It is not entirely clear why some individuals mutilate themselves.
Other children and adolescents may mutilate themselves or get body piercings or tattoos.
Individuals who mutilate themselves should seek treatment from a therapist with some specialized training and experience with this behavior.
As the Hebrews did not mutilate any of their animals, bulls were in common use.
A rash resolve led him to mutilate himself that he might escape from the lusts of the flesh, and work unhindered in the instruction of the female sex.