I go on omegle, and I was talking to people on there. Not doing anything sexually with them but just talking. One thing that disturbed me was eventually they would reveal themselves to be cutters. Every one of them. They'd be sweet and then open up about cutting. I dont put them down for it but why is self harm so common nowadays? Asking any self harmers why they do what they do. Anyone that I was able to actually talk to on Omegle revealed themselves to be cutters. Nobody else. Why?!
It's one of those things that the more people talk about it, the more people do it. The more people do it, the more people talk about it. On and on.
I tried it once because I wanted to do something crazy. But I didn't spontaneously come up with the idea of course, I heard it from TV and movies first.
as an ex cutter who got into is pretty severely, i personally would never just open up about it like that in places like omegle, but then again i didn't feel it was an important part about me and not really a discussion-worthy topic..
but maybe they perceived you as somebody sensitive and understanding, and these people have nobody else in their lives to open up to?
and maybe the people who do stop to chat are generally the ones who have a lot weighing them down inside, and who are hurting thus more prone to self-harm. Those who aren't suffering just look for a good time and not a deep chat and float past you if at the surface you dont also seem like you are looking for the same.