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#1 Edited by frogdog (3236 posts) - - Show Bio

Eyeball-licking: the fetish that is making Japanese teenagers sick

The popularity of the bizarre practice, sometimes called 'worming', has been blamed for a rise in cases of conjunctivitis. And it freaks us out just to think about it

Warning: don't read this if you're eating, prone to sudden bouts of queasiness or unable to even think about Un Chien Andalou without simultaneously bursting into tears and dry-heaving. Believe me, I'm speaking from experience here.

Because this is an article about oculolinctus, an eye-licking fetish that is currently sweeping across the schools of Japan like, well, like a great big dirty bacteria-coated tongue sweeping across a horrific number of adolescent eyeballs.

Sometimes known as "worming" – which somehow makes this whole thing worse – oculolinctus is being blamed for a significant rise in Japanese cases of conjunctivitis and eye-chlamydia, which is actually a thing. It's apparently seen as a new second-base; the thing you graduate to when kissing gets boring.

The craze is thought to stem from a music video by Japanese emo band Born (there's a chance that the eyeball-licking scene was only included to distract everyone from the fact that the song sounds like it belongs on a menu screen for an EA Sports game about snowboarding from a decade ago, but at this point that's just speculation).

Tumblr, inevitably, is filling up with drawings and unnecessarily close-up photographs of the act, and YouTube is no stranger either. One theory about why it has taken off so spectacularly is down to the sheer number of nerve endings in the cornea. The eyeballs are incredibly sensitive because they need to detect grit and other small particles, and the sensation of oculolinctus is supposedly akin to that of toesucking.

Unwilling to try it myself – because my tongue isn't long enough, I don't want eye-chlamydia and just writing about this has made me retch uncontrollably – I can't tell you firsthand if that's true. Luckily, one student from the US Virgin Islands with an oculolinctus fetish has explained: "My boyfriend started licking my eyeballs years ago and I just loved it. I'm not with him any more but I still like to ask guys to lick my eyeballs ... it turns me on."

However, the dangers of oculolinctus are very real. As well as spreading pink-eye like nobody's business, there's also a risk of corneal scratching, which can lead to ulcers and blindness. Plus, there's a strong chance that you'll have to go to school the next day in an eye patch. At least with lovebites you could just throw on a poloneck jumper and be done with it.

Hopefully oculolinctus won't catch on here and will remain one of those peculiarly Japanese fads such as bagelheading (injecting saline into your forehead until it swells out of all proportion, yaeba (undergoing dental surgery to give you crooked teeth) and shippo (wearing a neurologically controlled tail that reveals your moods). Because frankly, if oculolinctus does ever make it to these shores, I'm never going to be able to look at a lychee again.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2013/jun/14/eyeball-licking-fetish-japanese-teenagers-sick

And I thought ear f**king was bad enough

#2 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah Japan....every time I think you can't be weirder, you surprise me once again.

#3 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20630 posts) - - Show Bio

Ew. Just... Ew.

#4 Edited by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeeeeeeah..... No

#5 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

Hot ass fetish :3

#6 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

Would putting a condom on your tongue help?

#7 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio
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#8 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: it would probably need lube. Maybe insteads of adding a flavor to it, you could add fluorescent colors though.

#9 Posted by Veshark (9058 posts) - - Show Bio

Would putting a condom on your tongue help?

Jeeez why'd you have to go there? xD

#10 Edited by frogdog (3236 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: it would probably need lube. Maybe insteads of adding a flavor to it, you could add fluorescent colors though.

Or cover it in eye shadow and save your partner some time putting on their make up. :)

#12 Posted by SavageDragon (2248 posts) - - Show Bio

this is cringe worthy. Jesus Christ was this a gross post lol.

#13 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark said:

@v_scarlotte_rose said:

Would putting a condom on your tongue help?

Jeeez why'd you have to go there? xD

Well someone has to try and help these people stay healthy. :P

#14 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: brilliant! Not lip stick but tongue stick! Now the partner can never complain their girlfriend takes too long to put on make-up because they can help.

We'll have to market this!

#15 Edited by AweSam (7373 posts) - - Show Bio

No...

#16 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: brilliant! Not lip stick but tongue stick! Now the partner can never complain their girlfriend takes too long to put on make-up because they can help.

We'll have to market this!

And if both of you wear eye make-up you could probably lick each other eyes at the same time. Saves time, shows how helpful you are, and is supposedly pleasurable. It could revolutionise relationships.

