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Pimple-Popping Addicts Can Now Satisfy Their Urges With New Toy

Every once in a while, a product so bizarre hits the market that it simultaneously makes you weep for humanity and wonder why you didn’t think of it first. Such is the case with the new Pop it Pal, a toy that allows users to squeeze fake pus from a skin-like silicone square.

The product kit costs $19.99 and “comes with 15 pimples ready to be picked the minute you receive it.” Available in peach or brown, the “skin” is refillable, coming complete with 1 bottle of Pimple Pus and a filling tool. Additional pus packets cost $5.99 each.

Where in the world did the concept for this treasure come from? The creators state on their website:

You see, one day, my wife and I were driving down the road.

She said:

“How awesome would it be if we could make a pimple that felt real and the pop was huge, just like those videos we watch?”

I thought: “You might be on to something Dear.”

Maybe, just maybe, this means she would STOP picking on me all the time. Ladies and Gentlemen, I KNOW you know what I’m talking about.

Look. I’ll be the first to admit there’s something satisfying about engaging in disgusting grooming habits. I LOVE reaping the rewards of those pore strips and have been known to revel in the application of hydrogen peroxide to a scrape or wound just to watch it bubble. And while I realize those Dr. Pimple Popper videos are all the rage among some folks, I just can’t take my enjoyment of these practices beyond my own skin.

I’m fairly certain I’ve never once dug anything out of my husband’s hide (save for maybe a sliver), and I can’t stomach watching other people do it to one another, either.

It’s just too much. Way too much.

But I understand it’s nearly an addiction for others, which is why I’m a little mad at myself for not conceiving of this pimple popping product myself.

And who knows? Maybe popping pretend pus out of a piece of silicone takes the ick factor down considerably.

Probably not. But maybe.

If you can’t get enough bacteria-laden pleasure on your own, perhaps the Pop it Pal is for you. As for me?

I’ll stick to charcoal masks and eyebrow tweezing, thanks.