posted by Benedict Townsend

Tons of people find these videos super satisfying – others find them super gross. Come and find out which camp you’re in

While it may seem as if YouTubers run the show on YouTuber these days, there are actually all kinds of weird and wonderful (and not wonderful at all) subcultures that exist on our favourite On-Line Video Web Site. YouTube is, after all, the place where videos like this exist:



Today, we’re going to have a little poke around in the weird parts of YouTube and see what wonders we can find. Some are highly satisfying, some are highly gross and some are both. This trend is both. I’m really sorry but this trend is both.


Pimple Popping Videos Are Insanely Popular

Yes, dear friends, the sentence above is sadly true. Pimple popping videos have been an insanely popular subsection of YouTube for many years now. The videos comprise of 100% of what you think they do, but are in fact also 500% more gross than you think they are.


Bet you thought this would be a pimple-popping video for a second there, didn’t ya? But no, it’s just that delightful pinecone video again.

Why Do People Watch These Videos

Well quite simply it’s because they find them satisfying. Just as many people enjoying popping their own pimples, it seems an equally large number of people love watching the pimples of others being squished right up. Now you may notice I’m saying people in the third person. This is is because there are people that enjoy these videos but I am not one of them. I think they are bad. I did not enjoy researching this article and I’m weeping softly as I type this. This is what I do for you, children. This is what an artist does for art. Anyway, enough stalling, let’s get on with it. Here’s our first video, from our friend Shane Dawson (Warning: Gross):

If You Survived/ Enjoyed That Then This Video

Which has seven million views. Seven million views. This video has seven million views. I can assure you that 0 of those views are mine because I cannot handle this stuff. Anyway enjoy:



Here’s Another One – Because You’ve Been Good

This one is a compilation! Hooray!



This Nice Lady Is ‘Doctor Pimple Popper’

That’s the name she goes by on YouTube anyway. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty annoyed that she got to the name ‘Dr Pimple Popper’ first, because that’s an awesome nickname that I sure would love to take along with me to the clubs and be directly associated with.

dr pimple


Here’s A Charming Video She Made For St. Patrick’s Day (WARNING: Very Gross)

Yeah, I have no idea what this has to do with St Patrick’s day either – unless she’s squeezing a snake out of there.


And so that ends are journey into YouTube’s goopiest corner. If you managed to survive this article to the end, nicely done! Why not challenge a friend of yours to see if they can make it through this article? Or, better yet, find a friend you know will hate this article and see if they can fight their way through it – Fear Factor-style.