20 Strange Addictions Almost No One Wants To Admit
Every single person on our planet has an addiction. Some of them are perceived to be normal because they’re common and a lot of people have them. On the other hand, there are many addictions that are so strange that we had to look on anonymous posting websites just to find them. In this top 20 list, some addictions will be utterly shocking, some will be downright hilarious and some will leave you clueless. Nevertheless, read on to find out about 20 strange addictions you may never have heard of.
A lot of people don’t know the taste of urine and that is perfectly normal. However, there are some exceptions. An anonymous woman named Carrie loves to drink her own urine. During her life, she has consumed more than 900 gallons of her urine.
Men like cars, it isn’t a secret and we all know that there are some men who really love their cars. The winner has to be Nathaniel. He says that he fell in love with his 1998 Monte Carlo. He named the car Chase and the “two” of them go out on dates and Nathaniel buys anniversary presents for his car. It looks like this ”relationship” can last a lifetime.
Cats are the second most common pets in the United States. People usually like cats because they are smart and they are very adorable. However, a 43 year old woman who will only go her first name, Lisa, is addicted to her cat. She eats clumps of its hair and when she cannot find them, she licks her cat.
Blood addiction originated from vampire movies and TV shows. For Michelle this is a serious addiction. This lady has been drinking pig and human blood for the past 15 years. Though blood drinkers generally hide their identity, there seem to be quite a few online communities where these strange individuals convene.
Originating from everything from health to hunger concerns, dirt addiction is real in Haiti. Eating dirt pies is one of the weirdest addictions on our planet and people usually don’t understand it.
People usually don’t like going to funerals. It is a sad moment that most of us try to avoid when at all possible. But, some people, like Luis Squarisi, loves attending funerals. This 40 year old man has been to every funeral that has taken place in his hometown over the past 20 years.
Pagophagia is also known as ice addiction and it means that an addicted person must chew on ice every single day. This addiction is explained by scientists who claim that it’s a sign of low iron levels in blood.
Cosmetic Surgery Addiction
Cosmetic surgery can be life changing, we all know this. But for some people, it’s an addiction. The best example is Jocelyn Wildenstein, a millionaire who spent more than $4 million on cosmetic surgery over the years.
Smartphone addiction is a common thing for many people, especially teenagers. Checking the phone 10 times in 1 minute for calls, emails and text messages is a surefire sign of smartphone addiction.
Toilet Paper Addiction
Toilet paper addiction really exists and it is treated as one of the most severe and long lasting addictions because it begins in early age. People who are addicted to toilet paper must smell it and taste it everyday. Thankfully, at least they prefer unused toilet paper.
According to a study, a relatively high percentage of people are addicted to Tanorexia, also known as tanning addiction. You can notice these people on the beach because they are first to hit it in the morning.
Body Modification Addiction
Body modification addiction means that you must ”improve” your body with tattoos and piercings. Of course, only people who get a new tattoo or a piercing every day are addicted. If you like pain and aesthetics, you may have this addiction.
Social Media Addiction
Social media addiction is one of the most common addictions on the planet. Today, almost every young person is addicted to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. But, because this addiction isn’t dangerous, people do not pay attention to it and treat it like something perfectly normal.
Hair Pulling Addiction
Trichotillomania is also known as hair pulling addiction and it is usually present among women. This addiction is even more obvious when a person is under stress. According to a research, more than 11 million people suffer from hair pulling addiction.
Excessive smelling or drinking of detergent is rather odd. However, for Tempestt, a 19 year old boy, drinking detergent is perfectly normal. While his friends enjoy drinking whiskey and beer, he drinks detergent.
Glass addiction is another weird and unique addiction. An unidentified man who goes by the name “Josh” likes having a glass of champagne, but champagne is irrelevant for him. Josh like eating glass so much that he ate more than 250 light bulbs and 100 glasses in his life.
A 15 year old girl, named Kimberly, suffers from laxative addiction. She consumes hundreds of these medications every day. Because of this, she was admitted into a hospital several times in her life. Every time she had excessive malnutrition and ulcers.
A 44 year old Teresa is on a special diet. She’s been eating rocks for the past 20 years. Although, she has stomach pain and she broke all her teeth, she still consumes rocks.
Nail Polish Addiction
Nail polish has just one purpose, to enhance the appearance of your nails. But, for a 32 year old woman named Jamie, nail polish is her drink of choice. She consumes 6 bottles of it every day, because she likes the smell and taste.
Sexual addictions can be serious and tough to explain. One of the weirdest is balloon sex addiction. Julius loves balloons (sexually) and he has more than 50,000 of them in his apartment. He uses them to fulfill his sexual desires. You’ll never look at balloons the same!