Eyeball licking fetish could be dangerous

Health experts have been warning against a dangerous new fetish sweeping Japan – eyeball licking.

Eyeball licking

Also called oculolinctus, it has been described as in intimate act between partners but could lead to eye infections such as conjunctivitis and even blindness.

While the craze has been around for years, health experts in Japan are worried after recent multiple reports of teenagers turning up for school with eye infections and eye patches.

And the health experts warn ‘nothing good can come of this’.

San Diego ophthalmologist Dr. David Granet warned: “There are ridges on the tongue that can cause a corneal abrasion. And if a person hasn’t washed out their mouth, they might put acid from citrus products or spices into the eye.”

Dr. Phillip Rizzuto, a spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology, added: “The bacteria in the mouth is nothing like the bacteria in the eyeball, which is why we no longer recommend people lick contact lenses to moisten them”

Dr. Robert Noecker, an ophthalmologist practicing in Connecticut, said,  “The cornea is the most innervated part of the body.

“That’s why it might feel good to have it licked. It’s the same thing with sucking toes — they’re so sensitive because the body needs to be able to detect minor particles and other disturbances. If you’re so inclined, that’s the plus. “

But, warning of the health dangers he added: “Not to be a crotchety old guy, but I frown upon it.”

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