Is it normal, that i enjoy burning myself with scalding hot water?

I discovered it a year or two ago, when I was washing my hands in the sink, I was using the hot water, and I could see my hand going bright red and my hands were burning, as I was only running the hot tap, I could see the steam coming from the tap also, but I had a sensation running through my body, but it couldn't turn off the tap because it felt that good.
It's got to the point now, where I would purposely turn the shower to the the maximum heat level, and put the shower head directly onto my skin and leave it there for at least two minutes, sometimes even though the hot water is scalding, after the first ten seconds or so, it's not even hot but I know it is, is it that my skin is used to it, or my skin has gone numb?
I have the same thing with hair dryers, it started when I was drying my hair with a hair dryer, I began putting the heat onto my skin because I was cold, but once I'd become warmer, I couldn't stop and carried on heating my skin till I was red hot and it was burning me, but I didn't want to stop because I enjoyed the feeling that much.

Is It Normal?
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  • Third degree burns are fun
    *turbo farts

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    • People in my middle school would give themselves second degree burns for fun. They'd rub a ball point pen really fast on a binder until it heated up, then they'd press it against their hands and it would instantly develop a blister. Kids would have blisters literally all over their hands to the point the principal had to ban this practice.

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  • Talk to someone you know you can trust and tell them about this. It's destructive behaviour and you should really seek help. Even if that help is just from a friend. You gotta sort that out.

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  • You do know that extremely hot water can cause quite a bit of damage. And in the long run, it can be even worse!

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  • Stop. Just stop.

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  • Stop that.

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  • Not safe, not safe at all. AT ALL DUDE.

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  • Seriously, stop doing that - u'r gonna create long term damage to u'r skin which may never heal and will lead to cancer. Check out the skin cancer websites and signs and symptoms of heat radiation on u'r skin - its scary what burning does to u. Ax

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  • I enjoy burning myself with scorching hot macaroni.

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  • Maybe your one of those people who enjoy pain do you like other kinds of pain also or only Scalding water.

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  • I think someone is a closet sadist!

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  • Fuck no that is not normal :(

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  • Hi sorry for the presumption but the things you've written really resonate with what ive felt before and i wanna say I'm here if u need an impartial ear and that the more you talk about the pain when it hits, be it to the samaritans(who r 24/7,confidential and saved my life) or imalive(dot)org, Crisischat both of which u can textchat online, the more the pain and anxiety lessens. You can move past this but you don't have to fight alone, lean on others and the stronger and happier you become. I'm here, keep talking you can beat this

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  • I do the same things as well.

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    • Hi sorry for the presumption but the things you've written really resonate with what ive felt before and i wanna say I'm here if u need an impartial ear and that the more you talk about the pain when it hits, be it to the samaritans(who r 24/7,confidential and saved my life) or imalive(dot)org, Crisischat both of which u can textchat online, the more the pain and anxiety lessens. You can move past this but you don't have to fight alone, lean on others and the stronger and happier you become. I'm here, keep talking you can beat this

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  • You may be a masochist who likes pain. Sometimes they call themselves pain sluts. You can google it. I like to play "Roast the Chestnuts" when I shower. It's not only fun but convenient.

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  • Hot wax is alway's fun too...

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  • Getting burned with an iron is fun too

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  • Seriously, sometimes psychologists tell people to put their hands in ice water as a deterant for negative behavior. I heard of this guy who had to do this when he had deviant sexual thoughts. But hot water. That was cause major nerve damage among other things! Is this where they get the term "hot dog"? ;) J/K

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  • you need help

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  • i do it too, so you're not the only one.

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  • That's not normal, no.

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