Abuse is one of the basic genres of fluffy pony-related content. Abusers create art and stories depicting a fluffy in an unpleasant and typically gruesome situation, whether it is the result of a bored and/or abusive human encountering an unfortunate fluffy (hence the name) or simply the forces of nature at work. Abuse art and stories often involve cruel and unusual punishments, usually for something minor. Other times, it happens simply because a human is bored, although this is more common in art than stories. The majority of abuse involves inflicting physical pain and injury on a fluffy. Psychological torture exists, but it is less common.