Scientists tell Gawker, "It's probably okay to eat your own poop"

They aren't saying you should do it. There's really no reason to. (Even fecal transplants are done in a much less disgusting manner.) But if, for whatever reason, you were to ingest your own poop, you probably won't get sick and die from it. Somebody else's poop, on the other hand, is more risky. So, glad we got that cleared up.


  1. Those scientists are the same guys who tried to get other kids to eat worms in Kindergarten. They’re really just placing bets with each other to see if Gawker will really do it.

  2. The human gag reflex evolved in response to poop not being healthy to ingest (for apes). Dogs and cats having an obviously altogether more robust digestive system have less problems with that.

    Now it may be that modern humans poop isn’t really bad for you. On the other hand, maybe mother nature got it right during the eons it needed to train primitive rodents to not eat their poop while becoming apes.

    I’ve got no desire to test that theory, at all.

      1.  so do people, I’ve worked with autistic kids. One of them would do it all the time – we had to brush his teeth several times just to get rid of it.

  3. This woman most assuredly says that it is perfectly safe to eat the poop of up to 5 other people in one sitting. (it is totally SFW)

  4. I still wonder how some porn performers do so much ass to mouth  and don’t get giardia or something. Minty-fresh antibacterial anal douche?

      1. Or, you know, a recent shower. Most people in the first world don’t have shit crusted around their assholes. If by anal prep, you mean enemas, that seems more likely to transport the cooties from the inside to the outside.

          1.  Either I’m communicating poorly or you’re wonderfully innocent of the intricacies of A2M.

            To clarify: Penis goes in to anus, penis comes out of anus, penis goes in to mouth. So the penis, which has been inside the anal cavity (where I presume some feces still resides even if Gene Simmons was doing the rimming) goes into someones mouth transporting fecal matter.

        1.  I’m not exactly sure, the article I’m basing my information on didn’t say exactly what was involved, but the top-flight porn star agent was qouted as saying that for his client to do anal during the shoot would require her to spend an extra 2-3 hours getting ready for it. As the other commentors have mentioned, the ass isn’t always the last place the guy’s penis goes during the shoot, it can head for other places right afterwards. Better to have the lady’s anatomy as clear of potential hazards as possible. I understand it can involve enemas, but not just one, enough to actually empty the last portion of the bowel of just about everything.

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