One Florida couple spends most of their days in their bathroom, administering coffee enemas to themselves.
Mike and Trina are featured on the new season of “My Strange Addiction,” and are obsessed with injecting the fluid into their lower intestines in an effort to remain healthy.
“I love the way it makes me feel,” Trina said. “It gives me a sense of euphoria.”
Her husband was initially disgusted by his wife’s coffee enemas, which she began after she had experienced intestinal problems. But he soon picked up on the addiction and is just as in love with it as she is.
It is a difficult feat to perform the enemas. They heat up the coffee on a stove then take a 32-ounce bucket to the bathroom. They then deliver the coffee to their intestines via a Vaseline-coated hose.
Inserting the hose is the most difficult part, so relaxing is essential. Trina likes to watch TV, tweet, and listen to music while she attempts to insert it.
In total, the ritual takes five hours a day to perform. The couple is able to do it because they work from home.
They are so addicted to it that they are unable to travel and cannot leave their house for long periods of time.
Trina said at one point, she did nine or ten enemas in one day.
Though the couple does not drink coffee, they have distinct preferences for the types of coffee they inject into themselves.
Mike likes the fine espresso grind, while Trina likes a warm and thick coffee since it proves to be less “messy and drippy.”
Coffee enemas have never been proven to provide medical benefits, and doctors warn that it could be harmful.
The treatment could cause dehydration, internal burns, and heart failure, but the couple is not afraid.
“We can’t live without them,” Trina said.
A new season of the show has just begun, and features even stranger addictions than the last season. One woman is addicted to bee stings, while another has to inhale over thirty tubs of Vaporub a week.
But the season ends with its most disturbing addiction yet: a woman who is obsessed with drinking blood.