Zit Manifesto

Zit Poppers Unite:

There seems to be a lot of misunderstandings about people who
• Have zits
• Pop zits
• Obsess over zits
• Stare at other peoples zits

First and foremost-EVERYONE has an opinion on zits. Some people think they are gross (these are usually secret zit poppers), those who think they are fun and those who think they are fascinating. Zit poppers do not discriminate; they come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and walks of life. Not all zit poppers are the same, however. The fascination with zits and zit popping can take many different forms.

Enthusiastic zit poppers: These people are not only anxious to pop their own zits but always secretly (and sometimes not so secretly) want to pop any zit they see. These people are the ones who run to the restroom if you tell them they have a zit. They do not go there to try to hide the zit but instead to estimate EPPT (Estimated Prime Popping Time).

Patient zit poppers: These incredibly patient people are content to just let nature take its course and wait until just the right time to let that baby explode. They are in no rush. The building excitement is what motivates these zit poppers.

Obsessive zit poppers: Normally, the obsessive zit poppers will check their face (and frequently the rest of their body) for zits quite frequently throughout the day. Any zit, any size or shape and it must be popped immediately for satisfaction to be obtained.

OPZP: These fascinating people do have some interest in their own zits but the real excitement comes when they observe and (hold onto your hats) even get the chance to pop other peoples zits. OPZP stands for “Other people’s zit poppers”. They fantasize about popping the zits of other people. When they are talking to someone who has a juicy zit, they are not really listening. They are imagining themselves reaching out and setting that compilation of pus loose.

Casual zit poppers: These zit poppers have no particularly strong feelings about zits but they will, on occasion, take pleasure in aiding a zit explosion. Casual zit poppers often develop into another more intense type of zit popper, but not always.

No one is immune from zits and there is no one who has absolutely never taken an interest in at least one zit in their life. Even people who find zits completely gross often find themselves fascinated (albeit sickened) when they do pop a zit. For some unexplained reason, it is human nature. Perhaps it is something like primates who pick lice off of themselves and other primates-it’s just what they do.

Every zit popper also has their favorite type of zit as no two zits are created equal. There are some who prefer the meekness of a little whitehead. Some are trying to pop a zit that has barely surfaced and is still just a red **ZIT**p. The pus factor varies from person to person. Some like just a little pus and others wait until just the right time when the pressure built up by the pus is just right, then they pop it. Ahhhh, satisfaction at last.

People from all walks of life are zit poppers, some just keep it a secret. These people are often found late at night on the web looking for videos of popping zits. They would never admit to their addiction to these sights but they are there none-the-less. Some are just the opposite and are downright enthusiastic about their zit popping adventures. Of course, they realize they have to be careful with whom they share their love of zits but they never really try to hide it. They invite people over to watch videos of popping zits. They are known in the zit popping circles as “zit fanatics”.

There really is nothing one can do if they just happen to love popping zits, or popping other peoples zits, or watching people pop zits. There are more people who have this love of zits than you may ever know. Some lucky zit poppers make the acquaintance of others that share their hobby. There should be no shame in zit popping, especially if you do it in the privacy of your own home. It is not recommended you obsessively try to pop zits and attract attention to it in public places. This often leads to getting banned from those places! Never let anyone shame you for being a zit popper. Everyone has their quirks and the person who is berating you for being a zit popper is probably a nose picker.

Zit poppers can take comfort that they are not alone. The person standing next to you could quite possibly be a zit fanatic. You just never know, do you? Gardeners are known for taking great pride in a sprouting plant that they have planted and tended. On the other hand, there are zit poppers who will pop no zit before it is time. They know precisely when that zit is ready to explode and they find great satisfaction in that. Gardener-Zit popper; same thing really.

Almost everyone gets zits. Even the most obsessively hygienic person can have zits because they are just a fact of life. Zit poppers are often stereotyped and treated badly when they are just like every other member of society. Everyone has their kinks so don’t let anyone tell you that yours is wrong. Often, the harshest judges of zit poppers have habits much worse than simply releasing a pus-filled skin imperfection. There are eye pickers, nose pickers, ear diggers and all sorts of people with bizarre little habits. Zit poppers unite! Stand proud whether you admit your quirk to the world or not, you should never let anyone generalize about you. So, you’re a zit popper. It could be worse. You could be a serial killer. Hold your head up high and keep on blasting those zits. It is said that 3 out of every 4 people is a zit popper. Of course, it is also said that 75% of statistics are made up on the spot.

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  • Wow, I feel like I belong and that I am not a freak. I love to pop zits, all kinds of skin eruptions intrigue me–I dream about how I would have handled “mashed potatoes”. Thank you for the validation. BTW, May 16th is my birthday and I am a Taurus.

  • Sjeeeezzzz,………never bin on this page!! (becoming soooooo little ,out of shame)
    Superstory indeed !! And a real true vieuw, of ZPP”ers , Zit Popping People

  • I’m not really sure which category I fit into…it’s kind of odd, actually. 🙂 First of all, I could “watch” good zit popping, cyst popping, cyst removal, boil erruptions, comedones, carbuncles, blackheads, MRSA, lancing, etc. videos ALL DAY LONG!!! I don’t know why, but I am absolutely FASCINATED by atching them!!! However, if I tried to pop one on someone else…even my beautiful little wife of 28 years…I would throw up!!! I just can NOT do someone else’s!!! I can pop my own, just not on other people. Is that not ODD??? Again, I don’t know WHAT my category is, but that’s the **ZIT**’s hones truth!! 🙂

  • But Im so Sure there are Serial Killers that are popping zits in their Mirrors on the wall,…….. And I bet some in Death Row popped each other zit on backs ……

    • I have been in the medical field about all my life; you are correct, most medical folks love this stuff. Whenever I hear somebody say “oh you are watching those disgusting videos again” I just say to them, you are obviously not cut out for a career in medicine. I am always so amazed when people in videos start fake gagging (or really barfing). I mean, really? You wouldn’t be much help in an emergency! Or when the pus comes out and they screech like banshees! What in the world do they think is supposed to come out? Anyway, I am glad to have found this site.

