My Strange Addiction
Some addictions are surprising; others are startling. This one might be altogether alarming.
On the show “My Strange Addiction”, 22-year-old Keyshia revealed that she is addicted to sucking on diapers. And not just any diapers – dirty diapers.
“It has to have pee in it,” she has said. “The heavier ones that have more pee smell better.”
In the last two years, she has sniffed, snacked, and slurped her way through some 25,000 dirty diapers.
The show, which premiered on January 15, is sure to expose even more unexpected details. Her fiancé, Jerome, has described the extreme measures she’ll go to get her fix. “She’s even willing to dig in the garbage,” he has said.
News of her addiction has paved the way for a multitude of questions. Where, for example, has she gotten all these dirty diapers? And, seeing as diapers are far from inexpensive, how much has the habit cost her?
One is also left to wonder how snacking on all these diapers has affected her health.
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Mother of two, 43-year-old Heather Beal, revealed her secret compulsion on the TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” season premier: drinking paint.
The Alabama native admitted that she has had close to three gallons since she first started three years ago – enough to paint her living room twice.
“As it's going down your throat it feels very nice and warm, almost like a thicker version of warm milk,” Beal said. “But obviously, it's got that very strong chemical taste, which is perfect to me.”
Beal said she prefers to consume paint from markers because it most satisfies her cravings.
Beal noted that addiction first began after the death of her mother, and that no one has seen her drink paint.
Later in the episode, Beal takes a trip to the doctor’s office, where she discovers that she has done damage to her kidneys. When asked how she would feel if her children drank paint, she vowed to kick the habit, and reported in an interview with TLC that she had not touched the substance since her appointment.
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, users like Beal can lose the ability to walk, talk or think.
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.
TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” features a woman named Lisa from Detroit that admits she is addicted to eating her cat’s fur, even licking it off her pet’s body directly!
The 43-year-old said she eats at least three hairballs a day, enjoying the soft texture in her mouth. Please note the video may cause gagging.
Lisa said she can’t go more than two hours without eating a wad of cat fur.
She said, “Just chewing it is relaxing,” she assured. “It’s a comforting feeling. (My cat’s) fur is such an interesting texture. It’s so soft and puffy and like cotton candy … almost.”
She describes the cat fluff as being “relatively clean” fur that has “much less of a flavor than even human hair.”
So where does this crazy cat lady get her delicious cat fur?
Lisa reveals she picks up cat hair off the floor, furniture, and cat perch, but sometimes takes it right from her cat’s body.
“I groom my cat with my tongue, like a momma cat would do with her kitten,” she said. “I don’t get as involved as another cat would. I’m not licking her butt.”
“My Strange Addiction” returns to TLC on Feb. 13.