“It makes me feel younger.”
It’s not a crime to stay a kid at heart. But 25-year old transgender Riley just can’t get enough of her pacifiers and footie pajamas. She has completely replaced her underwear with diapers and chooses to drink from a baby bottle. Riley is thrilled that she doesn’t have to go through the horrors of public bathrooms. It's great that she's got friends who don't cast her out for her choices and actually look out for her own happiness, but they are concerned at how this could be affecting her life and progress as an adult. I kind of am, too. [Watch the video]
"The doll really exemplifies the real male aesthetic."
Real-life Barbie is what everyone is familiar with, so I was actually pretty shocked to see this one. I admit, it didn't even cross my mind that a guy could be associated with this extent of vanity. My mistake. Justin has undergone 125 procedures to make him look like a living doll. He's spent over $150,000 on cosmetic surgery to make him look exactly like the chiseled, symmetrical, and defined Ken doll we all know. For him, the idea of being able to make himself look like the ideal male makes him feel like a hero, coming into life out of his own dreams as a child. [Watch the video]
"We eat the same exact bites of food and drink the same sips of drink."
When challenged to spend 24 hours apart from each other, twins Amy and Becky barely hold it together as individuals. The two have been trying their best to stay identical and stay together for the past 20 years. They are no different than best friends matching outfits, but they cannot spend over 30 minutes together and eat the exact same things in the exact same amounts. The relationship they share seems quite unhealthy at this point. These sisters are on a whole new level of "from the womb to the tomb." A twin connection and moreover a sisterly bond is always special, but couldn't it be destructive to their individualities, perhaps? The twins do not desire for a change in lifestyle anytime soon. [Watch the video]
"It feels very nice and warm."
It's obviously not a show about obsessions without someone who's addicted to eating a non-food thing. The show has seen people eating plastic, mattress cushions, face masks, and drywall. Here we have 43-year old Heather loves to drink paint. She says it feels like warm milk down her throat, but the fumes of the chemicals are perfect to her. Ever since she was featured admitting her obsession to a close friend on the show, she has taken the right steps toward getting rid of her severely unhealthy habit. She hasn't had a sip of paint since. [Watch the video]
And the list goes on. These addictions have become coping strategies for these people going through different struggles and wanting different things in life. Addicts often don't take responsibility for their actions, or fail to see the consequences beyond that certain thing that brings them so much joy and fulfillment.
What do you guys think of these strange addictions?
- Nikki Alarilla
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