No good can come from eye licking

Japanese teens are spreading pink eye by licking each others eyeballsEye licking, particularly in Japan, has seen an outbreak of people suffering conjunctivitis and eye experts warning against the practice.

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.

Alternatively called “oculolinctus” or “worming,” eye licking has been around since 2005.

It has gained popularity in Japan where in one classroom of 12-year-old children, a third of students confessed to eye licking or being eye licked. Officials discovered that the practice was rampant when students started coming to school with eye patches. Japanese teens are spreading pink eye by licking each other’s eyes.

Some University students find eye licking particularly erotic.

A science student in the US got some weird offshoot of TB in her eye after her boyfriend licked her eyes. She ended up with corneal ulcers and spent about a month in the hospital.

Eye experts warn that conjunctivitis or “pink eye” is just one of the conditions you can contract from eyeball licking.

Article Source: News.com.au and ShanghaiList.com

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