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Why does it seem that torture involving teeth and fingers is the worst?

Like if I'm watching a movie, the one thing I can never watch is a torture scene involving teeth or fingers (or eyes for that matter). Anything else I can watch and just kind of cringe.
Is it because it's not so lethal but more painful? Just thinking about it makes me sick. In fact, I feel like a freak just asking this question.

Posted - March 31, 2017


  • Eyes and teeth are like that for me too.   I almost lost my left eye as a child from it getting stabbed from a metal rod so there's that. 

    Teeth and eyes are just so damn sensitive and painful.
      March 31, 2017 5:38 PM MDT

  • 1138
    Aww *huggs I'm glad your eye is ok G....
      March 31, 2017 10:57 PM MDT

  • When I read Marathon Man and the guy was tortured with a dentist's drill I cringed all the way through it. I think it goes right back kto our childhood fear of dentists. Reading about fingers, fingernails, and eyes is pretty bad but doesn't give me the same degree of horror. 
      March 31, 2017 5:41 PM MDT

  • 1720
    I always cry when I go to the dentist because I'm so scared. It's embarrassing. Thankfully I had to be knocked out to get my wisdom teeth removed and was high as a kite afterwards, but I remember being terrified and started to panic a little when the dentist appeared. They had to go cutting into my gums to get the ones that hadn't emerged yet. Yuck!
      March 31, 2017 5:51 PM MDT

  • You're trying to frighten me, aren't you? 
      March 31, 2017 5:53 PM MDT

  • 7686
    Oh that must have been painful..cutting into the gums ouch!
    Mine was removed with minimal pain...! This post was edited by Veena.K at March 31, 2017 8:11 PM MDT
      March 31, 2017 8:10 PM MDT

  • 1720
    It probably would have hurt if I wasn't drugged up. The thing that bugged me the most was the stitches in my gums, it was so gross.
      April 1, 2017 6:15 AM MDT

  • 7686
    I can't watch any torture scene...I am too timid;)) This post was edited by Veena.K at April 1, 2017 6:13 AM MDT
      March 31, 2017 8:08 PM MDT

  • I always thought anything pushed under the finger nails would be the worst. Im pretty sure it is not, but those are the ones that make me cringe the most.
      March 31, 2017 8:14 PM MDT

  • 14
    Those kinds of movies I can't watch. But I do think torture involving the eyes would be the worst. 
      April 1, 2017 5:59 AM MDT

  • 1720
    I only watch them if I think it looks like a bad horror movie to make fun of.
      April 1, 2017 6:12 AM MDT

  • Maybe it's because that's what is the old go-to's and film makers aren't creative about it enough for red-hot coat hanger catheters and ear drum drilling.
      April 1, 2017 6:06 AM MDT

  • 1720
    Why did you have to put that image in my head? I never even thought of that before..
      April 1, 2017 6:11 AM MDT

  • You prolly thought curling irons were just for hair too, huh? This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at April 1, 2017 7:24 AM MDT
      April 1, 2017 6:21 AM MDT

  • After just having my lower bridge removed and oral surgery to fix a crack in my jaw this last Wednesday? It's teeth all the way. Already missing an eye but damn! When they work on your teeth and jaw? It's downright horrible. Today is the first day I almost feel human again! So just the thought of anything to do with teeth right now just bugs the hell out of me!
      April 1, 2017 7:27 AM MDT

  • 14
    ow.  Heal quickly.  That is rough.  No one likes having their teeth worked on.
      April 1, 2017 8:04 AM MDT

  • Thank you.
      April 1, 2017 8:11 AM MDT

  • 5355
    Nerve endings my friend and our teeth are full of them. This post was edited by Zack at April 1, 2017 8:12 AM MDT
      April 1, 2017 8:08 AM MDT

  • 22273
    not sure why
      April 2, 2017 5:52 PM MDT