Single people might miss out though. Must be tricky trying to lick your own eyes.

#17 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: well, you have 'tools' for single people. You could design stuff for the eyes as well... Like an inflatable tongue, with extra taste buds?

We could make.. MILLIONS!

#18 Posted by XImpossibruX (5170 posts) - - Show Bio

Why Japan? Why?

#19 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@v_scarlotte_rose: well, you have 'tools' for single people. You could design stuff for the eyes as well... Like an inflatable tongue, with extra taste buds?

We could make.. MILLIONS!

I just googled it, and fake tongue toys seem to exist, so it turns out singles can get an eye licking whenever they want.

I love a happy ending. :)

#20 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio
#21 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6103 posts) - - Show Bio

@aiden_cross: Oh well. I'm sure there'll be a new craze to capitalise on soon enough.

#22 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

#23 Posted by frogdog (3236 posts) - - Show Bio
#24 Edited by ImpurestCheese (4646 posts) - - Show Bio

Bah nobody's tonuge is going near my eyes.

#25 Posted by laflux (14159 posts) - - Show Bio

#26 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

#27 Edited by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope

#28 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12520 posts) - - Show Bio

uummmmm how bout no. i'll lick A lOT of things on a girl. the eyeball is not one of em.

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#29 Posted by MistressOfTheElements (514 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by Joygirl (18516 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually did this once, out of curiosity; it wasn't that cool. Really it was just pretty boring.

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#32 Posted by Avenging-X-Bolt (12520 posts) - - Show Bio

Heehee, dont judge me. : P

@joygirl said:

I actually did this once, out of curiosity; it wasn't that cool. Really it was just pretty boring.

it looks kinda hot on an anime but it doesn't strike me as hot in real life.

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#33 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

Ah Japan..you just so...soo...something

#34 Posted by Mr_Ingenuity (7181 posts) - - Show Bio

#35 Posted by BaneStrokeLoboGrundyBatArrow (1391 posts) - - Show Bio

Omega bageling

#36 Posted by Nefarious (18700 posts) - - Show Bio

Disturbing, that is.

#37 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

They're always doing weird things. Not really bad. Just weird.

#38 Posted by TheAcidSkull (17297 posts) - - Show Bio

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#39 Edited by SideburnGuru (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

@glitch_spawn said:

They're always doing weird things. Not really bad. Just weird.

Welll..... I mean.

If we think about some of the other fetishes there..

#40 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@glitch_spawn said:

They're always doing weird things. Not really bad. Just weird.

Welll..... I mean.

If we think about some of the other fetishes there..

Four words.

Used panty vending machine. Ha.

#41 Edited by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a like a nation full of your weird cousins and uncles from childhood.

#42 Posted by SideburnGuru (1338 posts) - - Show Bio

@sideburnguru said:

@glitch_spawn said:

They're always doing weird things. Not really bad. Just weird.

Welll..... I mean.

If we think about some of the other fetishes there..

Four words.

Used panty vending machine. Ha.

Tentaclesandlittlegirls


Yeah, used panty machine and that doesn't help. I'd still love to vist Japan. The stuff they have there is either really awesome, or just really ugly and weird.

#43 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@glitch_spawn said:

@sideburnguru said:

@glitch_spawn said:

They're always doing weird things. Not really bad. Just weird.

Welll..... I mean.

If we think about some of the other fetishes there..

Four words.

Used panty vending machine. Ha.

Tentaclesandlittlegirls

Yeah, used panty machine and that doesn't help. I'd still love to vist Japan. The stuff they have there is either really awesome, or just really ugly and weird.

Ya. A real double edged sword.

#44 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (10281 posts) - - Show Bio

You know Japan isn't really as weird as it shown to be most of the weird stuff is only in Tokyo the rest of the country is almost disappointingly tamed really.

But all the weird stuff is the result of what happen when a person is so repressed

#45 Posted by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

#46 Edited by russellmania77 (14574 posts) - - Show Bio

@veshark: those are you're neighbors right? (Japan the country)

#47 Edited by Nerx (15088 posts) - - Show Bio

#48 Posted by joshmightbe (24609 posts) - - Show Bio

#49 Posted by VercingetorixTheGreat (2823 posts) - - Show Bio

I stopped trying to understand Japan a long time ago. Also I can't even put eyedrops in I don't understand how Japanese people are licking them.

#50 Edited by TheSpiritStalker (2013 posts) - - Show Bio

This is really, um, something... and that's not even the word I'm looking for.