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Are You Blood-Averse? Or a Gorehound? Or neither?
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Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
I noticed I have a number of friends who are greatly disturbed by sights like open wounds, blood, etc. These people probably make up 70% of the people I know. I call them "Blood-Averse" even though they are also greatly disturbed by things like damaged organs or raw decaying flesh. Some of these people are so disturbed by blood that the mere sight of it makes them feel sick.

25% are people who can tolerate the sights and smells but don't show any particular interest. They can deal with it, that's all. Some might dislike dealing with it, but they're able to perfectly fine.

The remaining 5% are people I like to call "Gorehounds" and they actually somewhat enjoy looking at blood and gore.


I'm a Gorehound myself. I think it is fascinating that a person can look like something in the meat and poultry section in the market but still be a person when the parts are put together. Biology is pretty amazing. Everything looks like a gooey mess but it somehow comes together to form a living being. Although I enjoy watching living animals and feel that they must be protected, I also relish the experience of dissecting all sorts of specimens, as well as watching the various stages of decay. To me, there is beauty even in the breakdown. I can't understand what it is like to feel faint at the sight of blood. Unless, of course, it's my own blood and I'm faint because I'm losing too much or something.

I've noticed a trend, if you can call it that. Nothing official, but I notice that many of the older people are in the "neither" category, whereas a lot of young people nowadays are Averse.


Well, are you a Blood-Averse? A Gorehound? Neither? How come you are that way? What makes the sight of blood and gore disgusting, nothing special, or appealing to you?
Posted 7/23/15
I'd say neither. I mean, I am a bit disturbed, kinda disgusted when seeing gore, but that's mainly because of the realization that that was a person...the pain they went through must of been unimaginable.
I hear/read up on stories about how some people have died, and a few I remember that seemed to be the absolute worse was Hiroshi Ouchi & Byford Dolphin (I think that's his name.)
Ouchi was exposed to radiation poisoning & his whole body basically melted and continued so for a while.
Also Dolphin died from explosive decompression. So his whole body basically...well...exploded. lmao
If you Google their names, you see their bodies in that state they found them in when they died. So gross...
Gore in movies or video games. I dont get phased/disturbed by at all. Or find it fascinating. Which is why I think im just neither.
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Im not big on the gore, i always find it rather stupid in movies and games that overuse it. I can handle it, i dont really go out of my way to look at it but i dont really avoid it.

I can handle the neck sprays or the stabbings type things just fine and dont care but when you basically rip an arm off or rip someones guts out literally then i have an issue and will usually turn off or skip ahead or avoid in general. Although stuff like killing in Mortal Kombat games never really bothered me.

I guess it just depends on the situation and how its done i suppose.
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Very Blood-Averse. Unrelated perhaps but I also threw up when I watched a dead rat being dissected by my class mate who had to do it all by himself because I couldn't lol.
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Posted 7/23/15
I don't mind blood that much, but I can't handle gore that well. Accidentally wound up watching a trailer for a movie called "Meatball Machine"; it was fucking disgusting. If you want to watch it you now know the name of the movie, so have fun!
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Posted 7/23/15
I was constantly dragging myself home bleeding from some kind of injury as a kid, so I'm not too bothered by the sight of blood. A friend of mine got a tent spike through part of his thigh when he fell as a kid and I thought it was cool because you could see the muscles and layers of skin/fat when changing out the bandages.

I would poke at dead things with sticks like every other little boy that's played in forests and swamps while growing up, but the smell of rotting flesh does bother me if it's too overpowering.
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Posted 7/23/15
Not really no, it's the smell that gets to me. I have a sensitive nose. My late grandma's friend worked as one of those people that had to clean the highways after horrible car wrecks or after someone past away in a home and no one knows until very much later or clean a murder scene. I don't remember the name of the career, but she makes a huge sum of money. I remember my grandma told the story about what was told to her, a young man was riding his motorcycle and crashed straight into an oncoming semi truck and the guy spatter everywhere, she had to go into a ditch to find the rest of him like his foot, but the other foot she couldn't find. It doesn't gross me out, but I don't think I can do that job.
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I shouldn't call myself a Gorehound since I don't like gore Its more blood for me I had to grow up with blood everywhere due to my bloody noses
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Posted 7/23/15
I like blood and gore in games, movies, shows, etc. In real life not so much.
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25 / M / California
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Posted 7/23/15
I would say I'm a gorehound. I worked in EMS and seen all kinds of crazy. Was kind of fascinated by it. Like the amount of blood that is the human body.... that tripped me out.
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Posted 7/23/15
I'd say neutral, falling more towards gorehound. Being in EMS/Fire has so far delivered me up one corpse in person. Still early in the career though. I've found some sites and stuff that I browse occasionally. It always amazes me how messed up our flesh can get and how it looks. Simply fascinating.
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I'm a big fan of the Saw movie series, partly because i find the genius ways of testing the human body (even though i know it's fake)... Genius but also because i feel the idea that the current justice system is wrong is completely correct and Jigsaws way of doing things is way better than our current form of justice.

Could i say i would enjoy it in real life, with a real corpse in front of me? I got no idea... However the fantasy (and bear in mind all of you and especially you OP) the fact that's fantasy and not real allows us to explore our curiosities - i'm sure if you were a gorehound as you say, you would be murdering people for your interests rather than using a fake format.

If i had to call myself one of your labels then i would call myself a gorehound, i love the violent stuff... but keep it fake because i got no interest in seeing real life people dead, or even in pain. Or maybe i am just scared that i would enjoy it! Haha.
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Posted 7/23/15
I typically like gore, but there are definitely things I don't want to see in real life. Blood though...blood is perhaps the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. I've cut myself just to see and taste it.
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Posted 7/23/15
I'll watch gore if it's done right with a story (in movies or on tv) but in reality it makes me a bit ill in the stomach. By "a bit" I don't mean losing my lunch or fainting I just mean uncomfortable and uneasy.
Posted 7/23/15 , edited 7/23/15
Everything under the human skin is disgusting.

To be honest, I'm totally creeped out by lungs moving up and down. It is the creepiest organ... It's creepier than blood, imo.
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