Prepare to be either very disgusted or very intrigued: There’s a new toy on the market that lets you finally satisfy the urge to pop all the pimples — without scarring your skin. Yup, the Pop It Pal is a slab of rubbery “flesh” that you can pop all day long. Are you grossed out or are you already wondering how you can get your mitts on one? If it’s the latter, read on, intrepid pimple poppers.
The toy comes in two colors and spews “pus” when you successfully pop one of the “pimples.” You can also buy refill bottles of the fake pus on the website, which means there’s literally no end to how long you can spend squeezing and extracting without once risking an acne scar. And better still, a portion of the proceeds from the Pop It Pal goes to anti-bullying charities, so you can fight bullying while you fight (fake) acne.
Who exactly are the mad geniuses who came up with the idea to make a toy out of pimple popping? According to the Pop It Pal website, the designers are husband and wife Billy and Summer Pierce. “We love that disgusting little habit nobody likes to talk about. Yup, it is our unique obsession,” Billy, an outspoken “picker,” wrote. “You see, one day, my wife and I were driving down the road. She said: ‘How awesome would it be if we could make a pimple that felt real and the pop was huge, just like those videos we watch?’ I thought: ‘You might be on to something, Dear.’… So, I spent the next year figuring out how to make it happen.”