One of the most insidious and disturbing behaviors teens engage in is cutting. Cutting is a form of self-punishment by people afflicted with ongoing feelings of guilt, confusion, anger, or overwhelming pain. In many cases, cutting is correlated with a history of sexual abuse, substance abuse, eating disorders, and obsessive- compulsive behaviors. The statistics are one in every 200 adolescent girls between the ages of 13 and 19, regularly cut. Even though cutters are primarily teenage females, the disorder also affects males.