Skip to comments.Hooked: Why would Boulder County folks want to hang from hooks piercing their skin? (Video)
Posted on 06/29/2014 1:53:58 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
The first thing you'd probably ask Lisa Marteau is: Why would people want to hang from hooks pierced through their skin?
The reasons are different for each person who participates in this activity known as body suspension, and the Boulder woman is careful not to make generalizations. She tiptoes around her words. She does not want to misrepresent the community to further distort society's misconceptions and opinions about this unusual hobby.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...
Because it’s crazy people on drugs
Please don’t post any pictures.
Boulder is one of the weirdest places on earth. An excess of drugs for decades has warped the psyche of the whole community.
Anyone seen “A Man Called Horse.”?
the things I’m seeing lately make me think of the various classic scenes of hell
it’s disturbing to even list the latest
Look at me, see how extreme I am!
So Lisa Marteau is a meathooker?
The opportunity for “cutters” to feel legitimized?
Mork is considered a normal person there. maybe not weird enough.
please, please no!
That was my first thought as well.
exactly what i was thinking.
Remember reading a story as a kid about something similar, but the “hookers” were Native American (not recent) males in some sort of manhood rite-of-passage thing and the hooks were in their chests.
This person is just wacko.
the pot stuff...the easy money that liberals seem to make....the total lack of God and HIS commandments....and this is what you get....humans dreaming up new ways to feel pain/pleasure its all the same..
Well it looks like at least 2 of us are not needed here. kingattax we need another thread
I was part of this culture over 10 years ago. I never got into this sort of pain/pleasure exercise, but I'd seen it done plenty of times.
Most body modders I knew were "straight edge" (AKA sober). They were teetotalers and often adamantly anti-drug. Their way of "getting high" was through the body's natural response to painful stimuli. In this case, the initial pinch of the meathooks was unpleasant, but once the adrenaline and other brain chemicals started reacting, the high was apparently quite pleasant.
I watched several people, male and female, suspend from hooks and some even would bounce around the room like a trapeze artist. Craziest thing about it: there was very little blood. Say what you want about these people, but I personally knew men and women, professionals, college students, even a politician who was into this. The vast majority were honest, hard-working American men and women who simply had an alternative way of getting high.
Wasn't for everybody, but these people were "normal" outside of this.
“Look at me! Look at me! Look at me!”
Native American rite of passage is called the Sun Dance.
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