What It's Like to Live with One of the World's Most Painful Disorders
Trigeminal neuralgia has been compared to searing, stabbing facial pain, or "a hot rod being stabbed in your eye while your face is being burnt off with chemicals."
Andrew W.K. on Overcoming Hurt and Anger
These raw emotions inside us are real power and real energy. They are not to be wasted or numbed out or squashed, but channeled and harnessed and used for good.
People Remember the Moment Their Parents Told Them They Were Getting a Divorce
Did you cry? You did? Loser! Haha. Not really – I'm sorry to hear that.
Photographing People While They Get a Tattoo
I wondered what getting inked was like for other people – and how each of them dealt with the pain.
What It’s Like to Take Opioids for Pain
"First physical pain recedes, and then emotional pain. I was depressed, and now I am not."
Talking to a Guy Who Found Peace Through Self-Amputation
We spoke to a man who suffers from Body Integrity Identity Disorder, a rare condition that makes you feel like one of your limbs doesn't belong on your body.
A Comic That Shows the Tough Reality of Getting an Abortion in Brazil
After learning she's pregnant, Cynthia encounters emotional and logistical obstacles when trying to access safe and legal abortion services in Brazil.
We Asked a Biologist If Plants Can Feel Pain
According to Daniel Chamovitz, dean of Life Sciences at Tel Aviv University, plants can feel themselves being eaten, they just don't have the capacity to give a shit.
Hanging with the People Who Ritualistically Suspend Their Bodies from Hooks
VICE Serbia went to Rijeka, Croatia to explore the ancient art of using handmade hooks to pierce the skin as well as the city's tattoo and body modification scenes.
What It's Like to Have Your Balls Inflated
What's the deal with scrotum saline infusions? To find out, I went through the procedure myself.
A Guide to Periods For Men
A woman's period is so natural, your mum couldn't have made you without it. Did I just make you think of your mum's period? Great. We're getting somewhere.
The Worst Things That Have Ever Happened at the Dentist
If your mouth hurts like a motherfucker after a root canal, at least you didn't wake up with permanent brain damage or all your teeth missing.