Never touch your face or eyes after touching them, especially after touching the seeds. In general, if you’re told in a recipe not to cut them, don’t do so, apparently at the risk of making your food inedible (Lidia Palmer did it anyway and it was edible, so who knows). For other peppers, no problem. IN NO CASE ADD SEEDS. Unless you want to burn in hell. Use habanero peppers if you can’t find Scotch Bonnet peppers. On the other hand, these are a little less sweet than the previous ones.