The zit is roughly in the middle.
The blackhead close up. About 7mm of goodness.
This awesome blackhead came out of my friend’s back.
I didn’t know what a pleasure it is to squeeze someone else’s blackhead until I tried the other day! The results of this makeshift surgery have fascinated me and my friends. Read on.
Last Sunday my girlfriend and I went to pick up our friend “Dan” to go swimming at a Southern California man-made lake beloved by redneck motorboaters and immigrant families (without boats). I had my doubts about the quality of swimming at such a place but decided to go anyway.
We came by Dan’s house to witness an odd scene. His girlfriend was taking a picture of his naked back in front of their house. He was seated on a bench and she was shoving this huge digital camera in his back.
My girlfriend and I were delighted to see what the camera was looking at. A nice sub-skin level blackhead. Very dark and juicy. Dan said he suspected a carcinoma or something else of the worst sort. Being a pessimist he discounted our blackhead diagnosis. The purpose of the photo was so he could see the thing because it was in the middle of his back and virtually impossible for him to see in the mirror.
He put his shirt on and off we went to the motor lake.
The lake was a disaster. Only one out of five beaches was open. We were not allowed to swim further than fifteen meters out or else the lifeguards were going to whack our heads with oars. Not that you could swim anyway–the little patch of water was packed with screaming kids. To add insult to injury there was a baptism going on too. Like the stuff you see in the movies. A white shirt wearing minister was submerging poor souls into the muddy water of the motor lake and cleansing them of earthly sins (while dirtying them with oil slicks).
The scene was just too dense so we drove to the opposite side of the lake and set a camp on the shore next to a storm wash. We even tried swimming there knowing a lifeguard would kick us out of the water. The climax came when a white twentysomething tweaker came down to fish next to us. He was covered in tattoos. Kind of stuff you see on prison shows when they profile Aryan Nation inmates. Not a minute after he arrived his buddy came down to have a fist fight with him. Accusations were flying. Did he kiss his underage girlfriend or not? Was he at his house last night or not. The white guy kept calling his friend as a “bro” and “bitch” alternately. It was something else.
Dan stood up to separate the guys.
So we decided to separate ourselves from the lake and drive to the ocean for a decent swim at the end off a long day. We swam a little and then I looked at Dan’s blackhead again. It was not on my mind that whole time but when I spotted it I asked him if he would mind me trying to squeeze it out. He had no problem with that and laid down on the beach towel for me.
I pressed my fingers around the blackhead. The thing bunched up and I noticed that the blackhead was sitting in a little crater. It was a bit lower than the surrounding skin. I was still afraid that it might have been something other than a blackhead so I backed off. I paused for a second and decided to go for it anyway. I pressed although not very hard and a 7mm long blackhead snaked out of it’s wormhole.
Then it got all Freudian. The blackhead looked like a little penis. If you look carefully at the photo you’ll see that the skin hugging the blackhead is turned inside out a bit like a defecating anus. Why was I squeezing zits on another dude’s back at a public beach?
I could not answer this question. I just asked for a camera to document the result. It’s amazing how steady my hands were after this long day. Here is one sharp photo to prove it.
By Kasi September 5, 2008 - 11:35 pm
I laughed until I cried because I can totally relate to your experience. I love digging in my husband’s back for blackheads. Oh, and my sister has a huge one that is hard and impacted so I’m going to have to do minor surgery on her back. I used to think something was wrong with me but I’m thrilled to know that their is another soul like myself. Happy digging!
By jen December 20, 2008 - 8:35 pm
Man i love you. My husband gets em on his nose and on his chest. They are so fun to pick at. I myself am a face picker. I could spend hours getting stuff outta my face that no one else can see… yes
By Heartburn Home Remedy April 15, 2009 - 5:16 am
I can tell that this is not the first time at all that you write about the topic. Why have you decided to touch it again?
By luv blkheads August 1, 2009 - 5:58 pm
i tht i was gross. i am obsessed with squeezing blk heads! i luuuvv the big ones. my obsession is so bad i go on youtube and google and look at them. it’s gross i have to stop. lol. my poor boyfriend and friends. i must say tho they have the cleanest ears, backs and faaces!!
By Stephanie September 12, 2009 - 6:12 pm
My best friend will pop anyones zits or blackheads if she sees one she will just come up and quick fast in a hurry pop it (if she knows you)
Bless your friend!
By l October 4, 2009 - 7:41 pm
By indigestion reflux November 15, 2009 - 3:57 am
I generally cut back on foods that are high in fat.
By why November 30, 2009 - 5:47 pm
I have the same facination. I wondered if other people did and now that I do know, I’m curious as to why we’re so fascinated?
By w w April 22, 2010 - 12:48 pm
One day my dad said his lower back hurt and, like your story, a mirror wouldn’t have helped, and asked me to look at it. Huge crater of blackness. I used a paperclip to drag over it and it oozed out like your picture but the whole string was black. I kept easing at it from all sides until it kind of “let go” and bled a little. He said the pressing hurt but that it felt good to get that out of his back. Then I swabbed it with alcohol and it’s never bothered him again. I think it’s the satisfaction of purging out such nastiness from our bodies and the empty holes feel so clean. (but I’d Never do this to anyone out in public)
By Jen May 16, 2010 - 8:15 am
I often wonder what the fascination is with these things too. My family thinks I’m sick but I could pick @ these for hours! My dad, mom, & boyfriend have craters that are filled with gunk I like to get out. The more & slower it comes out the better! Weird! I too am a face picker & can get stuff noone else sees! I used to be able to spend hours picking @ the in grown hairs on my x husbands legs. Those can be entertaining too! We should all get 2gether & have a crater popping party! LOL!
By Latrina Stacken June 22, 2010 - 10:17 pm
at last i dug up something that i want to know.. thanks for this useful informations..
By Carrie January 11, 2011 - 8:38 pm
I have found my self trying to extract someone black head with out there knowledge, like when im doing a blood pressure or taking there temp i have to practice my will power to not manipulate the situation and hope on them and extract. may be i kneed black heads anonymous
By Aryax May 9, 2011 - 11:44 am
Hi i like gross stories and this is certainly one although i dont like picking spots or touching them whenever i even see a spot its squeezed i dont like them on me but when it comes to going out into public with that i know i have no choice but to squeeze it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By julian April 17, 2012 - 5:39 am
a dr. told me i had hemmoroids my wife found black heads squeezed them out problem sollved wash after b.m.
By anon October 12, 2012 - 6:07 pm
anyone think maybe we all have some type of OCD?