What is your opinion of "Whump" fanfiction?

Whump. A fandom term, commonly used by fan fiction authors to describe physical and/or mental abuse laid on a character in a story. -Def from Urban Dictionary Btw. It has little to no plot, aside from excuses to beat a character for the reader's pleasure. Is this right or wrong to you? How do you feel about this simple story telling method?

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Orange.Soda
I only use whump stories to get rage out but other than that, it depends how it's written.
on June 19
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Prussian_Mistake
If there is no story to it, and the only reason it's there is because it's there
Then it's trash
If there is a reason to it, a reason for their suffering
Then it's okay
Because you said there is no plot for it other than to just make the character suffer
Then it's trash
sialjoans
Release pent up frustration through sadism maybe?
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on June 22
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on June 19
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twinkle.dinkles
I don’t really mind it?
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If a story is only beating a character, im not sure how to feel.
But I guess sometimes whump could be a plot element?
Only when it has a reason, is it good
on June 19
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sialjoans
What is right and wrong? They're subjective.
I feel like, with no plot, I probably wouldn't like it.
On the other hand, I am a bit of a sadist sometimes, so I can't be sure.
on May 23
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