal.
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Aright. My ex-girlfriend had a little stupid Pomeranian. I hated it. She was raising it like a baby, a young girl with her doll... Dam that dog really had a peanut instead of a brain. And she would give it so much attention all the time, when the little rat was around, it actually felt like a new born baby crying. I the dog became her leader.... The "leader of the pack". Could never follow order or walk in a straight line... She was too over protective of it and the dog took full advantage of her. Maybe i was a bit jealous. Probably.. I assume that, has a man, my subconscious instinct where telling me to eliminated this "baby" that wasn't mine and who was totally ruining/leading my relationship. The fact that my ex would go head over heels for that smelly ugly (ok. cute... maybe) useless little f**k was beyond me. I guess that why it's so hard for guys to stay in a relashionship where the girl is so devoted to their handbag dogs... when she wasn't around, I always wanted to kick it. And I kinna did; I would always play rough with it, poke it, pinch it. I guess it hurt it a little bit but it kept on playing...I was almost enjoying this. And as soon as she returned , the little sh** would completely ignore me and be scare of me....What an hypocrite. Worst than me! One day, she was in the shower, when i saw this stupid thing taking a shit on the floor of MY apartment! I swing it so hard (not kick, more like curling)! Another time It was eating S.O.S (scrubb sponge) and I took it of of its mouth (so it wouldn't die...go figure) and it bit be!! My instinct made me kick it again (I just saved your insignificant life you little fuck!) Felt so good. And it feel so good to talk about it now... When it was running around like crazy outside and would'nt listen to us, asking it to come back in, I was prying it would ran under a bus...

Still, even if, in my deep down fantasy, I wanted it to suffer, I would never make it so because I Loved my ex (...) so much and never wanted to be associated with hurting the one thing she loved the most and never actually wanted to harm it or kill it, or anything for that matter. Its more like watching an horror movie or playing a violent video game (GTA): It relieves some instinct pressure that whe all have inside of us, being predator, top of the food chain, without having to actually do it, most human being driven by the moral (fortunately) that makes us human (except with sex... the only raw, nasty, basic instinct that we enjoy freely...mostly)...

Wo know what? One day we were walking the dog without a leash in the forest very close to a flowing river....The dog got to close and felled in... Instinctively, I gasp, ran and reached in to pull it out... WTF? I in the morning I wanted it to die... I decided to walk it myself after that and through my authority, the dog would behave and walk close by. Fort the first time, I was the leader of the pack, and the dog love it. And I was suddenly liking it a bit more. And I was glad it din't actually died. Still it is, to this day, one of the reason me and my ex broke up... So don't worry. You're normal. Be happy.
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Btw, some new mother, so overwhelmed and stressed with their first born child, fantasies about ending the life of their own baby... and starts feeling so guilty about it, they end up in a depression, often refer as a postpartum depression. OF COURSE they wouldn't do it. Bout what you feel and what you actually do are different things. It's when you do it and hurt other that there's a problem. (check out OF COURSE... BUT MAYBE, from Louis C.K. Funny stuff..)
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I have the same problem with my cat I hug her she cries and hisses I watch her run off and I relize I am doing wrong it makes me feel like a monster but everytime I do this it gets worse I'm afraid I'm going to kill her I've searhced online about what I should do but I found nothing i there anybody out there who knows a way to help me I don't want to hurt my cat :(
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I found this article regarding 'cute aggression': http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=cuteness-inspires-aggression

If you just want to 'gobble up the cute little animal' and 'squish him/ her tightly because you love them so much', but know that you don't really want to harm the animal, then there's nothing to worry about. It sometimes helps to hug a cushion tightly while looking at a cute animal :) .
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You are all, hands down, beyond a shadow of a doubt, a bunch of fucking losers.
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I first stumbled across this one somewhere by accident, and it is a good intro. This image board is full of the stuff.

I would really like to encourage the poster and others who understand what kind of feelings he/she is talking about to avoid turning the feeling into an urge or desire to act on it with live animals.

For one thing, you don't actually want to rip up the cuteness of actual animals, who are ignorant, innocent, and dull. Rather, your feelings are most likely based upon a semi-anthropomorphosized cartoonish version of the critters.

The peril and anxiety fueled plots of children's entertainment, I believe, conditions an arousal response association to the thought of terrible fates befalling adorable and innocent (yet somehow asking for it) cute little things. I don't think this has to be bad unless you allow it to be and experiencing it in a non-harmful and fully satisfying way can be quite a rush.

As I said, I simply do not think that people like the post author would get any kind of proper satisfaction or enjoyment out of doing harm to real life animals, since they would not fulfill your expectations and the situational context (which is key) would be lacking.

Save any negative feelings toward corporeal critters for the human race (but attempt to spread it equally and without bias, occasional misanthropy is cool, but racism and misogyny are not).