  • Emil,

    I am taking the plunge and posting The Zit Manifesto on the blog… If you’re *ever* not okay with that, just drop a line and I’ll yank it.

    Lord, I feel all young and revolutionary…


  • I think it’s, subconsciously, a sacred bond between two people to engage in a zit-popping activity. Firstly admitting and secondly, executing. All girls’ (reform) boarding school was a breeding ground for zit lovers as we all, without being allowed to do anything else and also developing hormonal teenage pimplage, took all our time to go nuts on the ones we could not reach.

    During a camping trip while sent away, overnight I developed a three headed monster on my cheek scaring away my friend who treated me like zit in public but nicely behind closed doors. This actually gave me significant amounts of shame for a while until other people began getting them as severe. Luckily I had facial cleanser with me but til this day that was the most amazing zit I had ever seen.

  • hahahaha this is SO perfect! all my friends think i’m insane and disgusting but i don’t really care. i’m definitely the ocd popper mixed with opzp. anyone who knows me has met my metal extractor!

  • There is actually a disorder called compulsive skin picking (CSP). I think it’s misunderstood because there are many differing “reasons” you can have it. Too many details to go into here, but look it up if you are interested.

  • It was written well but I miss the word “Turn-on” there. I wonder does it kind of turn you on in a way like getting your will? (Super mild ****…). I think like “Yea it hurts but quiet, you dont know whats good for you. I will finish this!” Does anyone have that feeling? It addicts me for years… occupying the mind.
    When my friend has one of them, and that happens regularly, i am usually declined, and then i just cant think of anything else. She finds this somewhere in between laughable and odd, having probs to believe it. Often I get an: “Okayyyyy check it out but only one try! >_>”. Thats where I derive my name from, begging to be permitted. I wish my other friends would be so close with me theyd let me squeeze their spots too, its intimate … maybe others know this desire?

  • Other than just “human nature” or “primate bonding behavior”, anyone else have a good idea why they like to pop zits?

    For me, I think it was my grandfather. He must have had awful bacne as a teenager, to have as many blackheads, whiteheads, and plain old zits that he did as an old man. He would use a heat lamp on his back first, and then have either my grandmother, my sister, or I to pop his zits.

    I think my sister got over the fascination when she developed cystic acne and realized that popping her ****** zits was just leaving pockmarks. But for me, it was always fascinating to see just how much **** could come out of a single pore. And since I never really had bad acne, I didn’t get to pop many of my own. There were a few exceptions — a weird monster on the back of my neck that I popped in the high school bathroom, and one that showed up right next to the most sensitive part of the female body. (That one emerged while I was on a road trip, and hurt so badly I had to go to the bathroom in a truck stop to take care of it. When the head finally dislodged and flew across the room, I nearly passed out — the pain was that intense.)

    But usually I ended up popping my dude’s zits. It drove one boyfriend who had really bad acne absolutely batty because his back was just too gross — I wouldn’t take “no” for an answer.

    I still think it’s crazy that I can eat while watching some of these videos, though I admit I never eat something with a similar texture at the same time. 😉

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  • I am so happy to have found this site. I fall into a lot of categories really but the title best suited to me is “Zit fanatic” Everybody around me that know of my “passion” thinks i’m vial and won’t ever look at a really good video with me 🙁 , however i am no longer alone. I have you guys and girls 😀
    I have two teenage son’s so you can imagine the opportunities i get almost every day, however they hate it when i “tell” them “i’m getting that one right now”! The excuses i’ve come up with range from “if i don’t get that for you it will become a boil or cyst and if it does then your gonna have to go to the doctor”. “He’ll not be as gentle as i am and will probably need to inject the areas first to numb it”, or “son you are not going to bed with that on your neck (back, face, ear etc) because if it pops on its own it will go over your bed linen and i do not buy cheap bed linen”! My husband tolerates me and lets me get the tiny blackheads on his back (occasionally) but he never really get’s anything juicy 🙁 . That makes me sad lol
    My best friend doesn’t mind watching the simple stuff i.e blackhead’s etc with me but draws the line at anything bigger :/ . However she will spend a good half an hour searching my back for me 😀 I love her.

    Just one last thing, could someone tell me what “**ZIT**p” means please
    Thanks fellow Poppers x

  • Hi I can’t believe I found this site! I love to pop zits and I used to have my son around that use to let me pop his but he’s left home and I pick allot at my skin but that’s just it there’s nothing on my skin to really pick at anymore. I would really like to meet people who like to get together and pop blackheads, whiteheads ect… Is there anyone that would let me pick? Lol I know it’s strange but It’s almost like your on drugs after popping them. You get a satisfaction high. I wish my body actually had zit problems lol! FYI-No I do not do drug’s. Just Saying! 🙂 Anyhow I am looking to find active people, groups, blogs to talk about this. For instance there are groups of people that like popping balloons or dressing up into full animal costumes and so forth that have safe places to go have get together’s.

  • Some people have bad luck whit cyst:s and staffy and shit, but when it coms to blackheads the are just a cleaning issue. Start skrubb your skin whit a brusch monkey!

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