I don't think you're evil for feeling feelings, so just don't be evil, and have fun responsibly.
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I have this feeling all the time and it scares me. I know I would never act on it but just the thought haunts me.
I didn't feel this way when I got my cat, but my roommates got a kitten last week and I just want to hurt it. I think it's a territorial thing. :(
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I can remember having a feeling similar to this when I was a kid, and we had little tiny kittens. I don't know why, but there was this urge to just squeeze them until they squeaked. I think I remember doing it once or twice, never super, super hard, just enough to get a squeak out of it, but I also remember feeling utterly aghast at myself and horrified that I had done it, much less felt that way.

I don't think I have felt that way in a really long time, I've wanted to hug things tight, but in a close to me sense, rather then in a mean way, but I was watching a video of a cat with her new born kittens, and I remembered that and my brain said 'you want to do it.' And again, my normal self's reaction was to be immediately disgusted at the very idea, and saddened that I would feel like doing something like that.

But I think, like some one else said, it could be related to dopamine, a 'happy' drug our brains release from the part that is responsible for feeling pleasure. There is a heady sense of power that comes with being stronger them something small and helpless, and essentially having it's very well being in our hands. And even caring people like to occasionally feel invincible and powerful. As a kid, most people are more likely to 'test' this feeling, but as an adult who has experienced a mild version of it, and discovered the rush was short lived and quickly replaced by feelings of regret and disgust at the action, those adults are less likely to run across the feeling as often, like myself.

I think there is also the squeal factor version too, where you are just so happy and excited, you experience over stimulation and react by applying force, when that might not be your actual intent.

So, I think this is normal.
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One of my cats is absolutely adorable. I mean, they all are, but this one is especially so. Most of her meows register as high-pitched squeaks and she walks around very daintily. I often like to roll her up in a pillow. I suppose to kinda shield her from the intensity of my hugs, since I do tend to go overboard in cuddling my pets. But who can resist when those big, beady eyes look up at you?

This sort of behavior emerged inside of me when I was pretty little. In preschool, there was a girl I found particularly cute whose hand I would hold much harder than any of the rest. (Private school, so we usually started the day with a prayer circle.) Was I a creepy child? Probably.

But really, I think this is perfectly normal behavior, so as long as no physical harm is inflicted. People nowadays tend to think that so much as a cat simply losing balance and falling an insubstantial height *on its own* is animal abuse.
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This behaviour is the starting sign of a potential serial killer. Soon, you'll move off from animals to humans. Get help while you still can!
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cool story bro
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I have this constant urge to hurt my gf's parents cat yet I love their dogs I also hate their poodle and how it is spoilt but the other dogs who are large and friendly I adore why is this? I often throw the cats food out and spray aerosol in his face and when no one is looking I kick the poodle when they go out I often volunteer to stay at home so I can hurt them I know this is fkt up plz help
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@: Jb83
btw she had to get rid of them because i drove them crazy always chasing their asses around they became like fucking recluses always hiding in a closet or under their bed for fear of a swift fucking kick to the head from yours truly. YOLO
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Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch the cute animal as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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@: Jb83
Okay, here is the deal. There are many people who have the following - hitting, squeezing, etc., gives them the same feelings that normal people feel when they hug or "love on" another entity.

These produce the same dopamine effects.

To fix this issue - gently scratch the cute animal as you are squeezing a pillow - the same dopamine effects will result ... although you will slip back and forth into the it's so cute, must squeeze mode, you now a quick remedy to save the animal from cuteness torture ...

And now you know why you squeeze cute things.

It releases the same Dopamine effects as normal people feel, when the normal people feel love, and wanna hug another being, etc.

Weird, but true.
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thnx, i do kind like tht, but clentch my teeth, ty.
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@: Jb83
Stop the torture and calm the f down i think, same thing here but i get the cuddles then suddenly i wanna ripp em to SHREADS, i dont tho. I destract myself, clench ur teeth and dont do it, do it in yall heads kk...
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your one fucked up individual, why would u wana hurt something innocent, if ya gonna hurt something, find a chav and choke the life out of them, you will be doing your town a service then!!! lmao
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i feel you, i have a urge to put baby kittins and hampsters in my mouth.
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questionable....it reminds me of the Jason movie, kind of creepy yes.
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Budthewise
It is just some punk adolescent trying to be "the man" for a minute. Don't even give him the time of day and he will go back to his mommy. I highly doubt he really hurts animals and if he does, why reward him with attention? He should be what he is before coming here...alone.
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PLEASE DONT KILL MY PUPPY...LOL
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you didnt continue to wet the bed beyond an appropriate age, or also have an unhealthy fascination with fire do you? thats like the homicidal triade, you might as well just get yourself committed.
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lotsofjunk
LOL, you're crazy bro. But seriously, you might want to talk to a shrink, they will keep it all confidential from the authorities and try to help you
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flikr
yea no joke i think your right bro

the funny thing is though that i've been seeing shrinks my whole childhood and i'm not sure what the hell happened?
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